Outdoor Tiles

 

Outdoor tiles are exposed to the elements and therefore require to be extremely durable & functional. Our range of outdoor floor tiles and outdoor wall tiles are built to last, and look stunning even after years of use. Explore our range of patterns, colours and textures to create stunning outdoor spaces that reflect your personal style, and help make everlasting impressions.

 

Frequently asked questions

What are the trending types of outdoor tiles?

Among the many options available for outdoor tiles, glazed vitrified tiles are on trend thanks to the many designs, colours and patterns that they come in. They are also neutral to the sun's UV light so they won't fade over time. For spaces meant for heavy duty use, the popular choice is the use of double charged vitrified tiles that give extra strength and durability.

What is the best outdoor tile?

While there are several options for outdoor tiles such as ceramic or mosaic, it is important to remember that outdoor tiles are exposed to the elements and therefore require to be extremely durable & functional. For areas that see heavy duty use, opt for double charged vitrified tiles that give extra strength. For other outdoor spaces, you can go for glazed vitrified tiles which are neutral to the sun's UV light so they won't fade over time.

What are the important factors to consider while buying outdoor tiles?

Durability, functionality and style are the main factors to consider while picking the ideal outdoor tile. Double charged vitrified tiles are thicker than normal tiles and are built for use in heavy duty areas. Glazed vitrified tiles are available in a range of stunning colours, designs and patterns, and can be used to spruce up any outdoor space. They are neutral to the sun's UV rays, so will stay good looking even after years.

What type of tile is best for outdoor patios?

Glazed vitrified tiles are ideal for outdoor spaces like the patio, mainly because they are neutral to the sun's UV rays, so they won't fade even after years of use. They are also stain and water resistant, anti-bacterial, and come with an anti-skid feature. Designs are printed on a glaze coating, so the style options are virtually endless.

How do I install outdoor tiles?

The outdoor tile should have a flat, hard surface as its underlayment if you intend on building a larger application, like a tiled patio. Tiles that are installed in singular designs do not require as solid an underlayment. The concrete underlayment needs to be perfectly level, without cracks and chips, and must be thoroughly cleaned before you start placing the tiles. Use a concrete wash to ensure that the concrete is as clean as can be. If the concrete is uneven or has any other issues, you will need to pour a sub-base over it to address the problems. Since outdoor tiles tend to be much thicker than indoor tiles, a wet saw will be required to make any necessary cuts. Another thing to keep in mind is if your concrete patio has expansion joints, the tiles should not cover them. In the event you must cover the expansion joints, laying a flexible membrane over the concrete will be required before laying the tile. Apply mortar to the concrete and the back of the outdoor tile while installing. After laying the tile, use a rubber mallet to tap the tile to ensure a strong bond and to help prevent air gaps. The grout to use is one that is latex-fortified and rated for outdoor applications. Once all the tiles are set and the grout lines are filled and cleaned, cover the installation with a plastic sheet for at least 24 hours to allow the grout and mortar to set properly.

What is the difference between outside and inside tiles?

Though durable, indoor tiles are not made to handle damage due to factors such as frost and direct sunlight. On the other hand, outdoor tiles have the ability to handle these adverse conditions and more. Outdoor tiles also often have a texture on their surface that gives them anti-skid properties. Some special outdoor tiles have a slightly gritty surface which provides excellent traction if the surface gets wet. Slip-resistant tiles will accumulate more dirt and will therefore require more frequent maintenance. Outdoor tiles need to able to withstand wear and tear, so they look more rugged and rustic. They also have a tougher glaze than indoor tiles.