Which tiles to choose for your terrace?

A terrace without tiles is sometimes rough and unpleasant to look at. Opting for a tiled terrace is nowadays the opinion shared by many. Before carrying out such a project, it is essential to find out what type of tiling you should use for your outdoor terrace. This article aims to answer your concern by listing the possible types of tiles, the criteria for making a choice and the different stages of tiling a terrace.

Types of deck tiles

There are several types of tiles for tiling your terrace, as you can see on the market. There are glazed stoneware tiles, ceramic tiles, cement tiles and stone tiles. The list can also extend to tiles with patterns or with a waxed concrete effect, terracotta tiles, wood effect tiles. All these types of tiles have their own particularities and are the most recommended. You just need to choose one that suits your taste. 

Criteria for choosing tiles 

If you have a taste for aesthetics, you will necessarily choose a good tile for your outdoor terrace. So, it is a question of aiming for the beautiful and the pleasant when it comes to the choice of your terrace tiles. Furthermore, tiles that are strictly white or black in colour are often not recommended. It is also important to pay attention to the orientation of your terrace so as not to suffer the effects of heat or strong light produced by the chosen tiles. The tiles should also be resistant and even have anti-slip properties. 

The tiling stages 

Before starting any tiling project, make sure you have the quantity of tiles required for your terrace. This is the layout stage. Also, check that your tiles are of the same species. Next, proceed with priming the floor of your deck. Depending on whether you choose to lay glued tiles, use a mortar adhesive. Anchor the tiles and use a spirit level to try to make adjustments. Make cuts with a tile cutter if you feel it is necessary. When finished, use a damp sponge to clean your new tiles. Allow as much time as possible for your tiles to dry.