Installing Interlocking Tiles for Patios
With our decking tiles, resurfacing
an existing concrete patio is just a simple matter of snapping the individual paver modules directly into place over
the top of the
existing surface - no special surface preparation is normally
You don't need any special skills... or special tools...not even nails, screws or glues.
To install tiles for patios, firstly measure the area you want to cover, calculate how many tiles you'll need and you're ready to go. Everything you need to build your patio deck is right inside in each box of tiles.
Provided the concrete patio isn't excessively cracked, you
can lay the tiles directly on top of your existing concrete
surface without any surface preparation apart from brushing away any loose dirt etc.
Small cracks are generally no problem, but if you have larger
cracks where there is a height discontinuity of more than about 3/16”,
then you may need to patch the cracks or level the surface with
a layer of thinset or other suitable patching compound. If possible, tile joins should not lie directly over and parallel to any cracks.
If you've got pipes or other obstacles on the patio, that's no real problem as you can easily cut the tiles to shape with a handsaw or jigsaw. And
for the outer edge of the patio, reducer strips are available which just snap onto the outer row of tiles to give a professional finishing touch and reduce the chance of tripping on the outer row of tiles.