If your home patio or terrace has begun to look tired or dilapidated, one can hire a professional to renovate the area. This can help to create a new patio look, but it can be costly and unnecessary. Instead of hiring professional tradesmen and paying large sums of money, it is recommended that you consider performing a “patio makeover” independently using deck tiles. This article will provide information on how to resurface a patio with interlocking deck tiles.
Interlocking deck tiles are modular tiles measuring approximately 12×12 inches in size. They are typically constructed using plastic and present with locking tabs on each side. The tabs are the key to the interlocking feature and will snap together over any firm surface. This is highly beneficial as it means interlocking tiles can be placed over almost any surface including concrete, old tiled surfaces, asphalt, and bricks. In fact, with a suitable surface preparation, it is possible to lay interlocking tiles across bare ground.
One of the benefits of interlocking deck tiles is that they can be easy to place over damaged surfaces. For example, if the patio has cracks or other damage, you do not necessarily have to repair the area before putting the tiles in place. In the majority of cases, it is possible to lay the deck tiles directly atop the damaged surface. This is particularly true in the case of concrete patios.
Another benefit to using interlocking deck tiles is that the plastic base will allow water to drain away easily from underneath the tiles. This means that the top surface of the tiles will dry out as soon as possible without any puddles forming on the tiles. It removes any chance of slip hazards or bacteria being formed.
Arguably the greatest advantage of using interlocking deck tiles is that they are easy to install. The “snap together” system eliminates the need for any conventional installation procedures and is simple for the most inept of tiling contractors.