Enjoying coffee out on your porch and realize it's time for a new home reno project? Starting with the porch floor will make the rest of the design choices a breeze. A porch is an outdoor extension of your home, and it deserves just as much detail and love as the inside. Tiles are a popular flooring choice for outdoor areas and offer a wide variety of styles.
There are various aspects to keep in mind before buying material on sight. Budget, of course, being the first, how big of a space are you looking to fill? Will the tiles be exposed to the elements, or are they near a water source? Plus, what kind of grip is going to give the best walking surface.
Whether you're looking for low maintenance or a statement room, we've put together photos and tips for you to make your space the need-to-be spot. There are tile options out there that can just be lain or snapped onto a flat surface. Or you can gut the existing space and spend a little more dough for a life-lasting addition. These images will be able to jump-start your mood board for new porch tile ideas!
1 . Clean and wide
Enjoy a neutral and clean porch with large cut concrete tiles. On this porch, walking surfaces have been kept smooth, and stair heights have been adorned with texture. You're bringing a welcoming area that can be decorated with pops of color throughout.
2. Cool Down
Light grey, patterned tiles cool you down on this porch. By combining brighter colors throughout, your accents will pop, such as the wood door and plants. There is an uncomplicated air around this porch, with straightforward furniture matching the window frames.
3. Brand New
A well-maintained porch can significantly influence your home's curb appeal. This porch is about to be made to order and uniquely the owners. Easy to work with, limestone can give you a marbled finish and modern finish. This porch has been made with two slightly different cream tones to bring dimension in.
4. Light rustic
Cut out the hassle of individual bricks with porcelain tile. The mixture of red and grey makes it a subtle enough color to compliment the blue walls. This will become a cozy spot in the fall with a glass of cider or lemonade on a hot summer day.
5. Mountain Side
Soft rain, crickets chirping, lightning bugs in the distance. Textured slate brings the mountain living to you. Add a porch swing and reclined seats to enjoy nature by yourself or with your loved ones. Slate tiles are sturdy and can be made with any amount of texture for your needs.
Take a new spin on the idea of rustic and introduce color into the front of your home. The designer has decided to add plenty of seating underneath string lights versus a traditional porch light in this porch. The blue patterned tile floor works well with the pink ceiling without being overly loud.
7. Misty Morning
On this porch, there are smooth, earth-toned quarry tiles. You can feel how cool to the touch the tiles will be under your feet. Add in some light furniture and a few fuzzy blankets to complete the look. These tiles still work with the wood while making sure it doesn't turn into a log cabin.
Something for everyone
If you're looking on the more budget-friendly side of things, adding a new layer of paint could be just for you. Touch up your concrete slab stairs with a pop of color-safe paint for outdoor use. Then, you can always invest in a tile pathway leading up to the house, as seen here.
9. Spanish Dream
Let's bring home and embrace the culture. Hand-made Spanish tiles are lain out as details throughout the terracotta floor. As seen in this porch, having the mixture of size, texture, and color makes for an exciting entrance. Finish it off with the flowers or shrubs of your choice.
10. Warm welcome
A surprising new option in the world of tile, snap-together wooden tiles. We can see the installation happening with the wooden tiles on this porch and how much warmth they bring to the brick wall. Not too many tools are needed, so this could be a doable project for any skill level. When it's done, you can add a fun welcome mat and metal sculptures.
11. Soft around the edges
Recharge and refresh on this open-aired porch. Enjoy yourself with just the homey orange tiles and white chairs. Add your own touch with a hanging plant or flower of your choice, and even pick a deep red for the door.
Make it yours
A little bit of everything can go into your porch. In this photo, you can see the pairing of molded floors with pinewood ceilings along with white columns. The contrast of this front porch makes it more intriguing to look at and makes your home stand out.
This dreamy porch embraces white and emphasizes one accent color. Add a comfortable chair underneath sweet flowers to enjoy your favorite book. You may not have enough exterior space to decorate, so don't forget about the available wall space.
Why not keep Autumn all year round as you walk into your home? Dark floor tiles suit the dusty wall stone and mimic the dark door. Add in styled wraths and fake flowers to complete the look.
If solid colors aren't your style, no problem. Adorn your porch with two different tiles to show off the porch dimensions. Highlight the main area with a brighter and patterned tile.
We hope this gave you a helpful look into the potential of your porch with tiles. Budget and installation can be daunting, but you'll end up with a stunning entryway. Once your base is finished, it's time to decorate! Check out these articles for more inspiration: