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Bring a Natural Vibe to Outdoor Spaces with Tiles

The idea of going back to nature is trending in home design with many homeowners seeking to recreate the beautiful outdoors within their homes. A 'natural' vibe can be captured in a home using natural products such as stone and porcelain, from traditional travertine to wood-look tile.

The blending of indoor flooring to the outdoors is on trend right now and can provide a smooth transition between two spaces. This can be seen in the beautiful Whitford home featured above, where the use of Tile Warehouse's Atlantic Stone has created seamless flow, acting as a statement piece in this stylish, upmarket home.

Other natural stone options available from Tile Warehouse:


Travertine is a much sought-after material known for its durability, versatility and aesthetic beauty. Travertine tiles come in earthy tones such as sandy browns, stony greys, or terracotta. Being a natural product, no two travertine tiles will look alike in colour or finish, contributing to the rustic feel. The imperfections in Travertine tiles render a distressed finish, which is reminiscent of weathered stone and brings an authentic earthy feel to home decor. Travertine tiles can be installed on floors and walls in most areas of the home with different varieties also available to suit each application.

Basalt is an incredibly versatile tile which is suitable for all indoor and outdoor public spaces. This tile was recently installed at Telecom Place, Auckland (see image above).

Porcelain Outdoor Tiles

Porcelain tiles transform all kinds of outdoor spaces into impressive bespoke features, making any area stylish, trendy and attractive.

Benefits of Porcelain Outdoors:

  • Porcelain mimics stone varieties, such as granite and limestone, lending itself to the outdoors.
  • It is one of the hardest materials available and is non-porous, meaning it doesn't allow any moisture into the material. 
  • Porcelain tiles come in a variety of colours, shapes and sizes.
  • There's little maintenance — dirt can be wiped away with hot water.

The following interior/exterior ranges are just a few currently available from Tile Warehouse. Browse the image gallery above for photos and read below for more details: 

Da Vinci — Timber Tile for Outdoors: Da Vinci is a functional tile which provides an aged wood look. The Da Vinci line is great for flooring both in and outdoors. It can be installed in three different patterns: traditional, dry laying, or as raised flooring with support bases. The latter option, gives this product the flexibility to be used in high traffic areas, or on grass, gravel and sand.

Stromboli: These Spanish outdoor tiles are available in light and silver in a 430 x 750mm size. Accompanying 'Peldano' (bull-nose) tiles in a 310 x 330mm size complete this range. Accessory products such as gratings, edgings and corner pieces are also available. The co-efficient of friction for Stromboli tiles is 0.66.

HNT: HNT is Australia's largest selling outdoor tile, available exclusively through Tile Warehouse. It is available in two colourways, Nebraska and Alaska, and matching Stonemix decorators and copings are available.

Windsor, Textured Cladding: This super-textured, porcelain split-face wall and floor tile is a perfect addition to the Adrenaline range and is suitable for the outdoors. Windsor's versatility can be seen in its use for both internal walls and external cladding. It is available in a 455 x 675mm size.

Deck Jack 20mm tiles: These tiles are suitable for heavy commercial use or outdoor residential use, in compliance with current Building Code requirements and in conjunction with a deck-jack support system. The tiles have excellent co-efficient of friction results: Sandstone Grey 0.74, Crystal Grey 0.56, Crystal Charcoal 0.49, Crystal Silver 0.56.

To obtain samples of the above products or to book a consultation with one of Tile Warehouse's experienced Commercial Sales Consultants, please contact Tile Warehouse.

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