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Why choose porcelain paving?

Creating a new patio but not sure what paving slabs to go for?

We’d highly recommend porcelain paving.


Is it a little pricey? It can be, depending on the look you want to create and the size of your space.

But the benefits of porcelain paving far outweighs the price.

Here’s why:

Porcelain paving FAQ

Here are some common questions we get asked about porcelain paving:

Does porcelain scratch or stain?

No. Porcelain is scratch, stain and abrasion resistant. So it’s perfect for families.

Is porcelain paving slippery?

No. Porcelain paving is slip resistant even in the wet due to very low moisture absorption. This makes it a great option for multi-generational families.

How do you clean porcelain paving?

Porcelain paving is extremely low maintenance. Just a bucket of soapy water and a brush will clean it. No need to use any chemicals or harsh bleaches.

Will cold weather damage my porcelain paving?

No. Porcelain is highly resistant to severe weather changes including heat, frost and cold. You porcelain patio will also be unaffected by sunlight, so the colour won’t fade.

What is porcelain paving made from?

Porcelain isn’t as fragile as it sounds.

It’s actually is a manmade, hard-wearing ceramic that’s tough and durable.

Porcelain paving slabs are made from natural materials such as highly refined and purified clay and finely ground sand.

Porcelain paving can be also be used inside

Kitchen and dining rooms that spill out into the garden are becoming increasing popular.

The best flooring to achieve that flow from inside to outside is porcelain.

Porcelain paving slabs are incredibly versatile. You can lay them in the kitchen/dining area, conservatory and garden.

We see this trend time and time again on housebuilder plans as well as extension drawings.

Add some bi-fold doors and you’ve pretty much nailed the trend!

Porcelain paving - Six-Nine-Series - Elliotts
Which drainage to pick for porcelain paving?

So you’re set on porcelain paving slabs to create your patio space, that’s great.

But what drainage would best suit your choice of porcelain paving?

There are so many options available. Check out this Drainage Visualiser by ACO to pick the right style and colour drainage for your patio:

ACO Drainage visualiser - Elliotts

Want to know more about porcelain paving?

We have porcelain paving on display in Christchurch, Fareham, Romsey, Ringwood, Southampton, Tadley and Totton.


All our branches offer speedy delivery direct to your home, just contact your local branch to arrange.

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