Many homeowners believe that a deck is a deck, and they’re unaware that there are different types of decking to choose from. There’s the traditional ground-level deck that most homeowners picture, but there are also options such as raised decks and freestanding decks. How do you know which style is right for your home? We’ll break down the benefits of each to help you decide which deck style suits you best.

What is a Grade-Level Deck?

The most common type of deck is a grade-level deck. This style is what most people envision when they hear the words “outdoor deck”. It’s a ground-level platform attached to your property that provides an exterior walkway, usually through a rear patio door on the home’s first level. While this is an option that suits many homeowners, it may not be the perfect fit for all.

Raised Deck

Based on your personal preferences as well as the architectural style of your home, you may prefer a raised deck. A raised deck is similar to a grade-level deck in that the deck is attached to your property, but it protrudes from the second story of your home rather than the ground level. 

Raised decks are an ideal choice for homes that have the main living space on the second level, or homeowners who desire a deck outside of their master suite rather than the living space. It can also provide additional outdoor entertaining space to enjoy since it gives you access to the area under the raised deck. 

Many homeowners considering raised decks believe it to be out of their budget, but Tile Tech can make this patio design stunning yet affordable. We pair our industry-leading deck tiles with our innovative hybrid pedestal system for installation that will be completed on time and on budget. Our pedestal system is designed for use with concrete pavers, porcelain pavers, and ipe wood deck tiles, so you can achieve whatever look you desire. Whether you do it yourself or hire professionals, Tile Tech’s hybrid pedestal system and raised decking tiles make it unbelievably easy to install, drastically reducing the hours and labor required to complete your project.

Freestanding Deck

Another popular deck style is the freestanding deck, also known as a detached deck. As the name suggests, a detached deck is not attached to the property at all, and instead can be placed wherever you want within your yard. 

The freestanding deck helps create the feeling of a secluded oasis, offering an escape from street noise or neighbors while still providing a comfortable and level area to relax or entertain. You can place your free-standing deck next to a pool, in the middle of a garden, or wherever your yard gets the most sun. Freestanding decks are ideal for those with larger backyards or families who want to create a personal retreat within their own property lines. 

If you want to create more usable outdoor space for your family to enjoy, choose Tile Tech’s innovative paving system. By using our deck tiles in conjunction with our hybrid pedestal system, you can level out even the most uneven terrain and create the perfect personal oasis. To find out more about our product selection and how our paver system works, give us a call at (888) 380-5575 or fill out our online contact form. We would be happy to provide you with a free catalog, product sample, or quote for your next project.