Transform Your Indoor and Outdoor Spaces with Porcelain Tiles

Using continuous materials inside and out will enhance the flow from inside your home to your patio or terrace.

By Gemma Parkes | 31 August 2017

Using continuous materials inside and out will enhance the flow from inside your home to your patio or terrace.

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Open plan living spaces, floor to ceiling glass and bi-fold doors are all extremely popular interior design trends that enhance indoor-outdoor flow and help to bring the outside in. To really connect these spaces, you can take this one step further by using co-ordinating flooring materials both inside and out – creating harmony and making both areas feel much larger.

Natural stone can be used internally and externally, but it is costly and requires regular maintenance. It is also at risk of staining or fading if not regularly sealed, unlike porcelain which is resistant to staining and totally fade proof. While porcelain is a relatively new material choice for outdoors, it possesses all of the properties that make it the perfect paving choice.

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Valverdi Indoor-Out is a range of porcelain tiles that has been designed specifically for indoor-outdoor living spaces. Each standard 10mm tile has a co-ordinating 20mm outdoor tile that has the same look but with enhanced slip resistance. The outdoor tiles can be installed on patios, terraces, balconies and around swimming pools, while the indoor tiles look fantastic in kitchens, dining areas and extensions. The low threshold and wide frameless space of bi-fold doors combined with the matching tiles creates an almost seamless link between the outdoors and your home.

The tiles are made from extremely strong vitrified porcelain, which makes them ideal for both indoor and outdoor use. The outdoor tiles are double the thickness of a standard internal tile and completely frost proof, so they can withstand heavy garden furniture and all types of British weather. Resistant to moss & mould growth, they also have an R11 rated slip resistant surface so they are safe for use in wet areas.