Expanding your living space, patio paving is a perfect way of opening up your garden's full potential and making the most of it! We often get asked, "What kind of tile is best for outdoor use?" or "What are the best pavers for a patio?"
For some, cheap concrete slabs, stone slabs or expensive natural stones that age over time is what is required for paving outdoor living spaces but for others, paver installation that made to be enjoyed for years to come without fading or staining would be preferential. With the latest advanced paving solutions, if you opt for porcelain slabs, your outdoor tiles can stay looking as clean and fresh as the day it was laid down.
Our porcelain paving slabs are formed and manufactured by baking a mixture of clay, sand and other minerals in a high-temperature kiln to be exceptionally dense, hard-wearing, scratch-resistant and non-porous pavers meaning that there’s no need to apply a sealant. They are already stain resistant as they have the lowest water absorption rate which makes it extremely hard for marks and stains to penetrate the surface of the tile.
Thanks to their consistent constructive advantages, they also don't fade or discolour and have non-slip surfaces (rated as R11 anti-slip). In addition, they are frost-proof and resistant to water stains, salt, moss, mould and pesticides.
These make porcelain paving slabs ideal for creating patio designs, outdoor pathways and utility areas. Especially for households living in the UK with unpredictable weather!
You can expect a porcelain patio tiles to last a long time and provide excellent value for money. It can withstand foot-traffic for many years to come.
Porcelain is one of the easiest paving types to keep clean. Simply clean with hot soapy water to keep it looking brand new. If you have any plant pots or garden furniture on your patio, we recommend taking extra care to clean around these areas on a regular basis to keep your tiles looking great.
Harsh weather has little effect on the quality of your tile because it does not absorb water when wet or when it is below freezing, which means no cracking over time. Porcelain is resistant to moss, algae, and mould due to its manufacturing process.
Porcelain is frequently regarded as a high-end product but depending on the style and size of your patio, Tiles DIY has products to suit all budgets. It can be considered as an appealing and practical alternative to expensive natural stone.
The 'slip skid rating,' which is measured in "R" values, can be used to check the slipperiness of all tiles. Porcelain paving can appear slippery because it appears so smooth in finish, but rest assured that it is a safe option for your next garden or patio project. Every TILES DIY porcelain paving product is R11 certified, making it ideal for outdoor use where surfaces may become wet due to weather.
Because of the way porcelain is manufactured, a wide range of colors and finishes are possible, providing more opportunities to offer on-trend colours and styles. Square or rectangular sizes in 20 mm thickness. Popular sizes in mm: 600x1200, 600x900 and 600x600 paving slabs with concrete, stone, marble or wood effect. Smooth clean lines and minimal joints are also characteristics of modern garden patios, which you can expect from a porcelain product.
One of the few cons of porcelain paving is its brittleness. Porcelain is a type of ceramic material that can be brittle and prone to cracking or chipping if not installed properly. It is essential to handle porcelain paving with care during transportation, installation, and use to avoid damage.
Cutting porcelain paving can also be challenging and time-consuming, especially if you do not have the right tools and expertise. Porcelain is a hard and dense material, which makes it challenging to cut through without the risk of breakage.
Creating a patio and extending your living space using porcelain patio slabs would give your garden a complete makeover. You are limited by your imagination and you can make many different patterns and designs with simple but stunning patio slabs.
When it's come to style and design, we take pride in bringing you a wide range of porcelain paving from stone to marble effect, concrete to wood effect to whatever aesthetic your project is aiming for. If you are after a light and playful garden space white outdoor tiles or beige outdoor tiles may be just right for you. A dark and sophisticated zone can be achieved by using anthracite outdoor tiles or grey outdoor tiles.
We as Tiles DIY closely follow the latest paving solutions and carefully source premium porcelain paving slabs directly from factories around the globe to suit your style..
Buy online your outdoor tiles at Tiles DIY with free UK delivery to your door and check our premium quality tile adhesives. We offer up to 3 quick and free samples delivered to your door to help you find the perfect garden tiles you are looking for.