A Quick Guide to Choosing the Right Outdoor Tiles for Your Property

26 July 2017
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To really relax and enjoy your outdoor space, you'll want to consider setting down pavers of some sort, rather than keeping your outdoor furniture right on the lawn and getting it muddy and dirty. Many types of outdoor tiles are often cheaper and more durable than actual stone pavers, and many such outdoor tiles interlock together, making it easy to manage the installation job yourself. Outdoor tiles will also stand up to the weight of outdoor furniture and grills, and provide a safer surface than many types of stone. To ensure you get the right flooring for your outdoor area, note a few quick suggestions for choosing outdoor tiles.

For added traction

If you're installing tiles near a pool, if your patio area tends to get rainy and wet, or if you enjoy doing your morning stretching outside, you need tiles with added traction. Look for wood tiles with short slats that have gaps between them, and that you can install in staggering directions, meaning the slats of one tile will run left to right, and the next tile from top to bottom, and so on. The gaps between slats and these varying directions will give you added traction on the surface of those tiles.

For maximum durability and comfort

In homes with kids or pets, look for rubber tiles for maximum durability. Rubber tiles are often painted a wide range of colours, so don't assume they'll be a dull grey or black; red rubber can work against a red brick house or add some colour against a white home, or you might choose an earth tone for a more natural look.

The rubber surface of these tiles also absorbs impact, providing maximum comfort. If you often kneel on pavers around your property in order to tend to flower bushes and landscaping, rubber is probably your best choice.

Concrete tiles

Concrete tiles are very affordable and very durable, so they're also a good choice for homes with kids and pets. Concrete can be painted or stained any colour, so you can opt for a shade that perfectly coordinates with your outdoor furniture, with the home's exterior siding, or even with the colours in your flowerbeds. Since concrete is so affordable, you also don't need to worry too much about the cost of replacing a broken tile, which might be a concern if you were to choose an expensive stone. The surface of concrete is also slightly pitted, so it also provides lots of traction where needed.