Indian Sandstone & Porcelain Paving
If you are considering getting some paving done in your outdoor space, you need look no further for a company that will listen to your ideas or provide you with inspiration before designing, planning and installing high quality paving to be enjoyed for many years to come.
One of the main choices you have for any paving project involves the type of stone. The most expensive option is so-called natural stone paving – and this is a great option if money is no object, but there are some great alternatives that will often cost less, but also come with premium selections. At Groundforce we love working with both Indian Sandstone Paving and Porcelain Paving. Both come with a wide range of benefits and our experienced teams have the expertise required to turn either into a stunning paved area no matter how big or small the project may be.
Indian Sandstone (Indian Stone Paving)
What is Indian Stone Paving?
Also known as Indian Sandstone, Indian stone paving is a phenomenally versatile stone that offers prices ranging from budget-friendly to high premium. Indian Sandstone is available in lovely, warm tones that suit more traditional properties and gardens as well as darker tones for a more contemporary look. You may have heard of these slabs being referred to as ‘riven paving slabs’ thanks to their wide range of colours and distinct finishes. It is a durable, weather-resistant stone that is perfect for paving.
Indian sandstone is a perfect alternative to natural stone, after all it is a natural stone too. It is also:
Easy to work with in terms of cutting and laying, reducing labour time
Immensely durable and able to withstand all seasons
Relatively easy to clean
Lasts a lifetime, adding value to your home
Porcelain paving comprises of a mix of sand and a blend of other minerals, mixed then baked in a high-temperature kiln. This process makes for a highly popular material for paving thanks to some of the following characteristics:
Highly durable – in fact one of the toughest patio options available. Built to withstand high-traffic areas as it’s resistant to pretty heavy use.
Moisture resistant – reduced porousness, so moisture finds it very hard to seep through. This gives it a non-slip surface, perfect for damp conditions or poolside.
Stain resistant and requiring of very low maintenance, porcelain paving retains its colour and vibrancy for many years.
Fire-resistant. If you are an ardent BBQ lover you can rest assured that porcelain paving won’t catch fire!
Please do not hesitate to get in touch with any enquiries or to request a quote for your paving project and a member of our friendly and knowledgeable team will be delighted to help you.