Trends for Outdoor Landscaping 2021
Due to Covid travel restrictions, regular holiday budgets are being allocated elsewhere. On the back of this many families have decided to put money towards home improvements. This has led to an increase in demand for out-door stone paving and landscape products.
So what things are making trends in the outdoors? Innovative ways of installing tiles, new surface textures and patterns could all be trends in 2021.
Pod Tile Stands
Known with a variety of names: pedestals, pods, and deck jacks. This advanced technology is a way to install tiles without glue or grout and provides the flexibility to change materials or access services (electrical/plumbing) without destroying the tiles above. These tile pods raise the overall height of the installation from 25 – 340mm depending on the height chosen. While these pods can be used internally or externally, the main application is externally on balconies, paths, and decking.
Why use tile pods? The applications and benefits are numerous – on balconies the ability to go over existing tiles in a very short time and bring the balcony level with the internal floor without compromising drainage, on roof decks this installation allows access to waterproofing, pipes and drains. In the large exterior areas, quick installation is an advantage and larger pods can negate the need to raise levels of the substrate to join the tile height with decks and pergolas.
In all applications the ease of removing tiles or replacing damaged tiles is quick and easy.
Installation advantages – Pods are placed on a flat substrate and adjusted for height with the tiles placed on top. No grout is used, and water drains off the tiles into the cavity below. Certain types of pods have auto-levelling abilities so unevenness in the substrate can be accommodated.