Cost to Install Deck Tiles

Cost to Install Deck Tiles

How much to install deck tiles? The contractor cost to build a deck with deck tiles is $1376 vs. doing it yourself for $850. Adjust the cost by entering your ZIP Code.

National Average Improvement and Repair Cost
Diy Logo Hours Pro 19.1 DIY 24.0
Money Pro $1376 DIY $850
Per Square Foot Cost
Per SF Cost $9.17 Total Cost

By Gene and Katie Hamilton

Have an ugly cement patio you want to conceal? Well, for a really fast fix-up use deck tiles as a cover-up. The two-foot square deck tiles are 1-inch thick and can be placed loosely on the patio or fastened to the surface with construction adhesive. They're made of recycled plastic in several colors or unfinished pine and were originally designed to improve the look of cement balconies and rooftops. To reclaim an otherwise ugly, cracked cement slab and give it a new lease on life these deck tiles are a solution. To conceal the raw edges of the cement use 1-by-6-foot or wider lumber to act as a frame for the tiles and finish the edges. If ground cover or plants conceal the edges, the lumber won't be needed.

Each tile covers 4 square feet so you'll need 40 tiles for a 10-by-15-foot patio or 150 square feet. You'll need about four tubes of construction adhesive. If you plan to secure it to the cement and to cut the tiles to fit, you'll also need a carpenter's square and hand saw. You can purchase these materials for about $850 and do it yourseld or expect to pay a contractor $1376 to do it.

You can set the tiles so the slats all run in parallel strips in the same direction, but a more pleasing arrangement is the herringbone or woven pattern with horizontal slats opposite vertical ones.

Click at the link for outdoor deck tile patterns from Bison Innovative Products.

Don't want to do this job yourself? Find a deck who has the skills and tools to do it right, click here to get to Home Advisor and it will open in a new tab and you’ll have to answer some basic questions about your job followed by contractors in your area to do the job.

The bottom line: compare the price of a contractor’s bid to install deck tiles with what it costs to do it yourself and make your decision. You adjust the cost to where you live by adding your ZIP Code.

Cost updated 2020

Would you do this project?

Poll Results

DIY 74%
PRO 26%

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