It may not feel like it yet, but spring is a week old. Although the thermometer hasn’t caught up yet, now is the perfect time to start thinking about updating your outdoor spaces.
A mistake that many make is waiting until the warm weather hits to begin the project, thereby losing use of your outdoor space precisely when you want to be outside using it.
Another bonus: planning early allows you to lock up a quality installer before they get booked for the season.
As tile manufacturers explore new boundaries in ceramics, the industry is constantly creating new solutions for flooring. One of the most exciting developments is the arrival of ¾ inch thick porcelain tiles, which have been replacing stone as the go-to solution for outdoor flooring. These high-tech pavers are easy to install, making it the perfect DIY project and are very easy to maintain.
Until recently, porcelain tiles have mostly been used for traditional interior tiling for both floors and walls. Now with advances in manufacturing techniques and new technology, it is now possible to make porcelain pavers & tiles in a much greater thickness and size, enabling the porcelain pavers to be used for exterior structural paving applications.
Outdoor porcelain tile pavers have the same benefits as regular porcelain – frost-resistant, skid-resistant, durable and easy to clean – combined with incredibly high breakage loads creates the perfect solution for gardens, roof top decks, terraces, patios, pool areas and high traffic outdoor areas. Porcelain outdoor tiles can be dry laid onto grass, gravel, dirt and sand – or onto terraces and roofs using raised supports – without grout, adhesives or specialized workers, making installation of these exterior porcelain pavers incredibly easy and perfect for the DIY crowd.
Porcelain pavers are synonymous with versatility: they are lighter and more practical than cement-based concrete and natural stone guaranteeing an excellent load-bearing capacity and resistance to breakage, while enabling design continuity with any flooring fitted indoors. Since it is easy to clean and stain resistant, it does not need any special treatments, making its maintenance demands particularly easy going.
Tiles Unlimited carries a wide variety of porcelain pavers at many different price points. Come in out of the cold and let our expert designers help you design the outdoor space of your dreams and find out why we were named Best Tile Store in the 2016 Best of Long Island and the 2017 Best of the Boro competitions. Don’t forget to print your $600 off coupon before you visit.