Why Are Porcelain Paving Tiles So Popular With Contractors?

Whether renovating a backyard patio or constructing a major corporate campus, contractors consistently choose porcelain deck pavers for their hardscaping needs. Why? 

Combined with our adjustable pedestals that make installation a breeze, porcelain pavers are one of the most durable and high-quality paving materials on the market. On top of that, they come in a diverse range of hundreds of colors and finishes that make them suitable for any landscape design. 

Whether you’re a homeowner seeking nothing less than the best or a contractor scoping out the premier finishes in the industry, here are just a few reasons contractors love Tile Tech porcelain deck pavers.

1. Resistant to Freeze-Thaw Cracking

Whether you live in the middle of the desert or experience severe winter blizzards, porcelain paving tiles can handle it all. That’s one reason why they’re beloved by contractors who need to ensure they’re providing clients with high-quality results.

Extreme temperature changes in the summer and winter can cause concrete, asphalt, or porous natural stone to crack over time as the ground contracts and expands, freezing and thawing. Porcelain pavers, by contrast, are durable and nonporous, and they’re installed with a flexible adjustable pedestal system that makes them immune from this same surface stress and cracking.

When your property does freeze over in the winter, not only do you not have to worry about the pavers cracking, but you can also easily eliminate the snow with Tile Tech’s compatible snow melt paver trays. By installing these paver trays underneath your porcelain pavers, you can melt away any snow and ice and enjoy your outdoor area year-round.

2. Slip Resistant

One of the biggest benefits of porcelain outdoor tiles is their slip resistance. Thanks to their slightly textured surface, porcelain deck pavers are slip-resistant compared to other hardscaping materials. 

In fact, in a pendulum test, which mimics the way a heel would make contact with the floor, Tile Tech’s porcelain pavers far exceeded the recommended result in every test performed. Whether used for pool deck tiles or exposed to heavy rainfall, porcelain pavers will remain less slippery than other comparable materials, making your paver deck safer for guests and family members. 

3. Heat & UV Resistant

For contractors whose clients live and work in a sunny climate, porcelain pavers are the ideal solution, thanks to their fade resistance. While other materials such as concrete can begin to show signs of discoloration after exposure to UV rays, porcelain deck pavers will resist fading for years to come and retain their original coloring.

They’re also resistant to heat and remain cooler to the touch compared to natural stone deck tiles. Tile Tech’s Cool Roof pavers especially remain cool and comfortable even during the height of summer thanks to their ultra-white, raw materials and high SRI value of 78. They’re especially incredible when used on rooftops, as their heat-reflective properties reduce heat transferred to the building below, thereby reducing the need for air conditioning, cutting your utility bills down, and making your project more eco-friendly.

4. Stain Resistant

Porcelain pavers are favored for both residential and commercial applications because of their incredible stain resistance. Porcelain pavers’ nonporous nature means they are stain-resistant and never need to be sealed, requiring minimal maintenance to stay pristine.

5. Low Maintenance

Contractors can trust porcelain paving tiles for projects of any size, scope, and function because they know porcelain pavers are one of the lowest-maintenance hardscaping options on the market. They boast resistance to stains, scratches, chips, discoloration, freeze-thaw cracking, fire, and more. They also never need to be sealed or re-sealed, unlike natural stone deck tiles, since they’re manufactured to be nonporous and are virtually impenetrable.

Cleaning porcelain deck pavers is also incredibly quick and easy. Simply wipe them down with water and a mild detergent to keep your pavers clean, and they’ll last you for years to come while remaining colorfast, stain-free, and always beautiful. In the case that a paver does become stained or damaged, our adjustable pedestal system makes it easy to repair or replace a single tile at a low cost and in a matter of minutes.

If you’re a contractor searching for the perfect interlocking pavers for your next residential or commercial project, Tile Tech has a vast selection of products that are guaranteed to suit your every need. From porcelain pavers to wood deck tiles and from driveways to pool decks, you can find what inspires you at Tile Tech. Give us a call today at 888-380-5575 or contact us online to speak to a team member about our available inventory. We’d be happy to provide you with a free catalog, product sample, or quote for your next project.