Choosing The Perfect Outdoor Tiles

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Choosing The Perfect Outdoor Tiles

Choosing
The Perfect
Outdoor Tiles

At this time of year, many of us look longingly at our outdoor space waiting for the better weather to come so that we can seek solace in our back gardens and bask in the summer sun. Bringing your garden back to life isn’t just about planting new shrubs and flowers, often the paving or decking gets run down and looks tired too. There’s an easy fix because simply removing unsightly concrete pavers or distressed decking and replacing it with outdoor tiles will transform your back garden or courtyard. The result will give you a cleaner, brighter and fresher outdoor living area that’s perfect for those summer BBQs.

There are many outdoor tiles to choose from, in all kinds of textures, colours and sizes, so it can be confusing to know what to choose. Making a mistake can be an expensive disappointment. We can help simplify matters and have put together some useful advice to help you make the right decision.

Why Choose Outdoor Tiles?

From a practical point of view, an area of your outdoor space should be able to withstand traffic, drain fully, remain level, and be able to carry a reasonable load of weight. It’s also so much better to have some hardscape in an area of your garden where you can comfortably place chairs and a table and create a lovely entertaining space. This is why glazed porcelain 20mm outdoor tiles are a perfect choice. They are extremely hardwearing and very strong.

Durable, extremely tough and in need of very little maintenance, these tiles can withstand bad weather. They are also impervious to staining and resistant to moss, and lichen, and unlike decking, they also do not rot or disintegrate. The added bonus is that by choosing 20mm tiles, they can also be installed very closely together to create a sharp and very sleek finish. It’s this uniform thickness that makes them very versatile so they can also be installed indoors, to create a seamless transition between your outdoor space and your indoor living space.

Make Sure The Tiles Are Slip-Resistant

Although polished marble might look sensational, in inclement weather it can get very slippery so not recommended for the great British outdoors. Smooth glossy tiles can also develop a layer of greasy organic matter over a period of time making walking on them dangerous in rainy weather. All of our glazed porcelain outdoor tiles are slip-resistant to ensure a good grip underfoot.

Choosing Your Colour Scheme

From a practical point of view, an area of your outdoor space should be able to withstand traffic, drain fully, remain level, and be able to carry a reasonable load of weight. It’s also so much better to have some hardscape in an area of your garden where you can comfortably place chairs and a table and create a lovely entertaining space. This is why glazed porcelain 20mm outdoor tiles are a perfect choice. They are extremely hardwearing and very strong.

Durable, extremely tough and in need of very little maintenance, these tiles can withstand bad weather. They are also impervious to staining and resistant to moss, and lichen, and unlike decking, they also do not rot or disintegrate. The added bonus is that by choosing 20mm tiles, they can also be installed very closely together to create a sharp and very sleek finish. It’s this uniform thickness that makes them very versatile so they can also be installed indoors, to create a seamless transition between your outdoor space and your indoor living space.

Choosing Your Style

Getting the style right is just so very important. There are plenty of choices out there, but if you live in a cottage and own a courtyard garden your choice of outdoor tile should be sympathetic to the age and style of the building. If you live in a modern home then a contemporary modern approach to your outdoor tiles will complement your garden. There are no hard and fast rules, it boils down to personal choice.

Hopefully, you will have found our short guide helpful. Check out our range of outdoor tiles and if you have any questions call us on 020 8689 4187 and we will point you in the right direction, so you can make the perfect choice of outdoor tile for your outdoor living space.

7 months ago
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