Playful patterned outdoor tiles to pack a porch or patio with punch
Patterned outdoor tiles are one of the best – and easiest – ways to make a stylish statement on the exterior of your home.
If you thought printed tiles were just for the bathroom, kitchen or hallway, think again. Whether you want to pretty up your porch or pep up your patio, the best outdoor tiles will ensure the outside looks just as good as the inside.
Create a head-turning path that makes coming home feel special every day; continue the tile trail to the porch for a doorway to heaven; or make a stand-out outdoor entertaining space really pop with a patterned floor that adds a chic interiors feel to the exterior.
Our round-up includes a tile for every taste, whether you’re looking for a retro vibe, a gorgeous geometric print, or a bloomin’ beautiful botanical pattern.
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At Bert & May, you can snap up Spanish-inspired colour-block chic that will have visitors green with envy; over at Claybrook, there’s a stunning simple flag-style patterned tile that oozes coastal, and contemporary, cool.
For a sleek, bold monochromatic look, you can’t go wrong with the backgammon-style beauties from Otto Tiles (giant checkers not included, unfortunately).
More of a nature-lover? Go for tiles that are bursting with blooms – we’ve picked the perfect bunch from the talented team at Artisans of Devizes. Meanwhile, you can reach for the stars with twinkling handcrafted tiles from Maitland and Poate.
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Don’t forget, when shopping for the best outdoor tiles, porcelain is frost-proof so makes a great option, while encaustic tiles (cement tiles) are robust but micro-porous and should be sealed to prevent staining.
Want to brighten up your outside space? Read on for pretty porch and patio inspo below…
Geometric patterns never fail to work wonders indoors or outdoors. Pep up your porch with this statement design that will add a vintage industrial edge to the exterior of your home.
Size: 452 x 452 x 10mm
The Semaphore porcelain tile range features a modern yet simple print that oozes nautical (but nice) vibes. Perfect for your porch space, it’s robust and would also work well on a small patio.
Size: 20 x 20 x 0.8cm
Who doesn’t love a good game of backgammon? Dreamed up in the Middle East around 5000 years ago, the interlocking black and white cement tiles speak to the provenance of the popular game and the artisanal handmade process of creating them. A monochromatic must-have for a statement outdoor space.
Size: 20cm x 20cm x 1.7cm
Go geometric for an external floor that truly sings. These blue and white ceramic outdoor tiles give off a contemporary urban cool, with a little not to retro thrown in for good measure.
Size: 298 x 298 x 8mm
Get yourself a star-spangled entrance with these beautiful celestial outdoor tiles. The classic blue design is handmade with high-grade marble dust, cement, sand and natural pigment dyes.
Size: 20cm x 20cm x 22mm
Inspired by the pretty prints of the buildings in Istria on the east coast of Croatia, whisk yourself off to the Mediterranean every time you step foot on your own front porch. Delicately pretty yet practical thanks to the porcelain and ceramic mix. We love.
Size: 19.7 x 19.7 x 1.05cm
These fine-grained Terrazzo tiles are resistant patterned pieces perfect for heavy-traffic areas. Created from pigmented cement with glass and marble chips, the tiles lend themselves well to being polished if they’ve aged and so make a great investment purchase.
Size: 20cm x 20cm
Colour-block your way to authentic Cadiz chic with these gorgeous green and cream encaustic cement tiles, handmade in Spain. This is how to make a (very stylish) entrance.
Size: 20cm x 20cm x 1.8cm
Add a pop of botanical beauty to your porch or patio with a floral-print tile that will pretty up your outdoor space nicely. Not only does the pattern ooze English country garden chic, these durable porcelain tiles are also just the ticket for outdoor areas.
Size: 15cm x 15cm x 0.8cm