Design, Inspiration

Using Granite, Porcelain, and Glass in Outdoor Spaces


As warmer weather is quickly approaching and more people are spending time at home, it is the perfect time to revamp home exteriors. The addition of a patio, pool, outdoor kitchen, or bar can elevate any space. AKDO offers numerous products for designing the perfect entertainment and relaxation area. Natural stone, manufactured porcelain, and scintillating glass tiles and mosaics will help provide a luxurious makeover to any backyard!

Discover some inspiration to take any outdoor remodel to the next level:


Whether you are looking to design an outdoor bar, kitchen, countertop, or any other exterior surface, granite is the supreme choice of natural stone as it is adaptable to outside areas and is weather resistant and temperature tolerant. Granite is known for its natural beauty and complements the outdoors, making it a timeless and sophisticated addition to your outdoor oasis. The benefits of granite are endless as it is easy to maintain, durable, resistant to bacteria and dirt and most importantly, adds value to your home.


24” x 24” Wide Steel Textured

Porcelain is the ultimate outdoor tile thanks to its extreme durability, giving homeowners a peace of mind as it will stand the test of time. Porcelain is perfect for outdoor flooring, a pool surround, patio, walkway, and so much more. The elegance of porcelain tile outdoors is truly hard to match. Porcelain has the benefit of evoking a natural wood, stone, or concrete look without the upkeep. Slip resistant, hard wearing, and easy to install and maintain, porcelain is the ideal choice to complete your outdoor design.


1” x 4” Herringbone Lagoon (Clear)

Glass tile is another way to invigorate your outdoor space. Glass tile and mosaics can be used in pools, fountains, fireplace surrounds, outdoor showers and spas, and as accent walls in outdoor decks and bars. Glass is a very low-maintenance surface, is durable, stain resistant, and easy to clean. Glass tile can elevate your design while creating a sense of excitement and movement. The sun reflecting off the glass can allow for a tranquil, luxurious ambiance, allowing for an outdoor getaway right in your backyard.



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