If you’ve decided that 2021 is the year that you’ll finally renovate your garden, then you’re in the right place.
Choosing the right patio tiles for your garden can be a real challenge, especially if you’ve never re-designed an outdoor space before. But, don’t worry, with a little bit of guidance, you’ll be able to look at a variety of patio tiles and quickly decide which ones are right for you.
Choosing the best material
When it comes to patio tiles, there really are a lot of different options out there. A quick search for patio tiles online will show you a myriad of brands, materials and styles – it can be a little overwhelming.
Before you get bogged down choosing the right colour and style, it’s important that you spend some time considering which material will be best for your garden. Natural stone paving like slate, limestone and granite, can look really beautiful, but it’s not without its flaws. In fact, natural patio tiles are often the most difficult to maintain. They’re irregular, porous and prone to staining, therefore, you’ll need to clean and seal them regularly if you want to keep them looking pristine.
If you’re looking for a low maintenance alternative to natural stone, porcelain paving is an excellent choice. During the manufacturing process, high-quality porcelain tiles are heated to a very high temperature (this process is called vitrification). The immense heat creates tiles that are impervious to water meaning staining and damage is far less likely. Porcelain tiles require a quick wipe over once a year, but won’t need sealing. Perfect if you want your new garden to be stress-free.
Finding the right colour
Once you’ve decided which patio tile material is right for you, it’s time to look at the different colours and styles on offer. If you’ve decided to opt for natural stone paving, you’ll have lots of variegated patterns and colours to choose from. In fact, it’s unlikely you’ll find two tiles that are the same! The inconsistencies between tiles are often charming, which is why a lot of people choose natural stone tiles – but did you know that porcelain paving can give you the same natural look without the upkeep?
Porcelain paving gives you a lot of freedom when it comes to colour and design. Whether you want to experiment with wood-effect, or create a patio in true, un-blemished white or recreate a ‘natural stone’ look, porcelain paving has it covered. The beauty of manmade over natural paving is that you have a lot of control over the finished outcome. With natural paving, you often leave the final design of your patio up to chance.
If you’re trying to choose the right patio tiles for your garden, we’d highly recommend looking into porcelain paving further. These tiles really do offer the best quality and style on the market, so you’ll have no problem creating the garden renovation of your dreams.
So, there you have it, a few different pointers to help you choose the right patio tiles for your garden. For us, porcelain paving is always a winner. It’s beautiful, versatile and very easy to maintain. What will you choose?