| Date: 04.04.2023

Welcome to the world of garden patio ideas! Having a patio is a great way to enjoy the outdoors and add a touch of style to your home. Whether you’re looking to create a cosy spot for entertaining guests, a relaxing retreat or an al fresco dining area, there are endless possibilities when it comes to garden patio ideas. From traditional to modern, you can fashion a unique outdoor space that fits your style and budget.

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15 of the best Garden Patio Ideas

When designing your patio, it’s important to consider the materials you’ll use. Tiles are a great choice for patios as they’re durable, easy to clean and come in a variety of colours and patterns. As well as a great option for floors, you can use tiles for a border or feature wall.

With so many tile options available, you can produce a look that’s all your own. No matter what your style or budget, there are plenty of garden patio ideas to choose from and the possibilities are endless. From a comfy outdoor seating area to adding a fire pit or outdoor kitchen, you can have the perfect outdoor space to enjoy.

Garden Patio Ideas – Split Face Tiles for a Feature Wall

A feature wall is one of the most striking garden patio ideas and split face tiles are the perfect way to achieve it. Split face tiles have a tactile and textured surface that adds visual interest to any outdoor space. The tiles come in a variety of colours and textures, which makes it easy to create a custom look for your patio.

Split face tiles are also durable and can withstand a variety of weather conditions. They are easy to clean and maintain, so you can enjoy your outdoor space for years to come. With split face tiles, you can create a unique and inviting space for relaxing, entertaining, and enjoying the outdoors.

Our popular Aspen range includes beautiful stone effect split face tiles in a variety of natural colours. They are made from high-quality porcelain so they are ideal for rooms throughout the home as well as outdoor spaces. Thanks to the striking textured matt finish they have an incredibly realistic stone effect design.

Aspen Beige Split Face Tiles

Aspen Beige Split Face Tiles

Garden Patio Ideas – Modular Tiles

A modular tile patio is a great way to create an outdoor living space that can be customized to suit your needs. Modular tiles come in a variety of shapes and sizes, allowing you to create a unique look for your patio.

The tiles can be laid directly onto the ground or raised up on a sub-base for an elevated look. You can also combine different colours and textures for a truly personalized design.

Our beautiful Brittany modular porcelain floor tiles come in four shades that mimic real stone, including these lovely black stone effect tiles. These porcelain tiles with a rustic appearance are designed to withstand frost and work well as outdoor floor tiles and each pack comes with two different layout choices.

Brittany Black Modular Stone Effect Porcelain Floor Tiles

Brittany Black Modular Stone Effect Tiles

Garden Patio Ideas – Indoor/Outdoor Tiles

There’s nothing more slick than a patio that continues the flooring theme from indoors. By choosing a matching surface from indoors to outside, you can create a stylish seamless look that’s oh so chic. Indoor/outdoor tiles are designed to be durable and weatherproof, making them a great choice for patios that are exposed to the elements.

The choice is yours when it comes to colours and patterns, and they are a good investment when it comes to cleaning and maintenance as minimal work is required. Opt for slip-resistant tiles for a great safety feature for your patio.

With our lovely Camous floor tiles made of premium porcelain, you can bring the outdoors inside and outside. These R12 anti slip tiles, which come in three subtle shades, are perfect for avoiding slips in high traffic areas such as patios and kitchens.

Tile Trends for 2020 - Camous

Camous Anti Slip Patio Tiles

Garden Patio Ideas – Terrazzo Tiles

Terrazzo tiles were invented in Italy more than 500 years ago as a resourceful and sustainable method to set leftover marble and glass in cement. Nowadays, thanks to a contemporary makeover in the form of porcelain tiles they are a much more practical and affordable choice. Terrazzo tiles come in a variety of colours, making it even simpler to create the appearance of your dreams.

This type of tile is ideal for a patio if you really want to stand out from the crowd and shun grey slabs in favour of some Italian chic! Terrazzo will look fantastic when used for outdoor entertaining areas, pool decks, and patios, bringing a modern and luxurious look to any outdoor space. It’s also very easy to clean and maintain, making it a great option for a stylish space that’s low-maintenance.

The Italian-inspired Carnival terrazzo porcelain tiles, with their blend of tones and trendy terrazzo style flakes, will transform your outdoor areas. These lovely tiles, which are slightly deeper than most tiles at 14mm, are made of durable quality porcelain and have a sophisticated matt surface. They are ideal for gardens and terraces and are available in beige, grey, white and multicolour designs.

Carnival Grey Terrazzo Tiles in a garden setting

Carnival Grey Terrazzo Tiles

Garden Patio Ideas – 20mm Tiles

A patio with 20mm tiles is a great way to create a stylish yet practical outdoor space. The 20mm tiles provide a durable, low-maintenance surface that won’t crack or chip easily, making it ideal for outdoor use. The tiles are also slip-resistant, making them a safe choice for families with small children or pets.

