Full Pack - 1200 x 600 x 20 mm (32 Pieces)

23.04m2 / 32 Paving Slabs
Per m² £42.49 per m²inc VAT £35.41 per m²ex VAT
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£978.97inc VAT £815.81ex VAT
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Mini Pack - 1200 x 600 x 20 mm (8 Pieces)

5.76m2 / 8 Paving Slabs
Per m² £59.99 per m²inc VAT £49.99 per m²ex VAT
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£345.54inc VAT £287.95ex VAT
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1 x Sample (200 x 100 mm Slip)

0.02m2 / 1 sample
Per m² £299.50 per m²inc VAT £249.58 per m²ex VAT
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Product Summary

Bourton Cream Porcelain Paving Slabs are stone-effect outdoor garden tiles with a subtle light riven ripple textured surface that provides a wonderful natural stone like finish similar to limestone. The 1200 x 600 x 20 mm porcelain slabs are one of three available sizes:

The colouring is a warm, light creamy buff / ivory with a faint dappled clastic like pattern reminiscent of natural stone.

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Key features

  • Three Size Options - Bourton Cream Porcelain Paving is available in three formats (600 x 600 mm, 900 x 600 mm and 1200 x 600 mm).
  • Three Colour Options - As well as the light buff Bourton Cream, the three size Bourton Range also comes in two other colours; Bourton Steel in mid-grey and Bourton Anthracite in dark grey.
  • 1200 x 600 mm Slabs - The size of these slabs make them ideal for larger spaces where one wants the paving to have some wow factor and gravitas.
  • Stone-Effect Pattern - these slabs have a light riven ripple textured surface combined with a subtle dappled clastic patterning to give them the look and feel of natural stone.
  • R11 Anti-Slip Rated - These outdoor paving slabs have an R11 anti-slip finish, making them suitable for use in your garden.
  • Waterproof - These paving slabs are made from vitrified homogeneous porcelain, which is non-porous/waterproof, meaning they avoid all the pitfalls of porous paving materials.
  • Strong & Durable - Porcelain paving is the strongest paving material, and offers superior strength and durability over natural stone and concrete based paving.
  • Easy Maintenance - because porcelain paving in non-porous and very strong, it is stain-resistant, algae-resistant, frost-resistant, scratch-resistant and very easily to clean and maintain.
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Bourton Porcelain Paving Range

The Bourton Porcelain Paving range has been designed to provide a unified stone-effect colour-scheme/pattern, available in three complementary sizes. The 1200 x 600 mm, 900 x 600 mm and 600 x 600 mm slabs can be laid together (offering a more disrupted laying pattern with variable lengths) or individually as a single size paving installation.

Stone-Effect Finish & Patterns

Bourton Porcelain Paving has a subtle and light ripple-textured surface akin to the light riven finish one finds on natural limestone paving. This gives these slabs a beautiful tactile feel that wonderfully mimics natural stone and provides relief on the surface that catches the light, enhancing the stone-effect.

The design on these slabs also mimics natural stone, using light colour variation to appear like clastic structures found in many natural stones such as quartzite and limestone. There are also hints of bedding plane patterns and striations to enhance the natural geological appearance one sees in stone.

Size Formats

Bourton Porcelain Paving is available in three size options:

  • 1200 x 600 x 20 mm
  • 900 x 600 x 20 mm
  • 600 x 600 x 20 mm

1200 x 600 mm Porcelain Paving

The large format of these 1200 x 600 mm paving slabs means they are capable of dealing with larger outdoor spaces without getting lost in the landscape or appearing too busy or cluttered. Their size means your patio will have fewer jointing lines, so the appearance is sleeker and minimalist. This makes them perfect for modernist aesthetics.

Outdoor Garden Tiles

Porcelain paving is specifically designed for outdoor use and has an R11 anti-slip rating, meaning it generally has better slip-resistance than natural stone or concrete paving products. Porcelain paving is also waterproof and non-porous, so dirt, grime and stains cannot penetrate the paving and can be easily washed off. Likewise, moisture and chemical solutions cannot penetrate the material, so frost damage and chemical erosion within the structure of the material do not occur.

These porcelain slabs can be used for a range of garden hard landscaping applications, as paving, coping and seating:

Garden Patio / Terrace Paving - these slabs are ideal for patio paving and creating different paved terraces in gardens with elevation. For patios and terraces, a stretcher bond is typically used as the laying pattern with 2:3 ratio paving, such as 900 x 600 slabs.

Pathways / Stepping Stones - these slabs can be used for garden paths and to create stepping stones routes through the garden. Their size format means there may be more groundwork required to help them conform to the topography when creating a path, as they are a little bigger.

Steps - where you have changes in elevation, and you want to link your paved terraces/patios, then these slabs can be used to create your steps. You made need to cut them down depending on the depth of your treads.

Coping - these slabs can be laid on top of retaining walls, low walls, half-walls, parapets, dwarf walls, pony walls and knee walls as coping. This will often also create seating around the garden. In higher walls, consider a rebate or nook using a slab to create an alcove/recess seat.

Benefits of Porcelain Paving

Porcelain Paving has many advantages over standard natural quarried stones or concrete paving. These include the following:

  • Super strong & durable
  • Easy to clean
  • No need to seal
  • Easier maintenance
  • Frost resistant
  • Algae resistant
  • Non-Porous (Waterproof)
  • Better slip resistance
  • Scratch and abrasion-resistant
  • Consistent colouration
  • Fade-resistant

Porcelain Paving vs Natural Stone Paving

Porcelain paving ticks all the boxes. The material quality, improved performance characteristics, extended longevity, and lower maintenance/upkeep of porcelain paving significantly lowers lifetime-costs for any garden patio paving when compared to natural stone or concrete paving.

