That drab concrete patio is so often the last thing to set your mind to in any home improvement project. That's probably because it’s such a daunting job to replace cracked concrete or outdated pavers. Just the thought of having to bring in noisy jack-hammers, dig the lot up and cart it away is enough to give you nightmares.
Of course it would be great if you could have a solid wood deck. Now you're probably thinking "hang on a minute.. that'll cost me a fortune". Sure, if you had a wood deck built the conventional way you'd be right. And you'd need to get in a team of builders and put up with disruption, dust and noise for days on end.
And also, if you build a wood deck on top of an existing concrete base, your new deck will be about 4" or so higher than your current concrete slab. Now that's a real problem in a lot of cases with outward opening doors. Unfortunately there's no easy answer to this problem with a custom built deck.
Decking tiles - how to build a patio the quick an easy way So how can I build a patio with great looking solid wood deck other than the custom deck option? There is another way that's quick, easy and economical. Simply cover the lot with interlocking floor tiles. Laying the tiles is a simple matter of snapping individual tiles directly into place directly on top of the old surface.
You don't need any special know how to build a patio or deck this way... or special tools...not even nails, screws or glues. All you need to do is to measure the area you want to cover, calculate how many tiles you will need and you're ready to go. Everything you need to build you patio deck is right inside in each box of tiles.
Provided the concrete surface is not excessively cracked, they can be laid directly on top of existing concrete without any surface preparation apart from brushing away any loose dirt etc. If there are cracks present, it is not recommended to lay the tiles directly over any cracks if there is height discontinuity of more than about 3/16”. If possible, tile joins should not lie directly over and parallel to any cracks.
If cracks exceed 3/16” in height it would be necessary to level the surface firstly with a thin layer of concrete or other suitable patching compound
If you've got pipes or other obstacles on the patio, that's no real problem as you can easily cut the tiles to shape with a handsaw or jigsaw. And reducer strips are generally available which just snap onto the outer row of tiles to give a professional finishing touch and reduce the chance of tripping on the outer row of tiles.
Call us at 888 335 8453 for a complete cost analysis of your project. You can also visit our online store here to purchase our deck tiles.
Where to purchase wood decking tiles
Wood decking tiles are available from the following online decking resources. Call 1 888 335 8453 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information