Tile manufacturers world-wide are constantly pushing the envelope and exploring new frontiers in ceramics. The quest for creating novel flooring and covering solutions has led to industry game-changers such as digital inkjet printing to replicate just about any look, and large format, thin porcelain panels. One of the most exciting recent developments in the tile industry is the advent of 20mm thick porcelain pavers, which are starting to replace stone as the go-to solution for outdoor flooring.
Twice as thick as most tiles, porcelain pavers have the same benefits as regular porcelain – slip resistant, extremely durable, frost resistant and easy to clean – but advances in technology have given these thick tiles incredibly high breakage loads, making them perfect for both major commercial and residential exterior projects. They’re suitable for gardens, terraces, roof decks, plazas, walkways and all high-traffic outdoor areas. Here are some advantages to using porcelain pavers over natural stone.
Flexible Installation Methods
The single layer of load-bearing porcelain is designed for use in conjunction with raised pedestals and deck support systems, as well as direct installation over grass, sand, gravel, and standard mortar installations, allowing for unparalleled flexibility in design applications.
Easier Transport and Installation
Due to their comparatively lighter weight, porcelain pavers are easier to transport and install, saving both time and money. Porcelain pavers are ideal for high rise applications, because they can be transported in service elevators.
High-tech manufacturing processes result in a porcelain tile of unique strength and hardness that is extremely resistant to external abrasion. Completely nonporous, porcelain pavers will not stain and require no sealing. Superior wear resistance combined with extremely high slip resistance insure a durable floor area that is safe wet or dry.
Our new GIO Thick 1.0 collection of porcelain pavers boasts an outstanding combination of qualities. Available in 20 natural stone and wood looks, GIO_Thick 1.0 is suitable for direct laying over grass, sand, gravel, and standard substrates.