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Flooring is a fundamental element that sets the tone for any space.  

Beyond aesthetics, it also needs to be functional and durable. Tiles offer a classic and versatile flooring solution, with a vast array of materials and sizes such as ceramic, porcelain and natural stone. They are ideal for commercial high-traffic areas and homes alike. 

These top tips from Union Tiles discuss porcelain tiles and pavers: 

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Porcelain wood-look tiles and decking deliver warm wood flooring without the maintenance of timber. Tile: Maple Chevron.


Wood-look tiles and decking deliver the warm, inviting look of wood floors, but with the strength and durability of porcelain tiles. A wide variety of wood grain patterns, colours and finishes are available. 

Porcelain wood-look tiles are a practical choice for both indoor and outdoor applications:  

  • Unlike wood decking, tiles won’t rot, warp or succumb to termite damage.  
  • Requires minimal cleaning, no staining or sealing.  
  • Low water absorption makes them ideal for moisture-prone areas such as kitchens, bathrooms and patios.  
  • Tiles are fire-resistant and contribute to a cooler indoor environment due to their natural heat retention properties. 

Porcelain pavers 

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These 20mm porcelain pavers can endure heavy traffic and harsh weather, ideal for outdoor spaces. Tile: Materia Taupe.

The beauty of 20mm thick porcelain pavers is an outdoor oasis that looks good, and it endures heavy traffic and harsh weather. Crafted from super-dense porcelain, these pavers boast exceptional durability, surpassing the strength of traditional concrete or clay pavers. Their 20mm thickness makes them ideal for high-traffic areas such as driveways, walkways and pool surrounds. 

These 20mm porcelain pavers come in a stunning array of colours, textures and finishes, mimicking the look of natural stone, wood or even concrete. With rectified edges, a seamless, grout-minimised finish with a modern aesthetic can be achieved. 


  • Can be installed on various surfaces, including sand, gravel or directly onto a stable grass base.  
  • With no need for a concrete slab, there is a potential saving on installation costs.  
  • Low water absorption makes them resistant to cold climates. 
  • Easy maintenance versus natural stone. They require no sealing and are stain-resistant. Regular cleaning with water and a mild detergent is all it takes to keep them looking at their best.  


Choosing the right flooring  

Flooring solutions depend on the specific needs, application and preferences. Consider the following factors: 

  • Durability: Asses the amount of traffic the floor will endure. 

  • Water resistance: Is moisture a concern (kitchens, bathrooms)? 

  • Maintenance: How much time and effort must be invested in upkeep? 

  • Style: What kind of aesthetic must be achieved? 


For more information, contact Union Tiles: 

Union Tiles

Tel: +27 011 663 2000  

Email: info@uniontiles.co.za 

Website: www.uniontiles.co.za 

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