Resurfacing Wood DecksThe ultimate do-it-yourself, cost effective, amazingly fast deck restoration
If you have a wood deck you will eventually be faced with the problem of what to do when it begins to deteriorate, warp, crack and fade. You also have to acknowledge costs associated with such issues. Until recently, the most realistic solution was to dismantle the entire deck and replace it with new wood. Unless you have the necessary experience and time, this means finding reputable contractors that are available, comparing quotes, dealing with the disruption while the construction is underway, and writing a rather large check when it’s complete.
Introducing Architrex interlocking Ipe wood deck tiles… a much more cost effective and simplified solution for replacing your old wood deck. With our user friendly SwiftDeck tiles a total demolition and rebuild is no longer your last resort.
Provided your deck is structurally sound and without uneven surfaces from warped planks which would need screwed flat or replaced, you can simply lay our interlocking tiles directly over top of the existing deck for the ultimate do-it-yourself, cost effective, amazingly fast deck restoration.
Another great reason to use Architrex interlocking deck tile to resurface an old, unsightly deck is that you can easily make it waterproof. To do so, first lay an EPDM sheet over your existing deck surface. EPDM sheeting is available in various sizes, and suppliers like Best Materials and Resource Conservation Technology can custom fabricate a single sheet with no seems. Cut the sheet to fit the area of your deck space that you want to waterproof, and if you need to seal around pipes or posts there are sealers made specifically for EPDM such as M-1 Sealant.
With your EPDM in place, the final step is to click the deck tiles into place over top and in very little time you’ll be standing on a great looking wood deck that is dry underneath.
Another option you may wish to consider if resurfacing a larger deck is Architrex industry leading selection of structural porcelain pavers. These exceptionally lightweight yet strong, scratch resistant, stain resistant, frost resistant and fireproof 24” x 24” and 48″x16″ porcelain pavers are not interlocking but can be laid on 3/8″ rubber pads placed under each corner of the pavers to ensure they don’t rock on the existing deck surface. These easy-to-install pads have built in spacer tabs for paver alignment, are stackable for elevating your deck slightly higher, and can be adjusted for slope with our thin rubber shims to ensure a flush, level deck surface.
For further information on using porcelain pavers or interlocking deck tiles for resurfacing wood decks or if you have a question about your particular situation, just give us a call on 866 206 8316 or send us an e-mail.