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Part 56: Enhancing exterior spaces with outdoor tiles

730 565 Hamish Kilburn

GTHD

A GUIDE TO HOTEL DESIGN PT 56:
ENHANCING EXTERIOR SPACES WITH OUTDOOR TILES

As the desire for alfresco dining and booking hotel city breaks increases, many hospitality venues are looking at new ways to enhance their exterior. We speak to CTD Architectural Tiles to learn more about the way outdoor tiles can uplift public spaces…

As the temperature starts to increase, many more people will be spending time outdoors, which could include alfresco dining, rooftop drinks or lying by the pool in the sunshine. With this increased demand to get outdoors, business owners will need to re-think the way they approach their exterior spaces in order to entice guests and provide an aesthetic yet accommodating experience.

From large slabs to textured tiles, CTD Architectural Tiles has a stunning array of outdoor tile solutions to allow business owners, designers, architects and specifiers to create exterior spaces with instant wow-factor whilst also conforming to the highest technical standards for optimum performance and durability.

Achieve stylish cohesion with Lavaredo

Lavaredo will bring nature, harmony and a calming ambience to commercial applications. This premium tile takes inspiration from the elegant Luserna stone and will add an elegant finishing touch to any space.

Available in a contemporary colour palette of White, Beige, Grey and Anthracite and the option of three surface finishes – the neutral hues of Lavaredo will complement a wide range of styles and décors.

From clean, minimalist hotel environments to bustling outdoor patio areas serving drinks; the new tile collection is extremely versatile. For added character, designers can specify Lavaredo in Matt (Natural), this unique slab benefits from crests and troughs, which will add texture and interest to the surface covering whilst contributing to the overall aesthetic appeal.

Furthermore, a seamless flow can be easily achieved as you transition from inside to out. One added benefit to this new exterior tile range is the unusual 10mm and 20mm sizing, this allows for a cohesive yet stylish floor covering. Perfect for hotels or alfresco restaurants, by opting for the same tile both inside and out, the risk of hazards due to uneven surface is reduced.

Raw, industrial-inspired exteriors with Opera

Opera merges cement with concrete textures to create an avant-garde inspired collection that exudes effortless modern-industrial style.

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Available for specification in large format, this popular tile collection is suitable for both indoor and outdoor use. Similarly to Lavaredo, this tile allows for a smooth transition between spaces, which works especially well in hotel environments where the facilities are often spread across a large surface area.

Architects can select from four muted colourways; Ivory, Light, Iron and Silver – these minimalist, raw shades will add an element of industrial-inspired luxury. With its raw yet alluring appearance, this sophisticated slab allows for experimentation within tile design, to create truly unique exterior spaces that guests want to spend time in.

A comprehensive solution for both leisure and hospitality venues, the Opera collection includes specialist pieces for stairs or pools; this is ideal for spaces that require a consistent yet large-scale floor covering that delivers both visually and functionally.

Now is the perfect time to consider re-designing exterior spaces and with so many versatile, stylish tile options available, CTD Architectural Tiles has everything you need to update your commercial tiles.

CTD Architectural Tiles is one of our recommended suppliers and regularly feature in our Supplier News section of the website. If you are interested in becoming one of our recommended suppliers, please email Katy Phillips.

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