Porcelain tiles are a fantastic flooring option for homeowners due to their incredible resilience and hard-wearing properties. Manufactured with different materials to regular ceramic tiles such as sand and feldspar, porcelain products are a far denser, stronger material that absorbs less moisture. This offers a stylish flooring product that not only resists stains, fades and scratches but is also far easier to maintain, meaning more time can be spent enjoying and showing off your floor rather than cleaning it.

However, despite less effort required to maintain porcelain paving, there are still a few important things you need to remember to ensure your porcelain paving is cleaned in the correct way. Here we take a look at five things you should know to clean your porcelain paving. 

How to Clean Porcelain Paving

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Sweep/Vacuum Dust & Dirt Away 

When first attempting to clean your porcelain paving, you should aim to remove any dust or dirt that may have gathered. You can do this easily by using a vacuum cleaner or by simply sweeping it up. A dry mop is a perfect thing to use to sweep up rather than a broom as this will provide a far better day-to-day protection for the surface of the tile.


Stay Clear of Chemical Cleaners Containing Ammonia, Bleach or Acids 

For regular cleaning of your porcelain paving, it is important to avoid using chemical cleaners that contain the above ingredients. During the manufacturing process, porcelain paving is heated up to fuse its unique materials together, resulting in water-resistant properties that are similar to glass. As a result of the regular use of corrosive chemicals, the surface of porcelain paving can become eroded, leading to increases in water absorption. Corrosive chemicals can also result in the grout laid between each tile eroding, which will loosen the tiles and allow water to get beneath your tiles which creates dampness. For daily cleaning of your porcelain tiles, you can simply use warm water and a mop! If your floor requires a slightly deeper clean, however, you can use a mild detergent mixed with warm water. This will help to remove any stubborn stains that your floor may have.


Wash Away Detergents 

When deciding to use a detergent, it's important to make sure that it is of a low concentration. Textured porcelain tiles may need a slightly greater concentration than other tiles to ensure an adequate clean. To clean your porcelain paving with detergent, cover an area of your floor with the cleaning solution and let it stand for approximately five minutes. Then, with a mop, gently clean the area that you have covered. It's important to remember not to let the solution dry on top of your paving. The next thing to do is to mop the area again with clean, warm water. This will help to remove any detergent residue that remains and prevent water spots or powdery marks from appearing.


Removing Stains 

When it comes to stain removal, we tend to use the same method regardless of how they occur, which is not the correct way to do things. Each stain should be treated individually in the most effective way possible in order to minimise any potential long-term damage to the paving or surrounding grout. When attempting to remove stains, only deal with the affected area rather than cleaning the entire floor. 


Use Gentle Chemical Use to Remove Stubborn Stains 

The above guidelines offer you the best way to protect your porcelain floor by keeping it looking its best while minimising the risk of damage to individual tiles and grout. Unfortunately, from time to time accidents do tend to happen where major stains may need to be treated with a more rigorous approach that requires the use of chemicals, which may lead to a change in the colour of surrounding grout. Firstly, be sure to follow the above steps to find the best method to clean the particular stain. Next, ensure you are wearing suitable PPE including a mask, gloves and eye protection whenever possible as well as ventilating the area by opening windows and doors that lead outside. Again, it's important to remember to only clean the affected area and not the entire floor.

By following these guidelines on how to clean porcelain paving, you will ensure that your porcelain floor remains sparkling clean and is always looking good. To prevent having to clean more often, be sure to place a doormat near the entrance of your room to catch the majority of the dirt being carried in.


For more information on how to clean your porcelain paving, be sure to get in touch with a member of the AlfrescoPlus team today. Our porcelain experts will be more than happy to help with any enquiry you may have! If you are interested in purchasing porcelain paving for your home or property, click below to browse our full range. We have styles and designs to suit all needs and budgets.

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Would you like to create a unique or stylish design using our porcelain paving? We'll talk you through a few stunning designs that will look great in any indoor or outdoor space. 


