Outside-Inside Porcelain Tiles
There are two options, the INSIDE (Natural) range of tiles and the OUTSIDE(Grip) range. This is ideal when the tiles are to flow from a room into the garden particularly if you have Bi-Fold or sliding patio doors. The 10mm thick tiles are suitable for underfloor heating.
Why use porcelain tiles outside?
Outside-Inside Porcelain tiles have a water absorption rate of less than 0.5% which means they’re classified by international bodies as being frost-proof. Porcelain tiles are non porous so they do not require sealing and require minimal maintenance.
External porcelain tiles have a more textured surface than internal porcelain tiles and are given a rating of R11 which means they are suitable for outside use. Porcelain tiles are fired in a kiln to 1200 degrees C so they are very dense and incredibly hard. They are resistant to fading and scratches.
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Outside-Inside Porcelain Tiles 10mm thick
A growing trend is sliding or bi-fold doors from the kitchen and living area onto the patio. Outside-inside porcelain tiles offer the option of the same tile flowing from the inside onto the patio and gives a remarkable feeling of space. Outside-inside porcelain tiles are available in two finishes natural for the inside and GRIP finish for outside. Outside porcelain tiles are available in some ranges in two thicknesses 20mm and 10mm.
The only difference is the thickness, a 10mm tile has exactly the same qualities as a 20mm thick tile and offers considerable cost savings. They are also available in larger sizes than 20mm thick tiles.
Outside porcelain tiles should be laid on a concrete base. The golden rule is site preparation, it’s well worth preparing the outside concrete base properly to ensure future durability.
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