4 Best Advantages Of Using Deck Tiles In Your Projects
If you are looking for a quick and easy installation system to improve some areas of your home, using deck tiles is a popular, and ideal way to accomplish this. As simple as putting a puzzle together, you have a completely renovated area in a short time.
Contrary to what you may have heard, not all types of tiles require skill, time or even a convenient location for laying. Deck tiles are a consumer-friendly option that comes in a convenient interlocking format that will make your life easier.
Deck tiles are typically made up of planks of wood, but can be manufactured from other materials as well. They normally come in a large size and square shape – either 20×20 or 24×24. When installed, this gives them the appearance of a deck-like flooring surface.
Here at Brazilian Lumber we have pre-assembled tiles, made of attractive and durable Brazilian hardwood, mainly Ipe, but also Cumaru. They are also quick and easy to install, but most importantly, they have a natural beauty capable of instantly enhancing your spaces.
They can easily snap together with a deck tile connector, like the ones we carry from DeckWise, so you don’t need any special tools for the installation process. However, we recommend pre-drilling holes in each corner for a better and safer installation.
Our Ipe tiles are available with a smooth finish or with an anti-slip surface that is well suited for applications near swimming pools or outdoor showers.
We are very pleased to offer you quick and easy alternatives for your constructions, like deck tiles. Here are the 4 best advantages of using this material to build a deck:
- Easy to install
- Suitable for any surface
- Low maintenance
- Variety of choices
1. Deck Tiles Are Easy To Install
Because the deck tiles simply snap together, you can install them quickly without any special tools or knowledge, just using deck tile pedestal connectors. And, if you need to replace a tile, you can easily install a new one, without replacing the entire area.
The fact that it is a non-permanent flooring alternative can be a good solution when renting. Since you don’t have to attach them to the surface below, you can put them down. Then, when you move out, all you have to do is pick them up and take them with you.
2. Deck Tiles Are Suitable For Any Surface
In fact, the tiles are designed to be applied directly to any solid and fairly level surface. You can renovate your existing floor in a few minutes and get results immediately.
They can be placed on an existing surface such as concrete, stone, brick, and even grass. They are extremely durable and slip resistant. An added bonus is that they also protect these surfaces from further damage.
Here are some examples of their use:
Grass: Wooden tiles can be installed on grass. Dig 21/2 inches down. Then, place the tiles. Apply an 11/2 inch layer of gravel. Place the deck tiles into the gravel and hammer them flat.
Concrete: You can definitely set these wooden tiles on concrete by yourself. Just use tile connectors to assemble your new deck. They are easy to put together and require no special tools.
Gravel: Just make sure that the gravel is even and that the wooden tiles are easy to lay like any other surface.
3. Deck Tiles Are Low Maintenance
Deck tiles are very easy to take care of. You don’t have to worry about staining or finishing wooden decks before laying, as with real decks.
They are ready to use right out of the box and usually require only occasional cleaning. The same goes for composites and other material options. But, of course, the manufacturer’s recommendations for proper maintenance must be followed.
Remember to clean them with soap and water after a while so that your deck is always in top condition. If you choose our Ipe tiles, you can apply our Ipe oil to enhance and protect their natural color.
Or you can leave it untreated to give it a silver patina if they are exposed to the sun.
4. Deck Tiles Come In A Variety Of Choices
Deck tiles come in a variety of plank colors, orientations, sizes, styles, and materials. Hardwood deck tiles, for example, come in a variety of woods, including Ipe, teak, and bamboo. We carry them primarily in Ipe, and also in Cumaru.
For those who are looking for a wood alternative, tiles composed of a mixture of materials such as rubber, ceramic, porcelain, stone, and grass are available.
However, since here at Brazilian Lumber we carry ipe deck tiles, you’ll be sure to get the best deal on deck tiles here. Ipe is the finest tropical wood there is.
Besides being weather and water-resistant, it has an A1 fire rating, and many other outstanding features that make it a premium material.
To conclude, deck tiles are the fastest, simplest, and most practical alternative to improve any deck from your home or work. Therefore, they will make your spaces more beautiful, sophisticated, and elegant.
Go for it and say goodbye to complicated systems with a long installation process that most of the time require special tools.