The tiles come in a variety of colours and patterns, so you can customize your patio to match your home’s exterior. With proper care and maintenance, a patio with 20mm tiles are super durable and will provide a beautiful outdoor space for years to come.

With our Clark tiles, you can rediscover your passion for your garden. For the majority of gardens and terraces in the UK, these sturdy porcelain tiles with an R11 anti-slip finish are ideal. Since Clark tiles are especially thick and 2 cm deep, they are perfect for anyone looking for modern outdoor patio tiles and are available in dark grey, mid grey and beige.

Clark Mica Dark Grey Outdoor Tiles

Clark Mica Dark Grey Outdoor Tiles

Garden Patio Ideas – Slate Effect Tiles

A slate effect patio is a great way to add a timeless and stylish look to your outdoor space. The natural look of slate is both attractive and durable, making it perfect for an outdoor living area. Slate effect patios can be installed in a variety of shapes and sizes, allowing for a variety of design possibilities. The darker tones of slate also help to keep the patio cooler in the summer, making it a great option for warmer climates.

Slate effect patios are low maintenance and easy to clean, making them great for busy households, and they are sturdy enough to withstand harsh weather conditions including the never-ending rain in the UK!

Cumbria slate effect porcelain floor tiles are perfect for areas that are prone to getting wet as they have a really useful really helpful R10 anti slip classification, help prevent slips. They are also ideal for outdoor use as outdoor or patio tiles. With colour and design variation between tiles, these durable porcelain tiles have the appearance of slate and have precisely cut rectified edges for a seamless effect with narrower grout lines.

A lovely outdoor setting with an l shape sofa with lots of colourful throw cushions. There are plants behind the sofa and matching white stone effect wall and floor tiles.

Cumbria White Slate Effect Floor Tiles

Garden Patio Ideas – Concrete Effect Tiles

A concrete effect patio is an outdoor living space that gives the look of concrete that can be created with a variety of materials, including ceramic tiles, rubber pavers, stones and even composite decking. Concrete effect patios are low maintenance and can be easily cleaned with a pressure washer or hose.

They are also durable, long-lasting, and can withstand extreme weather conditions. Additionally, concrete effect patios have a modern and sleek look that adds a contemporary touch to any outdoor space.

Concrete effect tiles are an ideal choice for patios as they are extremely durable, low maintenance and weather resistant. They also have a modern, contemporary look and come in a variety of colours and patterns to suit any style.

The tiles can also be used to create a variety of patterns and designs, making them a great way to add interest and texture to a patio space. Additionally, concrete effect tiles are slip-resistant, which is important for safety when walking on a patio. Try our Duplocem tiles in taupe, white, ivory and light and dark grey.

Indoor Outdoor Tiles - Duplocem

Duplocem Outside Porcelain Tiles

Garden Patio Ideas – Decorative Tiles

Decorative tiles can be a great way to spruce up a patio and make it unique. They can be used to create a beautiful pattern on the floor, or to decorate the walls. You can find tiles in a variety of materials, patterns, and colours to match your patio design.

A word of caution – don’t be tempted to choose a design that you really like if the tile isn’t durable and able to withstand elements such as frost and rain. Additionally, you’ll want to make sure that the tiles are sealed properly to protect them from the elements and ensure it lasts for years to come.


Iguazu decorative tiles are made of premium hard-wearing porcelain for a stunning and practical choice. They are inspired by the texture and organic appearance of stone and are ideal for constructing striking feature walls indoors or outdoors in both contemporary and traditional spaces.

Iguazu Grey Textured Stone Effect Wall Tiles

Iguazu Grey Textured Stone Effect Wall Tiles

Garden Patio Ideas – Indian Slate Effect

Indian slate is a wonderful choice for a patio to add a warm, rustic look with the lovely range of soft shades. If real slate is out of your budget range, why not try Indian slate effect tiles that replicate the look of natural slate materials? Available in a variety of colours, shapes and sizes, they give a natural, rustic look while still having the convenience of ceramic.

Our Indian Slate Effect Tiles are made from durable porcelain that can be used inside and outside homes, on patio flooring and garden paths. The lovely natural slate effect tiles are ideal for making traditional farmhouse and country-inspired styles because of their eye-catching and attractive cobbled effect design.

Photo of indoor Indian Slate Effect Porcelain Tiles leading outdoors of french doors and onto a balcony

Indian Slate Effect Porcelain Tiles

Garden Patio Ideas – Brick Effect Tiles

A patio with brick effect tiles is a great way to update your outdoor space. This type of tiling gives the look of real brick, but with the added benefit of being more durable and easier to install. The tiles come in a variety of sizes and colours, so you can create a bespoke look that suits your home.

Brick effect tiles are also a great choice for a patio that receives a lot of traffic, as they are highly resistant to wear and tear. With the right maintenance, they will last for years and still look great.

