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4 Outdoor Patio Flooring Ideas

Posted by Daltile Team on May 5, 2017 10:31:00 AM

Wood Look Tile on the Patio
Saddle Brook XT in Oak Trail on the patio

Why not expand the amount of living space you have by making the most of your outside space? When you have the right outdoor patio flooring, you'll want to spend more time outside, and you'll have a beautiful base to build your design off of. Here are some inspirational ideas to help you get started on your design:

1. Add Luxurious Hardwood

You can add the look of hardwood to your outdoor space with tile. For instance, Saddle Brook XT is glazed porcelain tile, but it's made to look like real wood. The tiles are made to resemble long wood planks, and they're detailed with wood-grain patterns that look like they were made by nature. Choose the rich wood shade you want, and your outdoor space will look like it's right out of a magazine.

2. Surround Yourself with Simple Concrete

When it's dyed and polished just right, concrete becomes a gorgeous design element for indoor and outdoor spaces. For instance, the Ever line offers the ease of tile and the beauty of perfectly finished concrete. This tile is already made in a variety of colors that resemble concrete, and it comes in a polished or unpolished finish, so you can get a high-end look that's sleek and versatile.

Travertine on the patio
Travertine in Durango on the patio, The New American Home

3. Use Color to Make a Statement

You don't have to rely on landscaping and furniture to add color to your outdoor spaces. Instead, use Suretread and Pavers for your outdoor patio flooring, and brighten up your outdoor area with shades of stunning red, golden brown, and even bold black. After all, color always makes a strong statement. The raised tread prevents water buildup, and the material has a low level of moisture absorption.

4. Add Natural Beauty with Stone

Natural stone is a perfect material to feature in just about any outdoor space, and it makes for an especially great patio floor. Haut Monde offers the beauty of real stone, including the striations and color variations you find in nature, but this tile is actually made of strong, simple porcelain. This makes it extremely versatile and practical. Available in several soft neutral shades, these tiles come in a number of sizes—from large-format field tiles to gorgeous small mosaics. They're also available in both polished and unpolished finishes.

By making the most of your available space, you'll be able to get the most out of your home and its design. So why not make your outdoor area something to be proud of? With the right tile, you can turn this space into one that appears to be right out of a magazine. When you're ready to choose the perfect tile for your outdoor makeover, head to your local Daltile retail dealer.

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