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Porcelain Tiles or Sandstone Slabs?

Which Paving Material Is Right for You

Italian Porcelain Tiles, Indian Sandstone Slabs, Paving and Landscaping Materials

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At Rivar Sand and Gravel we are proud to offer a wide range of quality paving solutions.

When customers ask us about the different attributes of each natural paving material, we answer honestly and with a wealth of experience to inform us.

You may feel that sandstone slabs represent the best option for your design needs, but can they fulfil functional objectives?

You like natural patterning but are concerned that the colour palate offered by sandstone slabs isn’t quite right. We’ll identify the perfect natural paving which suits all aesthetic needs.

Perhaps you love the travertine and marble installed in your conservatory, an ideal bridging space between indoors and outside, but the price of laying this paving across a wide exterior area is a little too costly for your budget. The answer is porcelain; it’s similar, high quality, attractive, functional and pocket friendly.

Comparing porcelain paving to sandstone soon reveals the finer points which can make the difference between adequate performance and perfection.

Sandstone slabs tick several boxes on a wish list

Our sandstone range is exquisite, unique and versatile. It is ethically sourced, of a superior quality and represents value for money. Available in sandstone slabs, in circles and setts, the choices are plentiful about how to arrange them to meet desires.From single slabs to project packs, eye catching black, grey and white combinations to more traditional golden hues and the sophisticated Modak rose, there’s a sandstone product for all tastes.

Sandstone slabs are also produced with a wood effect finish which is ideal if you want the appearance of timber with the impressive lifespan of sandstone.

Porcelain paving offers more style choices and attributes

The increasing popularity of porcelain tiles as a landscaping solution proves that this material is steering customers away from old favourites which cannot offer the same level of performance, whatever the season.

Porcelain paving copes well with British weather, is frost, fade, stain and slip resistant; it conforms to all industry standards. Porcelain slabs can be utilised indoors and out, so continuity is easy to achieve.

It can be tricky to choose the porcelain slabs to use because the options are plentiful; there’s a myriad of colours, unique patterns and textures for traditional and contemporary themes, monochrome, to blend or contrast with existing landscaping materials.

Porcelain paving is manufactured by crafts-people to resemble timber, it delivers years of service.

Porcelain slabs require minimal maintenance so that leaves more time for relaxation.

It’s our pleasure to help domestic and commercial landscapers to achieve their goals

Our knowledgeable teams in our depots in Newbury, Tadley, Hare Hatch and Windlesham will help to calculate quantities of materials and you have the flexibility to take many of the paving products away at the time of purchase or we’ll deliver them at your convenience.

We stock the aggregates, ancillary products and other landscaping materials you need at our depots too, so you can purchase every component of your project in one place, stress free.

Porcelain outperforms several paving alternatives so why not ask us about it today?

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...