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Bringing the indoors out is a trend that has been growing in popularity for some time now. In fact, homeowners are realising that they can extend the pleasures of the indoors to the backyard and maximise their time spent outside. Not only are homeowners trying to recreate the comfort of the indoors in their outdoor spaces, but they’re trying to recreate the warmth and overall aesthetic of it as well, with the use of patio stones.

With that being said, we’ve noticed current outdoor flooring trends are reflecting that desire to extend indoor living in a functional way. Homeowners are recreating the look of their interior and choosing materials that can withstand outdoor elements. Discover these 5 backyard flooring trends that we predict will sweep the industry in 2021.

 

Porcelain tiles

Porcelain tiles have been gracing floors for centuries. They have been providing an elegant and timeless look to homes all over the world for years, which is why it is no surprise that homeowners, in an effort to bring the indoors out, are trying to recreate this aesthetic in their backyards. What many homeowners don’t realise, is that porcelain pavers can be used as for outdoor flooring, too! In fact, they are durable, slip-resistant, weather-resistant and are easy to maintain. With many different porcelain paver styles available on the market, we’re sure you’ll find one that matches your vision.

 

Timber look-Tiles

In the spirit of extending the interior of the house to the backyard, it comes as no surprise that wood look-alike pavers have become an emerging trend. In fact, wood planks add warmth to a space which is what most homeowners strive for when designing for outdoor living. However, this natural material does not hold up long term in the outdoors, once it is exposed to weather and other outdoor elements. Because of that, we recommend you opt for a wood look-alike concrete stone that will allow you to achieve the rustic charm of a wood floor, without all the maintenance.

 

Large scale pavers

Large scale pavers are taking center stage in landscape design, mostly with contemporary design lovers. In fact, large format tile stones offer a clean, elegantly classic and timeless look to your outdoor living space, without overwhelming it. Most homeowners who select a large-scale tile stone, also select a monochromatic color. This pair-up allows your backyard to speak for itself without coming off as busy. Large-scale tile stones complement your backyard beauty and allow your surrounding landscape and outdoor features to draw the eye.

 

Unique patterns

It was once believed that one couldn’t get creative with outdoor design. In fact, how many homes have you been to where there was a unique outdoor flooring pattern? I’m guessing not many. Well, all that is going to change in 2021. Homeowners are daring to create unique and sometimes random patterns in their outdoor spaces. Herringbone, for example, is a classic pattern seen mostly in interior design. Many designers and homeowners are recreating this aesthetic in the outdoors by paving the floor with chic and timeless herringbone patterns.