Customer Tile Style Profile: Sharon’s Patio Project

Our Customer Tile Style Profile feature takes an in-depth look at some of the fantastic renovation projects our customers complete using products from the Tile Mountain range. This month’s installment sees us catching up with Sharon Thomson of Newcastle-Under-Lyme who used our Granito Black Outdoor Matt Porcelain outdoor slab tiles to create a stylish exterior patio area for her home…

What were the circumstances behind the project?

I had recently had an extension on to the house which resulted in the redesign of the outdoor space surrounding the new build. 

Was your choice of decor & colour scheme influenced by the tiles you chose, or did you pick the tiles to fit in with a style you’d chosen for the rest of the room?

I knew I wanted the outdoor space to be an extension of the indoor so I wanted the colour scheme to be similar, grey/ black. I chose the tiles to complement.

What made you decide that the tiles you chose were the right tiles for your project?

I wanted large tiles that were preferably more black than grey and chose the Granito Black from Tile Mountain due to the colour, cost, and immediate availability. 

How long did the project take to complete and did you do the tiling yourself or hire a professional tiler? 

The outdoor project took a total of approximately three weeks. I employed a professional landscaper to lay the porcelain slab tiles

What part of the project was most difficult and why?

The overall project was made more time-consuming and difficult due to the professional I hired. He often didn’t turn up or let me know what was happening. There are still bits to be completed even now!

Do you have any further decorating projects lined up?

I have more outdoor work to be done as the garden surrounds this house on all sides and this was just one small project. In addition, I want to replace the bathroom over the coming 12 months. 

What advice would you give to people considering undertaking a similar project?

Be certain about your choices and be sure to get references if using a third party to undertake any works. 

What would you say to people who are thinking about buying tiles from Tile Mountain?

Tile Mountain provided an all-round excellent service. Quick and efficient delivery, high-quality products, and fantastic value!

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Here at Tile Mountain, we not only have a huge range of tiles to suit every purpose, we also have a wealth of tiling knowledge gained from over 30 years in the tile industry, (which we’ll do or best to share with you across these very pages).

Whether you’re looking for the perfect tiles for your next home improvement project, are searching for some style inspiration, or simply need a bit of help and advice, you’re in the right place.