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Ryno releases porcelain paving designed to combine style and durability

Promotion: construction systems manufacturer Ryno has unveiled a range of pavers made from porcelain that was designed to combine the appeal of natural materials with the advanced performance of ceramics.

Ryno's porcelain paving range is made from a mixture of clay and water with feldspar or quartz. The resulting material was created to be a highly durable, elegant, and sustainable paving choice.

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The porcelain pavers are suitable for public and private settings

Porcelain's hard-wearing nature means that it can be used for many years after installation, and Ryno claims that it has the potential to outlast many similar building materials on the market.

The raw materials used during the manufacturing process mean porcelain can be widely recycled when it does eventually come to the end of its long lifespan.

"Porcelain will become an increasingly valuable construction material over the coming years," said Ryno.

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Tarvio porcelain pavers have a pebble-like appearance

The manufacturing process of porcelain also involves less energy consumption than conventional production techniques, according to the brand, and its material makeup means that it has more efficient thermal conductivity properties.

"Porcelain's thermal inertia ensures heat is stored within the material and released slowly and uniformly, helping buildings avoid extreme spikes and drop-offs in temperature," explained Ryno.

"This translates to energy savings, suggesting porcelain can play a critical role in energy-efficient construction systems."

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Ryno’s porcelain paving is suitable for balconies and terraces

Ryno's porcelain pavers come in a selection of different patterns and hues and are available with kerfed or grooved edges, which allow clamping to prevent uplift caused by strong winds.

The brand's Tarvio pavers mimic the intricate pebbled appearance of tiles found in 20th-century Milanese architecture, while the warm-toned Dapello pavers have a striated pattern designed to look like natural raw stone slabs.

According to Ryno, its paving range is suitable for specification where energy efficiency, sustainability and circular economic principles need to be taken into account.

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Dapello has a honey-coloured hue

Ryno recommends its pavers for projects that call for increased levels of energy efficiency in new build projects and remediating existing buildings.

"[Our tiles are] inspired by nature and designed to complement the aesthetics of any interior and exterior design," said the company. "Porcelain's long potential lifespan means it will outlast most other building materials."

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