If your outdoor entertainment area is looking a little outdated, consider sprucing it up with new outdoor floor tiles. The good news is that it can often be done in a day or two, so it’s a perfect project for many do-it-yourselfers over a single weekend. With the right outdoor floor tile selection your outdoor entertainment area will gain a new lease on life that will last for many years in all weathers.
Most outdoor tiles are weather-resistant, although some are better suited to weather extremes than others. Slate floor tiles are often viewed with doubt as outdoor floor tiles, and whilst they may show slight chipping after heavy frosts, this can often add to the charm rather than detract. Slate does have the added advantage of remaining cool even on the hottest days. If in full sun, it may heat up a little, however, it will quickly cool down once the direct sunlight has gone. Slate is also naturally anti-slip, making it a great choice in areas that may become wet.
One of the advantages of natural stone floor tiles is that no matter what the weather, they won’t warp or buckle. Natural stone tiles are not as hard as porcelain or ceramic tiles, so they may show some signs of wear and tear over the years. In most cases, like the chipping of slate, this wear and tear adds to the charm of the floor area rather than detracting, and the wear is purely cosmetic, on the surface and around the edges.
If you feel your outdoor entertainment area does need a quick update, then come and talk to us at Éco Dépôt. We have a wide range of outdoor floor tiles on display, and our team of tile experts can help you with the design and tile selection for your project. They can also provide advice on how best to install floor tiles and how to maintain them to keep them in perfect order for years to come. A final thought – the natural stone that tiles are cut from are thousands of years old – I think they’ll last a few decades in your garden.