Garden tiles – not just for the terrace
Garden tiles – not just for the terrace
12 April 2023

The not-so-obvious uses for garden tiles

Garden tiles are primarily associated with products that are most often used to finish terraces or paths around the house. And no wonder, as the gres that they’re made of is an excellent material for outdoor use. But take a look where else they can be used.

Garden tiles – not just for the terrace

Landscaping and plants, along with the architecture of the house and other structures around it, most definitely play first violin when it comes to designing your yard. However, the importance of less conspicuous elements, such as garden tiles, should not be underestimated. Provided that they’ve been properly selected and integrated into the whole, they can help to not only emphasize the beauty of the garden, but also to hide its weaknesses. First of all, tiles can help us achieve an optical connection between the interior and exterior of the house. The same tiles used inside and outside, will help to create the impression of coherent and harmonious surroundings. In addition to the obvious use of gres on the terrace, it will also be a good idea to use it as a boarder around the building. Owners of houses with geometric shapes should pay attention to Concrete Graphite, the calm concrete motif of which will be perfect for minimalistic arrangements. If, on the other hand, you’re not a fan of gray floors, we have good news: this model is also available in anthracite and beige.

Garden slabs are also a great idea for a creative diversification of exterior walls while at the same time investing in a functional façade. Used this way, they provide additional protection against heat loss, as well as an easy-to-clean, appealing surface. In this case for instance, a safe and universal solution will be wood-like gres, such as the Tauro Honey oak tiles with their pleasant, honey like shades. With its help, you can create a realistic wall decoration with durability that’s exponentially higher than that of the natural, raw material. Consider its use not just on the house, but on other structures around your property as well, like the garage, fence posts, sheds, etc.

Garden tiles are also great as a finish for your parking area, or storage places for bikes, wood, etc.   (under a carport for example). Frequently used surfaces exposed to dirt and grime (outdoor kitchen, barbecue or workshop areas) are other places where tiles should be considered. No one likes unsightly stains from motor oil, grease, charcoal, or paint from do-it-yourself projects. These tiles are not afraid of intensive scrubbing or strong detergents. The non-uniform pattern of the Crafter Grafit tiles will be great at hiding various unwanted substances until they are ready to be washed off.

All corners of the garden deserve an aesthetic finish

When designing our exterior and outdoor areas, the main emphasis is placed on the most exposed and visible elements, while the same time, forgetting about objects that sooner or later, will also need a place of their own. We’re talking about a place for the garbage bins for example. Many homes currently have as many as 5 large waste and recycling containers to deal with, which are not that easy to integrate into the landscape on your property. It should be taken into account that moving a large container, filled to the brim with a not-so-pleasant content, can be quite a feat. Therefore, we suggest that instead of grass, gravel or pebbles, they should in fact be placed on garden tiles. Not only will the flat surface make it easier to transport the bins, but it will also be easy to clean.

Also, a composter placed directly on the ground is not necessarily a good idea. Over time, it will sink deeper into the soil, which may have an adverse effect on the design and the function of it. A gres subbase will also come in handy in this type of situation.

Garden slabs are also great as decorations while being practical, like when used to finish areas around the fire pit or the swimming pool. Using the Testo Gris stoneware tiles, which are cleverly similar looking to natural rock, you can create an interesting design based on the fire-stone or stone-water contrasts.

Don’t forget the gardens

Especially vegetable! And the area around the currently popular raised beds. Especially, since mowing grass along the narrow pathways in between the beds is always problematic. Gravel, on the other hand, will quickly overgrow with unwanted weeds. Therefore, it’s an excellent idea to line the spaces around the beds with garden tiles. Surface patterns of the Verness Dark or Arragos Brown tiles will work well in natural surroundings and will help to emphasize the organic atmosphere of a backyard vegetable garden.

When it comes to designing your dream corner, the old saying that only our imagination is the limit is absolutely true.  So, it’s great that our power to create is now also supported by modern technologies thanks to which so many high-quality products are created, ones that are ready to meet the expectations of the most demanding projects, including our garden ventures.