Patios can be a great way to better use your property’s outdoor space, especially when you have the freedom to make them look the way you want them to. The most important component of a patio? The flooring, of course. You want to find the best outdoor tile so that the patio is not only enjoyable but even usable. What’s the best tiling for patios? Let’s go over some of the most popular options.
If you are looking for an economic tiling option for your patio, ceramic can be a good material for outdoor tile. As long as the tiles carry a PEI rating that indicates enough strength, they can provide sufficiently resistant flooring for light use patios. This means that as long as the patios don’t see excessive foot traffic, they should work fairly well. However, make sure that the tiles are specifically meant for flooring, since those that are made for walls will likely not be strong enough for foot traffic, regardless of how light it is. Ceramic is often considered to be the least expensive material when it comes to outdoor tiling.
Quarry tiles were specifically created out of very dense unglazed clay for use in patios and courtyards. Why? Well, they are extremely strong, meaning they can put up with heavy foot traffic. They also have great resistance to water, with a texture that keeps them from being slippery when wet, and they come in a very particular array of neutral colors (such as brown, gray, and red) that can harmoniously complement outdoor environments. While they are not usually recommended for places with harsh winters, they are great for places that don’t experience freezing temperatures. This, along with their Mediterranean look, makes them ideal tile choices for patios in the Los Angeles area.
When it comes to stone tiles, arguably the best choice for patios will be slate. This metamorphic rock is formed under extreme heat and pressure, which makes it very hard, durable, and resistant to water. These will have a very natural texture that will not only allow them to blend in with outdoor environments but will also prevent them from getting slippery when wet. A lot of people think of slate as only coming in dark shades, such as black or gray, but it can actually be available in plenty of brighter colors, giving you the freedom you want when picking your outdoor tile. The catch, though, is that slate is on the more expensive end of the stone tile spectrum. However, trust us when we tell you that it will be worth the extra cost.
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Did any of these catch your attention? Are you still not satisfied with these options? Don’t worry. Here at Amirian Home we want to make sure you find the outdoor tile that you are looking for. You can visit our showroom at 4116 San Fernando Rd and see for yourself. Additionally, you can browse our online catalog to find the tile you are looking for or call us at (818) 862-3122 for more information.