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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.


Now is a Great Time for an Update


Why wait? Now’s the perfect time to turn your cement slab patio or walkway into a tile masterpiece with Down to Earth® outdoor tile pavers.

Spring is always a great time to do outdoor projects around the house. What better way to improve the look of your outdoor space than with real kiln fired paving brick. Imagine the difference it will make when combined with your other landscape projects.

Down to Earth is a kiln fired ceramic tile that is installed the same way as other ceramic tile around your home. The difference is, Down to Earth is heavy-duty extremely durable tile with a slip resisting surface and low absorption, making  it the right ceramic tile for outdoor projects. http://www.downtoeathtile.com

Time to Tile Outdoors

Spring is here and there is no better time to make outdoor home improvements than now. Add beauty to any outdoor living space with Down to Earth® paving tile. Concrete walkways, patios, pool surrounds, all can be improved with natural look and feel of true, kiln fired, Down to Earth. And Down to Earth is 1/2″ thick and installs using the same basic tools as other ceramic tile. Down to earth can be used on both horizontal and vertical surfaces. Just make sure your surface is ready to be tiled and that you follow the installation materials manufacturer’s directions for tiling outdoors. A crack isolation membrane may be required for areas subject to freeze/thaw. Get the satisfaction of improving the look of your outdoor living space with natural Down to Earth paving tile. www.downtoearthtile.com spring

Not all Ceramic Tile is Suitable for Outdoors in Winter Weather

Not all tile is created equal. In choosing a ceramic tile for outdoor use you must make sure that the tile has a slip resisting surface and is low enough absorption – vitreous – so that it can withstand freeze thaw conditions. And even when you have the right tile it must be installed properly on the correct substrate. Down to Earth is low absorption and has an unglazed slip resisting surface. follow this link for more tips on installing tile for outdoors that will stand up to any climate. But if you live where its cold wait until spring when the weather warms a bit before doing any tilling outdoors!