January 13, 2020
In Australia, we have a love affair with the great outdoors; as soon as the weather warms up, we want to be soaking up the sun and enjoying our outdoor areas.
At Myaree Ceramics, we know our customers love spending their summer playing sport in the backyard with their kids, splashing about in the pool and entertaining friends and family as the sun sets over the Indian Ocean.
We know because they make sure to visit us before summer to find the perfect outdoor tiles to suit not only the aesthetics of their home, but also the function of their outdoor area.
Top Tip for Outdoor Tiles
Before you fall in love with the look a particular tile, consider its functionality and durability. Outdoor tiles, such as pool tiles, need to be resilient to the elements, non-slip, stain-proof and easy to maintain & clean.
We’ll take you through some of our recommendations for hardy, functional and attractive outdoor tiles throughout the blog.
Make a Cohesive Space that Flows
Your outdoor area is a continuation of your home, so it is important to choose a style of outdoor tile that complements your interior style, as well as the outward appearance of your house itself.
Matching the colour scheme or style you have crafted within your home will create the perfect flow as you step outdoors onto your patio or wander out to the pool.
However, you can still experiment with a stunning feature wall or some colour, just ensure that the overall style matches the elegance and sophistication of your indoor area.
Colour Trends for Your Outdoor Renovations
Much like the colours that feature in our blog about Interior Design Trends for 2020, we anticipate outdoor areas will match neutral, earthy tones with more vibrant accents, such as pinks, blues and greens.
When it comes to your outdoor renovations, we recommend choosing an outdoor floor tile that matches your indoor tiles, such as a ceramic or porcelain tile with a stone look.
Then, you can use feature walls, splashbacks and other spaces to bring a pop of colour or striking pattern to the area.
In the long run, this will leave you with outdoor tiles that will suit your home the best, rather than tiles that purely follow the latest trend.
Choosing the Perfect Pool Tiles
If you don’t choose the right pool tiles during your outdoor renovation, the tiled area around your pool can quickly become a recipe for disaster. Pool tiles must be durable enough to withstand the hot Australian sun, chemicals from your pool, sunscreen and moisture.
To minimise the risk of any slips around your pool, pool tiles should be unglazed or rough in texture, with a slip rating of R10.
Choosing slip-resistant tiles doesn’t mean compromising on looks – you can opt for stunning textured porcelain tiles in a concrete look finish to match the glazed porcelain in your home or even stone look tiles to give your pool area a sophisticated look.
Pool Feature Wall
A feature wall in your pool area is a great way to bring a pop of colour or a contrasting style to your outdoor area.
Mosaics will remain a favourite for feature walls, providing you with an opportunity to get creative with colours and patterns. Mosaic tiles in blues hues like the Orbic Malla or the Colours Titanium Agata will complement the tones of your pool or water feature, reflecting the Australian sunshine and making your feature wall sparkle.
These blue mosaics are also a stunning contrast with stone look tiles, bringing those tranquil resort vibes to your home.
Enliven Your Outdoor Entertaining Area
To bring your outdoor area back to life, you don’t need to go over the top with outdoor renovations – you can achieve an impressive makeover with some new outdoor tiles.
Even better, your outdoor living space can also improve the resale value of your home.
So while you are enjoying those long summer nights spent with friends or family in your outdoor entertaining area, you can rest easy knowing that your relaxing space is also making your home more attractive to potential buyers in the future.
Patio and Alfresco Living
Porcelain tiles are an ideal choice for use in outdoor areas, particularly with the way technology has advanced to give us porcelain tiles that look like wood, stone, concrete and even terrazzo.
When we mention that we sell tiles that ‘look’ like materials, such as wood look and stone look tiles, many customers want to see the tiles for themselves, as they don’t believe these tiles could look so identical to the real thing.
These tiles are printed in a way to give them a similar texture to the real deal, as well as a flowing, uniform look that can transform your patio or alfresco area.
If you’re looking for a more rustic feel, you can opt for wood look tiles instead of real wooden beams. Wood look tiles like the Grey Pepper Rectified are made of porcelain but have a matte finish AND look like real wooden flooring, giving you the gorgeous look of wood without the maintenance.
Outdoor Kitchen Splashback
Whether you’re cooking a barbeque or preparing poolside snacks in your outdoor entertaining area, you want to know that any spills or mess can be easily cleaned up.
A perfect choice for your outdoor kitchen splashback is the subway tile, which oozes timeless style and sophistication. The rectangular shape of these tiles allows them to be laid horizontally, vertically, in a herringbone pattern or however you see fit.
Choose Myaree Ceramics for Outdoor Tile Trends
If you are searching for some inspiration for your next outdoor renovation or you just want to keep up with the latest trends, make sure to visit our team at Myaree Ceramics.
We stock a wide range of tiles to suit your outdoor needs, from colourful mosaics to tiles that are suitable for use around your pool.
With extensive knowledge of tiles to suit every application, our team at Myaree Ceramics go above and beyond to help each customer find their perfect pool tiles or outdoor flooring solution.
Visit the Myaree Ceramics showroom today to be inspired by our full range of outdoor tiles.