The lanai is an essential part of creating aloha in any Honolulu home. Not only is it where we entertain family and friends, but it also helps us feel connected to the island around us. When homeowners want to maximize this effect, our staff at [franchise, location, name] often recommends using tile to create a smooth transition between a home’s interior and exterior. Here are a couple of reasons why:
There’s a Tile to Create the Transition You Want
With choices in type, color, style, and more, when it comes to design, tile is about as versatile as you can get. So, whether you want to bring the look of your interior to your lanai, or you want to bring the outdoors in, there is a tile that can help. Here are a few examples:
You can use the uniform look of limestone tile throughout a room and extend it out to your lanai, creating a look of refined continuity.
Or, if you want to bring the natural beauty of the island into your home, you can use slate tile. Starting a cleft slate transition several feet before an exterior door leading to the lanai is a great way to blend the line between your interior and the natural environment.
To make a more understated connection, you could choose to incorporate smaller design elements in both places. If your exterior door is in your kitchen, incorporating the same accents in the lanai floor and kitchen backsplash can make a subtler statement.
Tile is Extraordinarily Durable
Along with being both beautiful and versatile, tile is extraordinarily durable. While it is best to talk to our staff about which selections are ideal for your specific outdoor use, in general, all tiles share some similar properties.
First, with proper care, they can last almost indefinitely. Both marble and travertine were used in ancient times to build structures that are still standing today. Second, tile is more than capable of resisting the swings in temperature and humidity that we experience here on Oahu.
If you need help selecting a type of flooring for your lanai, or anywhere in your home, let us help! We proudly serve the Honolulu, Oahu area. Call or schedule a free, in-home consultation today!
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