Are you searching options for garden patios in Ashford? Are you planning a full garden design project in Maidstone or Tonbridge? As a time-served landscaping and paving company, Kent Best Landscapers covers all your garden transformation needs. This includes specialist expertise in porcelain paving. With a seemingly endless list of benefits, this paving option continues to rise in popularity, and it’s easy to see why.
Porcelain pavers provide an elegant surface for gardens of any kind. With an array of patterns, colours and finishes available, they also offer great flexibility. This ensures you receive a stunning installation that perfectly suits your design aspirations.
Based in Maidstone, Kent Best Landscapers covers locations across the county. From family homes in Ashford and Tonbridge to large properties in rural Kent, our paving company has a proven track record for delivering landscaping and garden design projects of unmatched quality.
To take the first step toward your own stunning, durable, water-resistant and non-slip paving installation, please contact us.
Put simply, this landscaping product is a form of vitrified paving. This means that it undergoes baking at incredibly high temperatures. Porcelain pavers consist of naturally occurring materials. While the specific ingredients used may differ between manufacturers, they usually include premium fine clays, pure quartzitic sand, feldspar (a granitic mineral) and Kaolin (known in the UK as China Clay).
These materials undergo a mixing and grinding process with water to create a slurry that has no grittiness. The manufacturer then reduces the moisture level to around 6%.
After another mixing process, the blended powder is pressed into moulds and compacted, closing internal voids and air pockets. These moulds create smooth finishes with no surface relief as well as profiled surfaces and specific textures. Our paving company supplies options of every kind.
A further drying process reduces the moisture content to just 1 to 1.5%. To suit a range of garden design and landscaping projects, be they in Ashford, Maidstone, Tonbridge or any other location, the slab undergoes a range of pressing, printing and pre-treatment processes. This creates the appearance of other materials, for example, marble, travertine or even timber.
The resulting slab then passes slowly through a specially designed kiln. This machine stretches as long as 100 metres and reaches temperatures between 1,200֯C and 1,400֯C. To ensure superior quality, the cooling stage is equally as meticulous as the heating.
This manufacturing process creates the various porcelain products that we supply and install. Our range includes:
Luxury Italian Porcelain
Premium Italian Porcelain
Large Format Porcelain
600mm x 900mm Porcelain
Porcelain pavers are a landscaping product of unrivalled quality, not only in aesthetic appeal but resilience too. When you choose our paving company for your garden design project in Kent, we lay porcelain pavers that deliver multiple benefits, including:
The slabs are dense, solid and resistant to water
Low porosity makes them ideal in damp or wet areas
They create a stain- and scratch-resistant surface
Due to low water-absorption, the pavers are non-slip
Highly resistant to severe weather changes
Outstanding performance in heat, cold and frost
Impervious to fading – original colour stays true
Porcelain paving is incredibly robust
Easy to clean and generally low maintenance
With the perfect blend of style, elegance and durability, porcelain paving offers a unique opportunity for a statement installation that doesn’t compromise on performance.
With the ability to handle the significant wear and tear of high traffic areas, this landscaping material ticks every box for garden patios and pathways in Ashford, Maidstone, Tonbridge and the wider Kent area.
Kent Best Landscapers also provides a full range of other paving options.