Outdoor Flooring: 81 Ideas and How to Choose the Right Model
Choosing floors for the outside area of your home is essential to create a space to enjoy the moments outdoors. Its material, color and texture will determine the look, functionality and quality of the environment.
There are many types and materials available, each with a different characteristic. The important thing is to choose the one that will best fulfill the goal you want for your balcony, patio, garage, garden or pool space. We have selected tips and inspirations to choose the right model. Check out!
How to choose the ideal floor?
To choose the floor that will be ideal for your space, it is necessary to take into account some important points. The material must be resistant to rain, wind and heat from the sun because it will be exposed to all these actions.
It is important that the floor is not slippery when wet so as not to cause accidents. With regard to the sun, it is worth choosing a type that does not heat up so much so as not to burn your feet or prevent the growth of plants and flowers. In places that are very brightly lit by the sun, light floors can be a problem due to excessive light.
Care when choosing floors for outdoor areas
An important care to pay attention to is whether the soil has a slope or not, because places that are not flat need more attention to avoid slipping and to have the best drainage of water.
Another point that should not go unnoticed is the infiltration. It needs to be corrected before installing the floor. Otherwise, the material can be damaged by the appearance of sludge, oxidation, among other problems.
Types of outdoor flooring
There are many alternatives for floors in the outdoor area, each with different characteristics and that are suited to different purposes. We have selected the main functions of each one so that you can choose the best material for your project. Come take a look:
This type of floor is great for areas with plenty of space and that get wet, such as around the pool, as they are considered non-slip and do not absorb heat. It is very comfortable to walk because it does not contain cracks and the look is modern and very stylish.
Hydraulic or Ceramic Tile Floor
If you are looking for a type of floor that is decorative, these are the right models. They have many options of colors and prints and will add charm to your outdoor area. Both materials can be used to cover barbecue areas, gourmet areas or balconies as they are resistant to water and grease.
The Fulget floor is also known as rustic granilite and is composed of stones and additives. Its texture is non-slip, but it is very rough, so it is not a suitable material for areas to relax or play. It is the perfect material for circulation sites, such as the entrance to homes and corridors. It has a variety of colors and is easy to clean without specialized maintenance.
Stone Floor São Tomé
The São Tomé stone is very famous for being used in the pool area. It is ideal for wet places because it has a natural non-slip thanks to its irregular look. It has a rustic effect for having a darker shade and stones of different sizes. However, it can get very hot due to the incidence of the sun. Its cleaning must be done with water and neutral detergent.
Floor in Lajões
This floor has pieces in irregular shapes and large sizes. Because of this, it allows the possibility to create drawings, alternate floors with grass and have a different and very charming look. It is important that the installation is done by a specialized professional so that the fittings of the stones are well designed.
Portuguese Stone Floor
Portuguese stone is often used in public spaces, but has gained space in homes because of its very charming look. The stones are small and adaptable to the terrain reliefs. The installation asks for specialized labor. Thanks to its size, it is possible to create beautiful mosaics and decorate your home in style.
Wooden Deck Floor
Finally, wooden flooring is the most popular in homes. The appearance is wonderful with a rustic touch and very cozy. It does not require against flooring, but the wood must be treated to avoid future problems. The use of stain is necessary for maintenance and to protect the wood from rain and sun.
81 photos of outdoor floors that will delight you
Now that you know the floor models available to install on the outside of your home, it is worth checking out projects ready to inspire you and show you the countless possibilities of possible combinations. We have selected 80 amazing and creative photos that will help you in the mission of choosing the right floor for your space. Check out!
