When remodeling your garden, it is vital to invest in the best possible materials to ensure the lasting quality and finish of your project. With so many elements to luxury garden design, it can be difficult to determine the best options for your needs. As an experienced company, we have extensive knowledge working with all kinds of products and materials, allowing us to advise on the most appropriate landscaping solutions for every space and requirement in Rothley.
One important consideration of contemporary garden design, is whether to opt for natural stone or porcelain paving. Each has its own benefits, which our contractors are happy to discuss at your consultation. We have also provided a list of some of the key comparisons below.
When it comes to strength, granite is often considered to be one of the strongest types of natural stone, but research suggests that porcelain has an even greater ability to withstand heavy loads.
Both are considerably durable products which are suitable for a range of luxury garden designs. Depending on the use of your space, it may be worth thinking about a strong surface finish.
As a scratch and stain resistant material, porcelain paving is ideal for large families and spaces which will see a lot of use. It is easy to clean, maintaining a neat, attractive appearance for many years. This makes it a highly popular choice for contemporary garden design in Rothley, Kirby Muxloe and the surrounding Leicestershire areas.
While natural stone can usually be treated with specialist products to remove stains, porcelain is much easier to clean, requiring only warm soapy water.
Both porcelain and some types of natural stone are resistant to frost, making them a great choice for creating an outdoor surface which is safe to use through the colder months. As part of our landscaping services, we are committed to providing high-quality results which allow our customers to get the most from their space all year round.
Granite and porcelain are also slip resistant, a benefit which is often worth considering when undertaking luxury garden design for homes with children or elderly relatives.
Porcelain paving is available in a range of printed finishes which emulate other materials, such as wood-grain, slate and bluestone. While this offers an effective and stylish appearance, popular for contemporary garden design, it cannot provide the same authentic, raw finish that is achieved with natural stone.
The best option for each project will depend on individual needs. As an expert landscaping and garden design company, we advise on the most suitable product for every space in Rothley.
Because porcelain paving is a denser material than natural stone, it does not allow water to seep through. When stone absorbs water, mould, algae and moss can develop, as well as making the stone more susceptible to cracking.
To prevent such issues, natural stone needs to be periodically sealed in a relatively quick and simple process.