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Indian Sandstone or Porcelain Paving?

Narrowing The Choice Between Sandstone and Porcelain Paving

Porcelain Paving Tiles, Indian Sandstone Slabs, Paving Supplier

Picture of Indian Sandstone Paving

You’ve narrowed your choice of paving down to two options, natural Indian sandstone slabs or the manufactured, increasingly popular porcelain paving.

So, how can you make your final decision? We’ve noted the benefits of each material to help you.

Good luck…

These paving materials offer outstanding aesthetic qualities, functionality and affordability. Both landscaping materials are ideal for domestic and commercial installations and are consistent favourites with consumers.

Both offer solutions for classic, contemporary, minimalist and ornate spaces, however Indian sandstone slabs are arguably most suited to traditional and rustic designs because they have a warming and welcoming feel.

Indian sandstone is prone to absorb a little moisture. It’s preferable to position this in areas which won’t receive a great amount of moisture or suffer from standing water.

The paving can fade or discolour over time.

It is reasonably easy to walk over without slipping in adverse weather conditions.

Each Indian Sandstone slab is unique; crafted over millions of years by Mother Nature, it is impossible that your paving will be identical to any other installation. From hues to patterns, even the locations the sandstone is quarried from determines its appearance and texture.

Paving kits for circles and squares and project packs to cover set areas are held in stock or we can order them in without delay.

Delivery and take-away options available.

Indian sandstone slabs can be cut down with minimal fuss.

The paving requires occasional maintenance to ensure longevity and minimal quality loss.


Porcelain offers a manufactured paving solution, but this does not detract from its attractiveness. Veining, patterns, speckling and wood effects within the porcelain paving are expertly crafted by industry specialists.Enjoy polished, textured and timber effect finishes.

Comprised of clay, feldspar and minerals it is fired at up to 1400 degrees Celsius so it is robust, durable and holds its appeal.

Porcelain paving tends to follow crisp lines, perfect for tidiness and modern schemes. Porcelain is non-porous so it suits damp spaces including around ponds, swimming pools and paddling pool sites.

Benefit from stain, slip, watermark, fade and frost resistance with porcelain.

Porcelain lasts longer than its stone and timber equivalents and is lighter, making it much more suitable for roof gardens and terraces than Indian sandstone.

Porcelain paving slabs can be purchased individually or to cover specific area measurements.

Slabs are dense for strength and moisture resistance, so they are not the easiest of slabs to cut down.

Porcelain is zero to low maintenance; fit and forget! Never use a chemical cleaner on the slabs. An infrequent wash with water is all that you should ever need to give it.

Easier to install than stone, porcelain paving often does not require sealing.

Many products are held in stock, others have a short lead time.

Delivery and take-away options available.

Why not call in to our Hare Hatch, Tadley, Windlesham or Newbury premises to chat with our team of experts. We’ll make your experience wholly positive because we truly want to help you achieve your landscaping visions to perfection.

Locations we cover:

(From our Hare Hatch Depot:) Reading, Twyford, Henley, Peppard, Kidmore End, Sonning Common, Shiplake, Wargrave, Sonning, Maidenhead, Marlow, Holyport, Windsor, Bray, Binfield

(From our Thatcham Depot:) Pangbourne, Theale, Bradfield, Padworth, Beenham, Aldermaston, Woolhampton, Bucklebury, Newbury, Thatcham, Hungerford, Kintbury

(From our Tadley Depot:) Basingstoke, Tadley, Oakley, Baughurst, Chineham, Hook, Kingsclere, Headley, Yateley, Hartley Wintney, Heckfield, Basing, Wasing, Whitchurch, Overton, Litchfield

(From our Windlesham Depot:) Ascot, Binfield, Bracknell, Wokingham, Sunninghill, Sunningdale, Virginia Water, Egham, Staines, Windlesham, Bagshot, Camberley

and everywhere in between...