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WHAT ARE INTERLOCKING DECK TILES?

HandyDeck interlocking deck tiles are squares of precision cut materials (wood, stone, ceramic or composite wood) securely attached to a plastic grid base by either adhesives or screws. The tiles cover an area of one sq. ft. (nominal) except for the Double-C style which covers an area of two sq.ft.
Inbuilt connecting tabs on all four sides of the base enable the tiles to be quickly and easily clipped together over practically any hard surface, creating a continuous "floating" tiled surface. The online decking tiles are not screwed, nailed, or bonded to the surface in any way, so installation requires no special tools, minimal surface preparation, and little effort or time.

The weight of the tiles, the interlocking structure and friction between the plastic base and the surface they are laid on prevents the tiles from moving, except of course in extreme wind conditions such as tornados or hurricanes.

The open mesh base with multiple 'feet' enables water to drain away freely under the tiles and provides good air circulation around the tiles, helping to prevent mold or mildew in dark and damp locations. With the SwiftDeck wood deck tile range, it also serves to raise the wood slats off the surface, minimizing cupping or twisting that can sometimes occur if wood is allowed to remain in contact with water for lengthy periods.

TYPES OF DECK TILES

SwiftDeck wood interlocking decking tiles are manufactured from high durability, hard wearing, dimensionally stable hardwood species. Ipe is the primary wood species we use wood due to its exceptional durability, hardness, freedom from splintering and stability in terms of twisting or warping. Each Colorado and Double-C style tile has four wood slats. Corrosion resistant screws attach the slats to the plastic grid from the underside, providing a smooth, splinter free surface, free from nail or screw heads. The tiles are factory coated with a light decking oil to enhance their appearance and provide some initial waterproofing effect.

ResiDeck interlocking composite wood deck tiles are similar to SwiftDeck wood deck tiles except they use slats of co-extruded foamed PVC with ASA capping instead of natural hardwood. Composite wood is generally regarded as a low maintenance alternative to natural wood and is fade resistant, insect resistant, rot resistant and splinter free.

No adhesives or grouting is required for installation as the tiles are simply locked in position on the deck surface with the inbuilt tabs on the integral plastic base. The interlocking tile base also ensures perfect positioning, precise spacing and accurate alignment, without the fuss or frustration of conventional tile installation.

For most applications however, 3/4 " thick non-interlocking 2 ' x 2 ' structural porcelain stoneware pavers offer more versatility at a similar price. Although these pavers are primarily designed for installation on adjustable height pedestals in construction of elevated decks and rooftop decks, they can also be used for on-grade applications including laying over existing concrete surfaces. In this situation, low cost rubber or plastic support pads with inbuilt spacer tabs are placed under each corner of the paver which lifts the pavers off the surface slightly so they will not rock on the surface if there are any slight irregularities.

The standard size of the structural Ipe tiles is 24 " x 24 " but 48 " x 24 " tiles can be supplied on special order. These tiles are primarily used for commercial decks and roof deck applications but can be used for residential decks if so desired.

ResiDeck interlocking composite wood deck tiles are similar to SwiftDeck wood deck tiles except they use slats of co-extruded foamed PVC with ASA capping instead of natural hardwood. The interlocking tile base also ensures perfect positioning, precise spacing and accurate alignment, without the fuss or frustration of conventional tile installation. HandyDeck's structural Ipe tiles are larger format solid wood, non-interlocking pavers designed specifically for use with adjustable height deck supports. The standard size of the structural Ipe tiles is 24 ″ x 24 ″ but 48 ″ x 24 ″ tiles can be supplied on special order. These tiles are primarily used for commercial decks and roof deck applications but can be used for residential decks if so desired.

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Marble and Granite

EleMar North

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