Vitripiazza: Paving For All Seasons
This article was first published on Natural Paving
We are pleased to launch our new vitrified high-end Italian porcelain paving product, the latest addition to our extensive portfolio of quality paving.
Aimed at the design-focused homeowner who demands a quality product at an affordable price, Vitripiazza is highly durable, resistant to attack from moss, mould, salt and pesticides, is frost-proof, easy to clean and virtually non-absorbent (<0.1%). Manufactured in nine colours across three ranges – Di Pietra (a contemporary range with a random, natural stone finish); Oceano (characterised by a random shale and fossil trace pattern) and Sabbia (a natural stone travertine finish) – Vitripiazza is perfect for even the most discerning customer looking for the broadest possible choice. All are available in two thicknesses: a more textured 20mm thick exterior flagstone and a 10mm slightly smoother sister indoor product, making it simple for customers to create a seamless transition from home to garden.
Malcolm Gough, Group Sales and Marketing Director commented “We are responding to customer feedback demonstrating frustration at not being able to find a high-end Italian product that looks good in all weathers and is capable of bringing the outside in. Vitripiazza is not only of the highest possible quality Italian porcelain available anywhere in the world but has unparalleled durability and complementary indoor-outdoor ranges. Our external porcelain reflects a truly natural stone finish and is the best that we have seen on the market today.”
Natural Paving Products is the first to offer a vitrified porcelain project pack containing a mixture of various sized flagstones commonly used to create random patterns as well as the UK’s first vitrified porcelain circle kit. For smaller, bespoke projects Premium Select pack size options are readily available and accessories to complete the desired look include steps, pieces for swimming pools and edging.
Being a non porus material, a porcelain flagstone needs adhering to the mortar bed, and therefore as part of the product range, we have developed the Pavetuf Priming Slurry, specifically formulated to provide an exceptional bond between a new mortar base and all types of stone and porcelain paving. We also offer two jointing products, that we recommend for use with porcelain paving. The Pavetuf Jointing Mortar is available in a gun metal grey or silver grey and is a cementitious fine slurry in product. Alternatively the Pavetuf Jointing Compound is available in black, buff and grey and is an all-weather, easy to use, resin based compound. Both the mortar and the compound can joint widths as small as 3mm.