In summer, no-one wants to stay inside the house: in spite of all the comforts our homes have to offer, the call of the open air is irresistible, especially if we have some outdoor space, such as a balcony, a large terrace or a garden. However attractive it may already be in its own right, the looks and convenience of an outdoor space can benefit from a well-designed layout and intelligent furnishing, in line with our personal taste. As for interiors, porcelain stoneware tiles for outdoor use are a durable, appropriate choice for covering these spaces.
Great variety of effects for outdoor pavings (wood, stone, concrete)
The assortment of shades available for outdoor use is no less varied and versatile than that for indoors, and the same applies to the decor effects: all Emilgroup collections provide a wide margin of choice, granting freedom of combination regardless of the material look chosen: whether it is wood, stone (marble or unfinished stones) or concrete, the expected result is tasteful and elegant, and is delivered together with the incredible resistance guaranteed by tiles for outdoor use in the 20mm thickness. Let us take, for example, Landscape by EmilCeramica: stone-effect porcelain stoneware inspired by the limestone features typical of Italian landscapes. The four colours available (Avorio, Sabbia, Cenere and Antracite) incorporate the innovative SilkTech technology, which increases the stoneware’s coefficient of friction to give it an anti-slip, silky finish. The combination of these features ensures increased safety if this collection is chosen, for example, for paving terraces or paths exposed to varying weather conditions.
As well as these protective characteristics, outdoor stoneware tiles are convenient to clean. Just like porcelain stoneware floor coverings developed for indoor use, they comply with high quality standards with regard to sanitisation: outdoor tiles are also intrinsically antimicrobial, even when heavily used, with only basic care. This is not to mention the permitted variety of uses with the same excellent performances: whether you are tiling a pool edge, installing a balcony paving or covering open air eating surfaces, tiles can be cleaned with the same speed and the same guarantees of in-depth efficacy. Think of wood: in weather-exposed locations like these, over time it would rot and allow mould to build up. The Woodtouch by Ergon series easily overcomes the critical difficulties of the natural material which it accurately reproduces, adding all the outstanding technical features intrinsic to wood-effect porcelain stoneware: hard-wearing plank tiles in the Sbiancato, Paglia, Miele, Corda and Fumo colours, also available in the large 60x120 size with the W-Cage decor of scored lines, and with special technical details such as a Tecnica surface specifically developed for outdoor use, to provide a better anti-slip grip.