2019 Outdoor Pictorial Buyers’ Guide: Pavers, Hardscape & Tile

by Kacey Larsen

ABK, a Ceramics of Italy brand, takes inspiration from the natural look of stone for its Native Collection of dry pressed porcelain stoneware. A contemporary solution for exterior flooring and cladding, the 20-mm pavers and 7-mm exterior wall slabs have a soft, subtle texture and are available in a natural, honed and anti-slip finishes. Select from the collection’s palette of Red, Forest, Ash, Fog and Ebony. Visit ceramica.info or call (305) 461-3896 for more information. 

A brand of Ceramics of Italy, Cotto d’Este captures the essence of nature with its Woodland Collection. The veins and nuances of wood are embodied in the collection’s eight colors: Atlantic, Boreal, Tropical, Teak, Ebony, Arden, Walden (shown) and Grove. Part of the Kerlite program, the tiles are reinforced with fiberglass to ensure performance and durability, and Protect technology integrates antimicrobial properties. Visit ceramica.info or call (305) 461-3896 for more information.

DekTek Tile’s concrete pavers are 1-in. thick, made for indoor/outdoor use and come in 12 color choices with a stone texture. Because the pavers can support more than 1,000 lbs. and remove any risk associated with using a fireplace or grill, applications may include patios, walkways and outdoor kitchens. Additionally, bring hardscapes to elevated spaces using the pavers, which are engineered for elevated decks and roof decks. Visit dektektile.com or call (218) 380-9330 for more information.

Mbrico porcelain pavers can be installed on concrete and sand or gravel set like any outdoor paver. Approved for any climate, the pavers reflect solar heat, thus remaining cooler to the touch. Additionally, benefits to the company’s porcelain pavers include being mold, mildew, fade, scratch and frost proof. Select from 60-plus colors in several size formats; all pavers come with an ADA skid-resistant texture. Visit mbricotiledecks.com or call (844) 449-9214 for more information.

MSI caters to the indoor/outdoor trend with its Caldera Porcelain (shown), which features indoor planks with matching pavers. Its graining and realistic knots come to life in three color offerings: Grigia (greige), Coala (gray) and Blanca (white). Additionally, its Arterra Porcelain Pavers mix stone and wood looks with the porcelain’s durability to withstand freeze-thaw cycles when set on grass, sand or over a concrete bed with mortar. Visit msisurfaces.com or call (714) 685-7507 for more information.

Nova USA Wood Products creates an easy way to transform any flat surface into a gorgeous living space with its ExoTile Premium Batu Deck Tiles. Highly versatile, these deck tiles can easily create patterns, are quick and easy to install, and can be moved with little effort. Each 24- by 24-in. tile is made from Batu/Red Balau hardwood and has a Class A fire rating. Visit novausawood.com or call (503) 419-6407 for more information.

Context by Panaria Ceramica, a Ceramics of Italy brand, looks to cement for inspiration. Lightweight and versatile, the pavers and exterior cladding come in four finishes and five colors: Square, Loft, Store, Mansion and Hangar. The 20-mm pavers are available in a square 48- by 48-in. format, while 48- by 102-in. slabs are 6-mm thick for easy installation as an exterior cladding solution. Visit ceramica.info or call (305) 461-3896 for more information.

Pine Hall Brick Company manufacturers its clay pavers in North Carolina and Georgia in 32 colors and a variety of surface textures. Pavers are available in traditional edge, beveled edge, antique (Rumbled, Tumbled and Old series), thin, 4- by 12-in. plank modular, permeable and PaverTiles. For indoor and outdoor applications that cannot accommodate a thicker paver, PaverTiles deliver durability as well as creative design opportunities. Visit pinehallbrick.com or call (800) 334-8689 for more information.

ROCERSA, a Tile of Spain member, offers more than 80 colors that span all possible styles from wood looks to stone and cement looks. Manufacturing 2-cm porcelain pavers out of Spain, the company produces 23 collections in eight sizes. Its ARUBA is the first series produced using the company’s exclusive Dry Digital System, a technology enabling tiles to be manufactured with 3D designs. Visit rocersa.es or call (214) 972-6074 for more information.

Offered in 15 different colors, TimberTech produces Standard Pavers, Permeable Pavers and Resurfacing Pavers made from versatile composite to maintain the physical strength, durability and beauty of natural pavers. The Permeable Pavers are specially engineered to drastically reduce runoff while resisting harsh weather, mold, mildew and moisture damage. Cover old concrete, worn-out patios, walkways and green roofs with the Resurfacing Pavers. Visit timbertech.com or call (877) 275-2935 for more information.

Walker Zanger combines traditional tile-making techniques with a modern sophistication. Find the company’s natural stone and tile products through its 14 showrooms and more than 200 authorized dealers nationwide. Visit walkerzanger.com or call (818) 280-8300 for more information.

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