Porcelain Tile

Long used for interior applications, porcelain tile has recently become a viable option for outdoor (hardscaping) projects.  Similar to ceramic tile, porcelain tile is stronger due to the use of finer, denser grade clay and longer cooking time at higher temperatures.  The most attractive characteristics of this material include resistance to staining (driven by very low moisture absorption rates) and being color fast, i.e., no fading.

Porcelain tile is generally manufactured in southern Europe and imported.  Most major concrete paver manufacturers import a line of porcelain tile.  Best known is the Mirage line from Belgard.  Both EP Henry and Techo-Bloc, also offer porcelain tile lines. 

At Woodward Landscape Supply, you can see porcelain tile installed in our outdoor Belgard display; and we have sample boards from EP Henry.