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Choosing the Perfect Outdoor Tile

Perfect Outdoor TileSimilar to indoor tiles, tile that can be used outdoors comes in a wide variety of textures, colors, and materials. When searching for the perfect exterior tile to use on your patio, pool, or alfresco kitchen, it is important to select a durable material that can hold up in even the most challenging weather. While being beautiful and functional, these tiles also need to be able to withstand rain, snow, scathing heat, and a great amount of wear and tear over time. Not all tiles are up to the challenge, but there are many beautiful varieties that are perfect for your outdoor space. When choosing your tile, it is a good idea to be mindful of these do’s and don’ts for outdoor applications.

How Much Natural Light Does Your Space Get?

While this general code to selecting tile also applies to indoor applications, it is especially important when choosing your outdoor tile. In a space that does not receive very much natural light, darker tiles tend to make even the most beautiful and ornate material look dim and murky. A general rule of thumb when selecting your tile is to select lighter colors for low light spaces, and darker tile in areas that receive a great deal of sunshine.

What Color Is Your Home?

Whether you choose to contrast or match your tile to the outdoor hues of your residence, selecting a general color palate that coordinates with the colors that already exist can be an excellent way to create a cohesive exterior look. By keeping this general rule in mind, you can automatically weed out several colors and materials that will not work for your home.

What Is The Style of Your Home?

The outdoor style of your garden and residence can help you make wise decisions when choosing your tile. In order to create a cohesive space, it is a good idea to select a tile that is in the same vein as the rest of your home. A Spanish home can look even more beautiful when fashioned with the perfect deco tile. You can also bring back some of the fun to your mid-century modern ranch with gorgeous geometric patterns.

How Do You Plan on Using Your Outdoor Area?

This can be one of the most critical questions to ask when choosing your outdoor tile. If your tile is going to be placed on the floor in a high moisture area, make sure to select a material that provides a little extra grip in order to prevent dangerous falls. If you have patio furniture that is going to sit on top of your beautiful new tile, it is a good idea to choose one with a flat surface to prevent your chairs from always being a bit wobbly on an uneven surface. Head over to Mission Tile West today to select the perfect tile for your outdoor space. There are many helpful professionals available to help you pick out the ideal material for any outside application.