Monthly Archives: August 2017

A Perfect Outdoor Update You May Have Missed

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With summer grilling in full swing, why not add a little extra ‘seasoning’ to your outdoor space. Most people don’t even consider improving the look of their cement slab patio; they just think they have to live with it. But wouldn’t it be great to show off a new tiled patio for your next big grill fest? Impressing your friends not only with what comes off the grill but also with your outdoor space is easier than you might think.

What you have to remember when tiling outdoors is to use a ceramic tile that is low absorption, slip resisting, and rated for outdoor use, like this Down to Earth® Red Paver in a 6″x 9″ size.

Always follow the installation guidelines for tiling outdoors provided by the installation materials manufacturer and get help for choosing the right tile and materials from where you buy the ceramic tile.  The Tile Council of North America (TCNA)  Handbook of Tile Installation Methods is also an essential reference. Here are a few more things to consider before tiling outdoors. 

With a little time and effort (and a few days work) you’ll be ready to grill on a brand new beautiful patio.