Natural Stone for inside and outside
This creates a harmonious transition from the terrace to the interior Matching natural stone slabs
Large, open spaces, freedom and the dissolution of boundaries – also at home? When building and renovating your own home, the trend is to merge indoor and outdoor areas more and more into one living space. Harmonious transitions between inside and outside are required! But which natural stones create this smooth transition so that indoor and outdoor appear like a large room? We show inspiring ideas and with which tiles and terrace slabs your XL room succeeds!
The Harmonious transition between inside and outside
If the opportunity arises to combine the terrace slabs and the tiles in the interior to suit each other, then most builders take this opportunity. Natural stone for inside and outside can be wonderfully selected so that an almost flowing transition is created.
On the one hand, the living rooms adjacent to the terrace are visually stretched and appear more revealing, on the other hand, the coziness of the interior is carried out, which in turn gives the terrace a very special flair. Upholstered outdoor furniture, which is matched to the interior style, makes the terrace area living space.
tiles inside, terrace tiles outside
Of course, natural stone slabs must be laid on the outside, while natural stone tiles should be on the inside. The differences lie in the thickness because panels are stronger than tiles.
Natural stone tiles have a thickness of 1-1.5 cm, slabs approx. 3 cm.
In addition, they have to face other challenges outside than tiles. Rain, snow, and frost are regular visitors at least in the autumn and winter months.
Tips, questions, and answers on design
Color fluctuations! do I see a difference between inside and outside?
Minimal. Of course, there are certain color fluctuations in all-natural products, which make them unique, which also makes up the material’s esteemed charm. Smallest color differences between tile and slab are also possible with the same natural stone. But don’t worry! Relaxed color harmony is created with natural stone for inside and outside on the laid surface.
Travertine slabs and tiles – how does it get harmonious?
In the case of travertine slabs, we recommend not filling the natural pore structure in the outside area and laying the terrace slab loosely in the stone bed. The overall picture becomes particularly harmonious with tumbled travertine if you lay seamlessly, i.e. press.
The corresponding travertine tiles in the interior should, of course, be grouted. This small but subtle difference ensures that the outdoor area looks a bit closer to nature and more rustic than the living room, but still harmonize perfectly with each other without appearing boring.
When choosing the tiles, pay attention to common ground. The same surface treatment (e.g. tumbled or only sanded with travertine, fine or only split naturally with slate) for tiles and terrace slabs makes them appear homogeneous inside and out.
Natural stone types for inside and outside
Which natural stones create a harmonious transition?
Due to the great demand, we currently offer many of our travertines as terrace tiles for outdoors and matching tiles for indoors. These include travertine medium, travertine medium, travertine noce, rustic. If you find it difficult to choose between natural stone and wood, travertine nature could also be an interesting alternative. We also offer this natural stone for inside and outside. Thanks to its fascinating banding, it reminds of old wooden planks and therefore comes in a trendy wood look.