Relative temperatures

Surface temperature of pavers

One of the more common questions we are asked about our porcelain pavers is ‘How hot do they get?’
Whilst the surface temperature of the pavers will vary significantly depending on the weather and sunlight exposure conditions, temperature measurements have nevertheless been taken to provide some guidance on the relative surface temperatures that can be expected across the range of Archatrak porcelain paver colors.

Date: September 8th
Air temperature: 86°F
Weather conditions: Full sun, no wind.
Location: Latitude 46 °N
Time: Between 1pm and 3pm – average of 3 measurements
Recording instrument: Handheld infrared thermometer

The Y axis in the chart below indicates temperature differentials of each paver relative to the surface temperature of a weathered concrete slab with a nominal value of 1.0.