When it comes to paving your outdoor patio or walkway, there are a number of choices in materials ranging from natural stone to brick, concrete, or more. But there’s also a new choice in the marketplace that’s gaining traction. Outdoor porcelain tile, a clay-based material, is available in a variety of sizes, shapes, and colors and can make a truly unique addition to your outdoor project.
Because outdoor porcelain tile is fired at an extremely high temperature, it is an incredibly hard, durable, and non-porous material—unlike other types of ceramic tile. Due to the high density, ceramic tiles are less likely to absorb moisture and therefore do not mildew or stain. Glazed porcelain offers an even greater moisture barrier. The high density also makes porcelain tile resistant to chips and scratches, which is important for a high-traffic porch or walkway.
Outdoor porcelain tiles have the same benefits of “indoor porcelain” including being skid-resistant, meaning they can be safely used in wet areas—a characteristic that makes them excellent for outdoor patios, walkways, or steps. They are also durable, and easy-to-clean. And, of course, it’s an incredibly appealing product in terms of aesthetics. Available in unique and beautiful colors and textures—as well as an array of patterns—outdoor porcelain is the perfect material to create a stunning patio or walkway.
While there are many benefits to using porcelain tile in your outdoor project, perhaps one of the greatest is the fact that the tiles can also be used indoors. To create an amazing inside/outside design, you could use this tile in an interior room with doors which open to the outside living space. This provides a seamless transition from the indoors to the outdoors so that the two areas become one. This is truly an excellent design feature that helps put your house on a whole different level.