Your EzyTile DIY Deck Building Guide
EzyTile interlocking stone and porcelain decking tiles are designed for quick and easy installation without the need for special tools, nails, screws or any other fixing devices and adhesives. In most cases you’ll find it’s easy to install the tiles yourself, even if you have no carpentry skills or DIY expertise.
To install EzyTile tiles, you’ll just need a tape measure and a strong pair of gardening gloves. (If you need to cut the tiles to fit around pipes, posts or other fixed features you’ll also need access to a wetsaw).
Step 1- Prepare Your Surface
Although EzyTile deck tiles can be laid over most hard surfaces (concrete, asphalt, gravel, hard dirt), i'ts important that there are no large cracks, bumps or depressions which could cause the tiles to lie unevenly or “rock” on the surface. If the surface is rough or cracked, it is advisable to level the surface with a suitable exterior patching compound or filler. We do not recommend laying EzyTile over dirt surfaces, sand or gravel. As an alternative in such situations, you may wish to consider either our hardwood SwiftDeck tiles or composite wood ResiDeck range.
Step 2 - Laying out the Tiles
In most cases it is best to start laying the tiles from one of the outer corners of the area you want to cover and work inwards towards the exterior wall. After you have positioned the first tile in the corner of your workspace, take a second tile and align the connecting tabs on one edge of the first tile with the corresponding connecting tabs on the second tile. Push the second tile down so that both tiles lock firmly together. Repeat this simple "snap in place" process, working in a diagonal direction across the area.
Step 3 - Finishing Touches
With the last row of tiles, you may need to cut some tiles to fit any remaining gap. EzyTile stone or porcelain tiles should be cut with a wetsaw. Alternatively if you don't wish to cut the tiles, you could fill in any gaps with attractive river pebbles or some other landscaping material.
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