Choosing the ideal porcelain tile for the outdoor area requires some basic care. This is because an area that is commonly exposed to the sun and rain needs to offer not only safety to residents, but also durability. And to provide accurate information on the subject, architect Marcela Zampere brings a list of accurate suggestions for ideal pieces for her work.
6 types of porcelain tiles for outdoor areas that are worth investing in
A very important factor that must be taken into account when choosing the texture of the porcelain tile is whether the external area is covered or not. If not, it is important to choose a high porosity model, for safety reasons. But when it comes to aesthetics, Marcela suggests the following models:
Burnt cement type
Porcelain tile that imitates burnt cement combines with all styles of decoration and its versatility allows you to install it in any type of area. Marcela advises that, for uncovered areas, it is essential that they have a hard finish, such as Portinari’s Downtown GR. For covered areas, such as a gourmet area or hallway, satin porcelain tile is allowed.
with wood texture
“The hard option of this coating gives a more rustic touch, ideal for outdoor areas, such as Portinari’s Giardino Be Hard 20×120 model. Wood porcelain tiles can be used instead of decks in the pool area, ensuring durability, in addition to facilitating maintenance compared to wooden decks. They are also interesting in the composition of external walls and facades”, suggests the architect.
Terrazo porcelain tile is the option for those looking for a more resistant material, without losing elegance: “terrazo brings the beauty of stone and marble granules, combined with the durability and ease of maintenance of porcelain tile. This material has a higher value than the others, as it is considered a technical porcelain tile, with high performance in terms of durability and resistance. The internal mass is of the same color as the surface, making it possible to have a great finish in miter and stairs, for example”, explains Marcela.
For Zampere, porcelain tiles that refer to stone textures are right options for those who want to create a more natural atmosphere for the outdoor area: “to compose areas close to gardens and swimming pools, stone-type porcelain tiles create very welcoming environments”.
“Decortiles Eco Off White Ext is ideal for a rustic finish in the outdoor area, especially those with ample space, as they guarantee visual uniformity to the space and greater freedom of composition with other coatings. The beige, more natural tone is also super trendy”, says Marcela.
For those who want a touch of elegance in the project, the porcelain tile with a look of Roman travertine marble is ideal. For the architect, natural marble, in addition to being more expensive, calls for more rigorous maintenance, and replacing it with porcelain tile guarantees a better cost-benefit ratio.
For the external area, polished porcelain tiles should be avoided, as in addition to being slippery, they stain more easily. The “hard” and “ext” nomenclatures are widely used by brands to signal the flooring as appropriate for these areas, but if you are in doubt when buying, consult a seller to assist you in the best way.
60 photos of outdoor areas with porcelain tile to fill your eyes
The following projects have a safe and capriciously charming structure that porcelain tile for the outdoor area offers.
1. Burnt cement porcelain tile offers an urban touch
2. As well as other finishes with a rustic touch
3. In addition to being versatile, matching with everything
4. They guarantee a welcoming touch in an elegant way
5. Both go well with furniture variations and other finishes
6. And leave the project with an exquisite result
7. Realize how the marble floor has a unique elegance
8. In this project, the chosen piece combined with the masonry
9. Proof that burnt cement goes well with everything from wood to rope
10. For uncovered areas, it is important to choose the ideal porcelain tile
11. For the more porous, the less slippery it will be
12. Thus, accidents on rainy days will be avoided
13. Dark tones disguise blemishes that can appear over time
14. How about exchanging natural wood for porcelain that imitates wood?
15. This exchange is also valid with natural stones
16. In addition to greater durability, maintenance is much more affordable
17. A neutral product is enough to keep the porcelain tile clean
18. And mixed with water, a broom to scrub is enough
19. This is for uncovered areas, which are exposed to the weather
20. For covered areas, a damp cloth with product is sufficient
21. When choosing porcelain, try to think about all the characteristics of the area
22. How the look of the walls, and everything that will make up the outside
23. If there will be furniture, the ideal is for the porcelain tile to collaborate with the highlight of the pieces
24. In the project, you can create spaces with different floors
25. And also create something more homogeneous, using the same finish for stairs and garage
26. A perfect marriage between the porcelain tile in the gourmet area and the deck
27. How about this rustic finish in the middle of the lawn?
28. In this project, the porcelain tile composed not only the floor but also the countertop
29. Speaking of combinations, the rustic floor has the same color chart as the wall
30. As well as these different porcelain tiles on the inside and outside
31. Here the burnt cement was right to add to the industrial style
32. The larger the porcelain, the greater the feeling of spaciousness
33. Porosity of porcelain tiles is essential for the pool area
34. That way no one runs the risk of slipping out of it barefoot
35. A rustic floor for rustic furniture
36. Porcelain tiles with ground edges offer an incredible finish
37. Because the 1-centimeter grout is almost invisible in the installation
38. And in this way, the elongated effect and feeling of breadth is even more guaranteed
39. For the garage, choose a piece that will not be damaged by possible stains
40. This tip also applies to areas with a pool
41. The finish that imitates wood is ideal for this function
42. In addition to giving a welcoming look to the environment
43. The earth tone wall was perfect with the light floor
44. And the same effect is guaranteed with the combination with the brick
45. In the same environment there is wooden, rustic and terrazo porcelain
46. For the transition of floors, wood porcelain tile was also used
47. Notice the different design created between the floor and the edge of the pool
48. Creating spaces with a floor and lawn create a welcoming area
49. Porcelain tile in the outdoor area makes the look even more sophisticated
50. We can say the same about the terrazo finish
51. Here the different finishes demarcated each area
52. This combination of different materials was fantastic, don’t you think?
53. When choosing porcelain, pay attention to the nomenclature of the pieces
54. Because parts for outdoor areas are identified as ext or hard
55. Enlist the help of a seller to find such specifications
56. So you don’t run the risk of buying inappropriate porcelain
57. And you can still take the opportunity to ask for that discount
58. Also know that the price may vary depending on the finish
59. But believe me, the investment will be worth every penny
60. Because your outdoor area project deserves all the affection
A project for the outdoor area requires care, as well as the ideal choice for the pool lining . If this category is also present in your project, be sure to check out the article so that your work is even more complete.