Cost to Install Deck Tiles – 2021

| Last Updated: August 21, 2021

National Average Improvement and Repair Cost







$ 1376

$ 850

Would you do this project? According to our survey, 73% of respondents preferred DIY compared to hiring a pro.

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The average price to Install Deck Tiles noted above is cost data to compare a contractor’s estimate with doing it yourself.

How much to install deck tiles? The contractor cost to build a deck with deck tiles is $1376 vs. doing it yourself for $850.

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.

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.

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