Tile has been used for centuries for a variety of purposes and although the technology used in its production has evolved significantly, its practical purposes have remained the same. In modern manufacturing, tile is produced from a variety of substances, which have characteristics similar to stone. Patio tiles are most often made from ceramic, natural stone, marble, granite, or slate, and patio or deck tiles can be found in a wide variety of styles and designs.
Ceramic tiles have recently become the most popular choice for use in patios; however, depending on the level of foot traffic in the area in which they are placed, they may be more susceptible to damage than marble or stone tiles. (more…)
A patio is a great space where you can entertain guests, share meals with the family, or just relax by yourself with a good book or a cup of coffee. Your patio becomes more of an enjoyable space when it is protected by a durable and stylish patio cover. Patio covers not only allow you to enjoy the outdoors in rainy weather, but they also add a new look to your home’s exterior, adding to its appeal and value.
When buying patio covers, you need to think long term. Something offered at a great price doesn’t necessarily mean that you are making a good investment. Remember that in most cases, the cheaper the patio cover, the more lightweight and the less durable it is. You will probably find yourself having to replace it soon. (more…)
If you have teak patio furniture then you will want to get some outdoor string lights that will accent it. If you are going to sit on your patio after dark and sip a cold glass of lemonade while reflecting on your day then you will want to have some type of lighting to use.
Turning on your porch light may not be the best solution since it will only draw in insects and bugs that will ruin your night. Porch lights also might not put out enough light for your liking. There are different types of lights that you can use with your teak furniture that you will want to know about. (more…)