Summer has finally arrived and with it the need to stay outdoors and live those areas of the house that put us in contact with nature. Following the lockdown many have rediscovered the need to relate with the outside, so this year, in a more heartfelt way than in the past, more care and attention is being paid to balconies, terraces and gardens. Quality outdoor flooring is the first step to transform your outdoor spaces into scenic and design environments.
To design contemporary outdoor areas of great aesthetic impact, efficient and durable over time, architects and designers know that porcelain stoneware tiles are the ideal material for flooring or for architectural solutions such as the covering of swimmingpools or ventilated facades. Throughout the year, outdoor floors are put to the test by several factors: frequent footfalls, passing vehicles, rain, frost and temperature changes. The technical characteristics of porcelain stoneware make it possible to provide designers with surfaces that are resistant to wear, weather and chemical agents, and able to preserve their qualities over time.
The collections of outdoor floors and wall coverings with stone, cement and wood effect thus become the protagonists of dehors, balconies, terraces and gardens, thanks to the naturalness of the colours, the refinement of the textures and the versatility of the sizes. The faux stone tiles recall its genuine imperfection, recalling its streaks, its parts of organic and fossil origin and the authentic colours of natural stone. Cement effect tiles rediscover the natural roughness of the material and its pure and substantial character. The wood effect floor faithfully reproduces the grain, texture, details, tactile sensations and materiality of natural wood.
For outdoor projects, companies offer numerous types of applications: laying on grass, ideal for those who want to create walkways, barbecue areas or gazebos in the middle of greenery; dry on gravel or sand, perfect for maintaining the drainage of the ground, through the joint between the slabs; laying on screed with glue, suitable for covering driveway areas such as car parks or garage ramps; raised or floating floor which, thanks to the help of fixed or adjustable feet, creates a technical compartment that can be inspected under the floor.Italian ceramic companies meet any type of need or desire to create beautiful and long-lasting outdoor areas: all that remains is to live them.