by Suzanne Huntzinger

Now more than ever, the outdoor patio or deck is becoming the new go-to hangout area for homeowners. Daltile has a wide variety of options to help you create that relaxing and inviting outdoor living space.

Daltile’s Amanda Oldenettel says the leading trend this year is to create a design eliciting a peaceful, well-balanced ambiance. “From bringing nature indoors and continuing the indoor-to outdoor transitional living space, a design that creates a haven of serenity has become the preference,” she says.

Tile is a top pick for the outdoor living trend, thanks to its wide variety of dual use products (indoor and outdoor). One of the most popular choices to execute the transition between indoors and outdoors with tile are two-centimeter pavers. The pavers are about twice the thickness of regular tile, and feature wood, stone, and sophisticated cement options. This style can be used in the kitchen then carried out onto the patio, creating continuity through both spaces. These beautiful pavers bring luxury design to your pool, patio, and outdoor kitchen.

Xteriors™ is another excellent product designed for gracious outdoor living,with that indoor luxury look. It offers an exceptional collection of products for outdoor floors, walls and countertops. “Xteriors™ far outperforms other materials,” Oldenettel says, “It’s durable, easy-to-maintain porcelain, it’s UVresistant, stain-resistant, fire-resistant, slip-resistant, and freeze/thaw-resistant. You can’t go wrong.”

Spring is here, and it’s the perfect time to get started on your plans for an incredible outdoor living space. Call Daltile at (317) 841-0883 or visit to learn more about your options for marrying your indoor and outdoor style.