What tiles are best for using outdoors?

Matt porcelain tiles are the best choice for tiling outdoors. Porcelain tiles with a textured surface will also help stop the tiles becoming slippery when wet. Porcelain tiles absorb very little water and are very durable. Natural stone tiles such as granite, slate and travertine can also be used externally.

With any tile being used outside it is very important that the tile is installed correctly to avoid leaving any voids behind the tile. These voids can leave weak spots and also fill with water which can then freeze. The frozen water expands and then cracks the tile above. For further advice about which tiles are suitable and how to install tiles outdoors call our friendly customer service team on 01473 805959.