3 Outdoor Living Space Remodel Ideas to Create a Sleek Modern Style
Identify Any Problem Spots
Before you overhaul your patio or add design pieces, identify the worst areas in need of repair. Harsh winters and heavy springtime rain can damage your patio floor, making it shift or crack under the elements. Although cracked tiles are easy to spot, you'll want to look closer and check for any uneven portions of your patio.
From your yard, get on the ground to get eye level with your patio. Make note of any tiles that are raised or sunken compared to the surrounding ones. Fortunately, sprucing up your hardscape can be as simple as removing the damaged pieces, replacing the mortar underneath, and filling the gaps with a new tile, but if you find that your patio is badly damaged and out of your skillset to repair, we suggest calling a contractor.
If you need to completely replace your outdoor flooring, go with a versatile, long-lasting tile suited for exterior installations.
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Consider Large Tiles
Patio areas and exterior spaces can exceed several hundred square feet, and homeowners with large patios should opt for larger patio tiles for a cleaner, more modern appeal. Large format tile, like 12" x 18" sizes, look amazing on larger patios because they reduce the number of visible grout lines between the tiles, giving the patio an expansive, seamless look.
When designing a new outdoor space, make sure you consider all the factors that will make your project a success. Selecting tile that is durable, stylish and available in large format sizes can add timeless beauty and enjoyment to your home for years. Explore American Olean’s tile collections today.