Homeowners embrace ceramic tile for unexpected outdoor spaces

Many homeowners are finding new ways to embrace ceramic tile in their outdoor living spaces, choosing the time-proven material for uses that traditionally have called for wood, stone or even concrete.


Numerous advantages draw homeowners and designers to choose ceramic tile. You may already know that ceramic tile is beautiful and durable, but it also inhibits mold, mildew and fungus — problems that can arise in a damp environment. It withstands pool chemicals and direct sunlight without fading. It’s also slip-resistant, making walking safer in areas where swimmers will be leaving a pool.

While ceramic tile’s appeal for pool areas may be obvious, it’s also useful in other outdoor settings such as sunshades and outdoor enclosures.

Ceramic tile has long been a material of choice for indoor living spaces. Now, thanks to design innovations by manufacturers, homeowners can embrace tile’s beauty and durability in a variety of outdoor applications as well.