Deck Tiles: What You Should Know

Learn all you need to know about deck tiles and be ready to embark on your next big deck project.

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Outdoor seating area with padded chairs and neutral toned deck tile.

Photo by: Jan Hanus

Jan Hanus

By: Sean McEvoy

If your deck has seen better days, but you're not quite sure about a full replacement, deck tiles might just be the answer. These attractive, efficient and economical tiles can be used to cover decks or other outdoor surfaces, upgrade their look and extend their longevity.

Amazing Deck Designs

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Gather, Chat and Play

This deck is ideal for gathering with guests, as it has multiple areas for entertaining. Spaces for enjoying intimate conversation, dining and playing should be incorporated into every functional deck design. Photo courtesy of Trex

Decorative Design

This expansive deck includes decorative design elements. Create interest by using different tones and levels to section the space for multiple functions like seating, planting and grilling. Photo courtesy of Trex

Photo By: Photographer: Matthew Borkoski

Functional and Grand

A fire pit is one of the many focal points in this design. It's a great option for cool nights and marshmallow roasts. This deck creates a seamless extension of the home's living space. Photo courtesy of Trex

Photo By: Trex

A Relaxing Retreat

Designed by Wood Shop Company, this deck takes relaxation to the next level with exquisite craftsmanship. Since the deck is enclosed, the hot tub and city view can be enjoyed rain or shine.

Created for Lounging

This poolside retreat is the headquarters for lounging with family and friends. Privacy pairs perfectly with safety, as parents can keep a close watch on the kids in the pool without hovering. Photo courtesy of Trex

Spacious and Serene

Sometimes you need more space, and this deck incorporates ample seating along the edge without overcrowding the area. The curved design is an attractive, eye-catching feature that enhances the aesthetic. Photo courtesy of Timber Tech

Photo By: Al Lang

Ready for Viewing

Taking advantage of an outside view is one of the most important reasons for building a deck. Everything about this space capitalizes on nature's elements. Container plants and shrubs soften the design of this hardscape. Photo courtesy of Fiberon

An Evening Escape

This classic deck design pulls in the rustic color scheme from the adjacent woods. Railings, built-in planters and a discrete step define the outdoor space, making it feel like you're in a room. Photo courtesy of Timber Tech

Photo By: Bob Winner

Most deck tiles are made of eco-friendly, rot-resistant materials, which means you won't need to worry about replacing your new deck covering anytime soon. Another benefit of deck tiles is their easy installation—most varieties simply snap together, so you won't even need to raise a hammer.

Deck tiles also come in various wood varieties, such as teak. Teak tiles can be placed over any flat surface, even crushed stone or garden walkways—and the natural defenses teak has against the elements and pests will keep them looking spritely for many seasons. Other wooden deck tile types that can provide the same effect are ipe and Amazonian cherry.

Lastly, just because your deck is made of wood doesn't mean your deck tiles have to be—stone deck tiles are also a viable option. They come in multiple colors, ranging from green and gray to quartzite and multicolor slate.

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