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Outdoor Tiles for Exterior Elements

It’s the summer season and I am finding time to be outdoors more than usual, from local weekend getaways to upcoming vacation plans. As I observe design among the outdoor elements, I am loving the look of sleek minimal modern tiles installed in exterior installations, such as outdoor decks and pool surrounds.

Among those outdoor tiles, I am favoring Porcelanosa’s Oxford Antracita Ant. It’s a beautiful weathered gray tile in planks. Seen in the images above, it looks great against any beach backdrop.

I was just recommending the product to a client who lives in a high rise condo with sliding doors that open up to a balcony that create an indoor / outdoor feel. His current light wood floors along with grey furnishings would tie in nicely with this particular product. My client loved the idea of incorporating these particular tiles to reflect the interiors. I like the installation pattern options shown to create more visual interest. Whether beach side or city view side, these particular tiles for outdoor use are a sleek contemporary option.

On the lighter spectrum, Porcelanosa’s Provenza Natural evoke a clean simplicity. This tile pictures easily in a beach setting and blends seamlessly with the elements providing a cool-toned look.

For a modern neutral, the Fossil Grey Texture tile pictured in the above outdoor deck is a great statement for urban living. It works among the backdrop of high rise buildings and the neutral palette of furnishings.

For both exterior building siding and outdoor flooring tile, the Tavola Foresta is a rich looking product in a mid-tone range. It adds contrast to a setting but blends.

For a warmer product, the Oxford Cognac Ant. makes for a great outdoor rustic setting. The wood like product is currently on trend but yet remains very classic and works perfectly nestled among a landscaped setting.

Poolside the Arizona Arena blends between the indoor / outdoor use carried further into the pool to create a seamless blend with the architecture.

I look forward to upcoming summer travels and being inspired by exterior architectural elements!

Jill Seidner is an interior designer based in Los Angeles, CA. She specializes in both commercial and residential interior design, as well as online design help for anyone, anywhere. She is actively engaged in the design community in LA and is also the Los Angeles blogger for the popular Material Girls Blog. She can be found via her portfolio site or blog along with social media handles, Facebook and Twitter.