Dimensional split-face stone, trendy pebble tiles, and sleek glass mosaics among the options to elevate the look of walls, walkways, patios, and pools
(Watsonville, CA, December 18, 2019) As demand for outdoor living spaces continues to grow among both homeowners and homebuyers, designers are challenged to ensure those spaces are just as style-forward as the inside of the home while offering durability and livability amid the elements. Island Stone’s innovative tile collections offer the perfect opportunity to create eye-catching exterior walls, walkways, pool decks, pools, showers, and water features, with looks ranging from classic, natural split-face stone to dimensional or sleek glass mosaics that shimmer in the sun.
It’s no coincidence that Island Stone’s collections are well-suited to outdoor living—the company and its artisans draw inspiration from cool exterior living spaces around the world, from top designers in the US to world-famous Balinese tropical pools and gardens.
“Wanting to spend time outdoors ourselves, we appreciate the different styles and ambience created by different materials and designs,” said Nigel Eaton, CEO of Island Stone. “We have something for every outdoor living aesthetic, from great natural stone options for outdoor walkways and pool surrounds to beautiful contemporary looks for pool spas and unique water features that really stand out from the everyday. Our comprehensive selection of colors ensures a look to suit every mood.”
Among the stone claddings and mosaics ideal for eye-catching natural exteriors:
Spindrift Marble: Mosaic pebble-shaped tiles with honed, organic forms, creating a very clean, high-end pebble look.
Level Pebble: The on-trend aesthetic of natural pebble tile with a more even surface.
Paragon Hex: Perfect for unique walls, these tiles blend precision cutting and surface sculpting to create rhomboids with a tapering angled relief.
Dunes: Composed of elegantly drawn out subway tiles sculpted with an offset angled surface, these tiles create a modern, tapered trapezoid relief across the wall surface.
Rustic II: Narrow tiles with a honed surface can be combined in various horizontal and vertical stacking arrangements for unique, stunning patterns.
Among the glass mosaics and tile that dazzle outdoors:
Spindrift: The look of classic pebble tile, but with the brightness and additional color options provided by glass.
Waveline: Subtle angles create a wave pattern that evokes the rhythm of ocean swells.
Palms: This bold, large-format chevron glass tile combines fluid wedge shapes to evoke the look of a tropical palm frond.
Ripple: Combining effortless beauty and precise uniformity, these tapered, curved strips emulate an approaching ocean swell.
Glass Essentials: Go-to, every-day use shapes in stunning colors that blend effortlessly with designer offerings for timeless-yet-modern mosaics.
“Not only are the designs fresh and new, and leading the way in dimensional looks, the quality is also superior,” said Eaton. “We have fine-tuned production processes through to installation techniques to provide a product that is reliable and efficient to use while offering a wide range of designs.”