Interlocking Deck Tiles
Interlocking deck tiles are a great DIY porch project; you don't need to hire a contractor to install them.
for Your Porch
The other great thing about this product is that you can lay it over your existing
wood or concrete floor.
You can also lay this porch flooring over roofing membranes, old ceramic tiles, weathered wood and even bare ground if prepared correctly.
If you are thinking of installing a new porch floor, really consider installing interlocking deck tiles over your existing porch floor.
It can be well worth the cost and they look fantastic.
Since they are not "fastened" to the floor, you can take them with you if you move. That's a good investment.
Here is a resource we like - and we do not earn any compensation by recommending them:
Archatrak (formerly HandyDeck.com).
Want to see how great these are? Check out this short video:
More Advantages of Interlocking Outdoor Tiles
- They hide minor cracks and blemishes without any additional work.
Major damage; however, may need to be repaired prior to installing the deck tiles.
- They are scratch resistant - nice if you have pets
- You do not have to remove the existing structure (unless it is not conducive for laying the tiles).
So there is no demolition and removal to a land fill.
- My favorite - you can create your own design!
You can run a unique border around the perimeter of your porch, you can create elaborate designs down the middle, or simply mix
and match to your heart's content.
- Installation can be quick.
If you are laying the tiles over concrete or other solid flooring you could easily finish a medium size porch in a day or less.
- Consider using them for patio, deck, basement, balconies, roof tops, walk ways, pools, and hot tubs.
Deck tiles look fantastic on porches, decks, and patios as depicted in the photo above.
You too, can have the look of a fine deck or porch floor - check out your options below.
Perfect for porches!
You can easily install these tiles right over your existing veranda or porch flooring to create a whole new look and add lots of curb appeal.
Interlocking Deck Tile Options
Interlocking tiles make great porch flooring and the options seem almost endless.
Interlocking tiles are available in a number of materials,
We found the following samples of interlocking outdoor tiles at HandyDeck.com.
Your wood options may include decking tiles made from Ipe, Bankirai, Brazil Walnut, Brazil Teak, Eucalyptus, to name just a few.
Beautiful Swift Deck tile example by HandyDeck.com
Stone tile options include porcelain, slate, or granite (Note: it's important to ensure the surface is as smooth as possible
so tiles do not "rock" on the surface below.) These are great examples of types of stone tiles.
Slate Decking Tile Samples
Everyone knows that natural slate is impressive and makes for an aesthetically pleasing flooring.
Granite Interlocking Deck Tile Samples
Granite, with its sophisticated appeal and durability is one of the most versatile tiles.
Porcelain Sample Tiles
Composite Decking Tiles
Composite decking tiles are low maintenance composite wood interlocking patio pavers that won't crack, split, splinter or rot.
These are easy to maintain and are a good alternative to wood. These are examples of composite wood tiles.
Bamboo tiles contain a non-toxic boron additive that permanently prevents termites
and many other insects. Bamboo offers you a great look.
A Word of Caution:
Interlocking tiles, in many cases, are not to be used on steps or stairways.
Because they are not directly attached to the flooring structure, they can move and cause you to fall.
Carefully read the manufacturers instructions to ensure they are installed correctly.
Our porch flooring materials section covers other materials that are ideal for steps and stairways.
We encourage you to check out Archatrak, formerly HandyDeck.com, for more information about deck tiles.
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