Indoor Outdoor Tile Trend

Indoor Outdoor tiles are a growing trend, where floor tile designs continue from inside the house to the garden. It creates a continuation of the beautiful tiles and a warm welcoming feeling within your space.

Indoor Outdoor Tile Trend

Porcelain floor tiles for the perfect patio

Eternal outdoor tiles

Most glazed porcelain tiles are suitable for outside applications, feel free to double check with Tileflair staff, who will happily advise you. There are so many tile designs available that would look truly amazing in an outdoor setting as well as indoors.

An outside area or patio can feel like an extension of your home if you have the right design and materials. And with stunning porcelain floor tiles, you can blur the lines between inside and out and create a greatly increased sense of space.

What look will you go for?

The style you envision for your outside space will affect the choice you make for your flooring. If you’re looking for a minimalist, sleek and modern look with tightly clipped box pyramids, then consider the Eternal range, which features the dappled markings of real stone. This versatile model comes in a variety of colours and sizes giving you the freedom to create your own design.

You might want to go for a more dramatic darker tile, and the Eternal in black will do the job perfectly. There’s also the Bliss Antracita Floor Tile. These matt black porcelain tiles create a uniform yet stylish look to a larger space.

For an English country garden with plentiful overflowing planting on the perimeter then the quirky, characterful Galiano in beige will be happy to oblige. These tiles also come in a pale grey and white for a lighter appearance, perhaps more suited to enhancing the space of a smaller area.

Redcliffe outdoor tiles

For a classic marble effect consider the Marmi Antichi Classico in almond – a stunning tile that looks great all year round.Then there’s the Montalcino, as realistic looking as real stone with its colour variations and matt texture. Envision this beautiful tile in your outside space, the edges lined with garden pots and containers that overflow with lush planting.

The West End is a cool, modern tile that will provide the perfect canvas for your plants and garden furniture. These lovely large format tiles will make you want to spend even the cooler summer evenings outside. The Split too is a wonderful choice for an outside space and is perfect for creating that seamless link between the inside and out.

Redcliffe outdoor tiles

Outdoor tiles need to withstand a lot more abuse that the indoor tiles. They need to be tougher, strong, durable and able to withstand the highs and lows of the British weather. But the flooring of your outside space is the foundation for achieving a beautiful garden and so they also need to be attractive. Most importantly, they must fit in with the style you are looking to achieve.

The best thing about our porcelain tiles is the world of options from which to create the outside space of your dreams – you can find the perfect tile. And you can be confident that your outdoor area will look gorgeous for years to come.

Best Laid Patio Floor Tiles

A patio of floor tiles has the potential to turn your garden into an outdoor oasis that will extend your living space seamlessly, and entice you outside whatever the weather. Giving you year-round enjoyment of your garden.

Did you know that all glazed porcelain tiles could be laid outside? Glazed porcelain does not absorb water so will not freeze and crack in the winter, so you can rest assured your porcelain tiles will stand the test of even the harshest of British winters, which means you can make your outside as fabulous as your inside. And we have some stunning floor tiles to really jazz up a tired looking patio area and turn it into a thing of beauty.

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Glazed porcelain floor tiles suitable for your patio

Unlike natural stone and timber, porcelain tiles are non porous, there are no little holes for dirt and grime to accumulate and attack the surface and so are stain-proof and therefore require very little ongoing maintenance. They are also tremendously hard and resistant to scratching. Once they’ve been laid they’re as hardy as materials come.

eternal patio floor tiles

eternal patio floor tiles

There is an impressive range of porcelain floor tiles on the market that suit this purpose but none can beat our Eternal range, which offers a stunning array of colours and sizes to suite any style you are looking to achieve. The Eternal range comes in Almond, Beige, Black and Grey and each looks fabulous with an abundance of potted or border plants and patio furniture.

Our Loire range is just as lovely and comes in lighter beige Ecru. These modular floor tiles will achieve a look that is unique to your patio, guaranteed to impress the neighbours, should they happen to peek over the garden fence!

loire patio floor tiles

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Traditional Patio by Alexandria Landscape Architects & Landscape Designers Notting Hill Gardens | Design Build Construction

Of course, as with laying any floor tiles, when laying a patio there are certain things to consider. The positioning and layout of the tiles are crucial in how the overall patio looks.

