Just a few years ago, this was a quirk seen only in Europe, but it’s now a massive part of the residential paving sector and growing every year. But what is porcelain, and is ceramic the same thing? What about vitrified? What should be avoided and just how difficult is it to install properly? Isn’t it a nightmare to cut? Read on to find out more.
Porcelain, Ceramic and Vitrified Paving
Porcelain paving is the "next big thing" according to those distributors bringing it in from overseas. However, it presents unique challenges to ensure a sound and long-lasting installation. This page looks at the more appropriate installation methods used in Britain and Ireland.
Porcelain or Ceramic?
Porcelain or ceramic or vitrified paving has been one of the most popular paving choices for residential projects over recent years, but are they all the same? Is one better than the other, and why use so many different terms? This page looks at what's what and why.
Identifying Quality Porcelain Paving
With so much porcelain, ceramic and vitrified paving available, how can the better quality products be identified? This page gives a simple guide to help spot the good from the bad and the ugly.
Installing Porcelain Paving Euro-Style
As with so much in life, the Europeans do things a little differently when it comes to installing porcelain paving, and on this page, a couple of their preferred methods are considered and compared against the techniques used in Britain and Ireland.
Cutting porcelain and ceramic paving
Porcelain, ceramic and vitrified paving has special requirements when it comes to installation, and not least are the methods and tools used for cutting, as explored on this page.