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Granite Paving

Granite is one of the most durable material available on the market, used for many years as work surfaces in kitchens, its durability is unquestioned. Granite paving is an excellent choice for a modern contemporary look, whilst creating and extremely durable, hard-wearing surface. If you are interested in finding out more about our range of naturals granite paving slabs and their availability near you, please take a browse below or contact your local depot to find out more.

Frequently Asked Questions

where are you located

We have branches across the south coast of England, including Poole in Dorset, Winchester, Tadley, Romsey and Portsmouth in Hampshire. Internal showrooms are available to view in Poole and Portsmouth and External Display are available at Portsmouth, Poole, Winchester and Tadley. 

Please visit our contact page for further information on the following link:    /our-depots

Are granite paving slabs slippery?

Granite paving is usually finished with a highly textured flamed surface, this makes them extremely slip-resistant and ideal for all outdoor applications. This rough surface makes them safe to walk in all weather conditions, as long as regular maintenance is carried out to remove dirt and debris from the surface of the paving. Please ensure that you lay Granite Paving with the Flamed side visible, the flat (smooth) side is completely unfinished and is not a suitable finished surface.

Is granite paving good for patios?

Granite paving is known for being long-lasting and resilient to heavy wear and tear. It's extremely dense and hardwearing and makes the perfect paving materials for both classic and contemporary garden designs. It generally has a flamed surface finish that gives it excellent slip resistance properties making it ideally suited to the UK climate.

Do granite paving slabs need sealing?

Yes, we would always recommend sealing Granite paving even though they are extremely dense and low maintenance. This will give some additional protection against hard to remove stains and also help to further reduce the maintenance needs of the product. It is advisable around swimming pools not to seal the stone as it is best to maintain the maximum porosity of the surround stone to improve slip resistance.

Always make sure your paving is completely dry before sealing and that you have at least 24 hours of dry weather ahead after sealing has been completed.

How to clean granite paving slabs?

Cleaning Granite paving is simple. It is a very dense stone needing less maintenance but regular cleaning will greatly help with slip resistance. Use soapy water and a stiff brush or, for tougher stains as well as moss and algae, we recommend using New Clean 60 available from our website. Leave on for around 60 minutes and wash off with a stiff brush or power washer to ensure you have removed all of the cleaner. For further reading please follow the link to our tech guide:

Outdoor Maintenance Guide

How to lay granite paving slabs?

You can lay Granite paving in the same way you would install any natural stone or porcelain paving products. Basically, they should be laid on a full wet bed of mortar over a compacted hardcore base, deep enough for the site conditions. For further reading please follow the link to our tech guide. Please ensure that you lay Granite Paving with the Flamed side visible. The flat (smooth) side is completely unfinished and is not a suitable finished surface.

Outdoor Installation Guide

We would additionally always recommend using a slurry primer when installing granite paving to help bond the slabs and the sub-base together. This will result in a greatly improved installation.

Will my purchased products match the sample?

We always send a representative sample from the current batch of tiles or paving we have in stock, so as long as you requested a sample close to the time of purchasing, this will help to ensure the tiles and paving you receive matches  the sample you have been sent as closely as possible.

All of our products are either natural or porcelain and therefore there  is always scope for variation in shade, colour and to some extent the texture and finish with the natural products and with porcelain there will always be some slight colour variation between different batches, although the surface texture and finish will remain largely the same. 

We would strongly recommend that you visit one of our showrooms or paving displays to look at the current selection, so you can be entirely sure of what you will receive.

Do I need to seal my patio?

Yes, we recommend you seal all sandstone and natural stone paving upon (or shortly after) installation, to ensure it stays looking at it's best for longest. Sealing will help make it resilient to staining and increases it's longevity. We recommend Universeal Hydroseal or for an enhanced look Universeal Ultimate Stone Enhancer

Can I come and collect from you?

Yes. Our opening hours and address are found on the Contact Us page. We have fork-lift trucks for loading onto suitable vehicles at all sites, and staff are always available to help with loading of smaller items. We highly recommend that you call your local branch, before visiting, to confirm the items you wish to collect are available.

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