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Product Summary

Dolomite Slate Plaving - This dark grey Italian porcelain paving slab with black & blue highlights has a realistic & natural looking surface with straight contemporary sawn edges.

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Key features

  • Indoor Outdoor Living - walk from your kitchen or living room directly on to your terrace or patio as a seamless single floor/paving area
  • Style - stone-effect large format 1000mm x 500mm porcelain paving tiles with a straight edge
  • Durable - robust, durable, vitrified technology. Frost resistant, fade-resistant, stain-resistant, scratch & abrasion 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 tiles are easy to clean, resistant to frost damage and resistant to staining
  • Slip-resistant - porcelain patio tiles have slip-resistant characteristics as they don't absorb water
  • Weather-proof - 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
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Dolomite Paving Slabs

The Dolomite range is a very popular porcelain paving slab collection from Pavestone UK, a market leader in vitrified, high-end porcelain tiles. The Dolomite range presents luxurious tiles with superior performance, yet positioned at an affordable price for the homeowner seeking to achieve their dream patio.

Ideal for indoor and outdoor living with tiles in both 20mm (exterior) and 10mm (interior) formats, you can walk from your kitchen or living room directly on to your terrace or patio as a seamless single floor/paving area. There are eight contemporary & strong stone colours and textures to choose from that have been inspired by some of the world’s finest examples of natural stone. A wide variety of face textures ensure a totally natural appearance. The slabs are in a large format - 1000mm x 500mm tiles with straight edges - and will elevate the appearance of your garden space. 

The Dolomite Range of porcelain features 8 different colours and all available to buy from Paving Direct:

Coverage

42 Tiles per pallet (pack)

Coverage approximately 21m²

2 tiles cover 1 m² (Plus a few mm for joint)

Vitrified Slabs (Non-porous)

The Dolomite Range of Porcelain is manufactured to the highest of quality from one of the finest Italian factories. Utilising pure kaolin clays and minerals, these are then fired at 1200 degrees Celsius. This elevates the slab into a different tier of paving, as the slab is now harder, more durable and now has an extremely low water absorption rate, outperforming natural stone. The Dolomite tiles are 99.5% non-porous which offers so many advantages over natural stone and concrete.

R11 Anti-slip Finish

The Dolomite tiles have R11 anti-slip rating. R11 rated paving is considered to be safe for both wet and dry conditions. This product is suited to all outdoor areas, including patios, terraces, steps and balconies. They are also suitable for indoor areas surrounding swimming pools where anti-slip performance is desired.

R11 rated paving is perfect for elderly people or anyone with children, with the anti-slip rating performance providing better safety than concrete & natural stone in similar conditions.

Resistance & Performance

Dolomite porcelain paving is not affected by seasonal weather changes, offering waterproof and frost-resistant performance. Unlike some stone and concrete slabs that can be affected by freeze-thaw damage/erosion, the Dolomite tiles' vitrified surface and impermeability mean water and damp cannot penetrate the slabs. As water and moisture do not enter the slab, the damaging expanding and contracting freeze-thaw process does not occur.

Key Performances:

  • Low Maintenance
  • Robust & Durable
  • Anti Slip
  • Frost resistant
  • Colour maintaining
  • Resistant to Acids & Alkali chemicals such as fertiliser and lawn treatments
  • Moss & Algae resistant
     

Colour Preservation

Dolomite porcelain paving will not experience colour fading. Blacks will stay black and not turn to grey, light colours will stay as light colours and will not turn grey/brown. In summary, they will stay looking aesthetically as laid for many years.

Hard-Wearing and Robust

High-performance porcelain paving is incredibly durable and hard-wearing. As well as being weatherproof and frost-resistant, its vitrified surface also means it is resistant to moss, algae and other organic matter. The same goes for other common chemicals that can blemish paving. Dolomite paving is resistant to acid and alkaline from fertilisers and lawn treatments. The hardness and cohesion of this porcelain paving also mean it is abrasion and scratch-resistant too. This all-round toughness and durability means your patio or terrace is going to maintain its appearance and condition for many years.

Low Maintenance

One of the big advantages of high-performance porcelain paving is that it is very easy to maintain. Simply wash once every six months with warm soapy water. That is pretty much it!

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 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 42 Pieces (1000 x 500 x 20 mm) Mini Pack 10 Pieces (1000 x 500 x 20 mm)
No. of Pieces 1 42 10
Pack Coverage (m²) 0.02 21 5
Range Paving Dolomite Range Dolomite 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 Charcoal Charcoal Charcoal
Colour Group Black Black Black
Dimension (W) 200 1000 1000
Dimension (H) 100 500 500
Interior / Exterior Exterior Exterior Exterior
Pack Contents Sample 1000 x 500 x 20 M/PACK
Pack Sold As Sample Single Size Pack Mini Pack
Pack Description

1 x sample

1000 x 500 Qty 42

1000 x 500 Qty 10

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

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