When selecting outdoor tiles for your home, there are some important things to consider. Choosing the wrong outdoor floor tiles can be hazardous and bring costly and frequent responsibilities, so it’s important to consider functionality as well as style. Here are some beautiful outdoor tile trends to choose from that work great as exterior tiles.
Think about the Climate
Climate should be the first aspect you consider when choosing your tile material. The best material that brings both beauty and durability is porcelain. These tiles have a low absorbency rate, which makes them resistant to frost during winter, and do not crack and splinter the way stone does. Low porosity also means there will be less chance that algae, moss, and rot stain the surfaces. Porcelain, like Evo Landscape, is also great in hot temperatures. It is UV-resistant and maintains its beautiful, bright tones even after prolonged exposure to the sun. This makes it the perfect option for year-round.
Select a Slip-Resistant Tile
Another important aspect to consider when choosing outdoor tiles is if the material is slip-resistant. Slippery surfaces are a major factor in most slip-based falls. Natural materials can become very slippery when wet, especially in areas near a pool or after it rains or snows. Always make sure your exterior tiles are slip-resistant.
Choose the Colour and Design Carefully
When it comes to exterior tiles, colour is often overlooked. A helpful tip is to brighten dark areas with light-coloured tiles and tone down bright areas with darker tiles. You can also choose tiles that come in different shades and ranges of the same colour, like Re-Use Concrete or Coverlam.
Colour and Design of Your Interior
It doesn’t make sense to choose an outdoor tile design that doesn’t fit with the pre-existing style of your home. Your exterior will look much better if it is an extension of your interior décor. You can beautifully create the effect of seamlessly extending your living space into your backyard, garden, patio, or front yard if you follow this tip.
Onix has a variety of styles and colours that work great on both interior and exterior applications. It is important to remember, however, that the tiles you choose for your exterior floors should be gritty for friction or designed to be slip-resistant. You can also use these gorgeous tiles on walls, or to frame water fountains and bird baths in your backyard: the options are endless.
Make Your Outdoor Décor Dreams a Reality at Centura Tile
If you are looking at great tile options for your patio, backyard, or poolside, the experts at Centura Tile can help you. Not only do we have an endless high-quality product range, we also supply the easiest outdoor tile installation system on the market. The Euro Tile Outdoor System is available at Centura Tile locations, and our experts are trained and equipped to helping you find durable, stain-resistant, climate conscious, low water absorption tile options for your outdoor home design projects.
We work closely with architects, designers, contractors, floor covering dealers, and home centres to give you the best service. Our team is trained and equipped to walking you through the renovation process. Just walk through any of our locations and you will see our products, which include flooring sheet vinyl, laminate, tile, porcelain, carpet, and more. To learn more about our floor tile options, contact us today.