Outdoor Entertaining Areas

As we come into the beginning of spring, the sun is shining the birds are chirping, now is the perfect time to start thinking about outdoor entertaining. To help inspire you Italia Ceramics brings you the latest ideas for your outdoor entertaining area.

Indoor/Outdoor

Outdoor living is part of the Australian way to unwind and entertain. Having a well-designed outdoor area adjacent to your entertainment room is the perfect way to create more space and to add value to your home.  Indoor-outdoor entertaining forms light-filled open plan living overlooking a modern alfresco area. 

Continuing a tiled floor from a living area into an outdoor area is a great way to extend your home and make two spaces feel connected. Read more below on our suggested tile floorings for your outdoor area.

Tailoring your very own indoor-outdoor sanctuary is a great way to suit your lifestyle and individual needs. Entertaining spaces that span between indoor and outdoor areas create a tranquil ambience that is both graceful and stylish.

Outdoor Kitchen & Bar

What better way to entertain friends and family than an outdoor kitchen and personalized bar.  It’s the home entertainers dream. 

Design your kitchen to withstand any type of weather condition. Natural Stone is a great choice for kitchen benchtops for its sturdiness and hard wearing foundation. Natural Stone is a blend of elegance, durability and style direct from Mother Nature. The earth itself is the best manufacturer for materials that are as stunning as they are durable. Italia Ceramics offers a diverse range of colours, styles and sizes of natural stone for benchtops and flooring. Natural stone offers endless benchtop and flooring designs in Marble, Granite, Travertine and Limestone surfaces.

Outdoor Flooring

Having quality floors is important in outdoor areas. A popular and common outdoor floor choice is ceramic tiles. Ceramic tiles resist changes in temperature and extreme weather, it does not allow mould or moss to grow, and its colour remains unaffected by the passing of time. Unglazed tiles are recommended in outdoor areas as they tend to be denser and thicker than glazed tiles. Slip resistant tile surfaces are recommended in moisture prone and heavy traffic areas.

Fire Pit/ Wood Fire Oven

Wood Fire Ovens also known as Fire Pits are great novelty in outdoor entertaining areas.  Sit back with a glass of wine and a wood fire oven pizza in the heart of your outdoor living. Personalize your wood fire oven with our range of tiles to create rustic elegance and charm.

Pools

Pools have become more than a place to cool off; for many they are the feature centrepiece of the backyard, where relaxation and entertainment all occur. Whether they are simple rectangular pools, or more complex shapes with water features and other unique touches, all have one thing in common. Tiles!

Mosaic tiles are available in a range of colours, patterns and textures in glass and ceramic formats. Glass mosaic tiles add immense beauty and allure to swimming pools for their crystal appearance that creates shine on the water and change with the amount of light. Ceramic mosaic tiles offer an incredible wide range of colours and texture choices in gloss and matte appearance.

Kate Grope