Outdoor Tiling Services Newcastle and Hunter Region NSW
What exactly is outdoor tiling?
Many think that outside tiling is the same as indoor tiling, but just placed expose to the weather, but that’s not the case. There are two significant differences between the two: their durability and design. External tiles look more like stone, concrete, pavement, and other outdoor elements and have a deeper texture. In contrast, indoor tiles are smoother and made of wood, vinyl, ceramic, or other materials.
Before you start your project, make sure you have the right type of tiles. If you mistake them and use indoor porcelain tiles, they won’t last very long exposed to the elements.
Why do people have outdoor surfaces tiled?
There are many reasons why people tile their outdoor areas. For instance, your pool needs non-slip outdoor tiles because plastic and wood get very slippery when wet, may cause an accident. So you need to have an appropriate, safe pool decking tiles. If you live in an area where the weather is colder and want to protect the precious garden you’ve been taking care of all summer long, you need tiles that are capable of withstanding frost, like porcelain tiles. They are also suitable as balcony tiles because they are very durable under extreme weather conditions.
Having your deck or patio covered with exterior tiles makes them easier to clean and maintain. Whether you choose wood tiles, marble tiles, or slate ones, they will not only make your outdoor area more durable but will also be a great way to style your patio and make it stand out.
Even garage tiling is a great option. Porcelain tiles are easy to wipe and maintain, but also slip-resistant, so you won’t have to worry about that oil dripping all over it.
What type of external tiles do you need?
There is a whole palette of different exterior tiles – decking tiles, balcony tiles, tiles for porch, all made of different materials, and with a different texture. With a wide selection of choices you’re unfamiliar with, how do you make the right decision?
This is where Tilers Newcastle step into the picture. We will ask you a few questions that will help us determine the right tiling for your home. Some of these questions include:
- Where will they be placed?
- How are the tiles going to be used?
- What is the weather like?
- How much sunlight will it hit them?
- What is the style you’re going for?
- What is your budget?
The answers you give us will help us choose the right external tiles that will be fit for the area you live in, your home’s design, and of course, your budget.
Types of outdoor tiles
We have an array of alfresco tiling styles and types available for you to choose from. Some of the main groups of external tiles we offer are:
- Natural stone tiles made of marble, granite, slate, limestone, and travertine
- Porcelain tiles that are fade-resistant and non-porous
- Wood tiles that are capable of withstanding the elements and the heavy foot traffic
Based on the place where you’ll want them, the style you’re going for, and your budget, we can recommend the correct type of external tiles for your home.
How to make your outdoor tiles last
When placing outdoor tiling, many are worried about their durability. Scratches, dents, mould, even insects can be a big issue, especially in NSW Hunter Valley Region. So here’s how you can protect your brand new outdoor tiles:
- Make sure you’re placing your outside tiles on a hard concrete or asphalt surface
- Clean the surface where you plan on placing your alfresco tiles to make sure they can be placed on a smooth surface
- Power-wash your tiled floor regularly and cover them with the adequate material finish
When you pick the right floorings, they can give a whole different feel to your garden. After all, the exterior of your house is the first thing people see when they enter your home, and we all know how important first impressions are.
Also, check out one of our tile installation partners in Winston