Best Porcelain Paving Ideas for Your Outdoor Patio in 2023

February 2023
Armani Eagle


Porcelain paving is a great option for outdoor patios due to its strength, durability, and low-maintenance properties. There are many different porcelain paving ideas to choose from, whether you're looking for a sleek, modern look or a warm, inviting space. At Ovaeda, we specialise in outdoor garden materials and furniture, and offer many different types of porcelain paving to bring any patio idea of yours to reality!

As we work with many garden owners and designer throughout the UK, we have been asked many times for input into ideas for gardens and outdoor living spaces. So, in this blog, we'll explore some of the best porcelain paving ideas to incorporate into your outdoor patio in 2023, these include:

Top Porcelain Paving Ideas to consider

  • Large Format Tiles
  • Mixed Finishes
  • Patterned Tiles
  • Different Textures

We will go through each idea in more detail below, to give you more insight and understanding into each one so you can make the right decision about your outdoor area!


Large Format Tiles

One of the largest trends in porcelain paving for 2023 that we have noticed here at Ovaeda, is the use of large format tiles. These tiles create a sleek and modern look that is perfect for contemporary outdoor patios.

Large format tiles come in a wide range of sizes, in varying lengths and widths. Ovaeda has a 6 large format sizes to choose from with some of the largest available over 1m long, making them ideal for any outdoor patio area. These are as follows;

  • 60x60cm
  • 60x90cm
  • 60x120cm
  • 30x120cm
  • 45x90cm
  • 80x80cm

Why using a large-format tile might be a good idea in your outdoor area:

  • Cheaper to install - Using a large format tile for your outdoor area is very beneficial for the installation process, as there are less tiles overall to install. This speeds up the installation time, thus reducing the overall cost of your outdoor area.
  • Give a modern, up to date look – you may have noticed already, but large format tiles are becoming increasingly popular in 2023, not just for their practical benefits, but because they also look great!
  • Give smaller outdoor patios the illusion of looking larger – large format porcelain tiles have much less grout lines, meaning that they create the illusion of a larger expanse of space.
  • Easier to maintain – with less gaps on your patio, there is less space for any dirt build-up making cleaning up much easier


Mixed Finishes & Colours

Another popular trend that we have noticed in porcelain paving so far in 2023 is the use of mixed finishes in outdoor areas. More and more of our customers are using two different finishes in their outdoor area, to create a unique and dynamic look in outdoor patio areas that has a personal touch and blends in perfectly with their home. For example, you could use tiles in a lighter colour for the main paving area, and different porcelain tiles in a darker colour for accents or borders. This creates a look that is both stylish and functional, and it's a great way to add interest to your outdoor space.

One reason why using mixed finishes and colours of porcelain paving for your outdoor area is a great idea, is that it really helps you to create a special area that represents ‘you’. Choose colours and finishes that are similar to others throughout your home, and put them together in patterns, or use some as borders. Creating a seamless transition between your home and outdoor patio area is a great way to bring the ‘inside out’, and helps you to fully enjoy the full extent of your home!

Another great benefit of using different colours or finishes, is that if want to use lighter colours, like our Off-White porcelain paving tile, but are afraid of showing too much mud, and worried about cleaning them too often, you can select darker colours, like our Brazilian Slate Black for higher foot-trafficked areas, and then save the lighter tiles for more visual aspects, or less used areas.


Patterned & Textured Tiles

In 2023, patterned and textured tiles are becoming an increasingly popular trends in porcelain paving for outdoor patios. It is another way of setting your outdoor patio apart from any others in the area, and really helps you to add your own personal touch!


Patterned Tiles

Patterned tiles add interest to your space and come in a wide range of designs and colours to choose from. From geometric patterns to more organic shapes, there's a patterned tile to suit every style and space. They can be used to create a statement in your outdoor area, or to complement other design elements, such as furniture or plants.

Ovaeda offers patterned porcelain tiles with duplicated patterns on the same tile, like our Decorio Grey Patterned Tile but also, patterns can be created by selecting two or more tile types, and integrating them into your outdoor porcelain paving area in a patterned format. If you need help with this, our friendly team would be more than happy to help you out with suggestions and ideas. Feel free to get in touch!


Textured Tiles

Using different textures are also a trend that we have noticed here at Ovaeda in porcelain paving for outdoor patios. Rough, textured porcelain paving like our Weathered Stone Beige Tile   or smooth, more contemporary finishes, like our Concrete Finish Porcelain Paving, can add depth and interest to your outdoor area. Textured porcelain tiles can be used to create a natural, rustic look, or a sleek, modern vibe. They are also great for creating contrast in your outdoor area, and can be combined with other materials, such as natural stone or wood, to create a unique and eye-catching design.

  Best Porcelain Paving Ideas for Your Outdoor Patio in 2023

In summary, there are many different porcelain paving ideas to choose from and include in your outdoor patio area. Whether you're looking for a sleek and modern look, or a warm and inviting space, porcelain tiles offer a range of options to suit every style and space. From large format tiles to different colours & textures, porcelain paving is a versatile material that can be used to create a one-of-a-kind look in your outdoor area.

So, if you're looking to update your outdoor patio area in 2023, consider incorporating some of these porcelain paving ideas into your design. With its strength, durability, and low-maintenance properties, porcelain paving is a great choice for any outdoor space. Whether you want to create a contemporary look, or add a touch of nature to your space, porcelain paving has you covered.

Why not start by ordering some free porcelain paving samples from our website, which will help you to decide on the best possible options for you? Select different colours and finishes, and take note of the sizes available, so that you can make the right decision and incorporate some of the best ideas into your porcelain outdoor patio area!

Remember, the key to creating a successful outdoor patio area is to choose the right materials and design elements that suit your style and space. So be creative, have fun, and make your outdoor patio a place where you can relax, entertain, and enjoy the great outdoors. At Ovaeda, we’d love to help you out and offer advice (as well as the products themselves!), so why not give us a call on +44 (0)20 159 2999, or send us an email to , to get your dream outdoor patio area under way!