Comparison Between Outdoor Tiles and Indoor Tiles

Comparison Between Outdoor Tiles and Indoor Tiles

04 Jan 2023

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For the aspiring Australian homeowners who are looking to build a new home or renovate the existing home, this blog will serve as the coveted info bank viz a viz what are indoor tiles and outdoor tiles. We understand making your dream home concerns a lot of choices that at times creates confusion, nevertheless when it comes to application of Natural Stones for Indoors or Outdoors, we would want you to worry less.

This blog talks about various indoor and outdoor tiles rather the material that suits best for different application and project types, also the salient features of those stones for your consideration before you make your ultimate choice of finalising the stone for your project.

Let’s have an elaborated look at all the stone options available for you to choose from in ustralian Market.

Indoor Projects and Tiles

Natural Stones looks amazingly beautiful when applied indoors and people who wants to live in the lap of nature loves putting natural stones indoor. There are various projects where a natural stone can be installed indoors.

Indoor Project TypePreferred Stones
Feature Wall Limestone, Travertine, Sandstone
Partition WallLimestone, Travertine, Sandstone
Kitchen Flooring, Kitchen WallingSlatestone
Shower AreaSlatestone, Travertine
FireplaceGranite, Limestone

Feature Wall

A feature wall is a wall that uses texture, colour, and contrast to energise and add interest to a space. It’s like sticking out in a crowd. A feature wall can influence the way a room appears and feels, enhancing your design aesthetic and making a statement visually.

You can alter the atmosphere and character of a room by focusing on one wall and giving it a distinctive, bolder texture or colour.

Limestone, Sandstone, Travertine for Feature Wall Projects
When it comes to doing feature walls, the muted colour tones in earthy and light finish compliments the project type to the best. Limestone, Sandstone, and Travertine offers the same colour schema that matches the overall vibe of a feature wall and add elegance to it.

Nor do they look beautiful, they also offer durability for ages, they are easy to maintain, and adds value to the home.

Partition Wall

Modern room partition walls have various applications. They can define a space, split a room, increase seclusion, divide a large room into smaller sections, or just beautify. What better than putting a natural stone for this type of project application.

Limestone, Travertine, and Sandstone for a Partition Wall
When it comes to partition wall, anyone would want the same feature of muted colour tone for the project but let’s talk about the other common feature between a feature and partition wall i.e., the format of these natural stones. Well, it would undoubtedly depend on the personal choice but in the current times, a Freestyle Wall Cladding is preferred for indoor walling project. The other format type in which these offerings can be used are a Stacked Stone, Ledge Stone, and Traditional Walling.

Kitchen Walls and Kitchen Flooring

Due to the inherent qualities of Natural Stones, it is less prone to deterioration and degradation than other materials. It has an unequalled longevity. On top of it, a natural stone not only the lights up the space but also the mood of anyone who cooks in the kitchen and provides a cosy feel about it.

Slate Stone for Kitchen Walls and Flooring
Have you ever been awestruck with the kitchen backsplash you must have seen in multi colour in a fancy hotel or one of your friends or family place? Well, that’s Slate Stone in all its glory, perfect for the kitchen spaces, durable, different, stain resistant, and provides unmatched beauty.

Been supplying from over 35+ years in the Australian market our “Rajah Multi Slate” ends your quest for the right stone for your kitchen walls and floor.

Shower Area

What’s better than having an exquisite bath? Are We Right or Are We Right? Well, let us frame it other way, the best thing you can do with your shower area is to put natural stone and enjoy a bath of luxury every time you do it.

Even though natural stones has pores and putting it in a wet area doesn’t look a good option but trust us just with little maintenance, its sorted.

Slatestone and Travertine for Shower Area
Thanks to the modern sealers that does the job, you can easily put a slatestone or a travertine in your shower area. If you want to use this special, pricey building material to significantly renovate your home, natural stone can be a wonderful option. Do check our Midnight Black Slate Stone for your next Shower Area project.


Since ancient times, it’s been a common practice to clad a fireplace with a natural stone. Natural stone not only looks beautiful at a fireplace but also works as an insulator. The most common stones used in fireplace projects are Granite and Limestone. Granite has a surface that is resistant to scratches, making it very durable. Additionally, granite has a good level of heat endurance and is extremely hard to chip or shatter.

Granite and Limestone for Fireplace
If you are a regular visitor to hotels or holiday homes, you would have noticed granite and limestone being put on a fireplace due to their high durability and scratch-resistant surface properties. These stones can handle extreme heat and can easily stay intact for ages.


Countertop or kitchen countertop or kitchen benchtop is one indoor project type where you will see the use of natural stone at almost in everyone’s home. These natural stones for a kitchen project are steady enough and matches the whole vibe of the surroundings.

