When a private home or business has outdoor spaces, the outdoor flooring should be coordinated and in harmony with the indoor one. But what is the main difference between indoor and outdoor tiles? Let's find out together.

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Evoke - Brown
Evoke - Brown
Ubik - Greige
Ubik - Ivory
Ubik - Ivory
Artemis
Artemis

Characteristics of indoor and outdoor tiles

In the Ceramiche Keope catalogue we find a wide selection of porcelain tiles collections suitable for installation indoors and in open-air spaces. What are the differences between an indoor tile and one designed for outdoor spaces? Apparently none: the style and taste we find in the Ceramiche Keope collections is the same but outdoor tiles require different technical characteristics. Non-slip is a fundamental requirement for the safety of outdoor spaces and many Ceramiche Keope collections are available with the R11 non-slip surface on the sizes most suitable for outdoor use.

Other essential technical requirements are resistance to frost, to sudden temperature changes, and often resistance to breaking load, if we are thinking of floors suitable to traffic.

In the Ceramiche Keope catalogue we also find K2 20-mm: a thicker porcelain tile particularly suitable for outdoor spaces thanks to its durability and non-deformability, resistant to sudden temperature changes and attacks by mildew, salt and acids. Many Ceramiche Keope collections are available with the 20-mm K2 System.

How to choose combinations of indoors and outdoors? Let's continue our journey through indoor and outdoor flooring choices.

Indoor and outdoor tile combinations

Design stage is the translation of inspirations and suggestions into concrete choices: right in this phase we will be able to find the perfect combination of materials, styles and effects. In the case of new construction or complete renovations, it is worth considering combinations of indoor and outdoor tiles at the beginning of the project. Today, collections of porcelain stoneware are available which allow the same effect to be obtained, for example a wood, stone or cement effect, with the same colour or with pleasant colour variations, both inside and outside the home or public space. The elegance of the stone effect of the Limes collection will win over lovers of modern design inspired by the basic instinct of porphyry and quartz. With Noord, on the other hand, we discover the many facets of an industrial cement-effect floor, which can stylishly combine indoor and outdoor environments, ideal for commercial premises and to be considered for homes with a strong contemporary impact.

When designing an outdoor space for a home or commercial space that already has tiled interior spaces, the topic of matching indoor and outdoor tiles is a fascinating design challenge. It is in any case possible to pursue the perfect match, combining new materials with those already installed. We will therefore discover that a wood effect outdoors, such as that of the Lineo collection by Ceramiche Keope, creates a perfect match with a stone effect installed in the home, or that resin-effect porcelain tiles in the interiors of commercial premises takes on new life if combined with a new cement effect outdoors, such as the contemporary Moov collection.

Do you know the Match Lab App? You can use it to experiment and play with combinations of indoor and outdoor floors and walls. Download the App, choose the spaces to be furnished and decorated with your favourite materials and discover the combinations recommended by the designers cooperating with Ceramiche Keope.

Brystone - Grey
Noord - Gold
Noord Gold - Noord Grey
Noord Grey
Ikon - Silver

The Ceramiche Keope catalogue for indoors and outdoors

The Ceramiche Keope catalogue is a resource to browse through, taking into consideration the choices for indoor and outdoor use: look for your favourite collection and discover in which sizes it is available with the non-slip surface R11 or with the 20-mm K2 System, to create an elegant composition in continuity between indoors and outdoors.