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Top 10 Types of Outdoor Tile for Patio

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It’s that time of year again! The weather is getting warmer and the sun is staying out later. You know what that means… it’s time to start thinking about spending more time outdoors!

If you’re lucky enough to have a patio, porch, or deck in your backyard, now is the perfect time to start thinking about ways to make it more inviting and comfortable. Outdoor tile is one of the best ways to achieve this goal. It’s versatile, stylish, and easy to maintain. Plus, it can really take your outdoor space to the next level.

If you’re not sure where to start, don’t worry. We’ve got you covered. Here is a list of the 10 most popular types of outdoor tiles, and the best one for you will depend on your personal preferences and needs.

#1. Sandstone Series

The soft sandstone is also known as "serpentine", it has a beautiful texture and tone. This type of stone needs to be sealed regularly so that the stain from concrete or vegetation doesn't make its way into cracks on your patio surface, which would ruin its natural beauty for you. Regular sealing for protection is also for avoiding staining or water penetration in wetter climates like those found near oceans where freeze-thaw cycles happen more often than not every year.

The best part? It's much cheaper than other types of natural stones and available in irregular slabs for outdoor paving in sand-set installations.


#2. Slate Series

The most durable and longest lasting outdoor patio tiles are made from natural slate. With a variety of colors, like gray or beige for example - you'll be able to find the perfect tile that matches your home's design style without sacrificing durability.

The amazing thing about these stones is how much they resist water damage; rain drops will bounce off this hard surface rather than seeping into its deep cracks as happens with many other types material. This means no more worrying about foundation repair work after heavy storms--just enjoy living beneath an everlasting sky full time now.

#3. Travertine Series

Travertine is a beautiful stone with the appearance of gloss finish that can be found around naturally occurring mineral springs. It's hard and polished, but small imperfections such as dirt marks or water droplets will show through when wet due to its slightly pitted surface texture (which some people find appealing).

#4. Concrete Series

For a natural stone look without the high price tag, consider poured concrete tiles. These products are made from simple materials and can be stained to match any outdoor environment they're installed in front of or even featured as their own individual design element.

#5. Granite Series

Granite is a high quality paving material that can be used for patios with little risk of stains or water intrusion. However, it does have some drawbacks such as being difficult to install over newly paved surfaces and needs sealing regularly in order not stain easily compared other types tiles which are less porous than granite so they won't penetrate deep into its construction unlike forcefully .

#6. Porcelain Series

Porcelain tiles are a great choice for outdoor patios that can withstand heavy-use. These hard surfaces have been created using clay fired at high temperatures and glazed to create the finished product - porcelain flooring is durable enough so you don't need worry about it fading or cracking in stains.

Unlike natural stone, porcelain tiles are often significantly less expensive than other types of stone and still maintain a premium look/feel even underfoot, while providing excellent traction on slippery surfaces (when choosing porcelain tiles with a textured, matte surface). Porcelain tiles have become one of our favorite choices because, considering what the customer gets, the price point is reasonable.

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#7. Limestone Series

Limestone is a sedimentary rock that consists mainly of carbon-based residues of marine life that have been compressed over millions of years. This beautiful stone has long been used as a building material of one kind or another because its relative abundance makes it an easy form to manufacture with many desirable qualities such as durability or reflectivity, which leads me to my next point - light colors will show stains more easily than dark colors, which means they need to be sealed periodically to prevent spills and soiled feet, while snow doesn't pose much of a problem, because cold weather primarily modifies surface tension, not depth.

#8. Soapstone Series

Soapstone tiles are a great natural stone for any type of home. It can be used in very hot or cold climates, depending on your needs as an individual homeowner--and it looks amazing while doing so! You'll find that soap stones come with many different shades; some even appear greenish gray coloration when glance at them casually through low lighting conditions like early morning hours before sunrise (which happens more often than you might think).

#9. Quarry Series

Quarry tiles are a great way to add color and contrast in your home's design while also providing an interesting textured surface that prevent slippage when wet. Their durability makes these durable enough for outdoor use, making them perfect for patios or courtyards where they can stand up against weathering from rain damage easily.

Quarried natural stone has been used since ancient times as both building material (stone quarry) but most commonly we think about its appearance on sidewalks along roadsides - probably because this form is so distinctive looking.

#10. Wood Series

Wooden tiles are an economical and easy way to cover a patio or deck. They come in various sizes that simply snap together, so you don't need any special tools for installation; plus if one piece needs replacing, just replace it with another similar-looking tile! But these durable surfaces also require some maintenance: cleanings every fall/ winter season (to prevent moss buildup) plus applications of oil springtime will keep them looking good through all weather conditions - even those changeable seasons we sometimes experience here on earth.

For more guides about outdoor floor tiles, please check our article: Outdoor Tile Floor-Your Essential Guide 2023

And for other outdoor tile designs, please check our article of Get Inspired: The Best-16 Outdoor Tile Design Trends 2023

If also want to know other suitable materials for patio, please check this guide: Outdoor Tiles for Deck, in which we have compared the four popular materials, and these materials are also applicable to patio.


Now that you know the different types of outdoor tile available, you can start planning your patio design. Just remember to take into account the climate in your area, the amount of traffic your patio gets, and your personal style preferences when choosing the best type of tile for your patio. With so many options available, you are sure to find the perfect tile to suit your needs.(Be sure to refer to our new product - inout technology tile, a tile that is perfect for outdoors, combining safety and easy maintenance.)

Here at WIFi Ceramics, with an extensive range of tile products, we can tile your entire home, office, and other commercial spaces. This saves your time and effort while encouraging peace of mind. Contact us now and see how we can help with your outdoor tiles.

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