10 Easy-to-Install Decking Tiles
Snap-Together Deck Tiles
Is your deck in need of a facelift? Forget calling the professionals. Updating your deck is a snap with deck tiles that quickly cover weathered wood decks, cracked concrete surfaces, porches, or walkways. In one afternoon, you can create a beautiful outdoor structure that will last the summer and beyond.
Bonus: These tiles come in eco-friendly, rot-resistant, and cost-efficient options.
If you like options, these are the tiles for you. Eco Decking tiles come in Arizona (pictured), classic, or double classic patterns. They don't require screws, nails, or adhesives for installation. But more important, the tiles (which are made of South American ipe) are heat-, moisture-, and bug-resistant. Just snap together and enjoy. Cleanup is just as easy. Simply apply deck oil once a year and mop or sweep as needed.
These 18-inch teak tiles create the perfect platform for outdoor dining and entertaining. The squares link together via concealed stainless-steel hardware. They can be quickly assembled over any flat surface, including crushed stone, greenhouse floors, or garden walkways. Over time the honey-colored tiles weather to a soft grey. Teak oil and cleaner will help preserve the original color if you prefer.
Recycled Composite Tiles
Help the environment and beautify your porch at the same time. Renew Resources tiles are made of recycled wood and plastic. They are engineered to stand 1 1/4 inches above the applied surface, which allows water to flow underneath. These tiles can also go directly on the ground to create temporary or permanent patios.
Attention do-it-yourselfers: WonderDeck tiles were specifically designed for the DIY crowd. These tiles fit snugly over any structurally sound wood, concrete, or soil surface. They are made from Amazonian cherry and Andean oak wood. The tiles can be arranged in multiple directions to create a classic or parquet-like look. Bonus: These tiles do not need to be stained or sealed after installation
European Groove Tiles
Turn your backyard into a European escape with Sustainable Lifestyles tiles. These tiles are milled with grooves in the traditional European decking style. Not only will your backyard look tres chic, but your deck will also last through the seasons. The ipe tiles can withstand damp, hot, or cold climates.
Stop worrying about your heels getting stuck in the grass at summer gatherings. Instead, roll out Mister Boardwalk's pre-assembled mat and instantly create a walkway that covers grass, stones, or wood chips. These walkways can last up to one week without damaging the grass -- perfect for graduation-party season. Want a permanent solution? Mister Boardwalk walkways are built to last up to 20 years.
This summer, don't let your deck be square. Honey Deck tiles come in hexagon medallions that give decks a unique honeycomb pattern. The tiles are made from unfinished, pressure-treated pine and can be easily sectioned to fit a variety of dimensions and shapes.
When wood decking won't do, try something a little harder. StoneDeck tiles give the look of patio pavers without having to uproot your existing deck. The tiles are designed to replace elevated wood decks. The panels connect through an interlocking system that fits over standard 16-inch joists and can support 4,000 pounds per square foot. StoneDeck is available in multiple colors: green, gray, or multicolor slate; sand or China black granite; and quartzite.
If you have a high-rise deck, DekStone tiles were made for you. DekStone tiles are made from precast concrete and specifically designed for raised decks. The concrete is textured and colored to look like natural stone. Once installed, these tiles require little upkeep.
Something to consider: Due to their size (24-inch squares) and weight, the supporting structure must be custom-built for these tiles.