Our home is your haven, and you can make it even more welcoming with the right exterior designs. While most people think of landscaping as the only curb appeal a home needs, the materials used on the outside of a house can make a big impact, too. Increasingly, homeowners are choosing tile for exterior home projects, thanks to its versatility and durability. If you want to add a tile element to your home, but you also want to stay on-trend, consider one of these ideas that are sure to be popular in 2022.
1. Stone-Look Tile
Having stone installed can be a bit pricy, but tile is often a fraction of the price. Stone-look tile gives you the same appearance with a smaller price tag, as well as easier installation and care. If you’re looking to add an outdoor BBQ or swim-up bar, try wrapping it in a tile of a complementary shade. It’s equally as easy to update boring columns with stone-look tile, especially if your home already has some stone in place.
2. Wood-Look Porcelain
One of the top recent trends is wood-look tile flooring inside the home, but did you know that it can be used outside with just as much impact? If you have a boring patio area, you can instantly transform it with a new floor. Not only will you be able to cover up cracked, stained or crumbling concrete, but you’ll immediately create a space where you and your guests actually want to hang out. This style of tile can also be used on exterior walls, especially if you’re going for a more rustic ambiance.
3. Cement Tiles
Pouring cement can be expensive, not to mention the damage that a cement truck can cause to a small space. As an alternative, large cement tiles can be used with the same durability and look. These are especially trendy when used as pool decking. They’re not slippery when they get wet, but they can stand up to the water and wear and tear they’ll face during pool parties. If you like the look of cement but don’t want to deal with a big pour in your backyard, give these a try in 2021.
4. Contemporary Tile Pavers
The contemporary home needs equally modern exterior elements in the landscape. Porcelain or stone tile pavers, placed with enough space between for grass to grow, are a growing trend. You’ll get the comfort of a walkway or patio with the sleek, clean look that you want. These pavers are tough enough for everyday use, and they add sophistication to your exterior living and entertaining areas.
5. Travertine Water Features
If you don’t have a water feature at your home yet, 2022 is the year to add one. Using travertine tile, you can create a calming oasis in your own yard. Whether you want a fountain that adds the calming sound of moving water or a hot tub where you can really sit back and relax, travertine is the ideal choice, as it looks great and adds the beauty every space needs.
6. Pool-Side Mosaics
Swimming pools can look rather boring if you don’t give design much consideration. You can quickly elevate the look of your pool by adding mosaic tiles along the edges. Adding colors and textures in this way breaks up the monotony of a basic pool and makes it look more like the retreat you want it to be.
Whether you’re building a new home in 2022 or have plans for an update to your current residence, consider implementing one of these exterior tile trends. If you’d like more information, contact our team to see what styles we offer that fit your personal taste.