ON ALL FLOORS
one of the easiest ways to add interest to an outdoor area is through tiles. unlike indoors, you can experiment with bolder designs and bright colours. Be sure to use outdoor-graded products such as mortar and sealants from the get-go to ensure the tiles need little maintenance over the long run.
When it comes to long-term investments, a cement finish is your best bet. ‘cement-based finishes are a blank canvas,’ says nadine Prinsloo from cemcrete. ‘It gives you room to explore different styles and trends while remaining timeless.’ cemcrete.co.za
below, from top MILLENIA GRIS MATTE GLAZED PORCELAIN TILE, italtile; KILIMANJARO MATTE PORCELAIN TILE IN SABLE CHARCOAL, Ctm; COLOUR HARDENER IN HOUSE BLEND, CEMCRETE
GRAPHIC POPHAM DESIGN TILES, opia design