Say goodbye to drab slabs and dingy decking with some gorgeous tiles for outdoor areas. We’re not just saying this because we’re a tile company, but if you’re looking to overhaul your outdoor space, then exterior tiles are a fantastic choice. External areas aren’t just for gardening, more and more of us head outside for al fresco dining, to enjoy family time, entertain friends when restrictions allow, or just to relax with a book or around the fire pit at the end of a long day.
Whether you want to design a fabulous patio, hot tub terrace or feature path, you’re spoiled for choice when it comes to outdoor tiles. You can use wood effect tiles instead of decking, go for a quintessentially English cottage look with quarry tiles or create a seamless look from indoors to outdoors with matching interior and exterior tiles.
Why use tiles for outdoor areas?
There are so many benefits to tiles for outdoor areas. A sensible choice is a non-porous porcelain, which is water repellent even in freezing conditions, so water can’t enter the tile and cause it to crack. At the other end of the weather scale, in sunny weather, their UV resistance means they won’t fade over time, so they really are an all-weather choice.
When it comes to cleaning and maintenance, tiles for outdoor areas are a winner as there is no need to seal them (unlike natural stone), making the tiles stain and mildew resistant. You just need to give your tiles a sweep and wash regularly, and any spillages can be easily wiped away.
Tiles for outdoor areas are a safe choice too, as their anti-slip surface properties give plenty of grip even when they’re wet.
So once you’ve set your search filter to ‘frost resistant’ and ‘anti slip’, there’s a whole world of colours and styles waiting to be explored. We’ll show you some of our favourite ideas to glam up your garden this summer.