It doesn’t matter if your patio is big or small; the type of flooring you install can make or break the overall experience of your space, therefore choose wisely. The perfect flooring will lead your guests straight to where you want them to be, without having to usher them along the way.

Today we are going to have a look at what you need to consider in regards to outdoor flooring and why it’s essential, not only when you are hosting a party, but every other day too.

Exposure to weather elements:

When you are shopping around for outdoor flooring, the first thing you need to keep in mind is that you need to opt for flooring that can withstand harsh weather, heat and humidity. If your flooring is going to be exposed to water, you need to choose water-resistant materials like ceramic tiles. Remember to use anti-slip and rougher textures close to pools; you don’t want your guests to end up plummeting into your pool headfirst.

If your outdoor flooring isn’t going to be exposed to water, consider using vinyl tiles, plywood or hardwood. These are especially good options for impressing your house guests.

Floor location:

Just like specific paint colours has a significant impact on the ambience of rooms, lighting, and overall colour impacts your exterior flooring too. Depending on the colour tones you end up using, your outdoor space can have a lighter or darker feel to it. Lighter flooring options are preferable in more shaded areas, but dark tiles work perfectly well in a well-lit outdoor space. Wherever your patio area is located will determine which shades of flooring will work best.

Options and budgets:

We highly recommend that you make a proper price comparison before installing outdoor flooring. Outdoor flooring comes with different pricing options and if you don’t do your homework ahead of time, you are going to spend much more than  necessary. There are lots of affordable materials and textures that will leave your guests speechless and in awe, opt for these options instead of splurging.

Having a fire pit in your backyard makes for the perfect centrepiece, but there is more to an outdoor area than one lonely fire pit. Flooring is just one element that makes your outdoor space more appealing, but it’s a step in the right direction. If your fire pit is further away from your home, consider using flooring elements to create a walkway. This will keep your guests from wandering off, and is guaranteed to lead them straight to the fire pit – that’s where all the excitement is happening after all!

If you are in the process of transforming your backyard into an outdoor paradise, you will be thankful for the right outdoor flooring in the long run. Not only will the perfect flooring elevate your backyard; it will also transform every party that you’re planning on hosting into a warm and inviting experience.