PORCELAIN PAVERS FOR YOUR PATIO AND POOL SURROUND
As technology has entered the manufacturing world, hardscape has changed. Today, you have a choice when it comes to pavers and outdoor tiles. Natural stone and ceramics, permeable and impermeable concrete pavers and the newest member of the family, outdoor porcelain pavers give you the ability to create the outdoor living space you’ve been dreaming about.
Porcelain pavers are a durable, lightweight and flexible material that is designed to be used in outdoor applications like dining areas, patios and pool decks. Measuring just .79” thick they are available in a range of natural colors, patterns and textures to meet your aesthetic needs.
They are designed to be placed over grass, sand, gravel, or existing flooring. Porcelain pavers can also be used with spacers or risers. Most are colored through and will not fade over time. They are an excellent material to consider for your next outdoor hardscaping project.
PORCELAIN PAVERS VERSUS CONCRETE PAVERS
Creating a beautiful hardscape is a great way to increase the usable space of your California Bay area home, up to its curb appeal, and get the most out of your outdoor space. Both concrete and porcelain pavers are popular with homeowners, each offering its own unique advantages. While either one is excellent, porcelain pavers are the perfect material for creating your outdoor patio or pool surround.
Concrete Pavers look and feel like real stone, are cast in molds with cuts and shaping to resemble natural stone, texturing is applied and the concrete is dyed all the way through to prevent fading. Manufacturers have perfected concrete pavers and today you can get incredibly close to the look of real stone at a fraction of the cost.
In recent years, thanks to advances in manufacturing, companies are creating beautiful pavers from tough durable porcelain. High-tech manufacturing has given us a ceramic that is much thicker than the porcelain tiles typically used in your home’s interior. This gives porcelain tiles the durability needed for outdoor use.
Like concrete pavers, porcelain tiles can emulate natural stone, but they can also mimic other natural elements like natural wood in both color and texture. The end result is a flexible aesthetically beautiful material that opens up your outdoor environment to incredible design potential.
WHY PORCELAIN PAVERS ARE PERFECT FOR PATIOS AND POOL SURROUNDS
Porcelain pavers have a lot to offer to homeowners. Here are just some of the benefits of using porcelain pavers for your outdoor hardscaping.
• PORCELAIN PAVERS ARE AESTHETICALLY BEAUTIFUL
Porcelain offers a rich and subtle beauty you’re sure to love. The ceramic material lends itself to being manufactured into a product that looks remarkably like natural stone and wood opening up your design possibilities.
• THEY’RE AFFORDABLE
Porcelain pavers are a low-cost alternative to more expensive natural materials
• SLIP – RESISTANCE
Porcelain offers a non-slip surface that’s the perfect choice for pool decking or creating walkways in wet areas, for example near your irrigation system.
• TOUGH, DURABLE, FLEXIBLE
Porcelain is extremely hard and durable. It can stand up to daily use and lok great for decades. Outdoor pavers are even thicker than normal which adds to their strength.
• LOW MAINTENANCE
Porcelain is stain resistant, is easy to clean, and requires very little maintenance.
The one drawback to porcelain is that it is fragile during the installation process. That’s why professional installation of your porcelain outdoor hardscaping is recommended.
If you’re not sure which material is the right one for your upcoming hardscaping project and you live in the California Bay area, give the experts at Bayside Pavers a call. Speak with a member of our experienced, knowledgeable team. We’re always happy to help Bay area homeowners to design and install their dream hardscape.
If you’re planning on creating a porcelain paver patio or pool surround for your Sonoma County home, give the experts at Bayside Pavers a call at 1-866-287-2837. We can help you design the perfect hardscape area to meet your family’s unique needs. Our knowledgeable team members are ready to help you create the outdoor living space you’ve been dreaming about!
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.