Yes, you can use our Spanish tiles outside!
People often ask whether they can use our tiles outside and the answer is a resounding YES!
A Classic Mediterranean Look
For a classic Spanish look, you could consider our Terracotta Range. These tiles are hand-made by two brothers in the Sierra Nevada - you can't get much more authentic than that! Our terracotta tiles were recently chosen by the Eden Project for their new Mediterranean Garden.
Read more about our terracotta tiles here
A Much More Modern Look
If you'd like more of a crisp, cutting-edge look you could choose tiles from our Modern Industrial Range. Nearly all are suitable for outdoors and the Blue Carpet has been a particular favourite this summer, along with the Timber Earth.
We happen to think that our Picasso Patchwork Natural would look rather great, too, in a side-return for example. The Natural Range also comes as two distinct patterns as an alternative to the patchwork style below.
Our encaustic cement tiles are fine for use outdoors as long as they are very well-sealed. It is important to keep the grout around them well-sealed, too, so water cannot penetrate and freeze in the winter. For this reason, we usually advise clients to keep the encaustic tiles close to their house or to use them for a smaller feature area (as with the picture with the stork above) or border. Remember, you can choose your own bespoke patterns and colours with our Interactive Tile Chooser
We often recommend our reclaimed encaustic tiles for garden projects, too. These will have been toughened up over the years, and are not pristine - so can be a practical choice! See more reclaimed encaustic tiles here
For garden walls and table-tops, our Granada range is a firm favourite. These beautiful tiles have patterns in relief which are hand-painted. Clients can choose their own bespoke colours. These tiles are great as stair-risers, too. We are currently working with a new client who would like these tiles to go within a beautiful fountain - watch this space!
See more beautiful Granada tiles here
With the summer holidays approaching, what could be nicer than a tasty Spanish barbecue? Alhambra has some fabulous outdoor paella barbecue sets for sale, complete with some rather guapa red legs, if required! The burners attach to a small butane bottle and come with dual controls suitable for a big or small pan.
See our Paella Cooking Sets here
If you would like any advice on tiling outside, please don't hesitate to contact us and we will be more than happy to help. In the meantime - enjoy the sunshine folks - it seems that summer has arrived at last!