DIY / Home Improvement

3 Different Ways to Use Outdoor Tiles in Your Garden

Have you been thinking about adding some paved areas to your garden? There are so many different ways you can use outdoor tiles to enhance your garden and if you choose good-quality paving, they’ll last a lifetime! Today we’re going to show you three of the most popular ways of using outdoor paving in your garden, hopefully this will provide you some inspiration for you garden design

Practical patio

Let’s start with the most obvious way to use outdoor tiles in your garden – add a patio! Patios are really versatile garden spaces that can be used for everything from entertaining guests to creating a cosy seating area. If you’re looking to install a patio that’s both easy to maintain and will last a long time, we’d highly recommend taking a look at porcelain paving. 

Unlike natural stone tiles, which needs sealing regularly to preserve their surface, porcelain paving require nothing more than a quick wipe over to remove surface dirt. For this reason, patios made of porcelain paving are a wonderful garden feature for busy families and working professionals. 

Nowadays, you can get outdoor tiles in a range of different colours, style and finishes – you can even find outdoor tiles with a natural wood effect! This makes it easy to create a patio that complements the design of your garden perfectly.

A pretty path

If you’ve got a lawn separating your house and the bottom of the garden, you might be considering adding a stepping stone path to help you move around without damaging the grass. Outdoor tiles are perfect for this! 

Installing paths across your lawn or through your flower beds can make your garden space much more accessible, especially if you’ve got elderly people or children visiting frequently. Paving provides a nice grippy surface that will help to prevent slips and falls.

Laying your garden path out in an interesting design will also elevate the overall look of your garden. Why not combine outdoor tiles in various styles to create a completely unique and pretty path?

Stylish steps

A great way to make the most of your garden is to separate it into different levels. Of course, if you’re going to do this, you’ll need to install steps to make all the areas accessible. Again, outdoor tiles are perfect for this! Most outdoor tiles have a textured finish, meaning the chances of a slip or fall are minimal. 

That being said, if you’re still concerned about outdoor tiles becoming slipper you can further enhance your outdoor tiles with step treads and bullnosed edges. Speak to your paving supplier about this before you make a start on your project if you want to make sure your steps are perfect for your garden.

So there you have it, a few interesting ways that you can use outdoor tiles in your garden! If you’ve got a few tiles leftover from your patio project, adding a path or steps can be a great way to use them up.