Walk OutWhen choosing your outdoor flooring, compared to the indoors, there are additional factors to take into account, such as temperature, weather and other natural elements. Plus, it has to visually suit the style of your home. Here are some ideas and tips to inspire you.
Expert advice Michelle Boyle, Marketing Manager, McMonagle Stone
There is an extensive range of paving slabs, tiles and flags ranging in various sizes, styles, shapes and colours available that will complement both modern and traditional settings alike and can be applied to patio areas, pathways, driveways and swimming pools. When choosing external flooring for your project it’s important to consider a number of essential factors such as application, durability, maintenance, slip resistance, budget and personal style. Suitable material options will vary depending on these factors and which you consider to be more important to you. For example, Donegal Quartzite is a strong durable and impermeable material which makes it resistant to most contaminants, whether it’s vegetation-based weeds or human-introduced stains. With its unique colour variations and smooth natural riven finish this material can be used internally or externally due to its high slip resistance, which can be an important factor for many. By envisaging in advance how you plan to use your external paving or tiles it can help determine which material is best suited for your external needs.
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