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Five Outdoor Flooring Ideas

Written by creatingyourspace on . Posted in Ceramic / Porcelain Tile, Uncategorized

Often times, we tend to take for granted the outdoor part of our house, like the patio and deck. But just like any part of our home, it deserves a lot of attention, as it still adds to the beauty and overall appeal.

A great material to use for outdoor flooring is tile. It is durable and comes in different sizes, shapes and patterns.

So here are five outdoor flooring ideas if you want to use tile for your patio, deck, or garden.

  1. If you want your patio to be modern, consider using white tiles and combine it with chrome fittings and fixtures. Take a look at this Travertini Ceramic tile made by Atlas.
  2. There are also tiles that have different patterns on them like popular paintings or geometric prints. Selecting this type of tile can add a different feel and theme to your outdoor space.
  3. Another idea is to mix and match different shapes of tiles. Choose one large tile with a pattern or print that will reflect the theme that you wish to create and then arrange smaller tiles around it. We can help you find tiles that come in multiple sizes. Not all tiles come in all sizes and because not all tiles are the same thickness so it’s best to check with us before mixing and matching tiles.
  4. Make a pattern using your ceramic tiles. There are a lot of patterns that you can use to create your ceramic flooring such as the checkerboard pattern, a brickwork pattern, offset joint, diagonal with accent dots or a brick-weave pattern.
  5. If you want to add color and texture to your patio, you can opt to use pebbled or mosaic ceramic tiles. Remember, texture is great for slip-resistance.

Ask us which tiles are appropriate for outdoor use because not all tiles are suitable for exterior installations.

Five Reasons to Choose Porcelain Tiles

Written by creatingyourspace on . Posted in Ceramic / Porcelain Tile, Hints and Advice

If you are looking to give your home a more luxurious look, you can go for porcelain tiles. The use of porcelain tiles is an emerging trend in interior design. Porcelain tiles are actually a type of ceramic tile. They are composed of clay, quartz and water. However, they are blazed at different temperatures and that is why porcelain tiles are denser than other ceramic tiles. There are many reasons to choose porcelain tile here are the top five.

1. Porcelain tiles are versatile.

Porcelain tiles come in many forms. They can be glazed, double-glazed or even unglazed. The glazed ones are harder than their unglazed counterparts. You can also get them in many colors and textures. Aside from using porcelain as flooring, it can also be used for wall tiles and countertops. It can also be made to look like slate, limestone, marble and even wood.

2. Porcelain tiles are durable.

Unlike ceramic tiles, they can both be used for the indoors and the outdoors. They do not burn. Even if you have a hot piece of charcoal from the grill fall onto your outdoor tile it will not cause damage. This also makes porcelain tiles suitable for kitchen countertops as it will not melt even if hot pans and skillets are placed over it.

3. Porcelain tiles are highly adaptable to changes in weather.

In colder areas where the climate can be freezing, porcelain tiles are chosen over ceramic tiles because it does not absorb as much water. It is also ideal for areas with hot temperatures because it will not fade in the heat of the sun and chipping will not occur.

4. Porcelain tiles are easy to clean.

Because of its low absorbency rate, these tiles are easy to clean. You can just sweep the floor to remove dirt or just wipe or clean it off with a damp cloth or mop and a household cleaner.

5. Porcelain tiles are practical to use.

You do not have to put up with replacing your floors from time to time. Because of its durability, it will take a long time before porcelain floors wear down. You also need to know that the color of porcelain runs down through the tile hence, its color will stay the same after high traffic use.