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Old 08-30-2011, 08:18 PM   #16
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tiles on a deck WITHOUT being fixed in place?

There are several kinds of rubber deck tiles you could use, here's just one example:


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Old 02-10-2012, 05:39 PM   #17
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tiles on a deck WITHOUT being fixed in place?

Originally Posted by AmyDS

I've read enough online to know that tiling on a deck is a bad idea, that changes in climate will cause the subflooring to expand and contract and will eventually crack the tiles.

There are, however, a lot of people on various sites giving advice on how to succeed doing this, but just as many people warning against it.

I'm not wiling to take the risk - I live in Canada, where extreme weather changes are a fact of life.

However, I have an idea that I'd like to run by the tiling experts out there.

What if I were to lay outdoor tiles (porcelain, slate, etc) on top of a raised wood deck, but not glue, cement, or grout them in place. I would then build a wooden frame around the perimeter of the tiled area to keep the tiles from moving around.

Would this work? Any ideas will be greatly appreciated. FYI, I'm looking to cover the deck with a fixed roof, if that matters.


This makes it possible to tile on your deck.

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