Ideas for Outdoor Flooring That Fit Every Budget and Style


There are just as many choices for outdoor flooring as there are for the interior of your house, making your outdoor space just as stylish as the inside. The flooring you choose for your outdoor space, such as the patio, pool deck, front porch and beyond, will determine the curb appeal of your home. Each homeowner has a different budget and style, however, which is why you can read on and determine which outdoor flooring option is best for your home. Whether your priority is style, durability or staying within budget, there is an outdoor flooring option out there just for you.

Ceramic Tile

The look of ceramic tile will surely enhance the look of your outdoor space, and it often looks more expensive than it really is. Some benefits of porcelain or ceramic tile are easy maintenance, the variety of styles to choose from and durability. However, they can become a hazard if around pools or bodies of water since they’re easy to slip on.


Using wood, or composite wood, for your outdoor flooring is one of the most common outdoor flooring materials. It doesn’t have to look outdated though, since there are many ways to lay it down to give it an element of design, such as in tiles or planks. Using wood for your outdoor space can give off that rustic, homey look that’s in style right now.


Brick flooring can achieve a classic and unique look, and will last for a long time due to its durability. It might be a bit more expensive than other outdoor flooring options to install, but it will last you longer than most options. There’s very little maintenance, it’s slip resistant and can add a lot of character to your outdoor space.


Although concrete can add a cold feeling to your outdoor space, this is a flooring option that will last forever. It’s also probably the most inexpensive flooring option, since chances are your home already came with concrete outdoor flooring. Simply stain the concrete to achieve the look you’re hoping to achieve for your outdoor space and you have outdoor flooring for life.


Stone is a great outdoor flooring option for patios, pool decks and walkways. It gives a polished look to any outdoor space with options like Travertine, marble, flagstone and slate to choose from. Stone is natural, durable and made to withstand the elements.

Artificial Grass

Yes, artificial grass is an outdoor flooring option! Artificial grass is now made to look exactly like regular grass, but without the maintenance. Artificial grass is a great outdoor option in both the back and front yards, especially for kids who love to run around on something soft.


Like artificial grass, carpet is another option for a soft outdoor floor. It does require more maintenance than other outdoor flooring options, but its comfort is unmatched if that’s an outdoor flooring priority for your family. Carpet is also one of the most inexpensive options to dress your outdoor space, at about $1 per square foot.


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