Help me choose a HandyDeck tile

 
 
 
 

We realize that deciding which HandyDeck tile to choose for your project can be tricky.

So to make this task a bit easier, we've summarized the main features of each type of tile below.   And better still, we suggest you try out our online visualizer.  Just upload a picture of your project and overlay it with different tile styles/colors. You can then get a much better idea of what each tile will look like in the exact location you want to use them.

But if you need further help in making a choice, just call us on 866 206 8316 or send us an email.

 
 
Ipe wood deck tile

SwiftDeck Ipe Wood Deck Tiles

Ipe Characteristics

  • Generally regarded as one of the most durable and hardest wood species available
  • Very stable in use, displaying little tendency to twist, warp or cup even under more extreme conditions
  • Excellent weathering properties – weathers to light grey color but keeps a smooth finish with no splintering
  • Very resistant to attack by decay fungi and insects
  • Can be used in the most highly exposed and severe climatic conditions including snow and ice
  • Hard wearing and scratch resistant – suitable for commercial applications
  • Mid-olive brown to very dark brown color, which can vary from board to board
 
 
 
teak wood decking tile

SwiftDeck Teak Deck Tiles

Teak Characteristics

  • A highly regarded wood species, traditionally used for high quality outdoor furniture and boat decks
  • Rated as slightly less durable than Ipe
  • Slightly softer than Ipe so less scratch resistant
  • Very stable in service displaying little tendency to twist, warp or cup even under more extreme conditions
  • Paler color than Ipe - straw brown to mid brown color
  • May show some streakiness in color and more pronounced wood grain than Ipe
  • Weathers naturally to a soft grey color
 
 
 
slate patio tile

EzyTile Slate Deck Tiles

Slate Characteristics

  • Moderately hard but can be scratched with sharp objects or chip on exposed edges
  • Application of a specialist slate sealer is recommended to reduce the risk of staining with oil etc.
  • Occasional minor flaking may occur (mainly with Copper Jade color) due to natural laminar properties of slate
  • If used in areas subject to freeze/thaw issues, a protective sealer should be applied
 
 
 
granite patio tile

EzyTile Granite Deck Tiles

Granite Characteristics

  • Very hard, strong and durable - ideal for commercial applications
  • Hammered surface finish provides good anti-slip properties
  • More stain resistant than slate
  • Can generally be used in areas subject to freeze/thaw issues, but application of a sealer is recommended
 
 
 
sandstone patio tile

EzyTile Sandstone Deck Tiles

Sandstone Characteristics

  • A relatively soft stone
  • Natural anti-slip surface
  • One of the coolest tiles to walk on in hot weather
  • Requires sealing to give superior stain resistance
  • Not recommended for commercial applications
 
 
 
imitation stone patio tile

EzyTile Ceramic Deck Tiles

Ceramic Characteristics

  • Good anti-slip properties due to surface coating of fine transparent silica sand
  • Higher water absorption than granite - a sealer should be applied in areas subject to freeze/thaw issues
  • Thinner profile requires more care in installation and use
  • Not recommended where heavy cast iron furniture with unprotected legs is used
  • Must be laid over a solid, smooth surface to avoid "rocking" of the tiles
  • Not recommended for commercial applications
 
 
 
composite wood deck tile

ResiDeck Composite Wood Deck Tiles

Composite Wood Characteristics

  • Lower maintenance compared with natural wood tiles
  • Softer than Ipe wood tiles so not as resistant to scratching
  • Suitable for high rainfall, snow and ice conditions
  • Good resistance to color fading
  • Textured simulated wood grain finish provides anti-slip resistance
  • Not particularly resistant to mold or mildew
  • Application of a sealer is recommended to reduce risk of staining with oil etc.
 
 
 
porcelain stoneware paver

Kronos Modulo Porcelain Pavers

Characteristics

  • Larger 2’ x 2’ format best suited for covering larger areas
  • Exceptionally wear resistant
  • Outstanding resistance to mold, salt deposits, and staining
  • Freeze/thaw resistant
  • Very good slip resistance
  • Extremely low maintenance
  • Must be laid over a solid, smooth surface to avoid "rocking" of the tiles
  • For home or light commercial applications