The great outdoors feeds our need for relaxation, inspiration, and pleasure. It offers a respite at the end of the day, a natural landscape for reflection, or a place for exercise and rejuvenation. And as the demand grows for these extended living environments, so too does the continued desire for thoughtful design meant to maximize space and encourage a seamless transition from indoors to out.
Tile and stone are often some of the best materials for many outdoor spaces, including floors and walls for sitting areas, outdoor kitchens, feature walls, pools and more. The opportunity to elevate your outdoor footprint is everywhere!
At the center of many outdoor oasis fantasies is a pool – whether a luxury saltwater paradise or a compact cocktail getaway. The first and most essential specification to note, when it comes to tile, is understanding whether materials are pool-rated. With confirmation on that, it’s time to explore the many options available.
Incorporating natural stones into outdoor design is an obvious and beautiful choice. The natural variation and texture inherent in Structure™ embraces the concept of outdoor living.
Green emphasizes the acceleration of biophilic design, sustainability and wellness in the world, and it’s a popular color for exteriors as a result, as seen here with Immerse™.
The beauty of large format tile for outdoor flooring is in the dramatic statement it makes, along with material benefits that top everyone’s must-have lists. Shown here, Mood™.
The phenomenon of cooking outdoors has far exceeded a barbecue used to grill around the fourth of July. The inner chef in all of us emerges to take on investing in elaborate outdoor kitchens and bar areas with large islands, grills, smokers, refrigerators, and heaters that can be used no matter the season. Design has become more sophisticated – less disposable – meaning materials that are long-lasting, durable, and good looking are the new norm. Tile is a kitchen staple, both indoors and out.
Beautifully integrated, both in features and color, Splash™ is at home as an easy-to-maintain backsplash.
With a new appreciation for outdoor spaces year-round, homeowners are using these areas to unwind while spending quality time with family and friends – and sitting areas have evolved as a result. When considering materials that will be open to the elements, benefits that are inherent to tile and stone, like durability, resistance to moisture and bacteria, ease of cleaning and maintenance, all come to mind.
Rhapsody™ is equal parts bold and inviting – a setting readymade for working remotely or entertaining at home.
A signature wall not only creates a moment but also can answer design goals. For instance, make spaces feel bigger, or offer natural textures that enhance environments. Connect™ does both!
Power of the pergola! The increased interest in outdoor structures continues to grow, and so too does flooring that will endure. Shown here, Building Blocks™ Concrete.
Gone are the days where we waited for summer to roll around before stepping outdoors. Now, no matter the season, the call of the backyard is ever-present. Incorporating fireplaces to encourage all-weather and year-round outdoor living has been widely embraced. As for fireplace surrounds, tile is an ideal option.
At a glance, this fireplace would be at home inside or out. Reform™ is a perfect model for how to create a seamless transition
For those who aren’t ready for a full-on transformation, incorporating pavers can create instant space delineation, whether for patios, for pool surrounds, or as an accent walkway through gardens. Choose from either porcelain or natural stone as options.
Extero™ natural stone pavers are perfect for outdoor spaces that seek the ideal finishing touch, whether looking for the subtle beauty of limestone, the earthy look of travertine or the elegant look of marble.
Porcelain tile makes for an excellent choice for outdoor use, too. Xtra™ beautifully replicates the look of wood, concrete, and stone in multiple colors.
More than ever before, tile and stone can truly transform outdoor environments with pure style and sophistication, providing durability and performance for years to come. Explore even more outdoor tile collections here: https://bit.ly/3QZY7Cb