Single Size Pack (595 x 595 x 20 mm) 72 Pieces

25.48m2 / 72 Porcelain Slabs
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Mini Pack (595 x 595 x 20 mm) 18 Pieces

6.37m2 / 18 Porcelain Slabs
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1 x Sample (200 x 100 mm Slip)

0.02m2 / 1 sample
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Product Summary

Calibra Linen porcelain paving slabs are a 595 x 595 x 20 mm exterior paving slab in a creamy beige neutral tone that offers your patio warmth and subtle elegance. The pattern of this man-made porcelain slab incorporates many of the elements one sees in honed natural stone - cloudy-nebulous shapes, small mottled dots and clasts, subtle striation and fissure lines. Calibra Linen offers all the aesthetic beauty of honed French limestone or a creamy quartz, combined with the improved performance characteristics offered by porcelain paving.

 

 

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Key features

  • Stone-effect - Stylish and subtle stone-effect pattern 595 x 595 x 20 mm format porcelain patio paving slabs with a straight edge
  • Durable - robust, durable, vitrified technologyporcelain paving is very hard, strong, abrasion and erosion resistant
  • Low maintenance - Once a year 1) sweep 2) apply soapy water 3) scrub the tiles 4) leave to dryit's that easy
  • Non-porous - the vitrified slab are impermeable and are easy to clean, resistant to frost damage and resistant to staining
  • Slip-resistant - porcelain patio slabs have high slip-resistant rating (typically better than stone or concrete) and don't absorb water either (a cause of frost/algae and other slip hazards)
  • Weatherproof - resistant to extreme heat, frost and raincommon causes of damage to standard paving
  • Keeps its colour - Unlike concrete and natural stone, porcelain is not affected (bleached) by sunlightso will not fade/weather over time
Product details

Calibra Porcelain Patio Paving

The Pavestone Calibra Range is designed to offer graceful and exquisite stone-effect patterns in an airy and subtle manner, that elegantly provide a beautiful backdrop to your patio. Whilst visually they ostensible seem smooth, with a fine honed surface, they do in-fact have a surface finish that is coarser than it appears, offering excellent outdoor performance and anti-slip grip (superior to stone or concrete performance).

Finish & Pattern

The Calibra Range is available in three options of colour/pattern:

  • Chalkboard (a dark grey stone-effect pattern representative of hone slate or a smokey patterned quartzite)
  • Linen (a cream / light beige pattern akin to honed French limestone or a creamy smokey patterned quartz)
  • Silver Grey(a light grey stone-effect pattern akin to honed limestone or a smokey patterned quartz)

Slip-Resistant Exterior Paving

The Calibra range of porcelain patio slabs is an exterior paving product designed specially for outdoor use. This means these slabs have exceptional anti-slip performance and offer better slip-resistance than natural stone and concrete paving. In addition, because porcelain paving is inherently non-porous, moisture and damp do not get into the slabs. This means elements that can increase the chance of slips (frost, ice, algae, moss and other organism) are typically absent. This makes exterior porcelain paving one of the safest forms of paving available, offering superior slip-resistance performance over traditional materials.

Paving Format

Calibra Porcelain Paving is available in the smaller 600 x 600 mm format in single size packs and mini packs. These porcelain slabs have a depth of 20 mm. They are available as single size packs, and in a smaller mini pack format to allow you to achieve your desired patio coverage.

  • 595 x 595 x 20 mm

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 price of porcelain compared to natural stone and concrete initially puts customers off. However, you are paying for the quality, performance characteristics and longevity of your garden and lower lifetime-costs.

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.

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
  1 x Sample (200 x 100 mm Slip) Single Size Pack (595 x 595 x 20 mm) 72 Pieces Mini Pack (595 x 595 x 20 mm) 18 Pieces
No. of Pieces 1 72 18
Pack Coverage (m²) 0.02 25.48 6.37
Range Paving Calibra Range Calibra Range
Prod Type Sample Porcelain Paving Slabs Porcelain Paving Slabs
Material Porcelain Porcelain Porcelain
Finish Light Textured Light Textured Light Textured
Finish (Edge) Sawn / Straight Sawn / Straight Sawn / Straight
Colour Light Golden Light Golden Light Golden
Colour Group Buff Buff Buff
Dimension (W) 200 595 595
Dimension (H) 100 595 595
Interior / Exterior Exterior Exterior Exterior
Pack Contents Sample 595 x 595 M/PACK Single Size
Pack Sold As Sample Single Size Pack Mini Pack
Pack Description

1 x sample

595 x 595 Qty 72

595 x 595 Qty 18

Pieces Description sample Porcelain Slabs Porcelain Slabs
Dimension (D) 20 20

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