Consider, for instance, how you might use and enjoy this space. How many people should it accommodate? As an entertaining space the patio needs to be large enough to fit garden furniture and other accessories comfortably.

patio floor tiles

patio floor tiles

There is tons of advice available on laying patio tiles but laying them professionally will ensure a patio that provides a solid and level surface for garden furniture and potted plants. As with any project, preparation and good materials make for a successful job.

However you design the patio space, by using porcelain floor tiles you can be sure of creating an inspired patio area that complements your living space.

traditional-patio.jpgTraditional Patio by London Landscape Architects & Landscape Designers Kate Eyre Garden Design

How to remove staining from your patio floor tiles

Thanks to LTP for the following tips and advice about this this common problem of removing staining from your


patio floor tiles. Help is at hand - you will be able to restore your patio to former glory in time to enjoy your garden this summer.

The staining is more than likely to be mineral stains on black limestone floor tile paving, as black paving stones highlight the issue. It is however common on all limestone patios and occurs due to nature herself (usually rain) and therefore difficult to avoid! The problem can be prevented in the first place and therefore effectively managed. It leaves mineral salt deposits and marks are left as a result of the rainwater not being able to escape from the stone.

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You will need a breathable sealer, suitable for outdoors to reduce the impacts caused by the rain such as LTP Mattstone, LTP Stone Oil and LTP Colour Intensifier. These products will help limit the staining on your patio floor tiles and cleverly allow moisture to escape and not leave those ugly markings!

Contact the Helpdesk for personal advice. The full range of LTP products are available, let us recommend specific products to you.

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Contemporary Patio by London Landscape Architects & Garden Designers Garden Arts

So if you need to remove staining, firstly wash the surface with a mild solution of acid to loosen the mineral salt deposits, be sure not to use too much acid though as it may change the colour of the floor tiles - you just want to use limited amounts to stay in control. Then get to work with the mighty LTP Grout Stain remover. Read the instructions on the bottle, it is recommended to dilute the solution. Then rinse away with plenty of water after scrubbing with a cleaning pad or brush. The staining on your paving stones should now be disappearing before your very eyes. Repeat this process until you are happy with the look of the floor tiles.

Ok, don't invite the neighbours round for a BBQ just yet... If you seal your stones now you can prevent the staining from happening in the first place and avoid spending time scrubbing your floor tiles again. Once the surface is dry, apply the right limestone sealer for your stones (ask the Tileflair Helpdesk for friendly advice - we love making tiles look nice). Products include LTP Mattstone (most popular option) or LTP Stone Oil. You will need a paint brush to add the sealer - aim to completely saturate the area you are sealing. Once added allow to dry (45 mins or so) - read the bottle for full instructions, it gives you tips such as not applying in direct sunlight. LTP know their stuff!

Please note that this information is offered as general guidance only and without guarantee. Your specific circumstances may need an alternative approach. Tips taken from LTP.

Remember to contact the Tileflair Helpdesk for friendly advice.

Monaco floor tiles

Above image: Monaco Tile Series.

Take a look at our beautiful porcelain floor tiles, all suitable for patio use outdoors.

When summer is here, we all want to spend more time out in the garden. But after a wet and windy winter, your outside space is probably looking a little shabby. So, how do you make it beautiful again? Well, if you’re looking for something low maintenance that will look gorgeous for years to come, then consider using porcelain floor tiles. These tiles are robust enough to be used outside to create a fabulous patio as they are tough and weatherproof – porcelain does not absorb water so will not freeze and crack in the winter.

It doesn’t matter the size of your garden, whether you have the cutest city roof terrace or a county-sized garden, gorgeous tiled flooring can make the most of your garden space and bring your inside out.

If you’re in need of a functional floor that doesn’t draw too much attention, (perhaps you want the eye to be drawn to your beautiful begonias) go for a natural effect tile. Our Loire Ecru Rustic floor tiles come in three different sizes and are perfect for creating a natural-looking and inviting garden patio area. Our Eternal range which comes in a variety of colours and sizes are also fabulous in the garden.

Make a seamless surface between your inside and your out. The same tiles throughout can bring a sense of flow. Dark-grey floor tiles are perfect for this. Looking smart and sleek throughout. Our Slate Multi-Coloured porcelain floor tiles – a beautiful dark, matt tile with varying tones bring loads of rustic interest to a garden room or conservatory and out onto the garden patio.

For a real sleek look in your garden try our Monaco Black Natural. Set the tone with sleek metallic garden furniture and modern zinc planters.

