Whether you’re remodeling your home’s patio or you’re developing a massive commercial office building, ipe wood deck tiles are a stunning paver system solution for virtually every project. Inexpensive and easy to install, ipe decking’s exotic appearance creates an eye-catching outdoor living space that lasts.
What Are Ipe Deck Tiles?
Ipe deck tiles can turn any unusable outdoor space into a functional and beautiful oasis. They have an exotic, durable finish that replicates the appearance of a hardwood deck without the exorbitant price. Their easy installation, low maintenance requirements, and design versatility make them one of our most popular decking materials. You can align your ipe deck tiles in a straight pattern for a more classic hardwood look, or create a grid appearance by alternating the direction of each tile. Perfect for rooftops, terraces, and plazas, ipe deck tiles are an ideal solution for both residential and commercial applications.
How to Install Ipe Deck Tiles
Many homeowners and contractors recommend ipe deck tiles for a range of projects because they are incredibly easy to install compared to other paving system solutions. If you’re working with a flat deck area already, simply prep the surface by making sure that it is free of any debris or dirt. Snapping a chalk line for guidance can also be helpful for some. Ipe deck tiles come with curve cut slots on every corner that permit them to fit perfectly into pedestal supports. Our pedestal supports allow decks with a perfectly horizontal surface to be easily built over sloping or irregular surfaces. This is another reason why many clients love ipe deck tiles for their paving system solution. Simply align the deck tiles with the pedestals and snap them in for easy grid installation. With automatic gap spacing, you don’t need to worry about an uneven finish or even user error.
How to Maintain Ipe Deck Tiles
Ipe deck tiles are a preferred choice for patios and decks of all types because they are one of the easiest decking materials to maintain. Routine cleaning and yearly refinishing will keep your deck looking pristine for years to come. We advise sweeping your deck area once a week with a broom since excess debris can cause staining or water buildup. Occasionally vacuuming debris and rinsing the deck will also help keep it looking perfect. If you need to remove smaller allergens like pollen or algae from your ipe wood, create a cleaning solution of one part bleach and four parts warm water. Working this into the boards with a scrub brush will allow you to thoroughly clean the area and remove any harmful contaminants. In order to best preserve the color of your ipe tiles over time, apply one coat of ipe oil at least once a year. Taking proper care of your ipe deck tiles will help keep them looking just as beautiful as the day they were installed.
No matter the size of your residential or commercial decking installation, ipe deck tiles are an attractive and dynamic surface material for virtually any project. They’re low maintenance and will add a stunning, natural finish to any building. To find out more about ipe deck tiles or any of the other many paver system products that Tile Tech provides, give us a call at (888) 380-5575. We would be happy to provide you with our catalog, free product samples, or a project estimate.