The chic Kamale stone effect wall tiles are ideal for creating a fabulous feature wall to accompany your patio. These beautiful, matte, high definition feature tiles from quality porcelain have a lovely textured finish and are available in grey, white, black and natural colourways.

Split face tile garden wall

Kamale Split Face Tiles

Garden Patio Ideas – Quarry Tiles

A patio with quarry tiles is a great way to add a rustic charm to your outdoor space. Quarry tiles are strong and durable, and they will stand up to heavy foot traffic, making them ideal for outdoor patios. Quarry tiles come in a variety of colors and shapes, so you can choose the one that best fits your style.

They also come in a variety of textures, ranging from smooth to rough, so you can create a unique look for your patio. Quarry tiles are also easy to clean, so you won’t have to worry about maintaining them. With the right care, your quarry tile patio can last for years.

Choose from Spanish or Italian quarry tiles in a choice of brown, red or black.

Anti Slip Tiles - Spanish Quarry Tiles

Spanish Quarry Tiles

Garden Patio Ideas – Anti Slip Tiles

An anti slip surface is a great choice for your patio, as it will provide a safe and durable surface with excellent grip, even when wet. We would like to recommend anti slip tiles which have a textured or rough finish to help keep feet from slipping, making them ideal for outdoor spaces.

They are also resistant to staining and easy to clean, making them a great long-term investment for your patio. Installing anti slip tiles on your patio can give you the peace of mind knowing that your family and guests can enjoy the outdoors without worrying about slipping or falling.

Our Nistos range is available in light or dark grey, and their hearty R12 rating gives them one of the highest anti slip properties you can find. These high-end porcelain tiles in a large, contemporary format are a stylish yet useful choice that are ideal for patios and can also be used indoors so you can create movement from inside to out with matching tiles

Nistos Grey Floor Tiles - R12 Anti Slip Tiles

Nistos Grey Floor Tiles - R12 Anti Slip Tiles

Garden Patio Ideas – Patterned Tiles

Introducing pattern is one of our favourite garden patio ideas. A funky pattern will really add interest to your floor, or you could opt for patterned art work or accessories to add some pizazz.

When designing a patio with patterned tiles, you want to select tiles that will complement the overall look and feel of your outdoor space. Consider the colours of your furniture and surroundings, and the style of your home to ensure that the tiles you choose will look cohesive and inviting. Additionally, determine the size of the patio and the amount of traffic it will receive in order to choose tiles that will be durable and long-lasting.

Finally, think about the type of pattern you’d like to create on your patio, such as a geometric shape, a herringbone pattern, or a chevron pattern. With the right tiles and pattern, you’ll have a beautiful, inviting patio that will be the envy of your neighbours.

Create some continental flavour in your home with these beautiful Trevi decorative outdoor mosaic tiles that are perfect for conservatory floor tiles and patios. You can create your own design by incorporating the coordinating plain mosaic tile.

Tiles from around the World - Spanish style

Trevi Decorative Garden Tiles

Garden Patio Ideas – Wood effect tiles

A wood effect patio is a great way to add a natural, rustic feel to your outdoor space. It can be used to create a cosy atmosphere, perfect for entertaining guests or just enjoying the outdoors. Wood effect patios can be achieved with a variety of materials, such as composite wood, decking tiles, or even real wood planks. Composite wood is very durable and requires minimal maintenance, while real wood will require more maintenance but can give your patio a more authentic look.

Decking tiles can provide a great mix of both options. Whichever material you choose, you can use stains and sealants to customize the look of your wood effect patio and make it truly your own.

We’d like to suggest wood effect tiles such as our ever-popular Maryland range. You can use them in place of decking for a dining area or to make a statement area such as customer Sam’s wonderful garden living room. Just check that the tiles you choose are suitable for outdoor use so they’ll put up with any inclement weather!

Indoor Outdoor Tiles - Maryland Customer Project

Sam's Garden Room using Maryland Tiles

Garden Patio Ideas – Rectified Tiles

Rectified tiles are an ideal choice for a patio, as they provide a modern, sleek aesthetic that can easily fit with a range of decor styles. Rectified tiles are cut to a precise size, with perfectly straight edges and uniform sizing, creating a neat, seamless finish. As they are machine cut, they are also more consistent and have fewer variations in size than other tiles, which makes them easier to lay and grout.

The tiles also have a low water absorption rate, making them a great choice for outdoor areas exposed to the elements. Rectified tiles are available in a variety of colours, sizes, and textures, so you can easily find a look that suits your patio.

Our Rodano tiles are perfect for patios with their lovely neutral tone and precision cut rectified straight edges for narrow grout lines. They are also available in a matching indoor tile for a stunningly seamless look.

Anti-Slip Tile Ratings and Grades – R13-R9 Explained - Rodano tiles

Rodano tiles

We hope you’ve enjoyed our garden patio ideas. Feel free to browse through our range of outdoor tiles for inspiration, order some free samples or contact our friendly team for advice and ideas.