With stone deck tiles, installing a floor outdoors can be as easy as snapping together Lego pieces. Many natural stone tiles are mounted on plastic interlocking bases and can be laid without glue or grout on a surface that’s flat and clean.
Suitable for use on a patio or deck—or in a courtyard, mudroom, shed, or gazebo—stone deck tiles are often an inexpensive alternative to stone pavers (and DIYers can save on the cost of installation, as well).
We’ve rounded up 10 favorite stone deck tiles in materials that include marble, slate, and sandstone at price points from high to low (from architects’ favorites for high-traffic areas to easy-to-install beginners’ choices).
Above: An architects’ favorite, Mosa’s double-sided stone Floor Tiles for outdoor use can bear heavy loads and are “scratch, stain, and wear-resistant.” They can be glued down, used with a raised floor system, or set on a stabilized sand bed. For more information and prices, see Mosa. Above: Made of natural slate bonded to an interlocking plastic base, a box of six EzyTile Slate Tiles measuring 11.25 by 11.25 inches each is $53.73 to $59.70, depending on the size of order at Architrex. Above: The 11.8-by-11.8-inch Travertine Stone Deck Tiles with a matte finish have interlocking bases that snap together. “Machine-cut and hand-polished stone pieces are carefully and firmly bonded to a commercial grade fiber mesh base,” notes the manufacturer; a box of 10 is $99.99 at Garden Winds. Above: A 48-square-foot pallet of Variegated Basketweave York Stone Pavers, available in two sizes (24 by 24 inches is shown); $311 at Home Depot. Above: A box of ten 11.8-by-11.8-inch gray Stone Deck Tiles with interlocking fiber mesh bases is $99.99 at Garden Winds. Above: Natural stone Kontiki Interlocking Deck Tiles are gray and measure one square foot; $6.09 to $6.29 per square foot, depending on quantity, at Build Direct. Above: A 12-inch-square slate Kontiki Interlocking Deck Tile is $5.79 to 6.49 per tile, depending on quantity (with a minimum order of 72), from Build Direct. Above: A box of five snap-together Stone Patio Tiles is available in natural (shown) and black slate. Each tile measures 12 square inches and is set on a base made of recycled plastic, sawdust, and organic fibers; $59.97 from Windowbox. Above: Made of natural stone, a box of ten 11.8-by-11.8-inch Venetian Stone Deck Tiles is $99.99 from Garden Winds. Above: Made of Italian marble by Arezia, a box of five sheets of preassembled mosaic Module Opus Romano Quartzite tiles (each measuring 40 by 40 centimeters) is €77.29 from Chebagno.
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