Alfresco Dining With Mediterranean-Inspired Tiles

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Alfresco Dining is a term we borrow from Italian words “al fresco” which means “in the cool air”.  Alfresco dining is especially popular in the summer months when temperatures and weather are most favorable. It is a style of dining that is casual and often party-like in its atmosphere. Although the consumption of food is necessary for our survival, this does not mean that we cannot have fun in the process. As well as being a source of sustenance, the consumption of food is something that many of us enjoy in different ways.

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Some of us may want to connect with friends and family who have global taste in food, whereas others may want to enjoy a fine wine with a delicacy that complements the shiraz perfectly.

One of the most popular ways to enjoy food is alfresco dining. Alfresco allows us to enjoy food in a series of scenic settings. Unfortunately, the weather does not always adhere to our plans. As such, some will be keen to find a balance between the comfort of the indoors, and the alluring vibe of the great outdoors.

Those looking to create a vibrant alfresco vibe that offers all the comforts of the kitchen can achieve this with the use of the Tuscan Terracotta Collection. The collection perfectly embodies nature’s best accents. It represents them in a series of different textures to ensure that you are alfresco-themed eating area still has traits of your personality.

Handmade Medievale Rectangle Terracotta Tile 2 3/4x11

Handmade Medievale Rectangle Terracotta Tile


Other Tiles That Achieve an Alfresco Dining Aesthetic

Despite the popularity of the Tuscan Terracotta Collection, the tiles are not the only tiles that achieve the ambiance of alfresco that many are searching for. Many other tiles can be used to accomplish the natural look of the great outdoors, albeit in different ways.

Country Floors has been supplying tiles for a series of different projects for several years. As such, it can offer a wide selection of tiles that can be used in different ways. Whereas some interior designers like to instill a modern look into their alfresco surroundings, others will be keen to embrace elements of the past, which is why the Cotto Med Terracotta Tile has been popular with interior designers and customers alike.

Cotto Med Natural Hexagon Terracotta Tile 6x6

Cotto Med Natural Hexagon Terracotta Tile

Cotto Med Natural Fan Shape Terracotta Tile 6 3/4x6 1/2

Cotto Med Natural Fan Shape Terracotta Tile

Cotto Med Natural Chevron Terracotta Raw Tile 4x12

Cotto Med Natural Chevron Terracotta Raw Tile


Not only does the Cotto Med Terracotta Tile selection offer an aesthetic that can represent the alfresco lifestyle perfectly, but it also introduces a nostalgic Mediterranean tile that can make all the difference when creating the perfect eating environment.

Another approach taken by those looking to recreate the alfresco lifestyle is the use of reclaimed tiles. Although some will be looking to employ and a streamlined and clean aesthetic, others may want more tones to their tiles, and the use of reclaimed tiles can achieve this look with ease.

Other Factors to Consider When Creating an Alfresco Environment

Although the flooring is an essential factor to consider when creating an alfresco environment, some other factors need to be considered for those looking to create a genuine representation.

For example, the furniture could potentially clash with the new elements being introduced, so it is vital to balance the look with the right fixtures and seating. This can be achieved in different ways depending on the look you are going for.

For example, those looking to create an alfresco theme with rustic accents may want to introduce seating that emulates that of a picnic table. Other small additions that can complete the look include wooden frames and centerpieces, such as fruit bowls.

Thinking outside the box can help bring new dynamics to your project. For example, there is a lot of furniture marketed for outside use. Despite being created for outdoor use, garden furniture used indoors can allow for a relaxing and laidback space that emulates the outdoors perfectly.

Of course, the Mediterranean does not have to stop indoors, as those wishing to create an alfresco environment outside can continue the theme in various ways. However, those that cannot get enough of the alfresco lifestyle will always want to ensure that there is a backup.

Country Floors has been helping customers transform their homes and bring their vision to life for several years and is always at hand to answer any questions you may have. If you are unable to make it to one of the Country Floors showrooms, then why not get in touch via email, our online concierge service, or telephone.

Country Floors has been offering professional tiling materials for several years and can ensure that your next project is a successful and affordable one.

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