Not all flooring can survive the outdoors – damage from water, sunlight, and weather can take its toll. Fortunately, there are many options for materials that make long-lasting outdoor flooring! Floor Coverings International® of is here to guide you through the best options for outdoor floors.

Redwood Hardwood Planks or Cedar Hardwood Planks

Hardwood is a classic look for outdoor decks and patios. Rustic, natural, and stylish, hardwood looks perfectly at home in any backyard. Many hardwood options won’t last long outdoors, however. Cedar and redwood are two exceptions. Able to withstand damage from water, light, mildew, and mold, these hardwoods are ideal for the outdoors.

outdoor hardwood deck

Porcelain Tiles

Porcelain is an ultra-durable material that can easily survive in the outdoors. It’s waterproof, won’t discolor with exposure to UV light, and is incredibly difficult to crack or break. Porcelain is also a visually appealing option for outdoor areas. Think beyond plain white tiles – porcelain can be designed to mimic the appearance of brick, natural stone, wood, concrete, and various other materials. For a rustic vibe plus practicality, go with a matte non-slip finish.

Slate Tile Flooring

Slate is naturally elegant and understated. Its durability and natural water resistance make it an ideal flooring for outdoor areas. This natural stone is most often found in shades of gray, but for added versatility, it also comes in shades of brown, white, and black. As one of the most durable natural stones, slate is a timeless and classy addition to any outdoor area.

slate tile flooring

Get Started in Plano Today!

To learn more about your many flooring options, give the team at Floor Coverings International® of a call! We’re happy to bring samples straight to your home. Book a free in-home consultation today! We proudly serve and surrounding areas.

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