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Outdoor Tiles FAQs
Outdoor tiles can be used in many different ways in your outdoor or landscape design scheme from creating pathways and zones in your layout to cladding façade’s or garden walls and paving outdoor pool areas or alfresco spaces. There are many different types of tile materials available, each with its own range of uses and benefits in outdoor applications.
What Types of Tiles Can I Use outdoors?
Popular outdoor tile options include: terrazzo tiles, glass mosaic tiles, porcelain tiles, ceramic wall tiles, terracotta tiles as well as natural stone or concrete tiles. There are many different types of tile materials available to choose from that will help you create the perfect outdoor colour and materials scheme, each with its own specific use and style. Glass tiles for example offer an excellent choice when tiling an outdoor pool, as do certain collections of ceramic or porcelain tiles. Outdoor facades can be clad using a variety of tile materials from natural stone to porcelain, concrete or ceramic. It is important to note that certain tile materials can only be used in covered outdoor areas while others can be specified for use in completely exposed spaces; our team at Perini Tiles will recommend the most ideal tile materials that will best suit your specific design requirements and intended application.
What Kind of Tile is Best for Outdoor flooring?
Porcelain tiles that are specifically designed and rated for outdoor use will offer the most durable and long lasting solution for use in outdoor applications while providing a spectacularly low maintenance option. Outdoor porcelain floor tiles will often feature a textured surface finish that will provide a strong element of slip resistance making them the perfect choice for outdoor flooring applications.
What are the Best Outdoor Tiles for the Driveway?
Outdoor floor tiles offer a wonderfully low maintenance finish for the driveway or even in the garage; porcelain tiles are the most popular choice for these sorts of applications as they offer a surface finish that is resistant to staining, heat, moisture and scratching and will not require sealing, ensuring a solution that will stand up well against oils and dirt.
How do I keep Outdoor Tiles Clean?
Outdoor tiles can be easily kept clean by simply washing away any dirt or debris from their surface. This process off course may differ depending on the type of material your outdoor tiles are made of; concrete tiles, natural stone tiles, terracotta tiles and terrazzo tiles for example are all porous materials and as such, will require sealing in order to be best maintained – Visit our Resources Section for information on sealing and cleaning specific types of tile materials. No matter what type of outdoor tile material you use, it is important to note that items such as garden debris, motor oils or animal droppings for example should be swiftly washed away from the surface of your tiles and not left to sit on them for too long as these items may cause staining or discoloration after prolonged exposure.
Do you Need Special Grout for Outdoor Tiles?
When grouting outdoor tiles, it is important to ensure you are using grout that is specific to outdoor applications. Depending on the type of tiles you are using, a cement based grout that is suitable for outdoor use is usually the most ideal solution however, an outdoor specific epoxy grout may also be considered for glass mosaic tiles or pool tiles for example.
What is the Difference between Outdoor Tiles and Pavers?
In short, outdoor tiles are a thinner option in comparison to traditional pavers. Outdoor tiles can be made using a variety of different materials with porcelain tiles, natural stone tiles or terrazzo tiles being popular options. Outdoor pavers on the other hand will be much thicker and are usually made of brick, concrete or natural stone.