Using square porcelain tiles you can create a traditional checkerboard design that will look really intriguing in any indoor or outdoor space. Start by choosing two shades of square paving that take your fancy. Colours and textures that complement each other offer a subtle checkerboard finish, while highly contrasting shades offer a bolder look. 

To create the look, lay one paver of colour A next to one paver of colour B in the pattern A, B, A, B. For the second row, start with colour B in the pattern B, A, B, A - and repeat! The checkerboard pattern will appear after only a few alternating rows are laid. Keep doing the same process of alternating colours and rows until you have covered your entire patio area.


To create a herringbone pattern you need to use tiles that fit a 2:1 ratio eg, the tiles are twice as long as they are wide. Here at AlfrescoPlus, we offer three different sizes of tile that satisfy this ratio:

The herringbone design is eyecatching and can really elevate a space without making it look too busy! You've probably seen herringbone paths and patios a million times over - they are a really popular paving pattern option. Herringbone paving can be laid at a 45° or a 90° angle, with 90° offering a more striking finished patio. Unlike checkerboard paving, herringbone patterns can be quite tricky to create, but the end results are so so worth it!

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If you want your paving to ooze quirkiness this is a great paving pattern design option. Using paving in an assortment of different sizes, you can really make this pattern your own. Choose varying colours and textures for the ultimate eclectic look, or choose tiles of the same shade to really tone this paving pattern down.

You could choose any size of porcelain paving from our range to create this wonderfully random pattern, just make sure that all the tiles in a single row are a similar width, otherwise, you might find awkward gaps or holes in the finished design. 

These are just a few paving pattern ideas, but the options are almost endless. You can create designs within the patio like a striking patio border or a more sophisticated design like a diamond, star or cross! Whatever pattern you choose, it will look great and last for years when you choose porcelain paving. Shop Now!

Composite decking

Composite decking boards are made using a combination (or 'composite') of real wood and synthetic materials. This manufacturing process results in a highly durable outdoor flooring material that looks just as good as wood, yet requires virtually zero maintenance.

Demand for this product has exploded in the UK recently, with more and more British homeowners deciding that composite decking - also known as WPC decking - is the right choice for them. If you're looking to add a composite deck to your outdoor space, you'll quickly discover that there's an awful lot of choice out there.

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To help you make your decision, here are 4 of the best composite decking products currently available from the AlfrescoPlus website:

Silver Maple composite decking

TimberTech EasyClean Terrain+ Silver Maple

TimberTech is one of the world's best-known manufacturers of composite decking, and these stunning Silver Maple boards are among their best-selling products. The deck boards are put through the manufacturing process twice, which is what gives them that gorgeous two-tone colour

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Charcoal composite decking

DeckPlus WeatherDek Charcoal Decking

With its gorgeous weathered design and dark, stormy colour, this rather arresting product from DeckPlus is sure to make a bold statement in any outdoor living space.

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TimberTech EasyClean Edge Dark Teak

If you want to give your deck a slightly more traditional look, these 'Dark Teak' boards from TimberTech's EasyClean Edge range offer fantastic value for money. The boards are capped with a protective polymer sleeve, so they're highly moisture-resistant.

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EvoDek Grey Decking

If you're on a tight budget, these modern grey deck boards may be the perfect product for you. The hollow boards come with a 5-year warranty as standard, and their brushed texture gives them a great look and feel.

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If none of these products appeal to you, don't worry - there are lots of other composite decking options available here at AlfrescoPlus!

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With December 25th rapidly approaching, it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas once again across the UK.

From flashing fairy lights and tacky tinsel to inflatable snowmen and ornate LED reindeer, people across the nation are showing off their Christmas spirit by decorating their homes with all the trimmings.

If you’re thinking of sprucing up your outside space this year, why leave your decking out in the cold? Get your deck in on the action by incorporating a little colour this festive season.

