Getting Ready To Tile Outside

23/01/19
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Getting Ready To Tile Outside

This is a great time of year to be considering the improvements you want to make to your home for the summer. Outdoor tiles, similar to indoor tiles come in a range of textures, styles, materials and colours. A large number of our tiles are suitable for outside as they are strong, hard and durable in order to withstand the conditions of being outside, however, there may be occasions where you do not have a sufficient substrate for traditional tiling methods. So, if you’re considering replacing your decking or creating a new feature area in your garden, keep reading, so you know which tiles to choose.

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What Tiles Should I Use

The first thing you want to consider is the style of your home since you want them to match the style of your space. By pairing tiles that match the style of your home, you can create a great-looking design that appears cohesive. You should remember that by mismatching styles, while you may have a strong contrast, it can appear unpleasing to the eye.

Overall, once you have decided on what type of style you want, you can narrow down your choice of tiles and pick the one that is right for you. Most importantly, you must ensure that you use strong, durable tiles like porcelain as they can handle the conditions of being outside and will prevent you from having to replace them often.

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Dark v. Light

You may not have considered this but the use of light or dark tiles can make a massive difference in how your exterior space is seen. This is because if you use dark tiles in an area of your garden with poor lighting, it can create the impression that your space is dull and gloomy. Typically, we would recommend using lighter coloured outdoor tiles for areas with low light, and dark tiles for areas that have good lighting.

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Zoning Areas

If you have a large garden, you may want to “zone” specific areas of the garden. For instance, if an area of your garden constantly gets beamed on by sunlight, you may decide to zone it with tiles and create a focal point where you can relax. By laying tiles in these areas, you can create separate zones in your garden allowing you to make great use of the space and create a unique look.

Our Recommendation: 20mm

We would suggest using our range of thick porcelain stoneware, 20 MM, which is perfect for exterior floor surfaces that are also anti-slip and weather resistant. Most importantly, it provides the most efficient solution for those looking for aesthetic, hard wearing tiles capable of withstanding heavy loads. Our 20mm range comes in many different options including stone and wood effect tiles, allowing you to create a personalised and unique look in your exterior space.

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We hope you found our recommendations useful and are able to use them to make some stunning improvements to the exterior of your home. If you have any more questions, please get in touch or visit your local showroom to speak to our team who will be able to help with any questions you may have. Feel free to share your completed projects with us on Instagram at @tileandstoneuk.

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