If you're looking for a versatile and stylish tile for any room, look no further than concrete-look tiles.
These tiles have a realistic concrete appearance that will add a minimalistic, modern touch to any space.
We'll show you some classic concrete-look tile ideas for outdoor spaces to inspire you in your next renovation or new build project.
Here is what's covered,
- Is cement tile still in style?
- Is concrete tile the same as cement tile?
- Is it cheaper to tile or concrete?
- Are concrete-look tiles good for flooring?
- 5 Practical & Classic Concrete Look Tile Ideas
Is cement tile still in style?
The answer is simple: absolutely! Concrete-look tiles are hugely popular for both indoor and outdoor styling.
For outdoor areas, concrete-look tiles provide a practical low-maintenance flooring solution that looks great year-round.
Is concrete tile the same as cement tile?
A concrete-look tile is a porcelain tile that’s been digitally printed with high-resolution concrete patterns and designs.
They come in a variety of sizes from small to standard, large format and XL tiles.
Cement tiles are made with pigments, concrete, and other materials. While the two differ in composition, concrete look tiles can achieve a similar aesthetic to cement tiles at a fraction of the price.
Is it cheaper to tile or concrete?
You can’t have one without the other! You need concrete to tile.
- Generally, you have to have a concrete slab to tile over unless you are doing pavers.
If you want to have concrete tile but don’t want to go over budget, your best option is concrete-look porcelain tile. Here’s why it’s cheaper and better to lay than natural concrete tile.
- Concrete-look tiles provide a durable and attractive solution that's cheaper to install, easier to maintain and looks great.
- They are also faster to lay, and you’ll have the added benefit of easily customising your tile's pattern and design.
Detailed Guide: The Beginner’s Guide to Concrete Look Tiles
Are concrete look tiles good for flooring?
Concrete-look tiles are an excellent choice for flooring, both indoors and outdoors. They provide a durable, low-maintenance solution resistant to fading and staining.
For outdoor areas with high foot traffic, concrete-look tiles provide practical benefits such as increased durability and slip resistance.
Choose from our range of slip-resistant outdoor tiles for added peace of mind when hosting gatherings in your outdoor space.
These stylish tiles will also help protect against mould and mildew growth, making them even easier to maintain over time.
Detailed Guide: The Beginner’s Guide to Non-Slip Outdoor Tiles
5 Practical & Classic Concrete Look Tile Ideas
1. The Natural Look
Add a natural touch with concrete look tiles that imitate the beauty of real concrete. Choose from our range of earthy hues for a subtle, organic finish and add texture to any space.
Our B.I.S Grafite Grip tile creates colour variation by contrasting dark and light greys tones to create a natural concrete aesthetic.
2. The Textured Look
Choose textural concrete tiles with a rippled surface to create a modern look and elevate any space.
This Klif Grey Grip tile has a subtle textured grip finish that gives any room a fresh and contemporary feel.
3. The Speckled Look
Add a touch of subtle sophistication with speckled concrete look tiles. These tiles are perfect for adding an element of interest.
Our Overcome Grey Grip tile has a warm grey base with multicoloured white, grey, and rust flecks. This tile has a beautiful point of difference from a more typical concrete-look tile.
4. The Modern Industrial Style
Create an industrial feel with modern concrete look tiles that have a sleek, minimalist finish.
The Jura Grey Grip tile is a paver style that utilises a grey colouring to have a concrete look finish.
Our Jura Grey Grip tile is suitable for Nuralite Deckjacks and floating deck solutions.
5. The Resort Look
Create an outdoor oasis with resort-style concrete look tiles that have a subtle, sandy finish.
This Beren Light Grey Grip tile produces an effortless and calming look that will make your outdoor area feel like an oasis.
Are concrete-look tiles for you?
Concrete-look tiles are an affordable and stylish solution for outdoor spaces.
Not only do they provide a practical, low-maintenance finish that looks great year-round, but they also come in a range of styles to suit any space.
Our range of concrete-look tiles is second to none, so you can be sure to find exactly what you're looking for!
So whatever look you're going for—natural, textural, speckled, modern industrial or resort-style — there’s a concrete look tile to suit every style at Tile Space. Get inspired today!