Outdoor tiles: Stoneware and more

In the garden, on the terrace, by the pool or on the paths: outdoor tiles furnish the outdoor environment.

Also suitable for indoor environments, stoneware outdoor tiles offer the advantage, if you choose the same collection, of extending the living area outdoors, but have a higher thickness than those for indoor use, on average between 19 and 20 mm, so that the floor area can also be walked on.

With stone, wood or cement effects, material finishes and in a variety of colours and formats, outdoor tiles bring the style of the house outdoors, to the balcony, terrace, poolside or garden.

In the terrace, balcony or around the pool, the type of laying is a glue on a concrete screed, while in the garden and in the paths, the tiles must be laid dry on grass, gravel or sand.

In addition to stoneware tiles, other materials can also be chosen for outdoor use, such as reconstructed stone, which is very flexible and customizable in its finishes. All outdoor tiles must have a series of characteristics: they must be resistant to atmospheric agents, frost and temperature changes, as well as being waterproof and non-slip, the latter being a very important factor for outdoor flooring. The non-slip properties of the tiles are indicated by the letters R: excellent slip resistance is achieved with a value of R 10 or R 11.

The Emilia collection of Ceramica Rondine is the result of the union between thickened porcelain stoneware, the classic shape of the block and the variety of colors and micaceous effects of quartzite. The tiles of the Multicolor Arco model in the format L 60 x D 60 cm and 20 mm thick rectified cost, per square meter and excluding VAT, 84 euros. www.ceramicarondine.it

The Younique outdoor floors by Bagattini in Hi-Tech reconstructed stone with cement, wood, marble and stone finishes are customizable. Protected by a vitrified surface, they are resistant to frost, dirt and impermeable to water and oil and non-slip. In the picture Alder wood-effect tiles in light walnut color. Price on request. www.bagattinipav.com

Inspired by lava stone, the Mystone Basalto stoneware collection by Marazzi has an intense dark gray color and a very compact structure characterized by small grains and holes that create a linear movement. It is available in 4 rectified sizes on a natural surface – 90 x 180, 90 x 90, 60 x 60 and 60 x 120 cm in 4 colors: pumice, sand, lead and lava, for floor or wall covering. Price on request. www.marazzi.it

Metropolitan style is inspired by full-body porcelain stoneware tiles from Cercom’s Square Collection. In the picture the WHITE rock model structured with R 11 slip resistance and rectified in the L 100 x P 100 cm format. Price per square meter from 77 euros. www.cercomceramiche.it

The full-body porcelain stoneware tiles in the Costruire collection by Serenissima have a thickness of 19 mm . In the picture, Gray Clay tiles were used in the L 60 x D 60 cm format and special pieces with a R 11 slip resistance. Price per square meter of 80 euros. www.serenissima.re.it

It recalls the ancient stone, the Pietra del Brenta porcelain stoneware collection by FMG Fabbrica Marmi e Graniti comes in three different finishes (natural, polished, stone) and four sizes (120 × 60, 120 × 30, 60 × 60, 60 × 30 cm). Designed for outdoor floors and walls, it is available in white, beige, gray, taupe, pearl, dark brown and black. Price on request. www.irisfmg.it

The Realstone_Slate collection by Ragno is in stone-like stoneware with a slate-like material effect. It is available in 5 colors – Ice, Shell, Iron, Musk, Black -, two surfaces, natural and structured, and 4 rectified sizes 75 x 150, 75 x 75, 60 x 60 and 30 x 60 cm. In the 20 mm thick version it is suitable for dry laying on gravel, grass, sand, suspended and drive-over floors. Price on request. www.ragno.it

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