To help you transform your decking area into your very own winter wonderland, here are a few Christmas colour combinations to get you started.


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Brown Deck

Perhaps the most popular decking colour in the UK, the natural browns of traditional wood-look decking lend themselves extremely well to a variety of Christmas colours.

In fact, three of the most festive colours that are synonymous with the Christmas period are green, red and gold – all of which work perfectly with natural woody browns.

If you have opted for a traditional brown-coloured deck, a combining two or more of these three colours is a sure-fire way to inject some Christmas spirit into your decking area.

Meanwhile, for a more sophisticated vibe, the combination of green with rustic copper tones blend well with the browns of the deck to provide a natural, autumnal finish.

For a more unusual combination, white and brown can also work surprisingly well, providing your space with a unique and memorable festive design.


Grey Deck

An increasingly common colour scheme in UK gardens, grey-coloured decking is a popular option for those seeking a contemporary solution to their outdoor design.

As luck would have it, this colour decking works extremely well with a wide variety of cool and unusual festive colours to provide you with an outdoor décor that truly stands out from the crowd over the Christmas period.

To ensure your decking decoration leaves a lasting impression on your friends, family and neighbours, why not adorn your grey deck with complimenting shades of purple? To take that colourful experimentation a step further, bright pinks also work surprisingly well.

For a more traditional look, reds and silvers work well together to give your deck a more conventional festive feel, while adorning your decking area with gold is also a great ay to bring classic Christmas appeal to your outside space.


White Deck

Much like the grey option, the illuminating brightness of white decking works particularly well with festive reds; however, it also lends itself to a whole host of other colours as well.

To create a colder, more wintry ambience, why not decorate your white decking area with a blue colour scheme to bring an icy theme to your outside space.

For a more colourful décor, why not meet in the middle of red and blue and light up your white decking with a touch of purple?

Meanwhile, if you’re looking to take a classier approach, white and gold never fail to work cohesively. Alternatively, for a stylish monochrome finish, black is the perfect yin to your deck surface’s yang.

For the ultimate decadent décor, why not combine the two for a bewitching black and gold garnish that’s guaranteed to leave a lasting impression.


For more advice on decorative decking for Christmas and the festive period, why not drop us a line today? Call now on 0800 028 8756 or get in touch online by clicking the button below.

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When the calendar turns to winter and the British summertime retreats to its holiday home in the southern hemisphere, Brits naturally follow suit and retreat from their gardens to spend considerably more time indoors.

However, limiting the usage of your outdoor space to the summer months is not only doing your garden a serious disservice, but it also deprives you of a substantial amount of outdoor enjoyment at the same time.

With a garden room from AlfrescoPlus, you can enjoy the outdoors all year round - including the wintertime - allowing you to experience the peaceful, natural serenity of your outdoor space, whatever the weather.


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Garden Rooms in the Winter

While they may be commonly referred to as “sunrooms”, garden rooms aren’t strictly reserved for summertime enjoyment and warm, sunny days.

British weather normally takes a chilly turn post-September, growing increasingly chilly from there on out. As a result, gardens become an afterthought and remain largely vacant for months to come.

However, with an AlfrescoPlus garden room, such a thermal curfew isn’t required. In fact, inside the confines of these sheltered sanctuaries, you set your own curfew and are free to enjoy the wintry ambience at your leisure.

Sheltered from the elements, our garden rooms allow you to soak up the winter scenery in the comfort of the indoors, providing the perfect blend of the best of both worlds.


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Are Garden Rooms Warm in Winter?

Naturally, the winter weather typically brings with it chilly temperatures and a frosty climate that can put your outdoor plans on ice in an instant. As such, knowing that your garden room is up to the task is a common concern of many considering a garden room purchase.

Unlike a traditional veranda, garden rooms are fully enclosed to shield you from the elements, providing considerably more insulation than the open design of a veranda. However, we also offer a range of additional heating options for you to keep your garden room warm and toasty regardless of how active Jack Frost may be outside.


