Open verandas, patios, terraces, outdoor gardens, yards and effective outdoor lighting and seating make it possible to enjoy the great outdoors without leaving your home. At Emperors Vitrified Porcelain, the No.1 porcelain tile supplier in India, we are renowned for our huge collection of exterior and interior tiles. If you’re a regular reader of our blog (hello to you), you’ll know that we take our flooring solutions pretty seriously. In this post, we introduce our readers to exterior porcelain tiles, the perfect choice for outdoor areas.
With the pandemic still going on, more and more people are looking for private outdoor spaces, where they can relax and enjoy the weather with their family, without worrying about the spread of infection. The last couple of years, we’ve seen plenty of homeowners invest in their outdoor spaces. Whether it’s renovating an unkempt backyard or landscaping the garden, outdoor renovation is at the top of homeowner’s lists right now.
If you are looking for the best flooring solution for your outdoor areas, you cannot go wrong with our range of premium porcelain tiles. Very often, our customers ask us, “Can I use porcelain tiles outside? Is it waterproof?” In this guide, we answer all your queries about exterior porcelain tiles and also share a guide on how to choose the best quality porcelain tiles for exterior use.
Things to Check while Shopping for Exterior Porcelain Tiles
With so many tile types and collections, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. Worry not, we’ve got your back. Continue reading to check the factors you have to consider while shopping for porcelain tiles:
- Anti-slip rating
When shopping for tiles for your outdoor areas, you need to remember that outdoor paths can be slippery and wet. Any flooring solution that you use outside has to be anti-slippery and give you a good grip, irrespective of the weather. Wet mud, rain water and even dried leaves can play havoc and cause you to trip and fall. Hence, its essential that you look for outdoor porcelain tiles with a high anti-slip rating.
At Emperors Vitrified Porcelain, we have a huge collection of exterior porcelain tiles with an anti-slip rating of R10, making it the perfect choice for your outdoor areas.
When we shop for indoor tiles, this is one factor that we usually ignore. Since indoor tiles will be protected from the direct elements of nature, you don’t have to worry about weather-resistance. However, outdoor tiles are directly exposed to the weather – rain, shine and frost. Hence, you need to look for tiles that can withstand these elements.
We recommend high-quality porcelain tiles that do not crack or chip when exposed to the weather. These tiles are extremely durable and can withstand heavy rain, snowfall or sunshine without showing any signs of wear and tear.
There’s no arguing the fact that exterior pathways and outdoor spaces get messier than your indoor spaces. If your home is located on a busy street, then you can expect loose dirt and dust from vehicles outside to blow into your yards. Not to forget, trees shedding leaves, messy pets, grass cuttings, mud from the rains – there’s no denying the fact that outdoors are messy.
When shopping for exterior tiles, look for flooring solutions that are stain-resistant and easy to clean. Stain-resistant tiles are easy to clean and you can just give them a deep wash with a garden hose. Mud and other dirt and dust do not leave permanent marks on these tiles. The best part – you can remove stubborn stains with regular household cleaning materials.
- Low Porosity
Porosity is a measure of how much water a substance can absorb. Most materials absorb water to some extent. However, while shopping for outdoor flooring tiles, you need to look for materials with low porosity as too much water absorption can make your outdoor paths wet and slippery.
At Emperors Vitrified Porcelain, we have an impressive collection of outdoor porcelain tiles with low porosity. This means, these tiles do not absorb water much, thereby making them an excellent choice for outdoor usage.
Hope this tile shopping guide makes your tile shopping easy. If you still have any questions, shoot them to our friendly team and our tile experts will help you out. Nothing delights us more than helping our clients find the perfect tiles for their indoors and outdoors. So, give us a ring or email us and we’ll get in touch with you.