Written by Hugh Metcalf

Create Indoor-Outdoor Flow with Valverdi

Seamlessly link your indoor and outdoor living spaces with coordinating porcelain floor tiles.

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When designing a living space, one of the items that are at the top of everyone’s wish list is space. Whether you use it for your morning yoga or evening entertaining (or maybe both) we can all agree that a spacious living area is a lusted-after luxury. Unfortunately for many of us no amount of clever storage or rearranging of furniture will make a difference.

One way you can create that wonderful feeling of extra space is to connect indoor and outdoor living areas, creating the illusion of a single zone. The key to this is to create flow between the spaces which you can do with wider openings and continuous flooring materials. Bifold or sliding doors remove the barrier and step between the two spaces, enhancing the overall look.

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When it comes to choosing your flooring, you need to carefully consider which material you use. Many traditional paving materials are not suitable for internal use, and vice versa. Natural finishes such as wood or stone will require regular sealing and will fade or change colour when used externally, meaning that you will eventually lose the matching indoor-outdoor look.

Porcelain has been gradually gaining popularity as a paving choice over the last five years. During manufacture the tiles are vitrified; a process that removes nearly all of the moisture and makes them strong, frost proof, colourfast, fade proof and resistant to staining. This means that unlike other materials, porcelain will not be affected by freezing temperatures or exposure to UV.

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Valverdi Indoor-Out has brought together the wide range of designs available for internal tiles and the practical benefits of outdoor porcelain to create a collection of co-ordinating ranges. Available in a selection of traditional and modern finishes including stone, cement and wood effect, Valverdi tiles are low maintenance and extremely hard-wearing. All Valverdi tiles are also rectified, which gives them sharp & straight edges allowing you to create slimline grout joints for a modern look.

The external tiles are finished with an R11-rated slip-resistant surface, which would be considered too rough for indoor use, but is ideally suited to patios, terraces, pathways, steps and even swimming pool surrounds. Because porcelain is resistant to moss & mould growth, staining, scratching and fading, your outdoor space will look the same in ten or twenty years as it does when first installed.

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Choose from natural-inspired finishes like wood and stone effect or opt for something contemporary such as large format cement effect slabs. There are a range of colours and sizes to suit any project, samples are available on request. Valverdi tiles are in stock in the UK and available to order in showrooms and online.

For more information see Valverdi or contact Valverdi Indoor-Out on 0333 222 4024.

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