Many people have to replace their porch flooring, decks, or patios every year due to normal wear and tear. Treated lumber degrades over time, boards crack and splinter, and staining it another year isn’t going to help much. Concrete patios crack, just no way to get around that. You can live with the small cracks but after a while those cracks can look like the Grand Canyon. You can replace all the deck boards or remove the concrete and pour another one.
Here’s another option – interlocking deck tiles. The great thing about interlocking deck tiles is that they can be placed right over your porch flooring, decking, or patio. They are specifically made so that anyone can do it; you don’t need to hire a contractor (saving you significant money right from the start). As long as your existing flooring is in good shape, the interlocking deck tiles hide unsightly boards and cracked concrete. And because they are an engineered product they’ll last a long time.
Another feature that’s sure to make you take notice is the variety of materials, styles, colors, and patterns that are available. You can mix and match to create your own unique design. You can use one style as a border for your porch or patio and use another to cover the rest. You are only limited by your imagination. Not only that but you can choose from a variety of woods, porcelain, slate, granite, and even composites. They make great flooring for screened porches, 3-season porches, and four season porches as well.
Most people can install them over a medium size area in a few hours so you can enjoy the beauty of them right away. The only thing you won’t want to do is install them on steps or stairways as they are not specifically designed for that. However, you can also use them around your pool, hot tub, walkways, and garden areas. Because the tiles are not directly fastened to your subfloor, you can even take them with you if you move, making them a great investment.
Interlocking deck tiles may be just the answer to that worn out porch, deck, or patio floor. Install them in the morning and have your friends over to enjoy your new look in the afternoon!
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Dave R. Morris is a co-creator and co-founder of http://www.front-porch-ideas-and-more.com, your portal for front porch ideas and designs. Dave is a retired Air Force officer, grandfather to 7 sweet grandchildren, woodworker, remodeler, and niche e-business developer.