Wood is a popular material for lots of internal and external projects, and while it does have many benefits in some areas, it can also require a little more maintenance than other surfaces. One area where wood is often used is outdoors to create a deck seating area in gardens. Decking looks fantastic when first installed, but can begin to look worn if not regularly maintained – causing worn patches and splinters. In cold or wet weather it can become slippery and is prone to mould and moss growth. There is an alternative that gives the luxurious look of wood with none of the maintenance – Valverdi 20mm outdoor porcelain tiles are completely weatherproof, making them the perfect choice for UK gardens.
The outdoor porcelain tiles are double the thickness of a traditional indoor floor tile, and thanks to the manufacturing process they are over three times as strong. This makes them perfect for all temperatures, as well as being able to withstand the usual wear and tear of family barbecues and moving garden furniture around. Not only are they scratch proof, but Valverdi porcelain is also stain resistant, so it’s really easy to keep clean all year round.
Winter is no problem for the 2cm thick tiles, as they are 100% frost proof and have an enhanced anti-slip surface. As the tile is impermeable it resists the growth of moss and mould, making it extremely easy to keep looking its best. As the porcelain is 100% colourfast it wont fade or discolour in the sun, so your tiles will look fantastic for years to come.
There are two colour options available; Chalet Tahoe is a more traditional brown wood effect tile, with a natural woodgrain textured finish and a plank size & shape. Chalet Vail has a modern grey wood-look which is proving extremely popular with customers.
There are a number of fixing methods suitable for the outdoor wood effect tiles, including traditional adhesive and adjustable pedestals. The pedestals are perfect for balconies and terraces, or can be used to create a raised patio or deck over an existing one. You can view the full Valverdi range of both indoor and outdoor tiles, request a brochure and order a free sample online, or pop into one of our showrooms for a closer look.
UPDATE: We loved the Chalet range so much (and so did you!) that we now stock several other outdoor wood effect tile ranges. See all our external porcelain wood effect tiles online here.1
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