There are a variety of outdoor tiles to choose from, which can make it difficult to pick the right tiles to buy for your home. You have to consider the design, pattern, function and maintenance. Here are five top tips for choosing and buying outdoor tiles:

1. Stay away from polished tiles

Polished tiles are costly and the elements can damage them.

2. Pick the right tiles for a particular outdoor area

For a patio, you can opt for ceramic or stone tiles. For a pool, mosaic tiles can be used for creating interesting designs.

3. Consider class and style

With various colours and textures to choose from, pick a tile that will suit the feel of the outdoor area and a design that will fit the outdoor aesthetic.

4. Think of climate conditions

There are tiles that can withstand changing weather conditions, while others can crack under very hot or cold temperatures. Porous tiles are best for outdoor areas, but also pick tiles that are suitable for the climate in which you live.

5. Be cautious of slips

Easy-to-clean tiles that are also easy to maintain, such as sandstone pavers, are good for the outdoors. Applying finish to make the tiles less slippery is okay if you follow the manufacturer’s instructions on how to best take care of the tiles.