Porch Stories

Tiling your porch or patio makes your outdoor space more comfortable for all seasons. Tiled outdoor floor keeps cool underfoot and makes your space look updated and fresh.

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WAXHAW, NC – With Spring just around the corner, everyone is spending more time outdoors. If you’re lucky enough to have a porch or patio, you can enjoy the warmer weather comfortably.

No-Fly ZoneTo keep your porch or patio comfortable — and to keep the flies away — use an electric fan or a ceiling fan. A fan breeze makes it harder for flies and mosquitoes to attack. Keep the fan on high while you’re outside, and the number of flying insects should decrease noticeably — no toxic bug sprays needed! Some plants, like citronella or lemon balm, work double-duty. They keep mosquitoes away and create a lush green border in your outdoor space.

Adding style to your outdoor space doesn’t have to break the bank! Home Goods, Lowe’s, Walmart, and other retailers have budget-friendly seating, pillows, and decorations.

Upgrading an outdoor floor is another way to elevate your home’s style. Outdoor tiles can make any space take on a new life. If you want to tile your porch to be summer-ready, set up a contractor now! Tile-setting materials work best in temperatures between 50 to 70 degrees, so the Carolina summer is not ideal for an outdoor tile project! When tiling outdoors, contractors need to take into consideration expansion joints, temperature fluctuations, and water absorption. Work with your contractor to talk about the sun direction, humidity, and other seasonal factors that will impact porch flooring.

For questions about your home project, email Mr. Tile and Home Improvements at MrTileNC@gmail.com or visit tileandhome.com to send us a message.

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