For an instant patio update, you choose chic new furniture, but for a stunning transformation, you elevate the finishes.
Once the weather warms, priorities shift — and for many, that means spending as much time outside as possible. Focus number one? Taking our winter-worn backyard from basic to blissful. Whether you’re looking to update a small patio or a grand terrace, the overall feel of the space can be greatly impacted by its foundation — in particular, its flooring. Here, we’ve rounded up five beautiful stone finishes from Ciot to help you create a vacation-worthy space you’ll never want to leave.
Creating an outdoor sanctuary means carving out a lounge space that’s both stylish and sturdy. This backyard is the epitome of zen, featuring Ciot’s X-Rock porcelain stoneware that emulates the look of natural stone (available in 12x24, 24x24, and 24x48 sizes), and is durable enough to be applied to large surfaces (think pools and patios). The grid-like paving pattern also offers a welcome hit of texture. Customize the look further by opting for one of four earthy hues.
Living large in a small outdoor space is easy enough to achieve, and this backyard patio is all the inspiration we need. Featuring Ciot’s Percorsi Extra porcelain stoneware, the extra-thick floor tiles mimic the look of refined natural stone. The tiles are also resistant to wear and protect against slipping — especially important when hosting outdoors! Available in three colours and various sizes (8x24, 12x24, and 2cm-thick 18x36 pavement slabs), it provides the option to create a more customized look.
Every dream backyard requires an outdoor kitchen (pizza oven optional). But what’s to say you can’t make it a reality? Just ensure you opt for weatherproof materials, such as SapienStone for the countertops. Since stone is often used for its resistance against temperature change, it’s a handy option when considering outdoor steps, pad, or to create flower boxes.
Take cues from this outdoor space and create contrast (both in colour and texture) to make a style statement, while selecting materials that can stand the test of time. Take, for instance, this modern patio crafted from Ciot's Interno 9 ceramic floor tiles. The look is inspired by terracotta, metal and the felted texture of carpet, making each tile unique to create spaces with strong personalities. While they comes in four colours and two sizes (24x24 and 24x48), this earthy grey shade paired with rich wood tones lends a custom, one-of-a-kind aesthetic that seamlessly plays off the home’s interior.
There’s no denying that the best backyards feel like an extension of your home. Achieve this by choosing a cohesive colour scheme, along with outdoor furniture and look-at-me floor tiles that are just as suitable indoors as out. Ciot's glazed hexagon tiles — which come in various neutral tones — are bold, beautiful and totally timeless.
Whether your patio requires a complete overhaul or a quick refresh, stylish stone finishes will set the tone for your entire outdoor space. Because why spruce up your backyard with furniture and accents before fixing up what lies underneath? Remember: design plus durability equals dream-worthy. For more information, visit ciot.com.