With this hot summer you can consider yourself lucky if you have a terrace! The warm temperatures will make you want to make the most of your patio and this is much easier if it is correctly furnished. And this starts by the tiles! Outdoor tiles can help you to create an amazing terrace, and will also help your garden to look more sophisticated and visually appealing. Tiling your terrace can also help you if at some point you decide to sell your property since this can add value to your place. Not just any tile is suitable though, you need a material that resists the outdoors. Here are some of the tiles that work best for a terrace.
Slate is a natural material which comes in many variations, including colour and texture. The variations on this rock will depend on its natural formation. Because of this, each slate tile is unique but can be matched with everything because of its neutral shade. Slate offers an amazing aged look thanks to its natural origin, which will give your terrace a unique and elegant look. Slate floor tiles are especially suitable for a backyard because they are strong and durable, thus highly unlikely to break or need replacement – basically, you are investing in a long lasting material.
Porcelain is another great option for the outdoors. Porcelain is quite similar to ceramic, except it has a much lower absorption rate. Porcelain is very durable, it is resistant to stains and can withstand extreme temperatures since it is fired at high temperature for its formation. One of the main reasons for porcelain’s popularity is its wide range of colours, styles and finishes, which allows you plenty of freedom when creating your desired look. We see them as a very good option for the outdoors because they are water resistant and extremely durable, as well as being very easy to maintain since you only need a damp mop to keep them clean.
This is another natural material, meaning stone tiles are perfect for the terrace. Its natural origin perfectly matches the outdoors and looks like a part of the scenery. You usually find them in black and grey colours, so it is pretty easy to match them while creating a modern touch to the patio. Stone tiles are a bit more expensive which means that your garden receives a luxurious touch. Like in the case of slate tiles, stone is a very durable material, so it is great for the outside where there are harder conditions.
So there you have it three tiles you could use in your garden. Of course the choice depends on your personal taste and you favourite look!