Undertaking any building project can be stressful. With so many factors to consider, such as price, maintenance, appearance, picking a material can be a daunting process. While you might not have immediately thought of porcelain pavers, consider these six benefits of Archatrak porcelain pavers and why they deserve to be at the top of your list for your next project.
Porcelain is highly durable.
One of the most important features of porcelain is its durability. Beyond this recent increase in thickness the basic manufacturing techniques of porcelain tiles have remained essentially the same for several hundred years. Porcelain is made of special clays- the material blend is kiln fired to temperatures of 1,200 to 1,400 degrees Fahrenheit, resulting in a hard, durable, wear-resistant material with an exceptionally low water absorption.
Porcelain is lightweight.
Porcelain pavers are lighter than both concrete and most natural stone, making them easier and more cost-efficient to transport and install. Additionally, Archatrak porcelain pavers accommodate roof load restrictions.
Porcelain is aesthetically superior.
Porcelain pavers offer an exceptionally rich catalog of styles and colors, significantly broadening the horizons of outdoor design, allowing designers to create visually stimulating spaces, in full harmony with the surrounding environment.
Porcelain is easy to clean, and requires practically no maintenance.
Porcelain pavers do not require sealers or protective coatings to seal the surface. Debris and spills can easily be removed from the non-porous surface.
Porcelain is suitable for high traffic areas.
Developments in technology have enabled the manufacturing of thicker and stronger porcelain pavers, such as T30, our 3cm (11/8”) thick porcelain paver. Because of its high load-bearing capacity, T30 offers the perfect solution for both vehicular and high-foot traffic application.
Porcelain is stain and mold resistant.
The impermeability of porcelain pavers prevents penetration by most liquids, oils, grease and chemicals, making it stain and mold/mildew resistant. Porcelain pavers are also resistant to weak acids and bases. This, along with the extreme fade resistance assures long lasting beauty and a strong retained value.