Expanding Your Outdoor Living Space with Tile
Whether you host family barbecues or enjoy working outside on a Saturday afternoon, your outdoor living space should be an extension of your home. It should also fit the needs of your everyday lifestyle.
With outdoor tile, you can create a seamless transition from the inside of your home to your outdoor living space.
At St. Louis Company, we provide you with a large selection of outdoor tile, so you can create a backyard oasis that stands the test of time.
How to Choose Outdoor Tile
Like indoor tile, the outdoor tile you choose should be strong, hard, and dense. If tiles are too soft, they can crack or chip easily from everyday use.
Outdoor tiles should be strong enough to withstand various weather conditions, including rain, hail, sleet, and snow. If you live in a climate where thawing and frequent are frequent, you should choose a tile that can withstand extreme temperature changes.
Additionally, you should be careful about choosing a porous tile, as it is more likely to show stains and absorb water. If water freezes and thaws the next day, porous tile can crack easily.
When it comes to outdoor tile, color is a critical factor that people overlook. While they spend a lot of time choosing color schemes for their homes, they spend less time choosing colors for their outdoor living space.
Typically, you should choose light-colored tiles for dark areas, as dark-colored tiles for areas with a lot of sunshine. Natural tones like brown, black, and grey are also popular choices that match any color palette.
Outdoor tile can become slippery when wet, which means you need tile with a non-slip surface. While natural materials such as travertine and marble can be dangerous, a honed or tumbled surface is slip-resistant.
Outdoor Tile Options for Your Backyard Getaway
Natural Stone Tile
As one of the most stunning materials for outdoor use, natural stone tile varies in size from large slabs to small squares. Natural stone is long-lasting, attractive, and durable. Although natural stone is expensive, it can last for more than 30 years with regular maintenance.
There are a variety of natural stone outdoor tile options on the market, including marble, flagstone, sandstone, granite, limestone, and slate. It is also available in matte and honed finishes, as well as warm and cool colors.
Popular for indoor use, porcelain tile is also perfect for outdoor patios. Porcelain performs well under extreme weather conditions and humid temperatures. Apart from its beauty, it is dense, tough, and slip-resistant.
Created from super-fine clay, porcelain is fired at a higher temperature in a kiln. Porcelain can be precision-cut to exact dimensions, so it’s easy for anyone to install.
Porcelain tile is either left in its natural state or transformed to look like brick, stone, rock, concrete, or other materials. It is also available in glazed, unglazed, high gloss, and textured finishes.
Choose St. Louis Tile Company for Your Outdoor Tile Needs
Are you ready to transform your outdoor living space with a tile that stands out? At St. Louis Tile Company, we provide you with an extensive selection of outdoor tile, as well as a team of experts that will help you choose a stylish floor pattern.
To shop our selection of tile, visit our showroom in Ellisville. We are open seven days a week, with extended evening hours, and offer VIP customer service. To schedule an appointment, contact us online or call us at (636) 220-3550 today!