This deck in Vancouver had a basic concrete surface with paint applied to it. We were called in to make it have some appeal to the family and friends. After some consultations and exploring different types of wood deck tiles the client decided upon a hardwood deck tile using a Batu hardwood. This type of hardwood deck is extremely resilient to scratches and will not rot in our wet climate. The added benefit of using a wood deck tile is that if for any reason there is a need to access the deck surface the wood deck can be easily lifted up and re-installed with no special tools or equipment required.
In Vancouver our decks have usually a two percent slope to allow the water to drain into either a drain or off the deck edge. So in order to make the finished wood deck level we use pressure treated lumber called sleepers to make a level surface and support the wood deck tiles. After this is done the hardwood tiles are ready to be installed, we first layout the tiles and adjust the first course so that we can ensure that there is not a small tile at the edge. Its very similar to laying a ceramic tile layout. After careful planning the deck tiles are ready to go down. The average deck can be fully transformed in just one day.
Now the deck is ready for the deck furniture and a family BBQ. This was started and finished in just One Day. If you are interested in having a hardwood deck installed on your deck give us a call to arrange a free estimate and design consultation.