Summer is here, but how vibrant and inviting does your garden look under the sun’s rays?
If you see a tired lawn, dull paving, a barbeque surrounded by mess and flower beds which flop lethargically over a path, it’s time to have a rethink about your outdoor room.
You wouldn’t allow an interior room to disappoint, so ensure that the only place you want to be is under your private patch of sky. You deserve a space, large or modest, which delights. A few hours work with the right landscaping materials can achieve long term enjoyment and meet functionality requirements, even on a tight budget.
One versatile, very low maintenance, high performance paving solution, which is advocated by landscapers, professional designers and private customers, is porcelain paving. Choose from an array of finishes, colours and styles, Italian porcelain paving and options from closer to home. Porcelain paving is natural, comprised of feldspar, clay and quartz, and tiles are fired at extremely high temperatures.
Stone and wood effect porcelain paving options are increasingly popular because they deliver the aesthetics of timber or natural stone with the longevity of porcelain. Timber and stone possess less strength than porcelain so abandon images of shattering crockery. Porcelain paving solutions are lighter than stone and timber too which makes them ideal for roof gardens.
It is becoming impossible to tell the real from the expertly crafted porcelain paving options. If you haven’t seen the broad range of products, you should visit a leading landscaping specialist like Rivar Sand and Gravel. It’ll be time well spent and the prices are pocket friendly.
Rivar Sand and Gravel’s range of wood effect porcelain paving includes sandal wood, jasmine, cinnamon and vanilla options.
The Cardoso Italian porcelain paving in light or dark tones features unique feathering and veins.
Global Stone’s Trento range features Italian porcelain tiles which are available by the slab in greige, sand and black. The porcelain paving tiles are 450mm x 900mm, available with a short lead time. The paving provides a classic opulent touch to any design, is cost effective, practical and perfect for indoor-outdoor use.
Porcelain tiles are frost proof, stain, slip and damage resistant; they bear with the ever-changing British weather and can be used indoors and outside to add flow and continuity. Minimal maintenance is perfect for busy owners. A traditional softwood or hardwood deck or terrace needs pressure washing, a stain or oil; the porcelain gives maintenance freedom to its owners. Quite simply, porcelain paving won’t let you down.
Antony Pasquini featured in an article in The Evening Standard’s Homes and Property supplement, he advised, “If you clean a porcelain terrace once before summer, it will stay looking good through to autumn. Price-wise, it works out at maybe 10 percent more expensive than, say, a sawn sandstone, but you don’t have to seal it, so the cost ends up similar.”
Porcelain paving demands admiration and repays you for years. There are numerous other timber and stone effect options to fall in love with; please contact a local paving supplier today.