One of the currently trending concepts in home building is bringing the outdoors inside. Open floor plans go completely through a house, and the openness continues through to the back yard. This concept is made easier when ceramic tiles are used for flooring and outside patios. These tiles are durable for heavy foot traffic and also have a long wear life on the outside of a house. Matching the flooring through the house and continuing outdoors creates the illusion of a house that does not end or a yard that continues indoors. It is just one way ceramics are used to enhance the beauty of a home.