Which Tiles Are Best for Outdoor Flooring?

In the past, concrete slabs and dull decking ruled the garden, but nowadays there are many more options for you to choose from to transform the look of your outdoor space. If you’re looking for a natural appearance, you might be tempted by authentic slate or stone, however, these natural materials can be costly and can demand a lot of maintenance over time.

That’s where Porcelain Paving Slabs come in. Thanks to innovations in modern technology, porcelain tiles can be designed to replicate natural materials with stunning accuracy, allowing you to have the beauty of natural stone, slate or marble in your garden without the cost or maintenance that comes with the real thing.

Why are porcelain tiles the best choice for outdoor flooring?

1. Low maintenance and easy to clean

Porcelain tiles do not take much effort to maintain. Unlike other popular outdoor flooring materials, such as concrete, porcelain is a non-porous material, so these slabs will not retain any dirt or moisture. Because of this, porcelain tiles are also resistant to changes in the temperature and they will not crack in the cold or expand in the heat.

2. Hardwearing

Many of our outdoor paving slabs measure 20mm thick, making them super sturdy and durable, sure to last for years to come. In addition to this, their beautiful design will not fade, distort or discolour, giving your garden that just-installed look for years to come.

3. Slip-resistant

Most popular forms of outdoor flooring can be slippery when wet, making for a hazardous environment that’s prone to slips and falls. Our porcelain paving slabs have been specially designed to have an anti-slip finish to help give you that peace of mind. You can see the anti-slip grade on each of our product pages. 

4. A wide range of styles to choose from

Lastly, there are so many styles to choose from! Here at Walls and Floors, we have a stunning range of outdoor tiles in dozens of designs from slate and stone to marble and wood effect tiles. Here are a few of our favourites to help inspire your next garden project…


Above, Flint Natural Slate Effect Paving Slabs

Inspired by multicoloured quartzite, our Flint tiles are sure to brighten up your garden with their unique character and charm. They have a textured, rustic feel with a variegated surface, a blend of neutral colours and a subtle matt finish.

Above, Flint Light Slate Effect Paving Slabs


Above, Leinz Sion Patterned Porcelain Paving Slabs

Designed with an encaustic-style pattern on a speckled, dark grey stone effect base, our Leinz Porcelain Paving Slabs are great for creating a characterful, statement look in your outdoor space.

Above, Leinz Grenoble Patterned Porcelain Paving Slabs


Above, Sherwood Natural Wood Effect Porcelain Paving Slabs

Abundant with the natural knots and grain of real wood flooring available in 3 great shades, be it more contemporary greys or natural oaky wood, our Sherwood collection harmoniously works with all things outdoors.

Above, Sherwood Light Grey Wood Effect Porcelain Paving Slabs


Above, Trail Terra 20×30 Matt Slab Tiles

Introduce a charming, natural look into your outdoor space with our Trail collection. Featuring two styles in two different sizes, these durable porcelain paving slabs can be used together to create multiple patterns for a unique look in your garden.

Above, Trail Quartzita 20×30 Matt Slab Tiles

Icaria Plus

Above, Icaria Plus Blanco Porcelain Paving Slabs

Inspired by highly sought after quartzite, these Icaria 2.0 Slab Tiles are perfect for creating a naturalistic patio space outside your home, where you can enjoy your garden with your friends and family

Above, Icaria XL Blanco Porcelain Paving Slabs

We hope we’ve answered which tiles are best for outdoor flooring! If we have, be sure to tag us in the results of your space over on Instagram, @wallsandfloors, we love seeing our products in your home!

Anna Marie Clementson
Anna Marie Clementson