Porcelain tile has been used for centuries for a variety of purposes and across many cultures. Fast forward to 2022, and it has become one of the hottest trends in deck and patio design. More than simply elegant, modern, and attractive, porcelain tile offers a variety of benefits when used to surface your deck or patio.

Here Are 7 Great Reasons to Use Porcelain Tile on Your Deck or Patio.

  1. Porcelain Tile is Strong and Durable – These qualities make porcelain tile the ideal surface for all your hardscapes. It is strong enough for nearly any load, making it ideal for surfaces, including driveways! Impervious to the ravages of winter, it will not crack or chip in the cold. Dent-proof and fade-proof porcelain tiles can stand up to even animal traffic. Durable enough to withstand all types of wear and tear, this is the decking surface built to last a lifetime. Delivering exceptional performance, porcelain decks are ideal for both residential and commercial applications. Porcelain decks are not vulnerable to moisture and rot like traditional wood decks and can resist insects, fire, and weather damage.
  2. Porcelain Tile Decks are Safer – Because the clay used to create porcelain must be fired at high temperatures, most of its water is extracted, leaving it more water-resistant than other types of tile. This makes porcelain perfect for around the pool, hot tub, or anywhere people may gather. When installing porcelain tile with a pedestal system, water immediately drains, eliminating pooling and creating safer surfaces.
  3. Porcelain Tile Offers Unlimited Design Options – When designing your porcelain deck, the sky’s the limit when it comes to options. Try Del Conca for a truly beautiful Italian-inspired design. Thanks to innovations in the porcelain tile manufacturing process, tiles are now available with subtle texturing and diverse patterns. Consider wood grain patterned porcelain tiles or let your interior flooring design flow outdoors to your porcelain deck or patio. Once your base has been installed, you can choose any design you want. Go upscale with a natural stone style or even a realistic wood look. Not just for decks, Porcelain Decking systems work well on balconies, around the pool or fire pit, or any outdoor living space you can dream up
  4. Porcelain Tile Decks are Maintenance Free  – Forget about sanding and staining your deck every couple of years or replacing boards. When you have a porcelain tiled deck, all you need is a quick power wash in the spring to have it looking new again.
  5.  Porcelain Tile Decks are a Sustainable Option  – Some brands like Kronos Ceramiche porcelain tiles are engineered using recycled content within the body layer of the tile. These high-quality tiles and slabs consist of 60% to 70% pre- and post-recycled material and offer an assortment of additional eco-friendly benefits.
  6.  Porcelain Tiles Will Save You Money, Time & Labour  – Maximizing efficiency, and easy to install, your porcelain Deck can be completed quickly, with minimal equipment. Priced comparably to wood or composite, you will also save on maintenance while adding to the value and enjoyment of your home. You’ll save money year after year, and you will spend more time relaxing on your deck rather than maintaining it.
  7. Porcelain is Anti-Microbial  – Yes, you read that right. Because porcelain tiles are impervious to moisture, they are anti-microbial. This makes them a good idea inside and out, making them ideal for that outdoor kitchen you’ve been dreaming of. 

Are you ready to learn more about the benefits of using porcelain tile on your deck or patio? Reach out to the Canadian Deck Experts at Canadian Pedestal Systems today!