This new trend of large porcelain paving has been designed to create a contemporary touch to your garden or home. The product has an easy-to-upkeep finish, meaning your garden will look great all year round. In addition, this paving has a very large format of 1200mm x 1200mm paving slabs, adding to the glamorous and modern style for your garden.
Thea is available in 20mm thickness, suitable for external use, or 9mm thickness for internal use.
The vitrification process this porcelain paving undergoes makes it a robust, long lasting and strong paving option. Resistance to moss, salt, mould and pesticides as well as being non-absorbent and frost-proof makes this product easy to clean and a very high quality.
Thea is a black porcelain with mottled finish of dark grey. This enhances the contemporary style of your garden, as well as making it look stylish and intriguing. The darker colours of this porcelain paving enhance any surrounding colours to show them to their best advantage, and makes your garden more appealing.
(Image shows Thea paving used on vertical walls)
The origins of Talasey Ltd are founded in the history of its leading product brand, Natural Paving, which was established in 2004. Natural Paving (UK) Ltd became established after identifying a gap in the market for high quality, ethically sourced natural stone to the domestic landscaping market. Taking an early lead in this field the company quickly began supplying to Builders Merchants and Contractors UK wide.
Natural Paving's commitment to excellent quality and customer service has led to Natural Paving's current ranking as the number one independent supplier of natural stone to the UK landscaping industry, with full UK coverage, activities in Europe and a sister company in America, Natural Paving USA.
As Natural Paving grew, new product brands evolved with Pavetuf (2013), Vitripiazza (2014), Baksteen (2015), Luxigraze (2017) and Resiscape (2017). With such a diverse range of landscaping products Natural Paving was no longer the right 'umbrella' brand to encompass such an impressive array product brands and so the Talasey Ltd came into effect in 2017, as distributors of all the afore mentioned product brands, truly 'changing our landscape'
CE Marking and Declarations of Performance
Following an extensive and rigorous testing process in 2013, the complete Natural Paving range of flagstones, block paving, walling and accessories is fully accredited with CE Marking and come with official Declarations of Performance (DOPs). The tests were completed as part of the transition to the new Construction Products Regulation (CPR), which came into force on 1st July 2013 and requires that all products covered by a Harmonised European Standard (hEN) or European Technical Assessment (ETA) carry CE Marking to state their performance characteristics.
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, use 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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This layout is for example purposes only. Mixed sized patio packs are not sold as a kit. Please ensure that you allow a minimum of 10% extra above your measurements as margin.