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How to Plan a Deck with Teak Patio Tiles

Friday, March 7th, 2014

How to Plan a Deck with Teak Patio Tiles - Landscapers

Designing a new deck or outdoor living space can be exciting. Secluded away in your backyard, you could make your own sanctuary that lets you escape the bustle of everyday life and just relax. Teak patio tiles make creating a new deck quick and simple. However, as with any deck-planning job, there are a few steps you need to take to ensure your patio turns out perfect.

Get a Permit

Most likely, your city or county will require a permit to build a deck in your backyard. Check with your local building authority before you start building the deck and obtain the necessary permits and licenses.

Pick Where You’ll Build Your Deck

Plan the size of your new deck and then decide where it will go in the backyard. Will it be directly in the sun? If so, are you going to make a covered deck or use a covered table set somewhere? If you can, measure and mark out the deck in your backyard so you can see how much space your new deck will take up.

Pick Out Your Teak Patio Tiles

Teak tiles come in a variety of styles and finishes. You can choose from a golden-brown to reddish-brown shade depending on what matches the rest of your house. If you already have a deck and you’re adding on, pick a teak tile shade that closely resembles what you already have.

Build Your Base

Teak tiles build the surface of your deck, but you’ll need a sturdy base to put them on. Dig out the footings for your deck deep. Remember that your footings support the weight of your deck. Also, check with your city’s codes for decks to see how deep down your footings need to go. Depending on your climate, you might have to dig deeper than manufacturer specifications.

Follow Teak’s Instructions

Teak patio tiles come with specific instructions for installation. Follow those instructions for your deck. Since they’re pre-designed, you can place them without having to fuss over whether or not your design is straight or in-line with the other pieces.

Need Assistance?

Building a deck is easier with Teak tiles, but sometimes you need the expertise of a professional to build the base. Try contacting TalkLocal today to be put in contact with a landscape professional in your area who can help make your deck extraordinary.