Granite for a Kitchen Benchtop
The best stone for kitchens is granite since it is the hardest, most porous, heat- and stain-resistant, and least likely to chip or crack. For benchtops, granite is available in a variety of pink, sand, white, and grey tones as well as a variety of subtle marbling and linear patterns.

Outdoor Projects and Tiles

You’re not the only one who has considered remodelling your outside area. Our outdoor areas are becoming a haven as more of us stay home and travel less, and many individuals are discovering that these spaces require some love.

Outdoor living areas are one of the year’s top home trends and present the design industry with a variety of interesting choices. These areas can be very different from one another and offer many of design and material customization options. Natural stone is one material that can be used in a variety of outdoor applications. Natural stone is a type of construction material that has been extracted from quarries or gathered from the Earth without being coloured or treated with chemicals. The material is only altered in size and shape to produce a variety of items, such as flagstone for patios, pools, and walkways, steps, and other landscape elements.

Natural stone can be a fantastic method to enhance a project’s appeal and usefulness. Here are the following outdoor projects spaces and the best tiles that are used for those project spaces.

Outdoor Project TypePreferred Stones
Swimming PoolTravertine, Limestone, Sandstone, Bluestone, Marble
Garden PavingTravertine, Limestone, Sandstone, Bluestone, Marble, Granite
PatioTravertine, Limestone, Sandstone, Bluestone, Marble
AlfrescoTravertine, Limestone, Sandstone, Bluestone, Marble
CourtyardTravertine, Limestone, Sandstone, Bluestone, Marble
VerandahTravertine, Limestone, Sandstone, Bluestone, Marble
WalkwayTravertine, Limestone, Sandstone, Bluestone, Marble
Wall CladdingTravertine, Limestone, Sandstone, Bluestone, Marble

Swimming Pool

Undoubtedly, the best way to accentuate your swimming pool is by using natural stone. No matter wherever you travel in the world you would see swimming pools done with the most beautiful natural stones that elevates the overall look of the project. When it comes to swimming pool you can’t go wrong with a natural stone, nor does it is a long-lasting, waterproof, slip-resistant, heat- and frost-resistant pavement material is required. Additionally, it provides an impressive appearance and feel. Natural stone thus emerges as the winner for swimming pool projects.

Travertine, Limestone, Sandstone, Bluestone, and Marble for Swimming Pool
When it comes to Australian Market and swimming pool projects, Travertine is the winner of all. The natural veins on the surface of the stone is something to look for when doing a swimming pool. There are other options like limestone, sandstone, bluestone, and marble that also does the job for your swimming pool project, but Travertine is the hero of all.

An attractive surface for a pool deck is travertine tile. It readily absorbs water that splashes over the surface when you and your family are in the pool because of its porous structure. Travertine tiles aren’t slippery since it holds onto water, so you don’t have to worry as much about someone slipping and falling.

Garden Paving

Homeowners who likes to be close to the nature, installing natural stone in your garden is one more step closer to your aspiration. The stone gives you a rich feel of elegance and elevates the look of your garden to next level.

Natural stone is an amazing choice for garden paving jobs due to their low maintenance, durable and sturdy qualities and their muted colour tone.

Travertine, Limestone, Sandstone, Bluestone, Marble, and Granite for Garden Paving
There are a plethora of options that can be used to do a garden paving job, the most common format of natural stones used are steppingstones in organic shape. If your next project is a garden paving job and you want to go close in the lap of mother nature, our steppingstone series should be up your sleeve.

Having mentioned steppingstone, any natural stone like a travertine, limestone, sandstone, bluestone, marble, even granite pavers can be used for garden scaping.


Patio is normally a paved outdoor area that is adjacent to a structure and is usually used for dining or recreation. The place where you shall be spending time with your family and friends should look appealing and enticing.

If you are putting natural stone on a patio, the project space will always be a conversation starter when you invite your friends for a fine wine dine. The properties of natural stone like sturdiness, durability and low maintenance makes them an ideal choice for your patio project.

Travertine, Limestone, Sandstone, Bluestone, and Marble for Patio
Why should a place where you would want to spend time with your friends and family miss elegance that a natural stone brings? There are a variety of options in natural stones that you can put on a patio and uplift the overall vibe of how you do recreational activities and dinner.

Our personal recommendation would be to explore our Sandstone range, that matches the Australian weather and accentuates your patio look.


Alfresco are typically constructed as an addition to or new build beneath the main roof of the home, giving the impression that they are a part of the original roof structure. The most important thing is how to make your alfresco look beautiful and appealing. Well gone are your worries, the best way to do it is through a natural stone. Natural stone adds elements of elegance and style, and unmatchable durability.

