Easy to Install for a Great Porch FloorDeck tiles come in a variety of materials, styles, and colors. Although you have many options, choosing the right one for your porch can be daunting.
While some options may be permanent like installing stone or slate, others can be removed easily like interlocking deck tiles (and taken with you when you leave).
Almost all tiles, especially interlocking deck tiles, are ideal for your front porch, screened porch, 3-season and even your deck, patio, and pool area. They will add instant curb appeal to any porch and can be easily applied over almost any surface.
Installing these tiles is a great DIY project. See an installation video below.
Interlocking tiles come in a wide variety of looks. From wood to stone to composite materials, you can find just the right interlocking tiles for your porch.
Interlocking tiles require no fasteners or special tools. You just snap and click them into place. Fitting around pipes and other obstacles is not problem either.
Use new blades or a diamond-tipped blade to cut the tiles. You can usually find diamond-tipped blades at your local building supply store.
We've found that interlocking tiles cost more per square foot in comparison to lumber. The installation; however, will cost significantly less, especially if you are doing it yourself.
And remember, there will be no warped boards or any surface hardware visible. The tiles won't shrink and can be removed or replaced if damaged.
Another find is that interlocking tiles vary in thickness. Most are from approximately 5/8" thick to 3/4" thick.
See just how easy it is to install on a 45 foot by 9 foot balcony (or high rise porch!). They use Ipe (also known as Brazilian walnut) to cover the existing concrete floor.
Tiled front porch
Deck Tile ConsiderationsHere are some pointers as to what to look for when selecting tiles:
Turn your porch, deck, or patio into something extraordinary!
A word about warranties. Our research indicates warranties could be for as little as 12 months up to 10 years.
Most are limited warranties that cover defects in manufacturing but don't cover any imperfections in the wood or stone or weathering.
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