Even the tiniest garden can be beautiful with our stunning porcelain floor tiles, but go for large-format tiles. Big beautifully generous tiles make any space feel larger. You can even take them up the wall to add to the feeling of spaciousness.

With so much choice on offer we can help you find the perfect tile for your garden and patio, from the rurally rustic to city sleek, we have something that’s perfect for you. It’s just a matter of trying out a few samples to see what works best for your outside space.

Take a look at our stunning floor tiles today!

Summer is here and we all want to spend more time out in the garden. But after a wet and windy winter, your outside space is probably looking a little shabby. So, how do you make it beautiful again? Well, if you’re looking for something low maintenance that will look gorgeous for years to come, then consider using porcelain floor tiles. These tiles are robust enough to be used outside to create a fabulous patio as they are tough and weatherproof – porcelain does not absorb water so will not freeze and crack in the winter.

It doesn’t matter the size of your garden, whether you have the cutest city roof terrace or a county-sized garden, gorgeous tiled flooring can make the most of your garden space and bring your inside out.

If you’re in need of a functional floor that doesn’t draw too much attention, (perhaps you want the eye to be drawn to your beautiful begonias) go for a natural effect tile. Our Loire Ecru Rustic floor tiles come in three different sizes and are perfect for creating a natural-looking and inviting garden patio area. Our Eternal range which comes in a variety of colours and sizes are also fabulous in the garden.

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Images above: Loire Ecru Rustic floor tiles and Eternal range

Make a seamless surface between your inside and your out. The same tiles throughout can bring a sense of flow. Dark-grey floor tiles are perfect for this. Looking smart and sleek throughout. Our Slate Multi-Coloured porcelain floor tiles – a beautiful dark, matt tile with varying tones bring loads of rustic interest to a garden room or conservatory and out onto the garden patio.

For a real sleek look in your garden try our Monaco Black Natural. Set the tone with sleek metallic garden furniture and modern zinc planters.

Even the tiniest garden can be beautiful with our stunning porcelain floor tiles, but go for large-format tiles. Big beautifully generous tiles make any space feel larger. You can even take them up the wall to add to the feeling of spaciousness.

With so much choice on offer we can help you find the perfect tile for your garden and patio, from the rurally rustic to city sleek, we have something that’s perfect for you. It’s just a matter of trying out a few samples to see what works best for your outside space.

Take a look at our stunning floor tiles today!

Summer is here and we all want to spend more time out in the garden. But after a wet and windy winter, your outside space is probably looking a little shabby. So, how do you make it beautiful again? Well, if you’re looking for something low maintenance that will look gorgeous for years to come, then consider using porcelain floor tiles. These tiles are robust enough to be used outside to create a fabulous patio as they are tough and weatherproof – porcelain does not absorb water so will not freeze and crack in the winter.

It doesn’t matter the size of your garden, whether you have the cutest city roof terrace or a county-sized garden, gorgeous tiled flooring can make the most of your garden space and bring your inside out.

If you’re in need of a functional floor that doesn’t draw too much attention, (perhaps you want the eye to be drawn to your beautiful begonias) go for a natural effect tile. Our Loire Ecru Rustic floor tiles come in three different sizes and are perfect for creating a natural-looking and inviting garden patio area. Our Eternal range which comes in a variety of colours and sizes are also fabulous in the garden.

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Images above: Loire Ecru Rustic floor tiles and Eternal range

Make a seamless surface between your inside and your out. The same tiles throughout can bring a sense of flow. Dark-grey floor tiles are perfect for this. Looking smart and sleek throughout. Our Slate Multi-Coloured porcelain floor tiles – a beautiful dark, matt tile with varying tones bring loads of rustic interest to a garden room or conservatory and out onto the garden patio.

For a real sleek look in your garden try our Monaco Black Natural. Set the tone with sleek metallic garden furniture and modern zinc planters.

Even the tiniest garden can be beautiful with our stunning porcelain floor tiles, but go for large-format tiles. Big beautifully generous tiles make any space feel larger. You can even take them up the wall to add to the feeling of spaciousness.

With so much choice on offer we can help you find the perfect tile for your garden and patio, from the rurally rustic to city sleek, we have something that’s perfect for you. It’s just a matter of trying out a few samples to see what works best for your outside space.

Take a look at our stunning floor tiles today!