Decorative front step tiles are one of many ways to add style to your house. You can use ceramic tiles for decorating step risers inside and outdoors providing you live in warmer climate. Perhaps temperature itself is not going to cause problems to front step tiles but freezing water will. So if they are to be installed on covered veranda or patio go ahead with the project. Some interior designers use one mexican ceramic tile pattern on all steps and others choose a mix of designs. Occasionally, each step is decorated with a different mexican tile so in case such as this you will need to buy as many talavera tile styles as steps you have in your staircase.