Heating Your Garden Room

We currently have three distinctly different remote-controlled 2kW heating options for garden rooms, including a heating and speaker combo with Bluetooth technology. With one of these, you can enjoy the festive scenery with an equally festive soundtrack in pure indoor comfort.

Meanwhile, we also offer additional draught seals for the ultimate protection against the cold, turning your winter garden room into a cosy homely hideaway. A combination of both can make your garden room the perfect venue for a truly memorable winter and magical Christmas period.


For more information on any of the variety of heating and draught protection options available or to discuss our garden rooms in more detail, why not drop us a line today? Call now on 0800 028 8756 or get in touch online by clicking the button below.

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Bonfire night for kids can be a truly memorable time of year. The combination of thunderous sounds and spectacular sights is a veritable all-you-can-eat buffet for the senses, providing treasured childhood memories that can last a lifetime.

However, you don’t have to go to your local firework display to enjoy bonfire night in style. In fact, bonfire night at home can be just as memorable for the whole family and we’ve got plenty of bonfire night ideas to make that happen.


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Bonfire Night Activities for Kids

You don’t have to create your own fireworks display in your back garden to enjoy bonfire night at home. Here are a few easy ways to bring the fun and excitement of Guy Fawkes night to your home this November.



When it comes to getting your kids involved in the firework festivities, few domestic activities provide the interactive awesomeness of the tried and tested sparkler.

Sparklers put the fiery fun firmly in the hands of your children, providing unforgettable childhood experiences that will last long into adulthood. However, be sure to take the appropriate precautions (more on that later).

A true staple of bonfire night, sparklers can be purchased from most corner shops, supermarkets and local garages in the run-up to November 5th, so be sure to keep an eye out and stock up.



While somewhat of an American delicacy, s’mores have made their way across the Atlantic in recent years, provided the UK with an autumnal helping of sugary awesomeness that cannot be denied.

Essentially, s’mores are a campfire treat that sees melted marshmallow and chocolate sandwiched between two biscuits. With bonfire night being the prime setting for controlled open flames, it’s the perfect occasion to introduce your youngster to the humble s’more.

In the US, Graham Crackers are the typical biscuit of choice; however, they are notoriously hard to find on UK shores. While you may get lucky in the “world food” aisle at your local supermarket, digestive biscuits make for a fine British substitute.

It’s worth noting that, while it can be all too easy to overindulge in this sweet treat, s’mores can also be incredibly sickly, so try to limit the binging if your kids find themselves going back for seconds or thirds.


Glow Bubbles

If you have kids that are under five-years-old, sparklers are likely to be off the menu due to the dangers involved. However, that’s not to say your younger children have to miss out on the fun.

A unique alternative to sparklers, glow bubbles can help fill the void and keep your younger family members from feeling left out. Best of all, they’re extremely easy to make!

All you need to do is get a standard bottle of blowing bubble mix that you can find in any supermarket or card shop and add the contents of a glow stick. It’s that simple!

Providing the awesome aesthetic of a glow in the dark visual with the interactive unpredictability of bubble making, glow bubbles make for the perfect safe substitute for sparklers.

Kids love bubbles; kids also love things that glow in the dark. Blending the two is a guaranteed hit!


Bonfire Cupcakes

Another great way to get the kids involved in the bonfire night festivities is to make bonfire cupcakes. Most children love to bake and putting the bonfire slant on the baking task is a great way to incorporate it into your November 5th plans.

For this, nothing too outlandish is needed. The premise is simply to create a cupcake that’s decorated to resemble a burning bonfire.

To create the flaming wood effect, all you need to do is top your cupcakes with orange frosting and add Matchmakers sticks or a Cadbury’s Flake to resemble the burning wood.


Bonfire Night Safety Tips

Needless to say, while bonfire night can be a whole heap of fun, it can also present a variety of dangers and hazards along the way.