1- The floor for the outdoor area must be cozy and attractive to enjoy the day or night outdoors
2- Darker stones are elegant and guarantee a rustic look to the space
3- The floor with natural stone is resistant and has a clearer and non-slip look, perfect to withstand the actions of the climate and the weather
4- The wooden floor brings a relaxing aspect suitable for outdoor areas that require comfort and warmth
5- The floor around the pool needs to be resistant and non-slip to avoid accidents
6- The wooden floor combines with outdoor areas with a natural touch with plenty of green and the presence of nature
7- Tiled floor for an outdoor area with a more rustic style, perfect for relaxing lying in a hammock
8- Natural stones, such as Pedra São Tomé, are the darlings of the external areas
9- The advantage of having floors in darker tones is that dirt takes time to appear, maintaining the elegant look of your outdoor area
10- The cement floor in light tones is elegant and makes the external space look cleaner
11- This floor does not have a specific color, which makes it unique and personalized in the places where it is installed
12- A Portuguese stone floor all worked with different colors to create designs that make the outdoor area more elegant
13- The wooden deck and the light cement floor look amazing together giving a natural and charming touch to your balcony
14- The light cement floor is perfect for places with a rustic finish because it creates a perfect visual balance
15- The perfect place to relax and enjoy the sunny days calls for a floor that is up to the height, like the one made in wood with different tones
16- The floor of the external area is a continuity of the floor of the internal area for following the same color palette
17- A mix of charming floors, excellent option for those who do not want to give up having grass at home and need a path to walk
18- The burnt cement floor looks amazing inside and outside the house
19- As the house walls were painted with striking colors, the floor of the external area needs to be lighter to contrast and make the look lighter
20- Close to the pool area, it is important that the floor is non-slip
21- The wooden floor can be installed in several directions to create a beautiful and elegant design on the floor
22- The cement floor sharing space with the small stones made this outdoor area very creative, stylish and cozy
23- The Interlocking Floor is environmentally friendly and very durable and its designs guarantee a charming look
24- The hexagonal dark floor matched perfectly with the white furniture that made this space the face of comfort
25- Paint everything dark gray to have a more elegant area with sober touches
26- The tastiest place in the house is perfect for outdoor dining
27- Around the pool, clear floors make sense and look amazing
28- Alternating between light cement floors and darker stones to make a composition of colors within the same palette
29- Create drawings and mosaics on your floor so that it becomes more creative and unique
30- The color of this floor makes the environment more luminous and with a clean appearance, it is ideal for those who are adept of a simpler style without losing the elegance
31- The cement floor is elegant in outdoor areas of any style and is the most used model in Brazil
32- The brick floor has a very charming and elegant rustic appearance, being excellent for outdoor areas
33- If you like color, how about using a printed hydraulic tile floor to make the outdoor area more fun?
34- All in the same color for more unity, elegance and modernity
35- Portuguese stones are small and create a fun and elegant mosaic at the same time
36- The colored hydraulic tile is cheerful, creative and can be used even in small outdoor areas
37- Everything is bright to have a well-lit and very elegant space and it looks even better with several plants
38- The floor in Lajões draws paths between the grass to walk and decorate its external area
39- The Portuguese stones are so close together that they seem to be a single big stone
40- They can also be painted in different colors, like the white that formed a frame around the floor
41- The wooden deck is one of the darlings for outdoor areas because it brings a visual of its own comfort to places where relaxation is the keyword
42- The cement floor can be installed in blocks creating straight lines that are synonymous with modernity and luxury
43- The gray of the cement floor is very high and is the color that most refers to elegance
44- Natural fabric furniture is the most requested for outdoor areas and combines with all types of floors
45- The floor in different tones from the one chosen for the walls created a very beautiful contrast in this external area
46- The boulders created the perfect path for the entrance of this house
47- Look how the pool area gets even more elegant when the right floor is chosen
48- An outdoor area with grass also deserves an elegant floor to accompany it
49- Wood is widely used on floors around the pool in environments with lots of greenery
50- Wooden decks are always charming and look how elegant they look next to the white stones in the garden
51- A mix of floors, textures and colors to have an outside area more than others
52- For runners, invest in fulget, which have thicker and non-slip material
53- Any corner is a good place to place a hammock when the floor refers to comfort, like this Portuguese stone floor
54- For this outdoor area, cement floor blocks of different sizes were used to create beautiful designs
55- Make the floor only for the place where the furniture will be placed and leave the grass in the rest
56- Pedra São Tomé is a choice that you can’t miss
57- Look at that elegant path with cement and stones
58- A charm, only a light floor with darker furniture
59- Another idea of a path that alternates between cement and stone floors
60- An incredible and charming house like this, needs a floor in the outdoor area at the height
61- Another suggestion on how to use the light cement floor, which is the most used in our country
62- The external area can be covered and have a porcelain floor that is synonymous with elegance
63- Cement floor for the pool area is great because it doesn’t get wet preventing it from getting slippery
64- São Tomé stones follow the same rule as the cement floor around the pool
65- Everything is clear to better enjoy the sunny days
66- Wood can also be used to make your way through the grass
67- Or the path can be made with wooden blocks and light stones
68- Look how beautiful this worked and printed floor, in addition to being useful, becomes part of the decoration
69- A charm in this corner to place the sun loungers to enjoy the view
70- One more idea of how to create a mix of floors with different textures and patterns
71- Look how amazing this white tile floor with black print
72- A path designed to decorate your garden
73- Stones placed close together to have a pool area with the face of comfort
74- Creative and full of charm, it’s eye-catching, isn’t it?
75- The wooden floor combines with outdoor environments decorated with many plants
76- A wooden deck with two different shades for more charm
77- Look how beautiful the drawings made on the floor
78- The floor and the wall with the same material to create more unity in the external area
79- Alternating stones in gray and in terracotta color
80- A smooth and elegant floor to have a modern and charming outdoor area
81- Cement floor and wooden deck combine perfectly
Choosing the floor for the outdoor area is a delicate task and one that requires a lot of attention. As there are many materials available on the market, it is important to know what you are looking for in order not to go wrong. Another important point is the importance of having a specialized professional to carry out the work. With our tips and inspirations, you will rock the construction and decoration of your home’s outdoor space! Play, be creative and have a lot of personalities!