Choosing the right tile look for the exteriors of your home can be challenging, especially if this is your first time changing your décor. Thankfully, there is a lot of information on what is trendy, and how you can make sure your tile choices work with your home’s interior as well. To get you started, here are some outdoor tile ideas! Check them out as you search for the right floor and wall tile options for your outdoors.
Exterior Wall Tile Ideas
Coordinate with Your Interior Design
Before selecting from your outdoor tile options, consider the mood you want to create and see if it matches the interior design of your home. This way, your home’s exterior is an extension of your home, rather than a confusing look that doesn’t fit. You can use the same colour tiles or patterns, or use a darker or lighter shade. Color Market, Azuleja Gap, and Context are three tile options that homeowners have used for both their interiors and exteriors.
Use Decorative Wall Tile
Mixing colours and textures is a great way to make your outdoor tiles look vibrant and energetic this spring. Magical and Privilege are two examples of tiles that can be used for your exterior walls. Magical creates a look of luxury and sophistication, often incorporating gold and metallic round tiles for a crystallized look. Privilege mimics the look of flowing waters with its marble design, making it a trendy tile design to complement a backyard pool.
Go Crazy and Creative with Glass Mosaic
Glass mosaic tile is a creative and functional choice for outdoor walls. It is easy to clean and looks perfect for any exterior décor as it comes in a wide range of colours. While many consider this tile for kitchen backsplashes or bathroom floors, it also works great in outdoor applications. They can spruce up your exteriors, especially if you want to bring life to a more neutral design. Onix and Block Mix are just two examples of stunning glass mosaics you can try.
Use Artificial Turf
It’s true that real grass has an irresistibly sweet smell that makes spring and summer so enjoyable, but if you have pets or children that like to play outside, you may end up spending a lot of money on maintenance. If anyone in your household has allergies, your grass can also be a breeding ground for weeds and pollen, which can irritate your senses and make the warmer seasons uncomfortable. That’s why landscape turf is a great alternative. These synthetic lawns are virtually maintenance-free, and once it has been installed you won’t be digging into your pocket again. It looks just like real grass, without the mud and dirt real grass comes with, and your kids can stomp and run on it all year without causing damage to it.
Create a Vintage Look
One of this spring’s tile trends is the vintage look, and you can revamp your exterior walls with looks like Impero, Tribeca, and Context. The look is contemporary yet timeless, and the wide range of colours with each design will bring your outdoors to life.
Outdoor Flooring Ideas
Use Tiles with Surface Texture
When using tiles for your outdoor flooring, it’s important to choose options that are not glossy or slippery when wet. Choosing smooth tiles for your exterior flooring can be extremely dangerous, especially if the tiles are near a pool, fountain, or are unsheltered when it rains. There are many beautiful and practical tile options for areas like this, including Opus, Vado, and Context.
Concrete/Cement-Look Deck and Patio
As mentioned, tiles with a rough texture work best for outdoor flooring, especially near the deck and patio. Re Use Concrete, Stone Blend Cementi, and Evo are three examples of rough tiles that look like concrete or cement. This industrial look is beautiful on floors, surrounded by your garden, backyard trees, or other floral or creative exterior décor. This type of flooring can work well with any décor of your choosing, so you can let your imagination run wild or keep it simple.
Create a Rustic Vintage Look with Tiles
Encaustic, Hydraulic, and Natural Stone are three types of tile designs that enhance a rustic vintage look. These timeless designs provide benefits for the modern homeowner, who wants to add a touch of tradition. While Encaustic and Natural Stone are more neutral designs, allowing homeowners to go wild with décor, gardens, and outdoor furniture, Hydraulic is so vibrant and stunning on its own. Inspired by the designer of the mid-19th-century South of France, the designs are intricate and beautiful—perfect to grab the eyes and work with a more neutral décor.
Beautiful Quarry Tiles
Are you looking for a low maintenance tile that works well under stress and changing elements? Consider Quarry Tile as yoursolution. These long-lasting tiles have a low water absorption rate, and are highly durable and functional. They traditionally come in unglazed red or grey, but now you can get them in any shade or texture to suit your décor.
Contemporary Futuristic Designs
If you want your exteriors to look clean and elegant this spring, consider incorporating Time 2.0, or the industrial Coverlam tile designs into your décor. These tiles look attractive and come with the added benefit of versatility, and strength.
Get Trendy Outdoor Tiles at Centura Tile
Centura Tile has been a leader in flooring since 1933 and this is reflected in the large selection of tile patterns, carpet textures, and designs we offer. Simply visit our store and our staff will help you choose the most stunning and functional tiles that serves the functions you need, while also looking stylish and beautiful for your outdoor application. If you’re looking for more than outdoor tile, we provide a variety of other products including high-quality flooring sheet vinyl, laminate, tile, and porcelain. You can find beautiful tile options that will transform the look of your backyard, front yard, pool, or garden space. At Centura Tile, we work closely with architects, designers, contractors, floor covering dealers, and home centres to give you the best customer service. To inquire about our floor and wall tile options, contact us or visit a Centura Tile dealer near you.