How to Resurface a Concrete Patio Deck
Imagine how sophisticated your bland concrete patio would look covered with a classic hardwood deck or elegant stone tiles.
Well, with HandyDeck deck tiles, you can turn such dreams into reality in just an hour or so. And it's as simple as taking the tiles out of the box and clipping them into place over your existing patio surface.
And normally there's no tedious surface preparation required, nor will you need any special skills to lay the tiles... or special tools... not even nails or screws. Just measure the area you want to cover, calculate how many tiles you'll need and you're ready to go.
Everything you need to resurface your patio is right inside in each box of tiles - a complete DIY patio deck kit!
Provided the concrete patio isn't excessively cracked, you can simply lay the tiles directly over the top of your existing surface. Small cracks are generally no problem, but if you have larger cracks where there is a height discontinuity of more than about 3/16", you may need to patch the cracks or level the surface with a layer of thinset or other suitable patching compound.
Our SwiftDeck and ResiDeck tiles are somewhat forgiving of small surface variations because they are slightly flexible in one direction, but with our EzyTile ceramic, granite and slate tiles, the surface should be as smooth as possible. With this range of tiles, it's important that the tiles do not "rock" on the surface, as it’s possible they could crack if a heavy weight was placed unevenly across the surface of the tile.
If you have pipes, posts or other fixed obstacles on the patio, that's no real problem since the SwiftDeck or ResiDeck tiles can easily be cut to shape with a handsaw or jigsaw. With the EzyTile range however, you'll need a wetsaw to cut the tiles to shape.
For a professional finish on the outer edge of your patio deck and to avoid the danger of tripping on the edge of the deck, edging pieces are available for the SwiftDeck and EzyTile ranges which simply clip onto the edge of the outer row of tiles.
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