I have american olean urban tones 18x18 tiles in my entry. Absolutely gorgeous clean look and install. I originally, when designing home, planned our entry door with covered entry (floor above cantilevers) to be 3" higher to leave room for concrete floor. When you enter home, however, you see these awesome tiles and entry bench, closet, and stairs are all on this entry floor, then you step down to living room and bamboo floor and kitchen etc... So tile is its own mass block. I was walking in the house other day and thought...concrete?! Why not carry these grout lines and tile outside!!
Outside to inside effect! Ok... Well, we live in fairbanks, ak with temps from 85 in summers to -60 in winter! These tiles are rated for below freezing and they have a texture. I plan to put a small rug as well if it is a tad slick from wet boots.
My question is... Are their different materials we need to use for the colder temps? We used thin set and mortar etc... Your standard but (FIL said the good stuff) but not sure if this is standard procedure for put climate?
I know there is dietra (sp??) I want to complete this project before we start siding home so I want to order tile ASAP and start while we wait for siding!
Of course I understand I need to build up the 3" a little but I will plan that iut.