Outdoor Flooring Modular Decking Tiles can be laid on
most hard surfaces such as concrete, existing wood decks, brick pavers, paving tiles, asphalt, etc., either indoors or outdoors,
in protected or unprotected locations. To ensure trouble free installation and long service life, the surface must be
as firm and as even as possible with no major irregularities or depressions. In exterior installations,
the underlying surface should slope slightly to allow water to drain away freely.
Calculating how many decking tiles you will need
carton (10 tiles) will cover an area of 10 sq. ft. Additional tiles may be required for cutting as spacers
if, the finished deck is to fit flush against boundary walls.
Additional Tools Required
Outdoor Flooring Modular Decking Tiles require no nails,
screws, adhesives. A handsaw or jigsaw may be required if tiles need to be cut to fit around posts, or
pipes, or to trim the outer row of tiles in confined areas.
Step by Step Installation
a single tile in one corner of the area to be covered.
a second tile, align the plastic connecting tabs on the outside edges of the tiles to be joined and push down firmly on the
second tile close to the connection point. This will engage the tabs and lock the tiles together.
Continue this process, adding tiles in both directions until the area is covered, ensuring
each tile is securely locked to the neighboring tile.
Different patterns can be achieved by joining tiles so that the wood slats of adjacent tiles
are aligned in different directions. To fit around pipes, posts, or corners, cut to fit using a jigsaw or handsaw, sawing
through both the wood slats and plastic base. Take care to avoid the screws in the base.
When cutting irregular shapes, it is best to first make a template from a piece
of stiff paper or cardboard. Make sure that cut slats remain securcly attached to the plastic base with at least 2 screws.
Extra screws may need to be inserted if any slats appear loose. (Blank screw holes are molded in the plastic base for this
purpose). To provide a smooth transition between the tiles and the base surface, optional reducer strips are available which
lock ecurely to the outer row of tiles.
should be taken if Outdoor Flooring Modular Decking Tiles are installed (or removed) when the ambient temperature is
below minus -20F. The polypropylene polymer used on the base of the tiles characteristically becomes increasingly brittle
at very low temperatures and some damage to the connecting tabs could occur unless due care is taken when connecting (or removing)
the tiles under such conditions.
Provided the tiles have been laid on a stable base, under normal circumstances low
temperature conditions should not
have any adverse effects
on the performance of Outdoor Flooring Modular Decking Tiles.
How to clean Outdoor Flooring Modular Decking Tiles
Outdoor Flooring Modular Decking Tiles are supplied in pre-finished form with a
factory coating of protective oil applied to all wood surfaces. While this provides some initial protection
from the effects of UV and exterior elements, in exposed exterior conditions the wood slats will gradually fade to a soft
grey color. Regular treatment with an approved timber preservative will assist in slowing this aging process and help to preserve
the original appearance of the timber.
An initial application of Penofin oil preservative shortly after installation, followed by applications every 6-12
months, or as often as needed, is recommended.