We knew him wise and without great originality. He got slammed and we discovered him full of fantasy. Today, the exterior tiling confirms it : it bends over backwards to surprise and seduce us.
In new buildings and renovations, when the question “What to choose for exterior floors ?”. There are many answers. And finally, one of them supplants all the others: tiling. Perfect ! But in the multitude of models offered, how to select the one that will make the beautiful days of our terraces and around our swimming pool ?
One tile for interior and exterior
This solution appeared 3 or 4 years ago and since then, the enthusiasm it arouses has not weakened. Laying a tile inside a room and extending it outside, on a terrace, gives an effect of depth to the space. We thus abolish the border between in & out, in favor of a beautiful visual continuity.
Aesthetically, it is ideal. However, you have to think about the practicality and opt for a non-slip tiling on the outside. Manufacturers offer different degrees for the same tile, from the lightest to the most supported, to be preferred especially around a swimming pool.
Wood effect, guaranteed effect
Imitation wood tiles have it all. It is warmer than traditional tiles and offers all the advantages of wood without the disadvantages. Hyper realistic, these pretend tiles are solid, frost-resistant, resistant to humidity and pool maintenance products, non-slip (strongly recommended outdoors), and easy to maintain.
Glazed or not, this porcelain stoneware tile comes in shades ranging from the lightest to the darkest wood color. All shades of gray and beige are riding the wave of success.
In the pool too
The undisputed star of the exterior floors, the tiling wins the pawn with the paste of glass and invites itself even in the swimming pool. Porcelain stoneware tiles are available in a beautiful palette of colors and can be installed in the basin as well as on the copings. Very fashionable now : gray, taupe and black !