Now that summer is upon us, many of us are spending more time in our gardens enjoying our outdoor spaces. When we spend longer in an area of our home, we have more time to notice when things look tired and need updating. If you’ve become bored of your outdoor space, it can be difficult to truly relax and make the most of your garden, as you can become bogged down with the list of changes you want to make.
If your list is growing, we have one solution for you guaranteed to solve most of your garden bugbears: tiles. Outdoor tiles are the perfect choice for almost any garden, but choosing the right paving for your space is can be difficult.
So, to help you out, we’re exploring some outdoor paving trends sure to transform your garden and turn it into a place you enjoy spending time this summer.
Why Choose Outdoor Tiles?
There are plenty of benefits to opting for outdoor tiles in your garden; let’s take a look.
- They look fantastic. Of course, outdoor tiles look beautiful wherever and however they are placed and are sure to add a touch of luxury to your garden.
- Anti-slip properties. Perfect for pool parties, rainy days, and drink spills, outdoor anti slip tiles are a must for busy gardens.
- Combine indoor and outdoor living. Transition seamlessly from indoor to outdoor with floor tiles suitable for interior and exterior use.
- Low maintenance. Outdoor tiles require almost no maintenance, just sweep and mop them now and again, and they’ll go back to looking brand new.
How Can I Use Outdoor Tiles in My Garden?
There are endless ways you can incorporate paving into your garden. Here at Roccia, we can help you create an entirely bespoke design so you can reflect your personal style in your outdoor space.
If you’re looking to create the illusion of a more extensive garden, consider paving the entire area using large format floor tiles. As there are fewer grout lines, the floor will look less ‘busy’ and instead create an expanded, clean appearance.
Another way to use outdoor tiles is by sectioning an area of your garden. This allows you to utilise sections of your garden differently; for example, you could have a paved dining area and a grassy area for planting.
Similarly, outdoor tiles can be used in other functional ways, for example, to create a path.
Choosing Natural Materials
Another factor to consider when choosing your outdoor tiles is the material they’re made from. Stone is an excellent choice for garden paving, as its natural feel complements the outdoors beautifully, tying in your garden’s functional and aesthetic aspects perfectly. In addition, natural stone tiles are chosen by many for their versatility as they can be implemented into almost any style of garden, whether contemporary and sleek or charmingly traditional.
If you’re looking for a complete transformation, choose matching natural stone effect wall tiles to accompany your paving. This design choice is on-trend right now due to the clean, modern look it gives to any garden.
Brighten Up Your Space with Clean Marble
Another trendy outdoor tile design choice is marble, often chosen for its clean look and brightening effects; this could be the paving material your garden needs. Marble effect floor tiles also work brilliantly for simultaneous indoor and outdoor use, giving you seamless flooring that allows you to open up the doors into your garden and expand your entertainment space during summer.
Our Salento tiles are a great example of this, with their marble material looking stunning and working functionally for interior and exterior use.
Sectioning Your Garden for Outdoor Dining
As mentioned, tiles can be used for many different applications, including creating sections in your garden that allow you to utilise your outdoor space in numerous ways at one time. For example, place your paving outside your back door to allow easy access when carrying food and drink to your dining area. Still, even if you drop a glass on the journey, you can quickly sweep and mop up the mess, and your anti slip outdoor floor tiles will look as good as new.
If you’re looking for a tile trend to transform your garden, then irregular paving is what your outdoor space needs. Landscaping experts have claimed that this paving design is guaranteed to make an impact in any garden, giving it a retro flair and unique quality. As leading tile suppliers, we have an extensive spectrum of tiles for you to choose from and create your own individual irregular paving. Mix and match your chosen materials for a quirky take on this trend or stick with the same style of tile in various sizes for a sleek and clean variation of irregular paving.
Creating a Path
Make getting from A to B simple with a path made from concrete effect outdoor tiles. This is the perfect paving trend for those with a lawn, as it allows you to incorporate tiles into your garden more subtly whilst still being able to use your green spaces. A garden path provides access to all areas of your garden without getting muddy feet, perfect for our typical British weather. Additionally, with their anti slip qualities, tiles are the ideal material for paths as they make moving around your outdoor space safer, even when wet.
Contact our design team if you’re unsure of how you can incorporate these design trends into your garden, visit our luxury kitchen brands for more inspiration or come and visit our Preston showroom to see for yourself what we can do for you.