Who said tiles should be confined to indoor spaces only? Because tiles are so practical, versatile and hard wearing, they can also make the perfect choice for outdoor spaces. It can add a little more sophistication to your backyard and keep maintenance low.
Outdoor & alfresco tiles
For Outdoor Spaces
Who said tiles should be confined to indoor spaces only?
Outdoor & Alfresco Tiles
Where to use outdoor tiles
Tiling is a great option for your patio, entertaining area, outdoor kitchen, by the pool or your balcony. Continuing a tiled floor from an indoor living area is a great way to extend your home, and seamlessly merge the indoors with the outdoors.
Types of outdoor tiles
With exposure to elements like wind, rain and temperature change, it’s important to choose an outdoor tile that is resistant to stains and slips. Look for a slip rating of R10 or above, R11 and R12 are the best for external use.
You should also consider tiles with a low water-absorption rate (even if you’re not tiling near a pool), as this will make your tiles less susceptible to cracks and stains.
When selecting an outdoor tile, choose a material and colour that blends in with your landscape and the overall architecture of your house. A good rule of thumb – light coloured tiles will brighten up shady areas of your outdoor living space, while darker tiles will tone down bright outdoor areas exposed to lots of sunshine and prone to glare.
One of our top tile choices for outdoors is unglazed ceramic tiles. Ceramics tiles are extremely durable and non-porous, which means they can withstand mother nature and are easy to clean (when properly sealed).
A great thing about outdoor porcelain tiles is they’ll never absorb water, even after a heavy storm. So you won’t have to worry about any cracks forming. If you decide on a porcelain tile, make sure you go for a matte option to reduce the slip factor.
Other popular tiles we carry that have matching outdoor finishes include our timber look tiles, stone look, concrete look even plain tile ranges. If you have a particular look you are after and can’t find it on our website please contact our showroom to see if we can find it for you.