If you’re looking to upgrade your outdoor space, the easiest and most practical way is to invest in new outdoor tilings. Tiles are an excellent flooring material for outdoor areas such as patios or decks. Outdoor tiles are extremely durable and can withstand harsh weather conditions.
What’s more, outdoor tiles increase your curb’s appeal and your home’s value. There is a large selection of tiles, colours, and designs for you to choose that will match your needs.
At Rockingham Tiling, we offer various types of outdoor tiles. There are a lot of outdoor tiles but are the five most popular choices of homeowners:
Porcelain tiles are strong, dense, fade-resistant, and very durable. It’s mostly used for indoor flooring, however, it’s also a great material for your outdoor flooring. Porcelain is ideal for patios and decks. The best porcelain tiles for outdoor is are textured, matt tiles that don’t have a glossy or slippery surface. Although, the more textured the tile is, the harder it is to clean.
Outdoor porcelain tiles are less likely to crack even when exposed to extreme weather conditions and they don’t absorb water even on rainy days. Since they are non-porous, cleaning and maintaining porcelain tiles takes a little effort.
Natural Stone Tiles
Natural stone tiles are made from a combination of slate, limestone, granite, and travertine. They work seamlessly in outdoor environments. However, these tiles are more expensive than other options but will give you outdoor space an aesthetic appeal.
Honed natural stone tiles are safer because of their built-in slip resistance. On the other hand, polished stone tiles are easy to clean however it gets slippery when wet.
Granite tiles are extremely durable and resilient because it’s the hardest natural stone tiles. If the weather in your area shifts from season to season, granite tiles is the best option for you. These tiles are available in different colours and styles to suit your preferences and home’s design. Usually, granite tiles are highly polished. Thus, it can make the surface slippery when wet.
Travertine is a type of limestone that is made up of calcite. Its composition and texture are similar to a regular limestone. However, it’s more brittle and softer. Just like limestone, travertine requires sealing before you can use it outdoors because it’s very pitted and porous.
The downside is, they are prone to cracking in cold areas and wear out easily compared to other harder stone tiles. If your area has a moderate climate, travertine is perfect for your deck or patio. It increases your curb’s appeal because of its beautiful colour and texture.
Wood tiles are perfect for decks and patios. They can withstand foot traffic and other harsh elements. The most popular kinds of wood tiles are Bankirai and Ipe. The good thing is, wood tiles are very affordable and always readily available.
The different types of outdoor tiles have different levels of strengths and weaknesses. Before choosing the perfect tile for you, think about your location, lifestyle, and taste. You should also consider the texture and slip resistance since you’ll be using the tiles in your outdoor space.
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