How to choose the best outdoor tiles

Outdoor tiles are a great way to bring personality and texture to your outdoor space.

Additionally, you can use them to draw the eye to living areas in your garden. This may include your swimming pool, fire pit, patio or alfresco.

Outdoor tiles are not only practical but can be a stylish addition to your outdoor area. At Travertine Tiles Warehouse, we have a HUGE range of tiles to choose from to bring natural texture and your unique style to your landscape design.

However, there are a few things to keep in mind when choosing outdoor tiles. Here is our essential guide to help you pick the best outdoor tiles:

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All outdoor tiles should be non slip

This is especially important if you have small children or anyone elderly using the area. When it is wet outside, you don’t want to fall over and hurt yourself.

Consider typically dangerous wet areas such as pool coping, pool pavers, tiles around ponds and paths.

We recommend never choosing polished or glazed tiles for outdoors.

Our tiles all have a high anti slip rating except Ivory Honed & Filled (which we recommend only for indoors).

If you’re unsure, feel free to give our friendly team a call: (03) 9706 9767

Outdoor tiles need to withstand harsh weather

Your tiles MUST be weather proof if they are going to be outside. Whether you’re in tropical Queensland, have the dry heat in Adelaide, cool Hobart or the ever temperamental weather of Melbourne – your outdoor tiles must be strong enough to endure whatever Mother Nature comes in its way.

Your outdoor tiles should never budge, crack or fade.

This is why we constantly get customers with concrete tiles looking to replacing them with natural stone pavers. Whilst concrete is cheap to start off with, they crack very easily.

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Make sure your tiles can repel stains

Whether you’re eating, drinking and enjoying yourself outside, there may come a time when you spill something on your tiles.

To ensure your outdoor tiles look great forever, make sure you apply a good quality sealer to keep them stain proof. Even if you think you won’t spill anything, it’s worth having the peace of mind.

Outdoor tiles, outdoor firepit and a swimming pool with a swan.

Consider the amount of light in the area

Are your tiles facing the sun most of the day? Perhaps the white tiles you’re after may have too much glare.

Is the space small and undercover? Maybe the dark tiles will make the space look too dark and confined.

Play with light in the best way to make sure it enhances the outdoor look you’re trying to achieve.

Do you have an idea of the type of outdoor furniture you want?

Are you going to choose elaborate or simple? Modern or traditional style furniture? This makes a difference because the outdoor tiles act like a canvas for whatever you put on top. Make sure you have a rough idea of what sort of outdoor furniture you want to include with your outdoor tiling.

Do you need a hand with choosing outdoor tiles?

Feel free to give our friendly team a call: (03) 9706 9767. After hours, please contact us here.

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