Patio

Build a Raised Tile Patio

 Build a Raised Tile Patio In order to build a raised tile patio, you need one of several things to happen: you need to either live someplace in Europe where drastic seasonal climate change isn’t an issue, or you need to be the recipient of some miraculous intervention. Needless to say, a raised patio with tiling isn’t generally a recommended option.

However, if you like the look of tiles and just can’t settle for anything else on your raised patio, you’re finally in luck – several companies have recently come up with something called interlocking patio tiles, that keep the look of wood but have the installation convenience of tiling.

Adding French Patio Doors

Adding French patio doors will definitely help to integrate the interior space of your home with the outdoors, creating versatility and ease of movement from inside the house to outside. They can be installed on your own, though it does take a lot of work and you need two people to be able to tackle the job safely.

Preparing Your Doorway – Part 1

1) For a swinging French patio door, the threshold where the door will sit needs caulking runs along the base. Go outside and center the door unit’s bottom inside the opening, tilting to get it into place.

Types of Patio Tiles

patio tilesTrying to describe the number of patio tiles is like trying to describe the number of grains in a rice bowl. There are so many varieties of patio tiles than someone is bound to find the exact type to fit their style, no matter how eccentric their design taste.

For an outside décor, patio tiles beat out giant paving slabs of concrete. The fact you can get patio tiles in every conceivable color and shape makes them desirable and fun. Also there are patio tiles of different materials. You can have ceramic, wood and many other mediums to create tiles for patio use.

Outdoor Paving Tile

Most interior designers agree that a house is only as good as its garden. If you have or are thinking about redecorating your home then you should know that its surroundings significantly contribute to impact it makes on anyone who walks through the front door.

Think about it, if you are admiring a home but then see a messy and overgrown garden through the patio window, it will change your initial opinion. There are many ways to solve this possible problem, even for those of you who absolutely hate gardening. Outdoor paving tile is one of the most popular solutions and can provide any home with a magnificently sophisticated effect.

How to Tile a Patio

patio tiling cornerYou can give your concrete patio a new lease on life by laying down tile over it. Tile is available in a wide range of textures, materials and colors, so you can choose an inviting look that’s just right for your patio space. How is it done? Read on.

Surface Prep

The first step in tiling your patio is to clean and level the existing concrete surface.