19 Jan 2016

Tiling Your Outdoor Area

Outdoor tiled area

A huge part of the Australian lifestyle is having friends and family over for BBQs and outdoor entertaining. If you never got around to revamping your outdoor area for food, fun and laughter this Summer, our blog will ensure that you have an entertaining area that has everyone talking (for all the right reasons) by next Spring and Summer.
 

Prior to selecting your tiles you need to evaluate how much natural light the space gets during the day (and whether you want to make your space appear larger) and where your drainage points should be to accommodate wet weather.

 

Prepare The Space

Prior to tiling your entertaining area, you must start with a clean and level surface. Begin by removing any weeds and unwanted matter, dirt or debris from the area that you will be tiling. Depending on the size of the space that you are re-working, you may opt to get some professional help to clear the space and prepare it for resurfacing.

 

Choose Your Style

If you’re after a rustic country inspired outdoor area, brick or stone look tiles may be the perfect tile for you. The realistic texture of our Chicago Brick range is a great and durable alternative to laying actual brick - and is perfect for high traffic areas.
 

Stone is also a great textured medium that is excellent for a feature section within your entertainment area, particularly around water features or lounge areas.  Our range of stone look tiles are a perfect option if you are wanting to tile a larger space, with the most popular ranges being Pietra Casa, Alpine, Venus and Como.
 

Alternatively, if you want your entertaining area to reflect a tropical paradise timber look tiles create the effect of timber decking without the maintenance. Design tip: To create a seamless flow through from inside to out, you can lay the same timber look tiles throughout your home to give the illusion of a larger living and entertaining area.
 

A third style option is opting for neutral grey or beige tiles that never go out of style. Choosing neutral tiles will allow you to accessorise your outdoor space with furniture, plants or decorative statues that compliment the decor within your home.
 

Our online store has a range of outdoor tiles available that are guaranteed to suit your unique style and flooring needs. You can also visit us in store and our tile experts will be able to help you figure out the perfect sized tiles and necessary durability for your space.


You can also follow us on Pinterest for further inspiration on your outdoor tiling options, or Facebook and Instagram for updates on the latest tiling trends and exclusive sales!

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