Travertine, Limestone, Sandstone, Bluestone, and Marble for Alfresco
Consider a Limestone for Alfresco Tiling and be amazed with the muted tone of the stone that highjacks the whole look of your alfresco. Our limestone series for Alfresco along with other stones like travertine, sandstone, bluestone, and marble offers a sense of durability and a character to the project space.


A courtyard is an open-air, unenclosed outdoor space. It is generally surrounded by the walls of a bigger building or buildings. A courtyard is typically in the centre of the home or structure. A courtyard can transform into a lovely outdoor area in the heart of your home due to its strategic location and with a natural stone the space becomes more elegant and charming.

Even though a courtyard might have smaller footprints, we recommend pavers in natural stones for doing one solid work that lasts for ages.

Travertine, Limestone, Sandstone, Bluestone, and Marble for a Courtyard
Natural stones in its different colour hues and finishes are a perfect fit for a courtyard project, the only consideration to keep in mind when you are choosing a natural stone for a courtyard is to go for a paver so that the stone last for a long time and you don’t need to redo the area again soon.

We highly recommend a Marble for doing a courtyard, our offerings in the stone come in Grey colour that is highly demanded in the market in the current time.

You can also choose stones like travertine, sandstone, bluestone, limestone, and even a granite for doing a courtyard apart from marble.


A natural stone option for a verandah is a highly durable, long-lasting and tough choice that also adds the aesthetics to the project space. The lively patterns and colours on the stone adds elegance to your verandah project and let’s you enjoy the warmth of nature.

Natural stones for a verandah just like a courtyard should be used as pavers, that would last long without the need of re-modelling the space for ages.

Travertine, Limestone, Sandstone, Bluestone, and Marble for a Verandah
If you are a person of sorts that like different things and wants to do everything differently. The highest recommendation from our side would go to a bluestone. Bluestone also known commonly as basalt in Australia is an amazing option for doing any outdoor project space but for a verandah it’s a perfect match.

Explore our premium range of Bluestone that comes with “Catspaws” for your verandah project and the blues hues on the surface will amaze you with its beauty.


Natural Stones since ancient times been used on a walkway, especially one that is raised and connects different parts of a structure, or a broad route in a park or garden. Generally used in the paver format, these natural stones comes in various patterns, colour tones and finishes.

They are easy to maintain, durable, and strong enough to offer a sturdy yet beautiful look to your walkway.

Travertine, Limestone, Sandstone, Bluestone, and Marble for a Walkway
Bet, the offering that we have for walkway are not only in vogue, but they provide the most amazing look that one can aim for if you are planning to use a natural stone for your walkway project.

Crazy Pavers range from Stone Depot is the product that should top your list for your walkway. These are irregular cut pieces of the stones in materials like travertine, limestone, sandstone, bluestone, and marble which gives the flexibility of choosing your own pattern and design while scaping a walkway.

Mostly it comes in a natural split finish with a decent thick paver size and the sturdy look to help you be as close to nature as possible. The life of these crazy pavers with little maintenance could easily be estimated to be at least 60-80 years.


The most common notion in the market which for a fact goes true for a driveway is either you do it with concrete or do it with a natural stone. Granite tops the list for a driveway project for the basic reason that the stone is the hardest of all, beautiful, and sturdy.

Granite for Driveway
Granite Pavers or our exclusive A-grade range of Cobblestones made from Granite is apt product for your driveway requirement.

Our offering in cobblestone comes on a mesh which is easy to install, easy to maintain, and helps you save a lot of cost during installation.

Wall Cladding

External Wall Cladding projects a façade, retaining wall, boundary wall etc., can be done with natural stone to add the unmatchable beauty to your outdoor walling spaces. These stones needs very minimal to no maintenance, and they last for ages.

Travertine, Limestone, Sandstone, Bluestone, and Marble for Wall Cladding
There three different series of natural stone wall cladding offerings from Stone Depot for aspiring homeowners that are premium quality and at the most competitive pricing in the market.

They are a dream come true for every individual who wants to accentuate their outdoor space.

Do check our exclusive walling range for inspiration.

In Conclusion

Natural Stone adds character and depth to any project space despite the fact they are applied indoors or outdoors, and they have way of being an elegant addition and add a character to the project space.

Our exclusive and huge collection of Natural Stones is a perfect fit for both type of settings. Get ready to be amazed with the distinct hues of colours and patterns perfect for the Australian climate and conditions.

*Disclaimer: All information and advice given above in the blog are to the best of our knowledge. Please reconfirm at your end before execution.

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