The Beginner’s Guide to Concrete Look Tiles

25th Nov 2022

The Beginner’s Guide to Concrete Look Tiles

If you're on the hunt for a tile option that will add an edgy, clean and contemporary look to your home, concrete-look tiles are what you're looking for.

Concrete-look tiles are available in indoor and outdoor varieties, meaning you can get the look of concrete anywhere in your home.

Tile Space has a great range of porcelain and ceramic tiles with concrete prints, so there is plenty of opportunity to find the perfect tile for you!

Keep reading to learn more about how to style concrete-look tiles and what to consider before installing them in your home!


What’s In This Guide;


Is the Concrete-Look Tile Trending?

Concrete-look tiles are a popular choice for flooring and walls because they are stylish and versatile. You can use them in indoor and outdoor spaces to get the look of concrete anywhere in your home.

Concrete-look tiles are also easy to maintain and clean, making them an excellent choice for busy households.


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What To Consider Before Installing Concrete-Look Tiles:

Before you install concrete-look tiles in your home, there are a few things to consider.

#1 First, think about where you want to use them.

Concrete-look tiles are available in indoor and outdoor varieties, so you'll need to choose the right tile for your space.

#2 Second, consider your budget.

Concrete-look tiles can be more expensive than other flooring options, so ensure you have the budget to accommodate them.

#3 Finally, think about the overall look you want to achieve

Concrete-look tiles are available in various colors and styles, so understanding what look you want to create is an important consideration.


Is It a Good Idea to Use Concrete-Look Tiles Outdoors?

If you're considering using concrete-look tiles outdoors, there are a few things to keep in mind.

Tiles are more susceptible to extreme weather when used outdoors, so ensure they are rated for outdoor use and can withstand the elements.

Concrete-look tiles can also be slippery when wet, so choose a tile with a slip-resistant surface.

Grey tile

Grey Grip | Sierra | $55 to $85 per m2




Deck Jacks

Something critical to consider is that concrete-look tiles can be used on decks and patios, but you cannot lay the tiles directly onto the decks and patios; you'll need to use deck jacks to support the weight of the tiles.

Deck jacks are floating decks that support its self with a levelling pedestal system. This system complies with council regulations that floating deck surfaces should be removable to access the waterproofing membrane below.

Come see us in-store to learn more about deck jacks and how to use them.

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Using Concrete-Look Tiles In Your Home:

Concrete-look tiles can be used in various ways to add a cool, edgy look to your home. Here are a few ideas:


- Use concrete-look tiles on the floor of your kitchen, bathroom, or laundry room for a stylish and easy-to-clean surface.

Dark matt grey tile

Dark Matt | Concreto | $132 to $162 per m2


- Use concrete-look tiles on the walls of your shower or bathroom for a modern look.

Grey minimal tile

Grey Minimal | Medley | $122 to $152 per m2


- Use concrete-look tiles on your fireplace surround for a unique and stylish look.

Grey Matt | Azuma | $128 to $168 per m2


The Difference Between Indoor and Outdoor Tiles:

Outdoor tiles are specifically designed to withstand the elements and are more durable than regular indoor tiles. Outdoor tiles also have a non-slip surface to prevent accidents; their grip surface is necessary for making them safe.



When using tiles indoors, it's essential not to use outdoor tiles as their rougher surface means if you fall, you can easily graze your knee.

We have a great range of indoor concrete-look tiles to choose from, so getting the perfect indoor tile is easy!



Is It Cheaper to Tile Instead Concrete?

Tiling your floor instead of concrete is a great way to save money. Tiles are much cheaper than concrete and can be installed over any existing flooring.

You can also use under-floor heating under tiles which is not as easy to do with a concrete slab.

Tiles also come in a variety of colours and styles so that you can choose the perfect tile for your space.


How To Clean Concrete-Look Tiles:

Concrete-look tiles are easy to clean and maintain. Just sweep or vacuum them regularly to remove dirt and debris. If they get wet, just wipe them down with a damp cloth. For tougher stains, you can use a mild soap or cleaning solution.

Just be sure to avoid harsh chemicals or abrasive cleaners, as these can damage the surface of the tiles.


We hope you found this introductory article on concrete-look tiles helpful. If you are considering using concrete-look tiles in your home, visit Tile Space today!

We have the largest selection of concrete-look tiles in New Zealand, so you're sure to find the perfect tile for your space.




If you have more questions, our in-store experts are more than happy to chat!

Happy tiling!

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