The biggest difference between indoor and outdoor tile installations is that outdoors your installation will be subject to mother nature – in other words, the unexpected. For that reason, it’s critical that you properly take into consideration mandatory expansion joints, moisture considerations, and thermal demands. If you don’t, you will encounter failures.
Given how much variation is possible – based on the project, the location and the materials used – this do it yourself or how to section will highlight what you need to consider so you don’t encounter installation issues. You’ll find an explanation and images highlighting the most common failures below.
As always, follow the Manufacturers’ recommendations for all the products you plan to use in exterior tiling projects.
What Can Happen When You Install Tile Outdoors Improperly
When you don’t take into account expansion joints in an outdoor tile installation, disaster can happen! In this section, we share with you examples of what can happen when you install tile outdoors improperly. All of the images below are of real failures.
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Tile is the ideal way to make your outdoor living spaces truly special. Whether remodeling an old landscape or creating a new one from scratch, there are so many types of tile and manufacturers that making a final choice can be more difficult than anticipated. This is why it’s important to use a landscape designer who understands tile and can guide you in selecting the right one for your unique set of criteria.
The most commonly used patio tiles are made of unglazed clay. The better fired it is the harder and more dense the result. Red clay is the most common and others of similar character may be made of white, gray and black clay.
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