One of the first things your guests will see when they arrive at your home is your driveway. So this is your chance to make a first impression that will last. With little time and effort, you’ll be able to create a driveway that can enhance the curb appeal of your property and also complement your patio and home.
Having a beautiful driveway can, no doubt, add value to your property as much as a kitchen or bathroom makeover. Nowadays, most landscape suppliers like Porcea Stone are offering a wide range of paving materials that can complement both existing and new homes. Your choices are no longer limited to asphalt, concrete, and interlocking pavers.
If you’re looking for the best alternative to interlock or unit pavers, Porcea Stone porcelain tiles are the most sought after solution for driveways.
Why Should I Use Porcea Stone Porcelain Tiles For My Driveway?
Interlock or unit pavers have always been a popular driveway surface of choice across Canada because they look good, last long, and are very versatile. So in terms of surfacing your property’s exterior, in particular your driveway, concrete pavers are one of the most popular options out there.
However, Porcea Stone changes the game and challenges industry norms and misconceptions. Introducing, Porcea Stone’s collection of 30mm outdoor porcelain tiles suitable for driveways and vehicular traffic. Some of the many reasons that make porcelain pavers a perfect driveway surface are the following:
- Extremely durable
- Able to withstand harsh Canadian weather
- Relatively scratch-proof
- Hard wearing and dense material
- Avoids staining from salt, moss, or leaves
Furthermore, Porcea Stone outdoor porcelain tiles can provide a high traction surface for tires without the need to worry about oil staining. Likewise, they will not lose their stunning color even when exposed to the sun for longer periods. When it comes to performance, Porca Stone porcelain pavers are very reliable even in sub-zero temperatures. What’s more, they have a texture that allows for the highest grip, and they will be able to maintain their non-slip characteristics even when presented with harsh conditions.
One of the biggest game-changing innovations to the landscape industry is the introduction of our Porcea Nero colour. This outdoor porcelain tile is a nearly perfect match to Jet Black, Midnight Black, or Ebony black granite. This means that you can achieve the look of a black granite driveway at nearly half the cost, without having to install 2” thick black granite or work with a concrete base.
Furthermore, no matter how small or big your home’s driveway is, you can always make it stand out with Porcea Stone porcelain tiles for driveways. Our products, such as Porcea Silver and Porcea Almond, are the most practical and easiest options to use. That’s because they are not only pleasing to the eyes but easy to install, maintain, and will work well with the feel and look of your entire house. Likewise, porcelain tiles are an interesting alternative to interlocking pavers to make your home the envy of the entire neighbourhood.
One advantage that landscape architects often find with 30mm porcelain tiles is with respect to wind uplift. The added weight of the Porcea 3 cm porcelain tiles makes them more suitable for pedestal rooftop applications.
Whether you want to create a beautiful driveway or a stunning backyard oasis, you can find a Porcea Stone product suitable for your project. Contact our team today to learn more.
What Size Of Porcelain Tile Is Ideal For Driveways?
When Porcea Stone introduced 3 cm outdoor porcelain tiles to the North American market, it opened up a whole new world of application possibilities. These include entrance areas, garages, ramps, parking lots, and driveways.
Our 3 cm outdoor porcelain tiles offer the same benefits as our 2 cm porcelain pavers. However, they are thicker by 50%. Hence, they can provide your driveway with additional protection against heavy loads of your vehicle and impact breakage.
Our most popular size for driveways is 16×32” in the Porcea Nero and Porcea Silver product colours. This modern rectangular size is a fairly large format, yet easy to handle on site.
When installing 3 cm outdoor porcelain on your driveway, you may use the same technique as you would when installing concrete paver or interlock stones. Our expert team suggests using gravel as a base and a broken brick or herringbone pattern when laying out your pavers.
Spacers are also required in between the joints to make sure your tiles will not move when your car turns its wheels or when there are heavy objects on the surface. Make sure to check out our article about mistakes to avoid when installing outdoor porcelain tiles.