Summertime is finally here, which means more time outside! Sunny days filled with BBQs, relaxing by the pool with a cold drink, and making s’mores by the fire pit. But is your outdoor space ready? Not to worry—we’ve got some great ideas on how you can refresh your space with outdoor tile!

Around Your Pool

outdoor patio tile

Revolve, Avario available at Avalon Flooring

Make sure the tile is slip-resistant or can be treated to be since the area is going to be wet often. Good choices would be natural stone and porcelain tile—they’re easily treated and have neutral tones to open up your outdoor décor possibilities. Our favorite pick is Revolve. It’s a versatile collection of porcelain tile, mosaics and dimensional tiles that are great for outdoor, indoor, commercial and residential spaces

Tile your Pool

oceanside glass pool tile

Oceanside Glass tile available at Avalon Flooring

This is the area where you can have more fun with design. A great tile choice for your pool is colored glass mosaic tile—it has color throughout that won’t fade or scratch. And they’re usually manufactured for wet environments, like swimming pools! A nice color combination is different shades of blue. It’s calming and reflects the light nicely. Our Oceanside Glass tile collection has numerous color combinations that will easily amp up your pool style.

Patio Tile

porcelain patio tile

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Porcelain tiles are ideal for outdoor patio use. They require minimum maintenance; can be produced with non-slip textures, fade and scratch resistant and even frost proof to protect in the colder months too. But the best part is the countless colors, designs and patterns you can choose from–even patterns that look like real natural stone! For more outdoor tile tips, check out our blog on the best tile for outdoor.

Outdoor Bar

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Whether it’s a backsplash, the countertop, the front of the bar or all three, you can easily boost your backyard style with a bold color or interesting pattern.


backyard walkway tile

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This way to the party! Porcelain and natural stone tiles are stylish ways to guide your guests to or around your outdoor space.

Outdoor Shower

outdoor shower mosaic tile

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Outdoor showers can be a great opportunity to add a hint of color, texture and pattern to your space. They can easily turn your ordinary shower into an outdoor sanctuary. Choose a tile in a single hue or use the backsplash area as a blank canvas for a pattern or design.

To achieve your outdoor oasis look, check out our Delight mosaic collection. It offers calm, nature inspired colors like Ice, Rain, Sand and Aqua—instant bliss.

At Avalon Flooring, we want to make sure you’re happy from your first step in our showroom to your first step on your new flooring—and as your partner in home design, we’ll be there every step along the way. Consider us your “One-Stop Shopping” destination for all things flooring…(and window treatments)!

Our design consultants are equipped with the knowledge to guide you through the wide selection of products we offer, and our expert installation team is professionally trained to make sure everything gets installed the way you envision. We know your home is an expression of your sense of style, and we’re here to make sure you’ll be proud of it for years to come.

If you have any questions, please email us.