To begin the summer season, WOMAG, South Africa’s leading supplier of quality natural stone surfaces and porcelain tiles, introduces its 2017 selection of premium outdoor tiles.
With summer’s indoor-outdoor lifestyle comes the need to beautify exterior living and entertaining spaces. Along with style, however, come practical considerations such as the need for non-slip or textured flooring in pool-side areas and on patios. This becomes particularly important when taking into account the safety of children playing around swimming pools, and also in other outdoor areas that may be exposed to rain and subsequently run the risk of becoming slippery when wet. Oren Sachs, managing director of WOMAG, points out that certain materials in WOMAG’s vast collection of tiles and surfaces, such as natural stone, can be treated so that they can be used outdoors.
“Marble can be acid washed or sandblasted so that they have non-slip finishes, and in some cases we have natural stone that comes as a non-slip finish.”
He points out, however, that porcelain tiles are often a more popular option for outdoor areas because they are virtually maintenance-free. Rather than being treated, porcelain tiles for outdoor use are specially manufactured with non-slip finishes. In addition, says Oren Sachs, “At WOMAG we have many tiles that come in polished or matt and non-slip finishes, with the same size and movement, which allows for a single style or colour to extend seamlessly from an indoor to the outdoor area.” WOMAG’s summer 2017 collection of outdoor tiles includes a wide array of colours, textures and styles. Oren Sachs adds that often non-slip porcelain wood-look tiles are even used instead of decking because they require so little maintenance. The WOMAG 2017 Outdoor Tile Collection includes: X WHITE RET: An off-white porcelain tile with an appearance similar to exposed aggregate cement dark and light sporadic speckles. Available in matte or non-slip. Suitable for all applications.X SILVER RET: A light grey porcelain tile with an appearance similar to exposed aggregate cement with dark and light sporadic speckles. Available in matte or non-slip. Suitable for all applications. NON-SLIP CLOISTER CENERE: A grey porcelain tile with light and dark grey patches. Non-slip with horizontal, raised grooves. Suitable for all indoor and outdoor applications. NON-SLIP GRIGIO CEMENTO: A white non-slip tile with light and dark grey patches, light and dark grey veins, and dark sporadic speckles. Suitable for all applications. Contact: WOMAG