Porcelain vs. Slate
Porcelain - Why should I choose this?
Porcelain is and has for many years been a tile of choice for many reasons. Our gardens these days are so often an extension of our indoor living space and porcelain provides the perfect in-to-out flooring; it is durable, consistent in colour and almost seamless.
If you are considering a terrace as an extension of your kitchen/dining area, a pool surround or a winding path to the sun trap at the end of the garden, porcelain looks fresh and light, and because we can vary the size of tile, large areas of porcelain can appear to have almost no seams at all.
When considering porcelain in your garden design, the colours and shades of your plants and flowers are incredibly important as you may wish to contrast or complement with the colour of your terrace tiles. As a continuation of your footpaths or terraces, raised beds can also be tiled with porcelain adding height to your garden. Talk to us about your garden design and we can talk the many elements through with you.
One important factor porcelain has over slate is the fact it is non porous meaning it won’t stain easily.
Slate - Why should I choose this?
Slate is well known for its durability, resistance to chips and cracks and is a popular choice for terraces, patios, paths and for your flooring from inside to outside. Slate will enhance any room as well as provide a modern backdrop to your landscaping and planting. As a blend of dark greys, blacks and browns, slate is a stark yet contemporary background to a planting scheme and is an important consideration when discussing this as part of your landscaping and garden design.
Taking the right measures at the time of installation is very important as slate requires sealing immediately after it has been laid. However, as a natural product it is perfect for terraces as it is warm to the touch if in sunshine, footpaths and steps as it is non-slippery and ponds. We can talk through the options and how you wish your garden to look and work for you.