Sparklers in particular can be extremely dangerous if they aren’t handled with care. In fact, three sparklers lit together can burn at the same heat as a blowtorch… so, needless to say, sparklers use needs to supervised attentively.

If your children are going to be handling sparklers, always ensure they do so at arms’ length and while wearing gloves. Only light one sparkler at a time and place the used stick in a bucket of water once it has been extinguished.

Finally, don’t forget to wrap up warm this bonfire night. Remember, the November weather can be bitterly cold in the evening and standing around in the dark for prolonged periods of time can be particularly chilly, especially for kids.


For additional bonfire night safety tips, check out bonfire-night-safety.co.uk for a comprehensive list of precautionary tips. Meanwhile, for anything else related to outdoor living products, contact AlfrescoPlus by clicking the button below.

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Do you lie awake at night longing for a flawless floor that’s free of gaps and spaces? Does the thought of a seamless surface leave you salivating like a hungry dog in a butcher’s window?

Well, wipe up that drool and dream no more! Those aspirations can become a reality with the perfect porcelain finish of rectified tiles.


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What are Rectified Tiles?

In a nutshell, rectified tiles are essentially machine-finished tiles that have been refined to achieve faultless edges for a perfectly precise right-angle (also known as a “sharp edge” finish).

While regular tiles may have edges that are somewhat irregular and ununiformed, rectified tiles are specifically designed to feature a near identical finish in terms of dimensions.


Benefits of Rectified Tiles

The primary advantage of rectified tiles over standard tiles is that they offer a virtually seamless aesthetic appearance once laid.

The consistent design and exact proportions of each tile allow them to be laid tightly together with as little as 1.5mm grout width.

The result is an unwavering design that appears virtually uninterrupted from tile to tile, providing an overall pattern consistency that’s second to none.


Laying Rectified Tiles

While the uninterrupted design of the wafer-thin joins boasts a truly stunning finish, there are a few things that are worth bearing in mind to achieve the best results.

Perhaps most importantly of all, rectified tiles will still need to be laid upon a smooth and level substrate in order to offer that elusive “perfect finish”.

Placement of rectified tiles on an undulating surface that’s anything but level can result in an uneven lay and cause varying gaps as a result.

What’s more, laying rectified tiles on an uneven surface can cause lips and drops between tiles, effectively negating the “shoulder-to-shoulder” aspect of rectified tiling.

When laying rectified tiles externally, our Easy-Frame system and Pedestal Supports are ideal for providing a level surface outside with minimal effort and an option that’s well worth exploring.


Why Choose Rectified Tiles?

All of the tiles and pavers available at AlfrescoPlus are not only rectified but also vitrified for unparalleled durability, unrivalled water resistance and unfathomable design consistency.

With a showroom finish that’s impossibly uniform, backed by a material that’s strong enough to last, the range of hard-wearing rectified tiles at AlfrescoPlus is sure to tick all the boxes.


For more information on the rectified tiles available at AlfrescoPlus, why not get in touch today? Call our customer service team today on 0800 028 8756 or drop us a line via email using the button below.

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When it comes to time-saving solutions to your outdoor flooring needs, few can compare to the awesome efficiency-boosting properties of the Easy-Frame.

Providing your flooring with a supportive sub-frame, the Easy-Frame is the supreme structural shortcut you’ve been waiting for, designed to ensure your best-laid plans achieve the best-laid results.


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What is Easy-Frame?

Made from galvanised steel, Easy-Frame is a strong and reliable underfloor support that won’t let you down.

Designed to support a variety of surfaces, the versatile structure allows you to lay your decking or porcelain paving with ease, achieving a level finish without a spirit level in sight.

Featuring a unique modular system for layout customisation, the supportive frames simply lock together for a solid base that makes outdoor flooring jobs a doddle.


