What is Wood Effect Porcelain Paving?

March 2022
Aaron Wilkinson

In the last few years, one of the hottest trends in the garden landscaping and home improvement scene has been porcelain paving.  Being almost entirely non-porous (doesn’t absorb moisture) means it is doesn’t stain or fade, so it is incredibly low maintenance when compared to other types of paving such as traditional concrete paving and natural stone paving.  As well as this, the colours and finishes available are virtually endless!  At Ovaeda, we have categorised our range into three subranges to help the customer to choose, take a look here https://ovaeda.com/collections/porcelain-paving-slabs  One of the newer innovations in the porcelain market is Wood Effect Porcelain Paving.  We often get customers asking us to explain what this is, I guess if you are new to porcelain in general then it might be confusing as to whether this is a tile product or a timber product!

Wood Affect Porcelain Paving is similar to other types of porcelain paving in that it is normally 20mm thick and is made of exactly the same material as more regular Concrete Finish or Stone Effect porcelain paving.  The difference is in the surface texture, in the manufacturing process an incredibly realistic Wood Effect texture is ‘printed’ onto the tile, giving the product a warm and traditional wood look, but with all the low maintenance benefits associated with Porcelain paving.

There is a huge range of great products available on the market, some of the original woodgrain porcelain paving on the market is only available as 60x60cm square tiles, which has that nice timber finish, but in our humble opinion a wood effect product should resemble a plank shape, so our Wood Effect Porcelain tiles come in a lovely 30x120cm size.  As with all 2cm thick porcelain, our porcelain tiles can be either installed with the conventional mortar bedding method, or onto one of our sturdy subframe systems which allows drainage through the tile gaps and also you can run services underneath.  Take a look…  https://ovaeda.com/pages/porcelain-paving-subframes-pedestals

So, if you’re looking for a stunning finish to your new outdoor space have a look online at what is available, as always be careful about the quality of the some of the very cheapest products.  We’d love you to have a look at our beautiful range too😊… https://ovaeda.com/collections/porcelain-paving-slabs/wood-effect-porcelain-paving

Please do get in touch with our friendly team if you have any questions https://ovaeda.com/pages/contact