Written by Jennifer Turner

Create a stylish al fresco space with indoor-outdoor porcelain tiles

Ensure your garden is summer-ready with versatile porcelain tiles


If you’re giving your garden a makeover this summer, porcelain tiles offer a stylish way of extending your interior style outside. We found out more from one of the best brands on the market…

traditional garden paved with rustic outdoor tiles, hedging, planted beds and wooden dining table

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Sociable outdoor style

With summer just around the corner, we’re all looking forward to spending more time with friends and family. And where better to relax and entertain than at home in your own garden or patio? Thanks to the latest trend for seamless indoor-outdoor spaces, savvy homeowners are extending their living areas by creating an extra ‘room’ outside. Whether you’re linking a kitchen extension with your garden, or designing a laid-back BBQ nook, the garden-scaping trend is about creating a sociable space that can be used all year round.

contemporary kitchen extension with grey wood-effect floor tiles flowing through to dry-stone walled garden with grassed area wooden planters and lounger

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Go for the flow

Verona’s Al Fresco porcelain tiles are the ideal surface for creating a harmonious flow inside and out. Available in a range of fashion-forward greys or warm neutral shades, the practical collection is ideal for patios, pathways, garden paving and extending your interior style outdoors.

Drawing influence from real wood and stone, the new Al Fresco collection combines the rustic appeal of natural materials with the practical benefits of a porcelain tile. Thus offering a durable and low-maintenance flooring solution for your space.

contemporary paved garden with grey geometric patterned tiles, mid-century style wooden armchair, grey bench and concrete planters

Image: Welford Geometric Grey

Al Fresco spans 10 timeless designs in a variety of finishes, sizes and formats. This means they offer a huge selection of possibilities to suit both interior and exterior spaces.

If you love the rustic style of timber decking, choose Harewood Oak which gives a high-end natural wood effect with subtle graining. For those wanting the pared-back luxe of timeless stone, Adlington White comes in white and natural colourways for a subtle, oxidised look. While pattern lovers can make an eye-catching statement outside with the bold design of Welford Geometric.

contemporary kitchen extension with grey porcelain floor tiles flowing through to white walled garden area with wooden corner seating

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Practical porcelain

As well as offering stunning finishes, Al Fresco outdoor tiles have a range of practical benefits. Hardwearing and durable with a 10-year guarantee, they don’t need to be sealed and are easy to clean. Plus, with an R11 slip rating they’re safe for kitchens and patios alike.

Al Fresco porcelain paving tiles will be safe whatever the weather as they won’t fade or lose their colour. Alongside this, the tiles are also resistant to both moss and algae.

Simple to install, you can loose-lay the patio tiles on to grass or gravel for a stylish and seamless living space you’ll enjoy for years to come.

contemporary urban garden with grey fence, festoon lighting, beige paving, wooden raised planters and dining table

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To find out more about Verona’s Al Fresco porcelain tile range, visit www.alfrescotiles.co.uk.