Sandstone vs Porcelain


Platinum Fencing and Landscaping Ltd is highly experienced in both sandstone and porcelain, and can offer any advice you require when considering which is the best option for you.

Both sandstone and porcelain offer their own benefits and specific drawbacks. The right choice for your garden and family depends largely on your budget and the overall look you are trying to create.


  • It's a popular choice due to its beauty and distinctive style, it's a great way of adding character to any outdoor space. 

  • It's long-lasting although it doesn’t match the durability of porcelain, it’s still very strong when properly maintained and cared for. 

  • It has a unique finish due to it being an entirely organic product so delivers an authentically natural and individual look.

  • It is extremely low maintenance, it can be easily pressure washed without damaging its colour or finish.

  • However it is known for being porous and therefore has a high absorption rate which makes it vulnerable to stains deep into the stone.

  • It's softer than other types of rock, so can be prone to dents and scratches over time. However, if properly cared for this shouldn’t be too much of an issue.


  • It's durable making it one of the toughest paving options you can find meaning it’s suitable for high-traffic areas because it’s resistant to heavy impact.

  • It's low maintenance due to it being naturally stain-resistant meaning it requires very little upkeep and has the ability to retain it's vibrancy for years.

  • It's moisture resistant due to it being less porous than other materials. This also means that it’s slip-resistant when wet - perfect for those rainy and damp weather conditions.

  • It's fireproof and it can also help limit the spread of fires. This offers that extra bit of reassurance for those who enjoy a BBQ or two in the summer! 

  • However it is a heavy material, so extra preparations may be required to support the weight.

Platinum Fencing and Landscaping Ltd offer a range of sandstone and porcelain options to suit any taste. So if you would like to know more about how we can help you transform your garden then please don’t hesitate to get in touch. We will be more than happy to help in any way we can and look forward to helping you with your project.


Contact us today by calling 07730337029 or by using our contact form to forward your enquiry and a member of our team will be happy to assist.