Global Stone is an industry-leading supplier of premium natural stone paving. The company takes pride in selecting all of their natural paving by hand to ensure that it is always of the highest quality. Selected by experts, their stone is used by architects, landscapers, gardeners, designers and homeowners across the country. Global Stone believes in providing their customers with a beautiful variety of stone products that look good today, tomorrow and for years to come. Their product range has grown from a simple collection of paving options to cobble sets, circles, features, fountains and benches in a spectrum of stone types and styles.
Porcelain, Ceramic and Vitrified Characteristics:
Porcelain, ceramic and vitrified products are manufactured from naturally occurring aggregates, cement and binders, all of which are subject to colour and texture variation. Variation may occur between batches of the same stone, although this type of material is relatively consistent in tone. Some manufacturers include the pointing allowance in the individual slab sizes whereas others include the pointing allowance in the overall pack coverage. The product images shown are as accurate as photographic processes allow and may appear differently in accordance with lighting conditions and screen calibration in addition to the natural variation occurring between batches. Images may not be a true representation of a particular product size or laying pattern. Descriptions provided offer a combination of the manufacturer's and our own opinion of the product's features.
Porcelain, Ceramic and Vitrified Description:
Porcelain, ceramic and vitrified paving is a manmade paving material, constructed from naturally occurring clay materials and compressed under high pressure to offer an extremely hard-wearing and low-maintenance paving product suited to both indoor and outdoor applications. Its low water absorbancy means it attracts very little residue or algae. Vitrified products are lightly textured to improve slip resistance and the dimensions are more accurate than those seen with natural stone paving.
Porcelain, Ceramic and Vitrified Colours:
The colours of this material are uniform with a subtle, evenly distributed variation. Many of the products offer the same colour palette as its natural stone equivalent without the irregular characteristics found in the natural stone paving material making it especially suited to clean, contemporary design schemes.
What's the Difference between Porcelain and Ceramic Paving?
The appearance of ceramic and porcelain paving is quite similar, however the manufacture and performance of each varies. The key differences are:
- Porcelain is made from a finer clay than ceramic and is fired at a hotter temperature for a longer period of time. This makes it a harder paving stone
- Porcelain is less porous than ceramic. Lower porosity means less cleaning
- The colour patterns on porcelain are ink printed and penetrate through into the top layers of paving whereas ceramic paving has a colour pattern transfer laser printed onto the surface. This means the porcelain paving performs better against chips or scratches
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