Porcelain tiles, quarry tiles, wall tiles, pressed floor tiles and mosaic tiles are all versatile members of the ceramic tile family. They give you a wide range of options for choosing the best solution for your outdoor project. These tile subsets are all made of ceramic, so they all have the advantages that a ceramic tile represents.

For instance, ceramic tile is weather-resistant, water-resistant, scratch-resistant, stain-resistant, and fade-resistant. Because each subset is manufactured slightly differently, it might also have additional benefits that make it more suitable for particular applications.

Consult one of our tile experts to choose the best solution for your project, taking into account slip-resistance properties for your intended use as well as frost-resistant possibilities (even more important with outdoor surfaces).

All ceramic tile kinds are suited for a wide range of purposes due to these characteristics, making them suitable for almost any interior or exterior area and application.

Versatility and style tips

1. The outside design of a building should be a logical extension of the internal footprint. Due to the versatility of ceramic tiles, you may use the same or a comparable tile both inside and outside, ensuring that your design is consistent regardless of the surface you choose.

2. Ceramic tile can be made in an infinite number of patterns, forms, colours, sizes, and textures to suit any aesthetic or practical requirement.

3. The façade of a building can be quickly and beautifully upgraded with outdoor tile facades.

4. Even with simple tile forms, use ceramic tile patterns in one, two, or multiple colours for a distinctive appearance.

5. Choose ceramic tiles with classic outdoor styles like wood, slate, terra cotta, natural stone, and repurposed concrete, or go with a look that contrasts with your outdoor environment like patterns or vibrant colours.

6. A tile feature wall can renovate existing structures, provide interest and decorative focus to architectural exteriors, and/or enhance the natural beauty of your outdoor living space.


7. Outdoor tiles are scratch, dent, stain, scuff, water, fade, and flame resistant, so will last you for decades even when exposed to the elements.

8. Flame-resistant ceramic tiles make stunning outdoor fireplaces possible, and ceramic tiles that have been installed and maintained correctly can create a complete waterproof system to safeguard your building, including your swimming pool and outdoor water features.

Simple to maintain

9. Ceramic tiles may be cleaned with just water; all you need to do is sweep and wipe. No harsh chemicals are required (which can harm nearby vegetation).

10. Ceramic tiles need very little upkeep, making them perfect for holiday homes where you might not be present all year.

11. The stain, scratch, and fade resistance of ceramic tile withstands weighty garden furniture, grills, and even falling branches without losing its aesthetic appeal.

Health and Safety

12. Pick a tile that is suitable for your outside environment and falls under the slip-resistant category. Only ceramic tiles offer these categories as a surface material, ensuring that you can make the best, safest decision possible for your needs. For outdoor pool surrounds, look for ceramic tile products with Exterior Wet (EW) slip resistance.

13. When exposed to the heat of the sun or the flame from a fire pit, ceramic tile won’t melt or release harmful fumes.

14. Your pool will stay clean and sanitary because of ceramic tile’s resistance to germs, mould, and mildew.


15. When compared to alternative floors, ceramic tiles have the lowest environmental impact and the least amount of resource depletion from fossil fuels.

16. Utilising sustainable ceramic tiles in construction can help you earn LEED and other green building points for your building.

Buying and setting up

17. Add an extra 10% to the tile quantity you want to buy to account breakage or error in installation.

18. Compared to other flooring solutions, ceramic tiles have the longest life-cycle due to durability and ease of upkeep, but for tile installations that will last, qualified tile installers are essential.