All You Need To Know About Outdoor Tiles
Choosing an outdoor tile isn’t as easy as choosing floor or wall tiles as there are a lot of things to consider. Outdoor tiles are important as it ties up the whole look of your outdoor space. Whether it’s for pool or patio use, there are a few things you need to keep in mind in order to get the best kind and type of tiles for your outdoor space. Here are some tips on choosing the perfect outdoor tiles:
Compared to indoor tiles, your outdoor tiles generally need to be stronger as outdoor tiles take a lot more pressure and pounding. The strength of your tiles would also depend on the use. For example, if you’re using your space as a parking space, do not use ceramic tiles as they are more suited for light usage. You may opt for a porcelain outdoor tiles. Porcelain tiles are formed under extreme heat and pressure therefore it is very hard, durable, and water resistant.
What’s the weather like in your area? Here in the Philippines, it can go from extremely sunny to extremely rainy depending on the season. You want an outdoor tile that can last no matter what the weather is.
Texture and Slip Resistance
Texture and Slip Resistance is one of the most important factors when it comes to choosing outdoor tiles. Non-slip tiles can be critical for outdoor use, especially if you will be using it near the pool area. You want your tiles to have grip and texture that is safe enough to walk. The Architect Series rough tiles is a perfect choice because of their rough texture. You won’t have any fear of slipping or the tiles getting too hot with this type of tiles.
Style of the Space
You want to be practical with your choice of tiles but you also want to maintain the design aesthetics of your space. Consider the overall design of your space; your furniture, garden, pool area, etc, and choose a tile that will tie up all of these designs together.
Take your time in choosing the right tiles for your outdoor space. Outdoor tiles tend to be costly so you want to choose a tile that is worth the investment and will last you a long time. There’s also no need to sacrifice design over practicality when you can choose a tile that thrives in both. Browse through Tile Express’ wide range of tiles at www.tileexpressshop.com