Porcelain Pavers

Stain resistant, scratch resistant, frost resistant, fireproof.

Elevate your on-grade paved surfaces and rooftop decks from ordinary to inspirational with structural porcelain pavers. With an exceptional choice of rich, deep colors, sparkling highlights, subtle shading, distinctive features and textures, coupled with outstanding stain resistance, frost resistance and scratch resistance, Architrex porcelain pavers provide more choice, more style, more elegance for any exterior paving or raised roof deck project. Just 3/4″ thick and only 9lb/sq.ft., these dense, load bearing pavers can support up to 2000lb, weigh much less than concrete pavers and are easier to transport, deliver to site and install.

What Makes our Porcelain Pavers a Better Choice

Combing outstanding technical characteristics with very low maintenance, Architrex porcelain pavers offer a great alternative to more traditional paving and exterior flooring products including concrete, stone and wood.

Unlike most other paving materials including concrete, natural stone and wood, both the surface and body of porcelain pavers are non porous, so liquids, oils or chemical spills can’t penetrate. You can simply wipe or wash off any spills. Porcelain pavers are even resistant to weak acids and bases.
Porcelain is an extremely hard and dense material which resists scratching and marking by most objects. The deck pavers can thus be used in areas subject to high foot traffic such as plaza decks, patio decks and where tables and chairs are in regular use, such as outdoor bars and restaurants.
Since water cannot penetrate the interior of porcelain pavers, unlike more porous materials such as natural stone and concrete, they don’t suffer freeze/thaw cracking in sub zero conditions, making them suitable even for the most severe climatic locations.
Because of the the non-porous surface of porcelain pavers, growth of mold and mildew is inhibited and if any mold should develop, it can be easily washed off with water.
The lightly textured surface, coupled with ultra-low porosity that enables quick water run off, means that outdoor porcelain pavers will meet most slip resistant requirements for both home and commercial use.
Since pigmentation is effectively baked into the pavers at temperatures above 1200°C, porcelain pavers will not suffer from fading in direct sunlight.
Porcelain outdoor pavers don’t need applications of sealers or protective coatings nor any fixed schedule maintenance programs. Washing with water and maybe a stiff broom from time to time to remove dirt and organic matter (grass, soil, leaves etc.) is all that’s normally required to keep pavers in top condition.
Unlike wood planks or structural wood tiles, porcelain outdoor tiles are completely fireproof, so can be used where strict fire regulations apply, such as on rooftops in densely populated urban regions.
Due to modern manufacturing methods and digital printing techniques, porcelain outdoor tiles can be produced in an outstanding range of colors and styles, including colors that are virtually indistinguishable from natural stone, but with the added advantages of much superior stain resistance and freeze/thaw cracking resistance.
Structural porcelain pavers are much thicker, harder, stronger, and denser than typical outdoor floor tiles of ceramic material so can be used as floating deck tiles with adjustable height pedestal systems for constructing raised outdoor flooring for flat roof decks and terraces, eliminating the need for more expensive grating or grid support structures.
For the equivalent strength characteristics, porcelain pavers are lighter (only 9 lbs per sq ft) than both concrete paving slabs and paving stones, so are easier and less expensive to transport and move to the job site. When used for elevated paving, porcelain pavers are much easier to lift up than pedestal supported concrete pavers should there be a need to inspect or service any installed wiring or pipework under the pavers.

Install Options

Commercial or residential, on-grade or elevated, plazas, patios, parklets, courtyards, rooftops, balconies and roof terraces, porcelain pavers combine outstanding visual appearance with exceptional versatility. On adjustable height pedestals or steel rails for elevated roof decks, over compacted sand or gravel for broad area landscaping, or set in mortar for driveways and other heavy duty applications, porcelain pavers bring style and elegance to all exterior paving and elevated deck projects.

And now you can combine with our range of modular planters featuring side panels of porcelain pavers for a fully integrated landscape theme.

 

Colors

Architrex porcelain pavers take inspiration from natural materials with their rich, contrasting layers of color, distinctive grain patterns, variable textures, highlights and contrasts, subtle texturing, sparkling highlights and tonal variation, impossible to achieve in any concrete paver. Whether you’re seeking a wood look, stone look, rustic style, modern urban or even a cement like finish, you’re sure to find a color and style that will accomplish your vision.

Go to our Colors & Styles page to see our full range of stocked colors. Small samples can be ordered from this page by clicking on the color you like to bring up the Product Detail page, then clicking the Add Sample to Cart button at the bottom of the page.

Sizes

All Architrex porcelain pavers are ¾” thick with rectified edges for precise dimensions.
While the majority of our porcelain pavers are 24″ x 24″ (nom.) square, we also supply selected colors in larger rectangular dimensions including 48″ x 24″, 48″ x 16″ and 36” x 18” (nom.) to help you personalize your new surface. A chart showing sizes of all Architrex pavers can be downloaded here.

For a plank look similar to conventional wood decks, we now supply a range of 8” and 12″ wide plank style porcelain pavers which gives you the option of creating a wood look surface but without the maintenance and fire risk issues of a natural wood deck. Our plank style pavers are available in 94” x 12”, 48” x 12” and 48” x 8”.

Go to our Colors & Styles page and use the Product Sizes drop down to see the sizes available in each color/style.

With most pavers, it may also be possible to supply matching interior tiles for patio designs where a seamless transition from indoors to outdoors is required. Shapes such as bullnose, ‘L’ shaped stair profiles and pool edge accessories are also available on special order. Call us for more information.