When designing a project, exterior tiles are also a crucial choice for both aesthetics and functionality. Beyond appearance, they must be durable, resistant to weather conditions, and easy to maintain. Making an appropriate selection and ensuring correct installation is key to guaranteeing their performance and longevity.

Exterior tiles are suitable for both cladding and flooring and come in a wide variety of finishes to suit any architectural style. In this sense, ceramic outdoor tiles play an important role in spaces that prioritize design, thanks to their aesthetic possibilities.

In this article, we will explore the general characteristics of exterior tiles, different ideas depending on the outdoor area, as well as proper installation and maintenance. Join us on this journey to transform and revolutionize an outdoor space into a cozy and stylish environment with our tiles.

General characteristics of exterior tiles

For a tile to be used outdoors, it must meet a series of characteristics, as required by regulations and the special attention demanded by these areas. Safety, resistance, and durability should always be present when discussing exterior tiles.

These are the main features that exterior tiles should have:

Resistance and durability of exterior façade tiles

Exterior tiles stand out for their resistance and durability, capable of withstanding the elements, making them a reliable option for effectively beautifying and protecting facades. Their ability to maintain a pristine appearance over time is crucial for ensuring an impeccable look in any construction.


Another characteristic of exterior tiles is waterproofing. Thanks to their manufacturing process, they have lower porosity, meaning they minimize water absorption. In this regard, they withstand temperature changes, cold, and water much better.

Anti-slip finish: a basic rule for exterior tiles

A necessary and regulatory property for exterior tiles when used as flooring. Since they are placed in outdoor and high-traffic areas, they must be slip-resistant to ensure safety and reduce the risk of falls, especially around pools, terraces, or balconies.

Variety of finishes: adaptability to style

Exterior cladding tiles can come in a wide variety of styles, colors, finishes, textures, and shapes. The final choice simply depends on the style and intentionality of the project. What is certain is that you will find one that perfectly adapts to and complements the architectural design.

Selection of exterior tiles according to style and design

From the backyard to the terrace, choosing the right tiles can completely transform the look of your outdoor space. Here’s a guide to help you select the perfect tiles according to your preferred style and design:

Mediterranean style

Mediterranean style evokes the warmth and serenity of the southern European coasts. Opt for exterior tiles in warm tones such as terracotta, beige, navy blue, or olive green. Geometric patterns or mosaic designs can add a distinctive touch to your outdoor spaces. In this regard, our Saint Germain collection is perfect, as it is inspired by the Mediterranean tradition of watercolor-decorated tiles.

Modern style

For a modern and minimalist design, choose exterior tiles in neutral tones like gray, white, or black. Consider linear or geometric patterns to add a touch of visual interest. Our Fowler collection reinvents geometric tiles and adds a new dimension to this trend, incorporating perspective illusions that will make your outdoor space modern and fascinating.

Rustic style

If, on the other hand, you prefer a more rustic and cozy atmosphere, tiles that mimic classic Italian cotto and/or stone are the perfect choice, such as our Antique and Stone Peak collections. Tiles with aged finishes or irregular patterns will add vintage charm to your outdoor spaces.

Contemporary style

Contemporary style is characterized by its focus on clean lines and modern materials. Exterior tiles in neutral or metallic tones are ideal for this style. If this is your style, we recommend the Renaissance collection, which combines an industrial feel by mimicking cement in its plain tile with other pieces that stand out for their visual magnetism, using deep emerald green and geometric patterns that create a futuristic and dynamic look while adding visual interest.

Bohemian style

For a bohemian and eclectic atmosphere, play with colors, textures, and patterns. Exterior tiles with ethnic or floral designs are perfect for this style. Mix and match different styles and colors to create a unique space full of personality. Hamptons is undoubtedly one of our most romantic collections, as its geometric and floral patterns create colorful spaces that evoke the classic warmth of this decorative style.

How to install exterior tiles

Options for installing exterior tiles

When it comes to interior design, every detail matters. As we have already seen, the choice of style will be crucial for the outcome of our outdoor space, but so will its installation. In addition to choosing a color or pattern, the way these tiles are laid can have a significant impact on the final appearance of a space.

In this regard, all our porcelain collections offer multiple combinations, between smooth bases and those with patterns, to expand the possibilities of adaptation to different styles. Here are some of the placement options for our exterior tiles.

Recommendations for proper installation of tiles on façades

When installing exterior tiles, it is essential to ensure proper installation to guarantee their durability. Some recommendations include:

· Prepare the surface correctly.
· Use quality adhesives and mortars.
· Work with specialized professionals.

Maintenance of exterior tiles

Specific care for anti-slip exterior tiles

Anti-slip exterior tiles require special care to maintain their effectiveness and safety. Some guidelines to follow include:

· Regular cleaning to prevent dirt buildup.
· Application of specific products to maintain the anti-slip texture.
· Constant monitoring for possible damage or wear.

Cleaning and preservation of exterior stone-look tiles

Exterior stone-look tiles require special care to maintain their appearance and durability over time. Some recommendations are:

· Use mild, non-abrasive cleaning products.
· Avoid using cleaning tools that may damage the surface.
· Perform regular maintenance to prevent dirt accumulation.

In conclusion, choosing the right exterior cladding is essential for the aesthetics and functionality of any project. By considering the general characteristics of the tiles, selecting according to style and design, and paying attention to proper installation and maintenance, property owners can ensure a durable and attractive exterior that will withstand the test of time and the elements.

Dare to transform and revolutionize your outdoor space!