Benefits of Easy-Frame

A truly innovative addition to outdoor flooring application, Easy-Frame boasts a laundry list of benefits that go far beyond what you would expect from a simple framework.



The steel composition of the frame provides the highest weight-to-strength ratio of any building product on the market. Unlike traditional timber decking frames, Easy-Frame can support the load effortlessly without risk of cracks, bows or bends.

Better yet, every inch of steel is zinc-coated, providing fully-enhanced elemental protection. Not only does this make it immune to temperature changes, but also leaves it unaffected by moisture and capable of withstanding the effects of the frost thaw cycle.



Whether you opt for composite decking or porcelain paving, Easy-Frame is uniquely equipped to adapt to either flooring option.

In terms of positioning and design, the frame can be installed flush against your property, should you wish to create a seamless transition between your indoor and outdoor spaces.

Meanwhile, it can just as easily be installed as a free-standing structure elsewhere in your garden if you’re looking to create a featured presentation, like a hot tub area or outdoor lounge.



Bespoke and made-to-order, each Easy-Frame is meticulously assembled off-site to fit the exact requirements of your space, ensuring your Easy-Frame is the perfect fit.

Despite being extremely sturdy and hard-wearing, each frame is surprisingly manoeuvrable allowing them to be easily transported in their assembled form right to your property.



From an aesthetic perspective, the “made-to-measure” aspect of the frame provides dimensional accuracy that allows it to fit perfectly in your outdoor space, achieving a clean, level finish with minimal impact to the ground below.

Best of all, the framework can also be used to hide unsightly housing necessities like electrical wiring and plumbing pipes.



On the subject of pipes and wiring, another perk of the Easy-Frame is that it can be installed without disturbing utilities. All electric and plumbing requirements can be safely housed within the framework.

Meanwhile, the suspended nature of the platform allows such requirements to still be easily accessible, while also providing access to any on-site maintenance features, such as manholes and drains.


All Easy-Frame systems are bespoke and made-to-order based on the dimensions of your chosen space. If you’re interested in installing your flooring using the Easy-Frame option, get in touch today on 0800 028 8756 or click the button below to send us an enquiry online.

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If you’re in the market for new garden decking, chances are you’ve already been faced with a cornucopia of options from our good friends at Google & Sons Plc.

A simple online search can fire back enough options to leave you feeling like a kid in a candy store; however, before you appease that sweet tooth and put your money where your mouth is, it’s worth knowing what’s what.

So, cash in that golden ticket and join us as we take an unrestricted tour of the decking landscape and put hollow vs solid decking head-to-head.


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Solid Decking

Unlike hollow decking, solid composite decking is commonly split into two distinct categories: capped decking and uncapped decking.

While both look visually stunning and provide ample protection against a number of environmental demands, there are distinct differences between the two.


Uncapped Composite Decking

Comprised of a “composite” material consisting of recycled wood and synthetic materials, uncapped composite decking offer aesthetic beauty in a wide variety of authentically stylish designs.

Better still, these blended boards also offer impressive low-maintenance durability that is robust enough to maintain that look for literally decades to come, a fact proven by a 25-30 year warranty.

Slip, fade and abrasion-resistant, these boards are extremely resistant to the elements and will never warp or bow, nor will they ever split, splinter or crack.

Also known as non-capped composite, uncapped decking has sat atop the outdoor flooring landscape as the king of decking since its invention in the late ‘90s.

That is until the arrival of the next decking innovation…


Capped Composite Decking

Capped composite decking is, from a durability point of view, the daddy of the decking world.

Thanks to the protective polymer sleeve that covers each and every board, capped decking boasts unrivalled durability, resistant to even more elemental demands than its predecessor.

Capped composite decking offers everything uncapped offers and more, notably benefitting from enhanced moisture protection.

The polymer sleeve gives each board an extremely long-lasting aesthetic, providing you with the lowest maintenance decking available.

