The last 18 months have focused the attention of homes and businesses on making the most of outside space. For bars, restaurants and hotels, the outside has now become a key part of front of house and significant investment has been placed in making sure it reflects the ethos of the establishment and provides a comfortable and relaxed experience for guests. For housebuilders, purchasers are certainly considering how the outside space will improve living, whether that’s a house with garden or apartment with balcony.
This transition from indoor to outdoor can be managed effectively with wall and floor tiles. By the careful selection of tiles that are suitable for external use, it is possible to provide a natural extension of space and create outdoor areas that work harder for businesses as well as homes.
The Parkside Outdoor Collection helps designers, specifiers and developers to fully realise the potential of outside space. Whether a natural extension of internal bar and restaurant areas with cover to protect from inclement weather, or a seamless flow from indoor to outdoor at home, our Outdoor Collection provides porcelain tiles and supporting ancillaries designed to cope with the rigours of all-round external use.
Ideally suited to outside use, porcelain tiles are not only more durable than their ceramic counterparts, but also UV and weather resistant. Delivering stability in sub-zero and high temperatures, porcelain tiles are the only tile option for prolonged external use on terraces, balconies and outside living spaces.
Stocked in the UK for fast delivery, Vista is a versatile UV-resistant porcelain tile available in a range of sizes, effects and specifications all made to cope with outdoor use. Available in Vista20 (20mm) thickness, these vitrified porcelain floor slabs provide a PTV 36+ surface that can be used for outdoor spaces in commercial and residential settings. Selected designs are available in 10mm thickness to create a link between indoor and outdoors.
In stone, wood, concrete, marble, terrazzo and slate effects, Vista is a versatile solution that can work to transform outside space. Whether a traditional stone effect or the modern look of terrazzo, Vista provides a finish that is hard-wearing frost, mould and stain resistant.
Vista can be used with our steel Pedestalsthat help to meet current regulations for external wall systems and balconies in buildings with floor heights 18m above the ground. We also provide Easy Joint brush-in grout that is suitable for outdoor use, as well as lightweight corrosion-resistant aluminium trims.
Dawson is an attractive modern concrete effect UV-resistant porcelain tile, available in five sizes to suit a range of outdoor floor requirements, including formats up to 1200mm x 2400mm that are ideal for large commercial premises. In Smoke and Tarmac colour options, Dawson features a minimum 20% recycled content.
This outdoor-ready tile features a textured finish for 36+ PTV for assured performance in residential and commercial environments. Hard-wearing, frost, stain and mould resistant, Dawson is also available in 10mm specification to create a floor that flows indoors to outdoors, perfect for natural extension of living space in homes. In commercial projects, Dawson can be used to extend design principles to outdoor front of house.
Compatible with our Pedestals that help to meet current regulations for external wall systems and balconies in buildings with floor heights 18m above the ground, Dawson can also be used with our Easy Joint brush-in grout and our range of lightweight corrosion-resistant aluminium trims.
The Outdoor Collection includes a wide collection of external use tiles and a full range of supporting ancillaries. Designed to provide a system-based approach to outdoor tile specification, we can work with you to find a suitable solution for your project.
We have a range of steel pedestals that ensure installations can conform to regulations for external wall systems and balconies above 18m. Available in flat head adjustable height and slope corrector adjustable height types, they facilitate quick and easy installation providing excellent support and are lockable to prevent movement from vibration or shocks. Plastic pedestals are also available.
Alongside, our corrosion-resistant lightweight aluminium profiles to Easy Joint brush-in grout in a range of colours, ensures we can provide external projects with a tile system that provides an attractive and durable finish capable of maintaining appearance throughout years of external use.