Keeping up with trends is tough. Whether it be with fashion, music, the arts, or even design and decor. Unfortunately, we can’t tell you which colour T-shirt you should be wearing this season – although this being Ayrshire we’d recommend something warm! – but we do know a thing or two about the latest goings on in the world of gardening and landscaping!
One such product currently soaring in popularity in Scotland is porcelain. Having been popular down south for a little while, the demand for porcelain paving, slabs and tiles has been making its way north of the border and quickly gaining popularity in Scotland – especially around the Glasgow area.
So why this sudden surge in interest? And what makes it a better option than natural stone, concrete or ceramic? Let’s have a look…
What are the benefits of porcelain paving?
Who wants to spend their weekends treating tiles and worrying about algae or moss forming? Doesn’t sound like much fun, does it? Thankfully with porcelain paving this isn’t an issue. It’s resistant to stains and its incredibly low porosity (<0.1%) level means you needn’t worry about any of the problems that can arise from the absorption of moisture.
Porcelain is highly resistant to just about anything, from the weather (including sunlight – for the lovers of black finishes) to chemicals such as oils, plant fertilizers, salts and even acids. General wear and tear certainly won’t be an issue when you opt for porcelain in the garden.
Variety and Look
As well as the hard-wearing nature of porcelain, it also comes in a multitude of different styles. The variety of porcelain slabs is virtually limitless and you’re spoiled for choice when it comes to making your decision. A porcelain finish will also give a much more sophisticated feel to an area, something that other materials can’t match.
Porcelain at The Cobble Shop
We pride ourselves on making sure we do everything we can to aid our customers, so we set up a porcelain paving demo area at The Cobble Shop in Stewarton! This gives you the opportunity to see for yourself what porcelain paving looks and feels like when it’s actually laid. It’s one thing to see photos of porcelain paving online, but experiencing it in a purpose-built display area helps you to better appreciate the true quality and feel of a porcelain installation.
At The Cobble Shop, we know everything there is to know and more about porcelain. So if you’re thinking about porcelain paving for your garden or work premises, come to the experts. No one can match us on knowledge, experience or value for money. We’re also pretty sure no one can beat the customer service experience you will receive from our helpful and friendly staff!
And just as with all our other products, we offer free delivery in Ayrshire, Glasgow, East Kilbride and Paisley! So pop down, check out demo area and we’ll be happy to answer any questions you might have.