Porcelain Pavers VS Stone Pavers (Detailed and Informative)

Porcelain Pavers VS Stone Pavers (Detailed and Informative)


When you’re designing your outdoor landscape,
there are two great options for solid, beautiful and functional paving – these are, Natural
Stone pavers and Structural Porcelain pavers. In this video I will be talking about Stone-look
Structural Porcelain pavers – the advantages and limitations, then I will talk about Stone
Pavers and do the same. At the end of this video you will know what
will be more suitable for your lifestyle and for your environment. Feel free to comment below if you have any
question or pop into the showroom to see our displays Stay tuned … Most people know little about Natural stone
pavers, however, structural porcelain pavers are a newer addition to the market. I’m sure you’ve heard about ordinary porcelain
tiles and may possibly be using that knowledge to form an opinion as we speak about the strength
and the look of structural porcelain pavers. Porcelain Pavers are Structurally compressed
clay that is compressed so much that they don’t have any fracture points, which makes
it a very strong paver that has a high break load. Armstone® ‘s Porcelain has a Natural Stone
print on it that is embossed. They come in a wide array of colours, textures
and patterns to ensure your outdoors is looking as close to natural stone as humanly possible. Structural porcelain pavers are a strong,
efficient and practical outdoor paving solution – designed to stand against all types of natural
problems. There are various makes and models for porcelain
pavers, as there are with anything that’s man-made – so it’s imperative to look
out for a quality product when you decide to go down this route. Not all porcelain Pavers are the same, pop
into the showroom and we will run through why our porcelain pavers are different from
others. So there are a few important personal factors
to consider. – What kind of lifestyle do you lead? – What are your surrounds? – Is there trees, pets, frequently flying bats, BBQ’s and parties? Will the area be undercover? Whilst natural stone pavers are a beautiful
and timeless choice, there are conditions that go hand in hand with such natural beauty. Maintenance. Maintenance is arguably every human beings’
nightmare! Unless you are retired or semi-retired individual
living life in your beautiful garden or have a person who takes care of your garden. Depending on your surrounds, natural stone
pavers – even the most hard-wearing stones like Granite can be challenging to keep them
stain free. Natural stone can be painful to look after
if you have large trees above or your neighbour has a Gum tree that constantly drop leaves. Tree’s tend to drop leaves almost all year
round, when leaves start to decompose, they release “tannin”. Tannin is a substance present in some galls,
barks, plant tissues of derivatives of Gallic acid which can stain the
natural stone. You might think if you’ve sealed your stone pavers
with an expensive sealant and hoping that this will give you the full protection against
stains but Acids substance like “tannin” will go through the sealant and will try its
best to get into the pores of the stone. Of course, the less porous the stone is, less
chance of this to happen and the sealant protects to a degree. It reduces the degree of water absorption
increasing the reaction time to clean and remove these contaminants before a stain can
occur. The Stone sealer provides a stain resistance
barrier, that allows time to wipe up any spills. At the end of the day, if you’ve used a
relatively dense natural stone and sealed it with a quality sealant, those things will
help but Acid doesn’t discriminate, it will still go through the sealant and will try
its best to stain. This means you have to be on top of it all
the time. Depending on the type of stone you have installed
and how long the acidic culprit has been sitting on the stone. The situation can go from challenging to clean
too impossible to clean. Unfortunately, it’s not just leaves in this
category – bat poo, red wine and almost anything acidic can cause this issue! I’m guessing you are realising as watching
this video that the questions are critical in making the right decision for your project,
for the long term. There may also be some stone products that
are too slippery for open area’s and not suitable around your pool or open entertaining
areas. This really comes down to the finish of the
product and making sure your stone pavers are suitable for the area used. Talk to us at Armstone® we will give you
the most ethical and sound advice on which material will suit. and we will supply you
with products that will perfectly fit with your lifestyle and the area. Now, given the right circumstances is not
all gloomy! With the right area and correct application,
it can be heavenly to see true art unfold in front of your eyes – natural stone products
are impossible to recreate. The stunning character and depth in products
from the earth are second to none. From the beauty of Limestone pavers through
to Bluestone pavers it’s the kind of art that only mother nature can create. If you have the time to care for the product
– it will love you back equally. This includes installing your pavers with
quality installation products, ensuring the substrate is ideal for the applications you
have chosen, and the stone has been correctly sealed/pre-sealed. The luxury stone pavers can add to your garden
is jaw-dropping, and it enforces your position and unique taste to the rest of your friends
and family. Some of you may now see why natural stone
is not the best options always, it’s not easily going to fit in with your busy lifestyle,
minimal time and high desire to enjoy your outdoors in your fast-paced life. A fully functional solution – Structural
Porcelain pavers are the way to go. Porcelain Pavers never permanently stain! Planning a nice summer vacation for your family? Whilst your big beautiful gumtree sheds its
beautiful green leaves… You can holiday away, knowing full well upon
your return you can clean your structural porcelain pavers with high pressure or any
chemical and no adverse effects. Now, don’t think of this product as the
inferior sibling of stone pavers. You aren’t making a concession here; you
are simply picking the right paver that suits your lifestyle and environment. Finally, the whole family can safely enjoy
the outdoors and you don’t need to worry about your pets staining your pavers or your
friends spilling red wine all over the poolside pavers. For a fully functional, low maintenance lifestyle
there is no better option. A quality porcelain paving option will entail
all of the features above and more. Now that you have a good foundation of
what products may work for you, It’s time to browse through our website
to see range of premium Stone Pavers and Porcelain Pavers. Feel free to pop in to the showroom to ask
us questions to view our range and we will be able to help you with the right decision. Thank you for watching.

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