The weather is warming up, and even though for most of us, we’ll still be finding refuge in our homes as it does, this makes backyard spaces even more cherished! It’s the perfect time for anyone to get a head start on their exterior tile projects since the outdoors will prove to be a sanctuary this summer. To help you navigate the best outdoor tiles for your client projects, we put together a quick guide below.
#1) Porcelain Pavers
Porcelain pavers are a go-to for outdoor tiles. These pavers are thicker than traditional porcelain tiles, and as a result, have superior durability for long-lasting use. Thanks to their textured surface, they are intrinsically slip-resistant, which is an A+ for outdoor environments.
Porcelain pavers are not only sturdy but also versatile. You can place it in any of the following ways:
- As raised flooring with supports
- On top of gravel or soil outside to form a pathway
- Installing on floors inside or by the pool with traditional adhesive
They’re also very easy for DIY installation, if your client is someone who is on a budget!
If you’re looking for the perfect paver to start using today, consider our Stronger Collection. The Stronger Collection measures 20 mm thick. They are stylish, supportive, and durable.
#2) Traditional Porcelain Outdoor Tiles
Traditional outdoor porcelain tile is a go-to for exterior tiling. This classic is not only extremely durable, but also easy-to-clean. You can hose it down if spills should happen, which is a perk for clients that have children. There’s also a multitude of options to choose from; decor pieces like our True Terrazzo Collection to more contemporary minimalist styles like our Medoacus Collection.
What’s more, most of the porcelain pieces are great for all climates. This means that even if your client lives in a region that tends to get chilly porcelain outdoor floor tiles will hold up until the sun breaks again.
Additionally, porcelain outdoor tiles come in a variety of styles, so you can find the perfect match for your client’s outdoor aesthetic. Below are some of the most common options.
#3) Glass or Porcelain Pool Tiles
When it comes to getting the best pool tile, there are a few best options. We’ve outlined our favorites below.
Glass Mosaic Pool Tiles
With their reflective sheen, they create a dazzling look in any pool. The water bounces off them and they’re a perfect match to show off some color! Plus, you can get a variety of sizes, shapes, and styles.
Porcelain Mosaic Pool Tiles
Less reflective, but just as long-lasting, porcelain mosaic tiles are a great option for pools that want a modern touch. There’s a ton of shapes and finishes to choose from for the best match.
Alternative Outdoor Porcelain Tile Options
Wood-Look Porcelain Outdoor Tile
Wood-look porcelain tile is a great choice for outdoor deck tiles since it’s a sustainable substitute for the real thing. Most of the time, this porcelain tile has a grainy texture added to it that mimics the feeling of wood. This makes it great for traction on wet surfaces.
Stone-Look Porcelain Outdoor Tile
If you want to create a stunning space for your client, then stone-look porcelain tile is the way to go. It fares far better than natural stone, is easier to maintain, and comes in a variety of colors. If, for example, your client wants to be a little edgy or creative, we have the Imagine Stone Collection that is a twist on traditional marble.
Carpet-Look Porcelain Outdoor Tile
Finally, the last popular option is carpet-look porcelain tile. This type of tile will add a cozy feeling to any outdoor space. Plus, like the wood-look tile, many of these pieces have a texture to them which aids for traction when wet. Additionally, outdoor carpet tiles are a great choice for decks too.