If you are considering tiling an outdoor floor area, you may be tempted to follow the trend of using a single tile type. This looks good, and in most situations, it probably is the most practical approach. It will generally be the most practical approach when it comes to cost, laying and ongoing maintenance. However, if you are looking for something different, then the sky really is the limit.
To begin with, you don’t have to use a single tile type. You can often combine tile types for a very effective finish. For example, you could have a granite tile as your major tile type and slate tiles to form a ‘path’ across the granite. I use those two as examples; you can really choose any two (or more ) tiles in this way.
You are not restricted to just using tiles either. You can combine tiles with any other flooring type, both solid like timber, or less solid like gravel or colored stone. Just be aware that gravel, stone and sand can ‘stick’ to the bottom of feet (shoes) and lead to scratch marks on your tiles if you haven’t selected the right combination. Timber and natural stone tiles work very well together making for a very natural look to your outdoor area.
If you do want to create something a little different, talk to a tiling expert first. You need to ensure that your tiles are laid correctly, and that you are using tiles that are well suited to outdoor use. Éco Dépôt Céramique has a wide range of outdoor tiles for you to chose from. We also have highly trained specialists who can sit down with you to determine which tiles are best suited to your project. Got an exciting outdoor tile floor idea? Let us help you bring it to life!