Outdoor Tile Ideas and Trends for 2021

Spring is here and we’re ready for longer days, warmer temperatures and relaxing afternoons on the patio and by the pool. Now, more than ever, our outdoor spaces are taking on new life as extensions of our homes – whether they be a backyard retreat, a place to dine or a space to entertain friends and family.


Upgraded outdoor living spaces are trending this season as homeowners look for ways to make them stand out with renovated patios, exterior fireplaces, walkways, gardens, kitchens and rooftop terraces. The versatility of porcelain tile makes any idea a reality through its long-lasting durability, functionality and stylish aesthetics. We love using natural stone and wood textures to add a unique look and texture to exterior surfaces and flooring.


Ready to take your outdoor space to the top? Here are a few ideas to get you started.

Poolside Fireplace

One of our favorite outdoor concepts is this poolside fireplace by Arcadia Backyard Designs. Our DUE2 La Scala gray 16-in x 32-in porcelain pavers offer the perfect surface material to finish the fireplace and patio.

Combine the feel of stone look porcelain and natural stone with a warm and welcoming exterior fireplace on your outdoor patio.

Outdoor Kitchen

Move gatherings outdoors and create a space that is perfect for cooking and entertaining with built in grills, pizza ovens, cabinetry and sinks. Finish the floor with porcelain pavers for more durability and slip resistance.

This beautiful outdoor space features an outdoor kitchen and our Chamonix dark gray stone look pavers.

Pool Additions

Upgrade your pool with fountains, in-water lounge chairs and more.

Because the area surrounding swimming pools tends to be slippery, porcelain tile is the perfect solution to ensure your poolside surface is safe and slip resistant. Other spaces such as decks, borders and waterlines are also perfect locations for porcelain tile installation.

Boat Docks

Looking for a natural, durable and safe material to finish your dock? This beautiful boat dock features our slip-resistant wood look porcelain tile.

Multipurpose Rooftop Terraces

With the help of PJE Lawncare, Reed + Everett Design transformed this commercial rooftop  with our DUE2 porcelain pavers into a modern and sleek outdoor space, that can act as a communal workspace by day and an entertainment and event venue by night. ⁠⁠

Our Gotham Nero and Gray porcelain pavers elevate this upscale rooftop at the Bradley Business Center in Chicago, IL.

Wood Look Pavers

Wood look pavers are a great way to add the rustic appearance and texture of a wood grain surface, without the traditional hassles of the actual material. Wood look porcelain pavers will never rot, warp, peel or splinter and do not have to be stained or sealed. They are also a great option for those looking for an alternative option to stone pavers.

New in 2021 – the Monteverde collection is a refreshing take on the classic wood look paver. The rustic faces and refined wood grain detail create are the perfect addition to any outdoor space.

Statement Making Patio Tile

While stone and wood tiles look are great, porcelain encuastic tiles are a great way to make your space stand out among the rest. This patio featuring our Havana Banyan 8-in x 8-in tile is a great example of how to get creative with patterns.