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Using Interlocking Deck Tiles for Backyard Decks

backyard deck withIpe wood tiles

One of the main considerations in building a backyard deck is that it needs to be integrated with the rest of the house and the surrounding landscape, otherwise it will stick out like the proverbial sore thumb. So building a custom deck can often be a bit of a worry as you don't really know what it will look like until it's finished.

And that's one of the features which makes our interlocking decking tiles such an attractive alternative.  You can extend your deck in any direction you like, as far as you like and any time you like.  And if it doesn't quite suit the area you had in mind, just take it up and lay it down elsewhere. And if you need to fit around posts or poles, you can easily cut the tiles with a jigsaw or handsaw.

There's just a few points to keep in mind.   Firstly, if you're planning on laying the tiles directly on bare ground, you need to make sure the surface is even (not bumpy) and well compacted.  If they are not being laid over an existing concrete slab or some other hard surface, the tiles should ideally be laid on a layer of well compacted gravel. And if you're laying them directly on the ground, you'll also need to scrape off any grass or vegetation and place a weed control mat under the tiles first.

Since both our wood and composite wood ranges are available in several different styles, you can easily create an attractive border or design a special  central feature. To finish of the edges of the deck, clip on reducers are available which snap onto the outside edge of the tiles to give a totally professional finish.

And there's no need to worry about harsh weather affecting the tiles. Our exterior tiles only use high durability wood species so they'll stand up to the harshest climates...blazing hot sun, pouring rains and mountains of snow, and will keep looking great day after day, year after year.

To keep them looking at their optimum condition and to slow down the natural graying process, we always recommend applying a coat of good quality decking oil every 6 to 12 months. Other than that,  a brush with a broom or quick wash with water every once in a while is all that's required to keep your backyard deck looking great year after year.