Those who live in the city know this well.
Owning a house with a garden or even just a small terrace is a great privilege!
With the arrival of the warm season, it is natural to pour into the garden or on the terrace, dine outdoors, spend priceless moments of peace and relaxation.
But why not take advantage of the outdoors all year round?
The first step to making it livable and welcoming 12 months a year is to choose the most suitable outdoor flooring.
From a practical point of view, the factors to be taken into account are related to the environmental and climatic conditions and to the planning we have in mind.
The conclusions we could reach are mainly three:
- Remember to choose practical and resistant outdoor floors (such as brick, stone, and concrete),
- Choose non-slip and water-resistant floors
- porcelain stoneware, wood or decking floors.
In this article, we focus on the last point.
And design and style win over practicality, inside and outside interact fluidly, and the outdoor is ready to transform into a suggestive open-air living room!
Porcelain stoneware design outdoor floors
The elegance of porcelain stoneware is not in question, as well as its adaptability in taking on different clothes every time: wood, marble, concrete, terracotta.
It is also perfect for covering outdoor floors, although in this case, it needs to be treated individually to withstand atmospheric agents, abrasions, and to have reduced water absorption.
The natural finish (not smooth and unpolished), as well as the “bush-hammered” finish, makes the stoneware non-slip and gives the tiles an excellent rustic and raw look.
To cover with class and elegance and create aesthetic continuity between indoor and outdoor, “rectified” tiles are perfect, with perfectly square edges and almost invisible joint joints.
Wooden outdoor floors
Need more space at home? With the outdoor wooden floors, the terrace becomes a beautiful additional room!
Wood is more delicate, requires more care and maintenance, but in terms of aesthetics, it knows no rivals.
It is perfect for giving stylistic continuity to a veranda with a wooden structure or to pave gardens of villas with swimming pools.
Better to use pressure-treated wood floors, which resist moisture well and reduce the risk of mold growth.
To pave a pool with taste and personality is also indicated decking.
It is an outdoor floor in slats or planks of wood or composite wood, prefabricated in ready-made squares to be assembled and treated to make them anti-mold and waterproof.