When designing an outdoor patio, the best tile choice are those that are durable, weather resistant and attractive. You do need to take into account how much protection your patio tiles are going to receive from the elements – especially direct sun and frost or snow. Sturdy patio tiles will provide a firm surface for patio furniture whilst adding to the overall look and feel to your outdoor space. Good patio tiles include:
Ceramic tiles are one of the most popular patio tiles because of the wide range of colors and styles available. Ceramic tiles are durable and can be laid over the top of existing surfaces with minimal preparation. Look for ceramic tiles that have been made specifically for outdoor use.
Porcelain tiles are a very good option for patios that receive temperature extremes. They withstand the summer sun well and suffer little from frost or snow. Porcelain tiles that are created for outdoor use are chip and stain resistant and will withstand high traffic. They too are available in a wide range of colors and finishes.
Slate tiles were once very popular before ceramic and porcelain found favor. Slate has found renewed interest from home owners, especially those looking for an earthy look to their patios. Slate is a long-wearing material, however, it should be laid on a firm base using mortar to hold it in place.
Before buying patio tiles, talk to a tile expert. The Éco Dépôt team of experts will be happy to discuss your project with you to help you find the right tile for your outdoor patio. With the right tile, you’ll have many years of worry free outdoor leisure.