What Are Porcelain Pavers? Are They Good For Residential Landscapes?


In the past few years, hardscaping has changed as new manufacturing techniques have increased the choices available to homeowners. Today, you can choose from a wide range of materials, including natural stone, ceramics, permeable and impermeable pavers, and the newest option, porcelain pavers. Porcelain pavers are a flexible material that gives you the ability to create intricate designs for the perfect outdoor living space.


Outdoor porcelain pavers are a durable and flexible material that is designed to be used in any outdoor application from dining areas and walkways to patios and pool decks. Measuring just .79” thick, they come in a wide range of natural colors, patterns, textures, and sizes to meet your functional and aesthetic needs.

Today’s outdoor porcelain pavers are designed to be placed over grass, sand, gravel, or existing flooring, or poured concrete. Porcelain pavers can be used with spacers or risers, and most are colored through and will not fade over time. They are excellent material worth considering for your next outdoor hardscaping project.

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A beautiful hardscape around your San Francisco Bay area home is a great way to increase your usable space, improve its curb appeal, and add value. Concrete and porcelain pavers are very popular with homeowners as each offers unique benefits. While both are excellent, porcelain pavers are the perfect material for creating your outdoor pool surround.

Today’s concrete pavers are beautiful and durable. Pavers can look and feel like real stone, and are cast in molds to resemble natural stone species. The texture is applied, and the concrete is dyed-through to preventing fading.

Recent manufacturing advances have allowed companies to create beautiful pavers from sturdy, durable porcelain. High-tech manufacturing techniques have produced a product that is much thicker than the porcelain tiles used indoors. This gives it the durability needed to stand up to weather and everyday outdoor use.

Like concrete, porcelain can emulate natural stone, but with high-quality printing, porcelain tiles can mimic other natural materials like natural wood in both texture and color. The result is a flexible, aesthetically beautiful material that opens up your outdoor living space to incredible design options!


Here are ten great benefits you’ll enjoy when you use porcelain pavers for your next outdoor hardscaping project.

  1. They’re Extremely Durable – Compared to ceramic, porcelain pavers are incredibly durable and can stand up to weather extremes and daily use. Through color, porcelain tiles can bear weather extremes and never cracks under frost conditions.

  2. Porcelain is Water-Resistant – Compared to porous ceramic, porcelain resists water beautifully. You’ll never need to worry about mineral deposits, mold, or rust as water evaporates above and below the time.

  3. Porcelain Pavers are Stain Resistant – Wine spills and grease from the grill are common. However, with porcelain pavers, spills are easy to clean with a piece of wet cloth. You’ll hardly ever need anything stronger.

  4. Porcelain Pavers Stand up to Traffic – Proper coating and installation allows you to use porcelain tile in high-traffic outdoor areas. Sealing and coating prevent pavers from color fading and deterioration of its shine.

  5. Porcelain Pavers are Beautiful – Porcelain pavers are manufactured in a wide range of colors, patterns, styles, shapes, sizes, and textures. They can be directly printed on to mimic natural stone and wood and can be custom order to provide the exact size and shape required to meet your design needs.

  6. Porcelain Pavers are Versatile – Porcelain is at home in almost any application inside and outside your home. They’re perfect for wet areas, outdoor kitchen countertops, walkways, patios, garden paths, and more.

  7. They’re Safe and Secure – Porcelain pavers with skid-resistant surfaces are perfect for wet areas like pool surrounds. It’s also fire-resistant and safe for areas around a fire pit or outdoor kitchens. It’s also heat resistant, so it’s the perfect solution for your outdoor countertops.

  8. They’re Low Maintenance – Porcelains’ low permeability rate makes it one of the most water-resistant surfaces in the construction industry. Coated surfaces sealed with grout are easy to clean with regular sweeping and a damp cloth.

  9. Porcelain Pavers are Lightweight – Compared to natural stone, porcelain is compact, lightweight, and equal to stones properties in terms of appearance, strength, and durability. That means you get all of the benefits of natural stone, but with less need for structural support and faster easier installation.

  10. Porcelain Pavers have a Moderate Lifespan – While nothing lasts as long as stone, porcelain has an average lifespan of over 20 years, much longer than alternatives like concrete and asphalt.

Porcelain pavers are an excellent option for all of your outdoor hardscaping needs. They are durable, flexible, beautiful, and affordable. If you’re not sold, on which material is right for your Bay area home, give the experts at Bayside Pavers a call at (925) 318-5754. Bayside Pavers can help you design the perfect hardscape area to meet your family’s unique needs.

If you’re in the San Francisco Bay area, our location in Concord, CA, at 2455 Bates Ave, Ste K, services East Bay and South Bay homeowners. Our Santa Rosa, CA, location at 1619 4th Street Ste 12 can help you with your North Bay hardscaping projects.

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