If you're like most homeowners, you take pride in your home and work hard to keep it looking its best. Your patio is one of the main areas your guests will be when visiting your home, so it's important to make sure it exceeds their expectations. If you have a concrete patio, you may be thinking it's good enough. After all, concrete is durable and low-maintenance, right? Wrong. Not only that but years of wear and tear can degrade its overall appearance, leaving you with an ugly patio that might just deter your guests from enjoying your outdoor space.
If you’ve been considering upgrading your patio, now is the time to make the switch to porcelain pavers. When compared against traditional concrete porcelain pavers, concrete offers a wealth of benefits for patios and other outdoor areas of your home, such as:
Porcelain Is More Aesthetically Pleasing
Let's face it: concrete is drab. It doesn't add anything in terms of beauty or curb appeal to your home. Concrete comes in a standard gray color with little to no pattern.
Porcelain, on the other hand, comes in a variety of colors and styles. Due to its construction and composition, porcelain can be made to appear as any natural stone or wood panel. Whether you want a traditional look or something more modern, porcelain can give your patio the facelift it needs.
Porcelain Is Easier To Clean And Maintain
There's no denying that concrete is a tough material. But that doesn't mean it's easy to keep clean. Stains are difficult to remove, and if you're not careful, mold and mildew can start to grow. Additionally, it's far more porous than other materials, meaning that rainwater and snow can seep through, forming cracks that ultimately lead to chipping and shattering.
Porcelain pavers are much easier to clean and maintain. They’re remarkably dense, ensuring no cracking or damage due to frost or water damage. Plus, it's resistant to staining, so you don't have to worry about spills ruining your patio.
Porcelain Is More Durable Than Concrete
Concrete is strong, but it's not indestructible. Over time, it can crack or chip due to weathering or wear and tear. Porcelain is much more durable than concrete, so you won't have to worry about replacing your patio anytime soon. All patio porcelain pavers created by Hardscape.com are created in a kiln fire between 1,200-1,500 degrees Fahrenheit—producing a finished product that is remarkably dense and capable of supporting significant weight.
If you're thinking about upgrading your patio from concrete to a porcelain paver patio, Hardscape.com has you covered. To get started, view our list of available porcelain paver options today!