Landscape & Garden Design
Oct 27, 2018 7:59 am
We have an existing patio and we're adding a pool and would like to extend the patio to include the pool (concrete round inground water tank pool).
We can't get the existing outdoor tile anymore. It's a flat colour but I went to my local tile supplier and found a tile in similar tones with a natural stone effect - the tiles look good together and I like the differences. I think if we tried to match it too much it would just look obvious. At least this way you will know which part is newer.
My question is should I retain the existing tile size. The tiles are currently 450x450mm but the tile we've chose comes in that size and a larger 600x600mm size. I prefer the look of the larger format but I'm wondering what would look best with the current patio - continue the size and general pattern or just go for the larger ones.
Pic attached of the existing tile, pool mosaic and proposed new tile (bottom).
Thanks for any responses!
Re: Extending outdoor patio - retain existing tile size?2
Oct 27, 2018 10:15 am
Bit of a predicament you’re I , but one with definitely a solution.
Have you considered going for a tile around the pool that is totally different, like a darker colour than the existing. I often feel in our projects when we try and ‘match’ tiles, it is so obvious when you know they are different.
In regards to the sizing. The 600x600 do look great, but I feel this may look odd next to the 450x450.
All a bit of a personal opinion, but this is what we’ve done with success in the past.
It depends what sort of person you are. Personally, I love when grout lines are in line. I’d consider sticking with the 450x450 or even a 900x900. This way every second grout line would line up, not every 4th.
Re: Extending outdoor patio - retain existing tile size?3
Oct 27, 2018 1:35 pm
Thanks I really appreciate the input. I’ve thought about a completely different tile as well but I can’t seem to find anything I like alongside the existing tile - I can’t go to whiter because we have red dirt amd it looks filthy after a day or so.
I thought the same tile size may look more uniform myself so I’m glad you agree.
Re: Extending outdoor patio - retain existing tile size?4
Oct 27, 2018 1:51 pm
No problems, really glad I could help. It seems already quite light so maybe a darker tone, maybe see what something with minimal pattern looks like, that way they don’t clash (think wearing a striped shirt and tie, wouldn’t work).
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