One of the original uses for tile was to create mosaic masterpieces. These complex designs were used to add an artistic and unique pattern to simple structures. Not all mosaics need to reach the same degree of complexity of ancient Roman bathhouses, though. This patio uses a mosaic tile look to contrast with the lawn, adding an element of creativity to what is usually a simple, basic flooring. Ceramic tile is the difference between an everyday backyard and an unforgettable patio. Chose tile options for outdoor use that withstand freeze-thaw conditions, and you’ll also have a patio that will withstand harsh conditions and still look great in any climate.