How to Resurface a Concrete Patio with HandyDeck Do-it-Yourself Patio Tiles
That drab concrete patio is often the last thing to
think about in any home improvement project. It's such a daunting job to replace cracked concrete or outdated pavers
and the thought of bringing in noisy jack-hammers, digging the lot up and carting it away can be enough to give you nightmares! And then you still
need to think about what to replace it with.
Maybe you've always yearned for a solid wood deck, but the high cost of custom built deck has been a concern. And in many cases if you're building a conventional wood deck over top of an existing patio, the new deck will be 4" or so higher than your current
patio...which can be a real problem with outward opening doors.
Fortunately there's another solution for resurfacing concrete patios. With HandyDeck do it yourself patio tiles you simply snap the individual tiles directly into place over the top of the
existing surface - no special surface preparation normally
You don't need any special skills... or special tools...not even nails, screws or glues.
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 cover your patio deck with a new solid wood surface is right inside in each box of tiles.
Provided the concrete isn't excessively cracked, you
can lay the tiles directly on top of the existing
surface without any surface preparation apart from brushing away any loose dirt etc.
Small cracks are generally no problem, but if you have larger
cracks where there is a height discontinuity of more than about 3/16",
then you may need to patch the cracks or level the surface with
a layer of thinset or other suitable patching compound. If possible, tile joins should not lie directly over and parallel to any cracks.
If you've got pipes or other obstacles on the patio, that's no real problem as you can easily cut the tiles to shape with a handsaw or jigsaw. And
for the outer edge of the patio deck, reducer strips are available which just snap onto the outer row of tiles to give a professional finishing touch and reduce the chance of tripping on the outer row of tiles.
In no time all, your old concrete patio can be totally transformed, for year after year of enjoyment.
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