Both natural and artificial materials, which are cut into regular shapes and thicknesses and glued to a firm, level foundation, are used to make tiles for outdoor patios. The great majority of outdoor patios are built using masonry materials, such as brick or stone pavers, poured concrete (sometimes stained or stamped), or some other masonry product. However, you may also use porcelain tile on a patio which can take on certain weather conditions and abrasion, which is an alternative that provides you with a lot more design options and can look more appealing than standard concrete. Laying tile on a drab concrete slab or brick patio may be a fantastic way to improve it.
The variety of items sold by retailers who sell tiles for exposed outdoor applications can be very overwhelming, including some you would not have thought of for outdoor usage since options evolve over time and varieties increase. Your choice of the best product is heavily influenced by your environment and intended use. For instance, an unsealed sandstone tile is ideal for Arizona’s bone-dry environment but completely inappropriate for Maine’s humid climate, where frigid winter temperatures are common.
For outdoor patios, conventional porcelain tiles with 1CM to 2CM common thickness may be a suitable option if they have a PEI rating showing enough strength. They are constructed of clay that has been burned at high temperatures and then glazed to add a tough top layer. If porcelain tile is what you decide on, be sure it is a floor tile strong enough to be used on a patio which is determined by testing the body during production and we can guide you to the right options which are safe and suitable. Porcelain tiles that are advertised as wall tiles may not be strong enough or the right finish to be used on a floor or patio due to lack of resistance or friction and a less dense type of body.
You can place threads tiles on walls in a certain way to match your overall décor because they have a faintly linear pattern. These tiles can provide elegance and sophistication when arranged in a grid configuration. In order to create a rustic charm, they can also be set in a running bond, brick impression design.
The designer tiles might be peel-and-stick, taped on, or feature interlocking edges, depending on the variety. They are simple to install over concrete slabs and simple to take out if a tile has to be changed because it has been stained or damaged. This 300mm by 200mm glazed ceramic wall tile is a part of the Threads collection, which combines a subdued stripe pattern with a variety of colors. Ceramic tiles, one of the most widely used types of tile, are a beautiful and adaptable option to update the outdoors.
Clay-based materials are burnt at very high temperatures to create porcelain tiles. The porcelain tiles become hard, thick, extremely durable, non-porous, and moisture-resistant as a result of this process, making them a suitable choice for outdoor use. These tiles come in a range of sizes, hues, patterns, and textures. Choose porcelain tiles with a rough texture that are anti-slip.
Here, the wood organically merges in with the surroundings and enhances the outdoors. These outdoor floor tiles are offered in WPC and natural wood (wood plastic composite). They provide the outdoors not just warmth and a rich textural effect, but also a sleek, contemporary appearance. The fact that these tiles may be laid directly over concrete or any other flat surface is their finest feature. For pavers, it’s crucial to use only seasoned wood, to treat it for termite resistance, and to apply the right sealants before installing it.
Idole Tile Series
The majority of porcelain tiles approved for flooring usage may also be used in various patio applications because our Idole tile is a particularly thick and robust kind of ceramic that is created from finer clays burned at higher temperatures than normal ceramic tiles. The best options will be matte, textured tiles that lack a highly reflective surface that is slippery when wet. However, make sure your product is approved for such use. The majority of porcelain tiles are thick and durable enough to be used on floors.
Upgrade the exterior of your home with modern porcelain tile pavers!
Patio, porch, deck, or other outdoor remodeling can benefit greatly from the beauty and ease that the appropriate tiles can bring. There are so many excellent materials to pick from due to the increasing popularity of exterior porcelain series, it’s simple to locate tiles that go with your home and improve the curb appeal of your property. Are you preparing to install tile as part of a home improvement project? Contact us for assistance!
Our company specializes in offering top-quality designer tile interior and exterior options. Give our educated staff at Paradigm Surfaces a call at 778-592-4500 if you’re searching for professional guidance on the ideal tile options for your home, commercial space, or exterior projects. We’re always pleased to assist you with all of your luxury tile and flooring requirements.
Paradigm Surfaces suggest using series such as PIERRE or IDOLE or RICH as series for outside since they have an approved DCOF rating with a High R rating. A DCOF is a dynamic coefficient of friction; it is the primary product performance measured by the North American tile industry to identify suitable applications for floor products. Floor tiles are given an ‘R’ rating to show their slip resistance.