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How Much Do Porcelain Outdoor Pavers Cost? Unveiling the Price Tag for Your Dream Patio

16/01/2024 - News

Porcelain outdoor pavers are gaining traction as the go-to-choice for patios, walkways, and pool decks. They boast stunning aesthetics, unmatched durability, and minimal maintenance, making them a truly tempting investment. But before you dive headfirst into this sleek upgrade, there's one crucial question to address. How much will it actually cost?

Fret not, patio enthusiast! This blog is your one-stop guide to deciphering the porcelain paver price puzzle. We'll peel back the layers, revealing the factors that influence cost and equipping you with realistic expectations.

porcelain pavers in contrasting coloured installed on the John Lewis roof garden in Southampton

The John Lewis Roof Garden in Southampton sporting contrasting coloured porcelain pavers

The Paver Price Spectrum

Prices for porcelain outdoor pavers will vary from supplier to supplier and you can expect to pay extra for delivery and installation. Talk to your garden designer and landscaper, explain your budget and ask them to help you source products within your price range.

The beauty of porcelain pavers lies in their diverse palette. But just like a rainbow, prices vary across the spectrum. Here's a breakdown.

  • Budget Friendly: These pavers offer basic designs and smaller sizes. Think timeless neutrals and functional textures.
  • Mid-Range: This sweet spot unlocks a wider range of colours, patterns and larger tile sizes. Think wood-grain effects and subtle marble veining.
  • Premium Luxury: Stepping into the realm of opulence, these pavers command a premium price. Prepare for inricate, lifelike stone simulations, oversized slabs, and even profiled edges for added elegance.
Discover the range of porcelain pavers at Arbour Landscape Solutions and order samples online.


Jura Grey Porcelain Paving in a modern garden with sunken firepit
Porcelain paving used in a wonderful garden with a sunken firepit. We loce the contrasting border of limestone setts.

Beyond The Tile

While the pavers themselves are a significant chunk of the budget, remember, they're not the only players on the field. Additional cost factors include:
  • Grout And Adhesives: Consider colour-matched options for a seamless look.
  • Sub-base Preparation: This ensures a stable foundation, especially for uneven or soft ground.
  • Edge Restraints: For a neat and stylish finish.
  • Labour: Correct installation is crucial and professional pavers quote according to factors such as access, slopes and difficulty of installation. Please don't make price your number one criteria when choosing a landscaper. This article from the APL offers sensible advice on avoiding rogue traders.

The Bottom Line

Porcelain outdoor pavers offer a high-value upgrade and their cost reflects their exceptional durability and beauty. By understanding the factors that influence price and employing smart strategies, you can transform your outdoor space without breaking the bank.

Remember, a well planned and researched porcelain paver patio is an investment that will beautify your home and endure for years to come. So, get inspired, do your calculations, and pave the way for your dream outdoor oasis.

View the Arbour Landscape Solutions range of porcelain outdoor pavers and steps here

You may also want to consider natural stone paving. It has a lot of good points, including the fact that it can be reclaimed and re-used. (Porcelain paving is not usually recyclable)

The Landscape Library offers a very helpful industry pricing guide for all kinds of landscaping surfaces. Take a look here.