and if used in those colder climates- tile sealing with waterproof sealants and shielded under a bit of flashing- cement tiles can be used on vertical walls from your inside wall through to spice up those big (or small) terrace walls.
glazed brick tile (see header below) are another winning surface to clad the walls of your insides and outs, and clé glazed brick tiles are amongst the few bricks that are high-fired for a truly freeze/thaw finish that can weather the low temps and clear through to the highs.
terracotta tile (see image below)- are you a fan of the re-emerging mediterranean tile trend? us, too! we think terra cotta tile- new and antique gives any home- modern or traditional - a boost of authentic, primal earthiness like no other tiles. and if you think that works for your inside floors as well as your out- then you're right. and if properly sealed, then you can use them out of doors in the sunnier climates.
who says looks aren't everything?