Spills and splashes can simply be wiped clean without leaving a single trace that anything was there. Even red wine and food grease wipes clean instantly!

Meanwhile, the virtually impermeable surface also makes it highly resistant to algae, mould and mildew, providing you with a blemish-free deck that lasts.


Hollow Decking

Outside of solid composite decking, the alternative option is hollow composite decking. A fairly new innovation in its own right, hollow composite decking provides an economical solution to outdoor flooring, while still maintaining a high standard in terms of aesthetics and practicality.

In addition to the impressive natural-looking design, hollow composite decking provides the low-maintenance benefits of solid composite decking at a fraction of the price, due primarily to its hollow structure.

Due to the hollow channels featured through each board, hollow composite decking uses considerably less material. While this conservational approach contributes to the lower cost, it also makes them more environmentally friendly.

The hollow nature may lead you to naturally think that it would impact the structural integrity of the boards; however, this isn’t the case. Each board is still reliably robust and resistant to stains, fades and abrasions.


Hollow vs Solid Decking

While hollow and solid decking have their own perks, from elemental resistance to eco-friendly properties, the choice ultimately comes down to one major difference and that’s pricing.

Hollow decking is considerably less expensive than both its solid counterparts, in some cases boasting a price tag that’s an incredible 75% cheaper. That being said, solid composite decking is a safe investment, with a warranty that guarantees it quite literally lasts a generation.

Perhaps the most important factor that could influence your decision is how long you intend to stay at your property. All varieties of composite decking are built to last; however, the length of the warranties is indicative of just how long that is.

Hollow composite decking typically has a guarantee of 5 to 10 years, while solid composite decking has a considerably longer lifespan of 25 to 30 years. Naturally, the price correlates with this increase, so it pays to be smart when choosing which deck is right for you and your future plans.

If you view your property as a permanent residence you see as your “forever home”, a long-term investment like the capped composite may be well worth it; however, if you plan on moving elsewhere within the next decade, hollow may be the most logical choice.


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When it comes to advances in patio paving technology, revolutionary breakthroughs are few and far between.

However, when something ground-breaking does come along, it usually more than makes up for the wait (take porcelain paving as proof of that).

Pedestal supports are one such innovation, providing the archaic processes of the paving business with a quantum leap into the 21st century.

Intrigued? You should be! Read on for the complete lowdown on these awesome innovations.


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What is a Pedestal Support System?

An ingenious alternative to cement slab laying, pedestal supports provide you with a uniquely simple way of attaining a level paving surface with little effort at all.

Each pedestal essentially acts as a supportive stump, providing a sturdy pillar for each corner of the pavers to rest securely on.

The process of dry-installation also means your new paving slabs won’t require any time to set, meaning your new patio surface will be good walk on straight away.


Additional Benefits of Pedestal Installation

With no need for cement or adhesive, the pavers are also inherently easy to lift, should you require access to the substrate or want/need to replace any tiles.

The supports even leave room for pipes and underfloor wiring, should any of your outdoor plans involve water provision or electrical hook-ups; e.g. water features, outdoor lighting, etc.

Meanwhile, the void between the paving slab and the ground surface beneath also increases thermal and acoustic insulation.


Adjustable Pedestal Supports Height

With a simple switch mechanism that provides adjustable height, allowing you to achieve a surface height of 28mm to 58mm.

Additionally, there’s even the option to boost the height of your supports with a pedestal extension collar, adding an additional 30mm to the pedestal’s maximum height.

Better still, you can use up to seven collars per support, adding a whopping 210mm to your overall pedestal height.


Pedestal Supports at AlfrescoPlus

The pedestal supports offered by AlfrescoPlus are extremely user-friendly and ideal for DIY installation.

No prior flooring experience is necessary and you don’t need to be a professional paver or top-notch tiler to achieve fantastic level results.

Best of all, the lack of adhesive means the whole process is infinitely cleaner than the old-school cement route. No mortar means mess no más!


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