Outdoor flooring – Why do you need it?
Upgrade your outdoor flooring with porcelain tiles, the ultimate option for outdoor use. Other materials such as wood, natural stone and cement are porous, unlike porcelain which does not absorb liquids. This means no stains or cracks and no surface treatments or special maintenance.
With porcelain tiles, your outdoor space will be easy to maintain as it doesn’t support moss, mould or mildew making it a low-maintenance option. Porcelain tiles are some of the longest-lasting flooring products on the market today. They are incredibly hardy and durable, very resistant to scratching, staining and wear and when properly installed they’ll look as good in 20 years as they do today.
Your outdoor area is a continuation of your home, so it is important to choose a style of outdoor flooring that complements your interior style, as well as the outward appearance of your house itself. Matching the colour scheme or style you have crafted within your home will create the perfect flow as you step outdoors onto your patio or wander out to the pool. However, you can still experiment with a stunning feature wall or some colour, just ensure that the overall style matches the elegance and sophistication of your indoor area.
Indoor-outdoor flow is a common theme, allowing for extended space and perfect for entertaining. Continuing the same tile offers a seamless appearance between spaces. While wood is known for being high maintenance, Timber look tiles are a great alternative for decks. They look traditional, won’t go out of style and hold all the qualities of porcelain.
We have a large range of timber look tiles at New Wave Flooring and if you’re looking for a more rustic feel, you can opt for wood look tiles instead of real wooden beams. Wood look tiles are made of porcelain but have a matte finish and look like real wooden flooring, giving you the gorgeous look of wood without the maintenance.
Porcelain tile is the perfect choice for outdoor use. At New Wave Flooring we have a full range of exterior tiles in different colours and sizes. The difference between indoor and outdoor tiles is the grip/texture on their surface that assists them in resisting slips. This surface can be a little gritty, as this provides excellent traction if the surface gets wet, however it does result in a finish that accumulates dirt and will naturally require deeper cleaning than indoor tiles.
Outdoor tiles come in a variety of shapes, colours and sizes and take on the look of natural materials such as stone, marble and timber. As digital print technology advances, manufacturers are producing tiles with unique pattern and less repeat.