If you want to redesign your outdoor area, tile and stone is an excellent way to deliver both functionality and appearance. Renovating your outdoor area improves your property value and extends your livable space. But you need to select the right tile and stone options.
Improving the Value and Utility of Your Home
Many people look at the outside of a home first. Whether they're just driving by or looking at the yard before an open house, your home's yard provides the first impression. An elegant stone walkway, front yard porch, or other tile designs can help your house stand out from the rest.
Modern families are spending a lot of time outdoors and may want a usable space for family activities. BBQ areas, entertainment areas, and even outdoor bars can give them an area to enjoy the outside while still being protected from the elements.
Tile can also be used to define certain areas, such as to separate a BBQ area from a family activity area, and to improve the "walkability" of your yard.
Your Tile and Stone Options
From modern slate to ceramic tiles, the best tile and stone for an outdoor area is generally textured or matte. You have a lot of options depending on how much money you want to spend and the look that you're looking for. Ceramic tile can give virtually any look you want, while slate has a timeless and modern appearance.
Through tile and stone, virtually any pattern can be designed into your patio or walkway. Walkways serve another function of also making it easier to navigate through your yards and garden, and can separate different areas of your outdoor area.
There are other options open, such as poured and stamped concrete. But while affordable, concrete is generally less likely to improve your property values. Over time, concrete often cracks and can look run down, and it generally doesn't have the attractive options available that ceramic and tile stone does. Similarly, brick, while rustic, can be more difficult to maintain, as it is a porous material that can be stained or experience mossy growth.
If you want to decorate or renovate your yard and other outdoor spaces, tile and stone is an excellent option. But you may also have to do some work to figure out which tile or stone you want, as there are a lot of options available. Contact UB Hardwoods so we can give you a better idea of what's available.