Pattern made possible outdoors with new additions to Verona’s Al Fresco tile collection

Outdoor tiles have never been more popular. With their ability to transform external spaces into something special and provide an ‘extra room’ outside of the home, it’s no surprise that the industry is anticipating another year of demand for outdoor porcelain.

To coincide with summer renovations and consumer demand for garden scaping, Verona has launched a series of new additions to its Al Fresco porcelain tile collection including new extra-large formats, neutral colours and eye-catching patterns.

Sherborne Victorian Graphite brings bold, monochrome geometrics to courtyards and gardens. Influenced by Victorian hallways, these tiles are available in a 600x600x20mm format with a coordinating plain design, Sherborne Graphite, which also now comes in a larger 600x900x20mm size, ideal for creating zoned areas.

Fans of the vintage look can bring pattern to their garden with Welford Royal Ivory. A nod to heritage encaustic tiles, this stunning design complements the existing Welford Ivory. Featuring a warm base colour, both tiles are available in a versatile 600x600mm format.

For those renovating an open plan space, look to the Loop range to create a show-stopping stone-effect floor which flows from indoors to out. This supersized 600x1200x20mm tile comes in a stylish Grey or Black colourway, and works in harmony alongside the Grey and Anthracite 308x615x9mm format interior porcelain tiles to connect indoor living spaces and outdoor patios with ease. With a striking resemblance to popular riven stone-effects, this design is guaranteed to be a sure-fire hit for garden makeovers.

Already stealing the spotlight in indoor areas, Loft now comes in three stylish outdoor variations – Taupe, Grey and Ash – perfect for maximising the illusion of space and creating a cool, modern outdoor environment. This design is available as a 900x900x20mm square tile with a coordinating indoor tile, available in 300x600mm, 600x600mm and 900x900mm sizes suitable for walls and floors, and matching structured décor tiles for walls. A complete design solution for creating seamless living spaces both indoor and out, Loft makes the decision process simple with its broad choice of wall and floor options.

Tapping into the industrial aesthetic, Peckover in Silver and Anthracite is a striking large format concrete-effect tile, available in a 600x1200x20mm size that brings with it a sense of charm through its weathered appearance.

Jayne Adamson, marketing manager at Verona, explains: “Garden paving and patio spaces are no longer reserved for stone flags, pebbles and decking. Thanks to advancements in technology, there is now an ever-increasing range of 20mm outdoor tiles available with colours and patterns spanning the full spectrum from subtle concrete-effects and warm woods, through to bold geometric prints.

“As demand grows, our strategy is to ensure our retailers are supported with a comprehensive portfolio of 20mm tiles that enables them to cater to as many individual tastes as possible. Not only does porcelain deliver a luxe look, it’s also very low maintenance which appeals to homeowners as they can spend less time jet washing algae and dirt away, and more time relaxing in their garden.”

Hard wearing and practical, all Al Fresco tiles come with a 10 year guarantee. The outdoor tiles provide an R11 slip rating for added safety underfoot and are simple to install on grass and gravel thanks to their uniform thickness and precise edges. Fade resistant, outdoor porcelain will retain its good looks for years to come with no sealing or special maintenance needed and is easy to upkeep with just a brush and warm soapy water. The tiles are resistant to algae and moss, and are frost proof, meaning they won’t crack during winter months.

To find out more, visit https://www.alfrescotiles.co.uk

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