Indoor tiles in a covered patio?

I have come by some indoor tiles and was hoping to use them for my outbuilding/covered patio. Basically the covered patio is more a small building with one side open so it is pretty protected from the weather etc and has a solid concrete floor with dpc. If it rains heavily then the front metre or so of floor may get damp (no puddling) and it dries pretty quickly once the rain stops.

Do you think I would get away with using indoor tiles in this situation? I would intend to use external tile adhesive and grout and also go over the area with sealant.

Target: Mortgage free by 58.


  • grumbler
    grumbler Posts: 58,629
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    I think, the main difference here is frost resistance (when wet). It's extremely unlikely that the tiles will remain dry in winter.
  • Niv
    Niv Posts: 2,458
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    I will test them out, Leave a few on the edge over winter and see what happens. Thanks.

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  • twopenny
    twopenny Posts: 5,332
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    A lot depends on which part of the country you live re weather and temperature.
    Also the type of indoor tiles. Some are very thin.
    Also non slip. Come in off damp grass or paving.

    Maybe worth looking around reclamation yards or sales rooms for end of ranges. You could do this and put the other out for testing

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