Upgrade Your Deck to a Porcelain Deck!
Don’t just settle for wood or composite. Now you can have the deck you’ve been dreaming of. Porcelain Decks deliver unmatched performance and provide endless design options.
Employing the same cutting-edge engineering techniques found in the automotive industry, the base of Porcelain Decks are better able to resist movement and heaving, while opening a whole new world of design options. Utilizing a variety of options suitable for installation over frost footings or deck pads, Porcelain Decks can help you create a beautiful outdoor living space that will last a lifetime.
- Incredible Performance – Porcelain Decks are ideal for both residential and commercial applications. With the right structure underneath, they are able to resist the heaving and movement caused by frost. Maintenance-free, Porcelain Decks are not vulnerable to moisture and rot like traditional wood decks, and can resist insects, fire and weather damage.
- Unlimited Design Options – Once your base is installed, you can choose any design you want. Go upscale with a natural stone style or even a realistic wood look. Not just for decks, Porcelain Decking systems work well on balconies, around the pool or fire pit, or any outdoor living space you can dream up. The sky’s the limit.
- Less Labour, Less Time, Less Money – Maximizing efficiency and easy to install, your Porcelain Deck can be completed quickly, with minimal equipment. Priced comparably to wood or composite, you will also save on maintenance while adding to the value and enjoyment of your home. You will spend more time relaxing on your deck, not maintaining it.
Have the beautiful maintenance-free deck you’ve been dreaming of and upgrade to a Porcelain Deck!
Outdoor porcelain tiles offer a variety of slip-resistant properties that will have you upgrading your outdoor living space without fear of slips or falls. Porcelain is less porous than natural stone and absorbs less moisture than other hardscaping surface materials. The anti-slip and moisture resistant properties of porcelain tiles ensure a maximum level of safety in areas prone to wet conditions. The patterns printed on outdoor porcelain tiles add moderate texture to the tile surface and increase slip resistance. The surface texture largely determines the slipperiness of porcelain. Some porcelain tiles also have an anti-slip coating for additional peace of mind.
While no tile or other outdoor flooring can be entirely “slip-proof,” there are industry standards and tests that determine the slip resistance of tiles. The DCOF (Dynamic Coefficient of Friction value) is the industry standard, setting the minimum standard for exterior floor tile at ≥ .60 DCOF, whether for use on walkways or around a pool. Landmark Ceramics offers outdoor porcelain tiles rated as high as ≥ 0.70 (Grip Finish) for outdoor residential and commercial spaces and indoor installation wherever the highest anti-slip performances are required.
Porcelain tiles are a long-term investment that requires no eventual replacement. Often porcelain tiles are produced with recycled materials too. They require no adhesives and their dry installation also significantly reduces the creation of dust and pollutants in the environment. Kronos Porcelain Pavers & Tiles are composed of 60% to 70% recycled material. The manufacturer’s philosophy is to minimize environmental impact during construction projects by reducing or eliminating the use of adhesives and setting materials, reducing or eliminating the use of water, and eliminating any waste resulting from the production cycle.
Porcelain tile, made of natural ingredients such as clays, quartz, and feldspar, and fired to 2500 degrees Fahrenheit, is 100% plastic-free. This makes it one of the most environmentally friendly flooring options available. Besides being 100% recyclable, porcelain’s durability means it does not require repeated replacement, unlike other materials.
Porcelain tile is fired at 2500 degrees, allowing it to resist sunlight and UV rays and the damage they cause. All porcelain tiles have less than 0.5 percent water absorption rate, making them stain and weather-resistant. Because they absorb almost no water, porcelain tiles won’t crack in freezing temperatures like other materials. Durability and strength are two of the key reasons designers recommend installing porcelain tiles in outdoor spaces. Impervious to the elements, porcelain tiles will not crack or break in the winter or break down in the sun. They also offer a high weight-bearing capability, making them suitable for a variety of projects, including driveways.