Porcelain will outlive all other types of stone, which will save you money in the long run; especially as typically, the slabs only account for 20-30% of the initial cost of laying a new patio installation. If kept well maintained, your porcelain patio will still look brand new in 10 years time.  You simply can’t put a price on slabs of this quality when looking at the long-term (10 years plus) solution for your garden. Because porcelain exterior tiles are vitrified (glass-like) and the material is a solid homogeneous slab, it is waterproof and impervious. This means that dirt and grime, algae and lichen cannot penetrate and get in the material of these paving slabs. This makes keeping them clean and maintaining them much easier. Simply brush off leaves and detritus and wash with warm soapy water.

 

 

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Laying Porcelain Slabs

Porcelain paving uses printed designs on the surface of the slab to create the patterns. Each pack will typically contain a variety of tile designs to ensure sufficient visual variation when you lay them. To ensure you do not lay matching patterns adjacent to one another and to ensure the blend/mix looks more varied, we advise inspecting the slabs prior to installation and determining your laying pattern. This ensures that the overall desired hue/pattern is achieved and evens out any slight colour discrepancies when laying more than one pack. Laying your patio one pallet at a time can lead to slight but visible colour banding.

Porcelain paving is non-porous and, therefore, requires a Slurry Primer to ensure it bonds properly with the bedding mortar. The priming slurry should be applied to the underside of each paving tile just prior to laying. Please refer to the laying instructions if in any doubt.

A flexible Jointing Grout should be used, and care must be taken not to let it dry on the surface of the tile. We recommend applying a protective sealant to your porcelain tiles to help prevent marking from grout residue (Porcelain Tile Protector).

To install and lay porcelain patio paving slabs, you'll need to do the following steps:

  1. Measure up and mark out your patio - ensure you calculate both 1) area in square metres (m2)  and 2) the fall (slope) required for drainage.
  2. Dig out the patio area to create the substrate (220 -230 mm depth).
  3. Lay the sub-base of MOT Type-1 hardcore (compacted & 150 mm depth).
  4. Coat the slabs' underside with priming slurry to ensure their bond. As porcelain is non-porous, priming slurry is essential to ensure you are able to successfully bond the slabs to the bedding mortar.
  5. Trowel-in and lay a bedding course of mortar mix (50 mm depth) immediately prior to laying each slab.
  6. Lay the paving slabs on to the mortar bed and tamp down. Ensure you leave the desired joint spacing between the slabs and the slabs are “level” to the fall.
  7. Leave to set for 24 hours, so the mortar mix can cure enough for you to walk on the slabs.
  8. Grout the joints between the paving (pointing) with exterior tile grout. We would advise using Pavestone Porcelain Tile Protector to make removing grout residue easier.

To calculate the areas of paving in square-metres (m2), the amount of sub-base hardcore or the amount of sand and cement you'll need for the mortar mix bedding course, please refer to our paving calculators.

Step-by-Step Patio Installation Guide

Please see our step-by-step installation guide, which includes videos for all the key steps - How to lay a patio.

If you require any additional information on laying our porcelain, please give us a call on 01993 608 824 and speak to our dedicated expert paving team.

 

Care & Maintenance

Because porcelain paving is non-porous, many of the issues that arise with concrete and natural stone paving, do not occur with porcelain outdoor tiles. Walked-on dirt and grime and washed-on soluble grime and dirt are almost guaranteed on every patio. With porcelain paving slabs, this dirt and grime is largely superficial and sitting on the surface, as it cannot penetrate the vitrified homogeneous porcelain tile. Therefore, most of this build up of grime can be dealt with by brushing down your porcelain patio with yard brush and warm soapy water, and rinsing off with a garden hose.

There will inevitably be windblown or falling detritus and organic material such as leaves, twigs, nuts, seeds and grass cuttings that come to settle on your patio. These can transfer a contact stain when they are wet/damp of natural tannin pigments (akin to a tea stain) that will leave brown marks on your slab. Obviously, the first solution is to regularly sweep off any organic material that settles on your porcelain patio. However, should the paving become stained with tannins, then Pavestone Porcelain Patio Cleaner is recommended to help remove these blemishes.

 

Specifications
  Full Pack - 1200 x 600 x 20 mm (32 Pieces) 1 x Sample (200 x 100 mm Slip) Mini Pack - 1200 x 600 x 20 mm (8 Pieces)
No. of Pieces 32 1 8
Pack Coverage (m²) 23.04 0.02 5.76
Range Classic Porcelain Paving Classic Porcelain
Prod Type Porcelain Paving Slabs Sample Porcelain Paving Slabs
Material Porcelain Porcelain Porcelain
Finish Light Riven Light Textured Light Riven
Finish (Edge) Sawn / Straight Sawn / Straight Sawn / Straight
Colour Light Golden Light Golden Light Golden
Colour Group Buff Buff Buff
Dimension (W) 1200 200 1200
Dimension (H) 600 100 600
Dimension (D) 20 20
Interior / Exterior Exterior Exterior Exterior
Pack Contents 1200 x 600 x 20 Sample M/PACK Single Size
Pack Sold As Single Size Pack Sample Mini Pack
Pack Description

1200 x 600 mm Qty 32

1 x sample

1200 x 600 mm Qty 8

Pieces Description Paving Slabs sample Paving Slabs

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