Lets Discuss some common questions that we hear everyday….
Our structural pavers in hardwood, porcelain, wood pavers , interlocking deck tiles or our FRP gratings can be fit to the required shape with a jigsaw or handsaw or doorknob drill. A miter saw will give you a very clean straight cut across the tile. Tiles can be cut in any way even rounded cuts. We also recommend using a new blade or diamond tipped blade to make cutting easier and cleaner. Large format porcelain tile saw is recommended for porcelain pavers, use a new porcelain disc blade for better and more precise cuts
Short answer is YES! . our modular decking systems are a set it and forget it type of product. They do not require any major maintenance, just regular cleaning and will typically last 30-40 years or more with regular use. All of our surfaces are resistant to chips, cracking or splitting and are impervious to water or moisture. For instance our 2cm porcelain pavers are .05 water absorption so they do not crack or degrade over time. They can be power washed or acid etched with strong cleaners with zero effect to the color and texture. The Hardwood pavers all use dense timber and it is highly resistant to decay and insect attack, for up to 40 years! Ironwoods like Ipe, Curupay and Garapa will not rot, split or crack like soft woods do once they become weathered. Hardwood typically outlast soft and semi hard woods like cedar and redwood by 10 times. Our goal is to create a long term investment in your home or business. We dont want you buying the deck again if we can help it…. ever.
Provided that the joists are 12″ or 24″ (structural deck tiles) off center and leveled with a laser level and the frame is sturdy, you can install the tiles over the joists. Your only limitation is the direction of the tiles; they must be installed perpendicular to the joists. Pedestal systems can be installed under the frame to even out any slanting or grade of the surface if working with a sloped roof deck. If you would like to lay patterned tiles you may by adding a surface 2 x 6 pressure treated spaced out evwery inch or so overt he surface. Lay the tiles on top as you final surface and you have a hardwood deck that will last a lifetime. Below is a typical pedestal system with our stone pavers. The deck tiles can easily be replicated with the use of 2×6 sleepers over the pedestals.
Provided the surface and supporting framework are structurally sound and the surface is even. Resurfacing old wood decks with our tiles allows you to remove to service the deck underneath in the future. Our modular decking tiles can be installed over virtually any surface, old concrete, blacktop roofing, roll out roofing or flat wood decks, liquid coatings and any type of above living space mebranes including rubberized membrane. In fact once our decking is installed over the surface, the air flow under the pavers will keep the deck cool as well as gaurd it from harmful UV sunlight essentially protecting the waterproofing.
Our warranties are guaranteed against faulty workmanship for a period of 5 years from the date of purchase for our on grade deck tiles. Structural deck tiles have a limited warranty of 5 years from the date of purchase. Dont worry we have your back and we are not going anywhere, we will support you and your purchase with us. If you have any concerns about defects, please take photos and send them our email@example.com