Everything You Must Know About Tiling Exterior Walls

People usually focus on building, decorating, and improving the interior of the house, making it look comfortable and luxurious at the same time. But in doing so, they forget on paying attention to the outer aesthetics of the house. We surely have come far in terms of choosing the right kind of exterior for the house, but the knowledge about it is only partially clear. Let us understand why it is essential.

Why are Exterior Wall Tiles Essential?

Any home needs a better exterior than the interior. You must be thinking why? The simplest answer to this is that if the exterior of the house is not durable, how will the interior be taken care of? Every person’s dream is to build a space that is filled with love, where you can feel relaxed, cuddle up with your loved ones and be able to call it home. So, if you’re planning to revamp your home, it automatically becomes a huge responsibility for you to make it your dream space.

Redecoration of your dream space will require complete planning and creativity equally for every section, be it interior or exterior. The interior should be created in a way that imparts the feeling of comfort and warmth for you and your family. Whereas, the exterior should define the look of how others will see your home and how it will welcome you each time you walk in.

Since it is confirmed that you are going to spend your money anyways, why not consider investing it in something that is worthy and that makes your life a little more comfortable? If you want your bathroom to look extraordinary and if you can afford it, invest in a bathtub or a shower that has multiple adjustments. Trust us, you will thank yourself for investing in it after you’ve had a long day at work and your body needs a long and refreshing bubble bath.

We recommend you give equal importance to the exterior of the house and adorn it with the right kind of material and a careful selection of tiles. Tiling exterior walls will not only add to your exquisite space but also provide the strength that it needs by coating them with their unique designs. AGL provides a wide range of tiles that you can choose from. Tiles are available in different designs, patterns, colors, shapes, and sizes. However, there is so much more left to know about it. Let us discuss it in detail.

What Kind of Exterior Wall Tiles Should You Choose For Your Home?

Choosing exterior wall tiles is a tough job and one should make a wise choice while selecting them. Exterior wall tiles provide stability and structure to your house. It also protects your house from pest infestation and has anti-pollution properties as it is made of earthy elements. These tiles can also help in determining the theme of your house – Retro, Naturalistic, Modern, Realistic, etc. AGL offers a unique range of tiles known as ‘Elevation Tiles’. these tiles look very class and also adds a lot of character to the space.

What are Elevation Tiles?

Elevation tiles are used for tiling exterior walls. These tiles will give your home a stylish and classy look and they are available in two sizes:

  • 300 X 450 mm
  • 300 X 600 mm

They are available in different colors and textures. Check Elevation Tile’s exclusive collection only at AGL.

There are several options you can choose from however, consider the following pointers before choosing exterior tiles for your home.

  • Check its value for money as budget is the first thing you have to think about while furnishing your house.
  • Exterior wall tiles are resilient enough because they are made in a way that they can protect the house from extreme temperatures, pollution, and so on.
  • Exterior wall tiles should be durable enough to be able to take extreme temperatures. So, while selecting them, be mindful of the weather conditions in your area.
  • Check whether the tiles fit well with the theme of your house. There are a lot of options you can choose from, so choose wisely.

Now let us discuss what you need to do before laying exterior wall tiles.

What do You Need to do Before Laying Exterior Wall Tiles?

There are a few points that you must consider before investing in them. Let us go through them once.

  • Lean and prep the walls well
  • Firstly, layout your design; doing this will help you to measure your wall tiles according to the walls.
  • Lay down the exterior wall tiles from the extreme top to the extreme bottom. The mortar will act like an adhesive and once it dries out, apply the grout to your tiles and fill in all the gaps.
  • The last step is to clean the tiles and remove excess grout, if any, and polish the tiles to finish laying the external wall tiles.

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Wall tiles that are sturdy and durable enough to withstand extreme weather conditions should be used as exterior wall tiles. Stone tiles, cement tiles, or porcelain tiles are popular choices among people.

Yes, you can. You can use any type of tiles on the exterior wall like ceramic, stone tile, or even glass, as long as it is rated for exterior use.

Yes, you can install tiles on the surface directly without the need for cement boards.

Yes, ceramic tiles can be used as exterior wall tiles.