Make the Most of Your Patio

Outdoor living and relaxation in exterior domestic spaces became popular in the 1950’s and the patio has been a staple component of gardens for several generations.

Does your exterior space feature a patio?

Make the Most of Your Patio

If so, what do you use your patio for…

  • Entertaining
  • Dining
  • Barbeque location.
  • Seating area.
  • Base around a fire pit or patio heaters.
  • Party/dance area.
  • As a home for an eye-catching feature.
  • Pet lounge.
  • As a dumping ground?

If your answer leans towards the last option, please make 2018 the year in which you realise the potential of a patio space. Think of it as an outdoor room which can feature functional, fun, classic or shabby chic furnishings, a material roof, fairy lights or disco lights and make life outside the perimeters of the building an absolute pleasure.

Getting the right paving slabs is the first step towards reawakening your interest in outdoor living. The relationship between the interior and the exterior can be enhanced by using paving slabs suitable for internal and external applications.

Choose subtle tones, multicolour options, classic or contemporary, manmade or natural materials; play with textures and let your paving slabs reflect your personality. No two people are the same, nor are paving products.

Concrete or natural stone?

Concrete may look uniform, but each slab is a variant on its neighbour. The natural paving slabs utilise Mother Nature’s unique craftmanship with patterns and hues and compliment them with exceptional design skills, cutting and versatility.

Be tempted by:

  • Clay
  • Granite
  • Limestone
  • Porcelain
  • Sandstone
  • Slate
  • Travertine and marble
  • Yorkstone

One of the most exceptional paving slabs materials for all year long safe use, functionality and aesthetic qualities is porcelain paving. It’s available through leading paving suppliers, including local suppliers Rivar Sand and Gravel, at attractive prices.

Petrous premium porcelain paving products are incredibly strong so don’t be fooled by the material name; petrous is the term given to the bone at the base of your skull and that’s the hardest bone in the human body. Unless you shatter like crockery, your paving slabs won’t!

Why is porcelain paving so desirable?

Using Rivar’s range as an example,

  • Porcelain paving is long lasting.
  • It bears the British weather well.
  • Fade resistant.
  • Watermark and stain resistant.
  • Slip proof.
  • Frost proof.
  • Meets all industry and legislative standards.
  • Various colours.
  • Wood effect finishes.
  • 20mm thickness.
  • Low maintenance.

Three product examples to set your imagination in motion

Rivar’s Mustang black porcelain paving:

  • Stylish, sophisticated and eye-catching 20mm thick slabs.
  • Perfect for monochrome or contemporary spaces.
  • 600mm X 600mm is the standard paving slab size.
  • Can be supplied in 800mm X 800mm and 800mm X 400mm.
  • Minimal maintenance.

Silver petrous premium porcelain:

  • From Global Stone’s Trento range.
  • 450mm x 900mm paving slabs.
  • Popular with garden designers, landscapers and homeowners.
  • Exemplary craftsmanship.
  • Interior-exterior continuity.
  • Almost no maintenance.

Cinnamon wood effect porcelain paving: 

  • From Rivar.
  • Porcelain paving excellently crafted to resemble wood.
  • Crisp lines, with a contemporary and luxurious finish.
  • 810mm x 405mm, 20mm thick paving.
  • No maintenance.

There are many other choices from paving suppliers so embrace your patio project today.