Porcelain tile is the perfect material for bridging your indoor spaces with the great outdoors. Using the same flooring for your patio as your living room or kitchen creates fluidity and claims a piece of the outdoors as your own, which truly allows you to have your own outdoor living space.
Porcelain stone-effect and wood-look tile flooring are great choices because they look luxurious—thanks to the beautiful finishes and color varieties—but it is also extremely practical. Porcelain tile is long-lasting and low-maintenance, and isn’t a material you’ll have to upgrade anytime soon. When designing your seamless inside-outside transition, consider these tile ideas and tile collections.
Color Variation is Key
While there are many different types of stone-look and wood-look flooring options to choose from, picking the right pattern is one of the most important considerations. Think of Van Gogh’s Starry Night painting. Pattern and texture have a way of drawing your eye forward and eliminating elements of separation. For instance, consider going with a wood-look tile chevron pattern that points the eye outside, or a pattern that involves multiple tiles that are different sizes. Porcelain stone-look and wood-look tiles not only lends a sense of authenticity and rustic acuity to outdoor spaces, but their inherent color variations make it an easy choice for matching both indoor and outdoor decor.
Add a touch of exotic, tropical style to your indoor and outdoor spaces with Tropics, a new Italian porcelain wood-look tile collection. It gets its inspiration from wood found in the tropics and features outstanding color variations. The collection is equally at home on floor, walls and even outdoors. Featuring four tropical colors (Amber, Blossom, Midnight, Ocean), two sizes (8×47, 12×24), beautiful mosaics and is offered in either a matte or shiny finish.
Getting its inspiration from tall, upright stone formations that were erected in ancient times, Archaeology is a porcelain slate-effect collection. When installed outdoors, it becomes an extension of your indoor space (pictured below). The collection is offered in 2 sizes (18×36, 23×23), 3 colors (Antracita, Arena, Gris) but the real star of this collection are the stunning, dimensional wall decors which you can see in the pictures below.
Made in the Shade
Shade Stone is an Italian porcelain stone-effect tile collection that also features gorgeous dimensional wall decors and mosaics. The large-format collection features 3 sizes (12×24, 18×36, 32×32), 5 colors (Almond, Black, Grey, Musk, White) in a matte finish. The 5 natural shades capture the age-old spirit of stone with a modern twist. As you can see in the photos below, installing it outdoors is truly an extension of your indoor space.
When you’re ready to integrate your outdoor space with your indoor rooms, head on over to Tiles Unlimited. With scores of collections that work indoors as well as outdoors, our expert designers stand ready to help you create the design of your dreams. View more tile collections suitable for outdoor use here.