Best flooring for hot outdoor patio?

I live in California, where my patio is in direct sunlight year-round. I currently have concrete which doesn't get too hot under my feet, but I want to make the flooring really nice with a tile of some sort.

I've tried porcelain and slate; both get impossibly hot in the sun.. I don't like the look or options for travertine, and ripping up the concrete to put in new, tile-stenciled concrete isn't an option. What material can I look at that doesn't absorb so much heat in 80-100 degree weather? (My dog lays out on the patio most of the day)

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  • 4 weeks ago
    Best answer

    Have your existing concrete patio resurfaced and stamped.

  • Anonymous
    3 weeks ago

    You can have your concrete resurfaced and tile stamped. Maybe look at a pergola or awnings to shade the patio.

  • 4 weeks ago

    Anything white ........

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