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10 Easy Pieces: Wood Flooring for Decks

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10 Easy Pieces: Wood Flooring for Decks

July 10, 2017

Wood flooring is an instant fix. Lay slatted wood tiles in a grid on a flat surface to transform a balcony, deck, or concrete pad into an inviting outdoor room.

Made from materials such as ipe, acacia, and teak—as well as from hardwoods harvested in Brazil and Asia—most wood floor tiles are interlocking and can be installed in an afternoon. Here are 10 of our favorite choices for wood floor tiles to pave outdoor spaces:

Made from Brazilian hardwood,
Above: Made from Brazilian hardwood, 2-by-2-foot square Cumaru Wood Deck Tiles have a smooth finish. Contact Bison Innovative Products for more information and pricing.
From Ikea, Runnen Floor Decking tiles are made of acacia wood. Measuring loading=
Above: From Ikea, Runnen Floor Decking tiles are made of acacia wood. Measuring 11.75 inches square, they are $3.10 per square foot. Warns Ikea: “Wood contains tannic acid which, after a time, can leak out and discolor the sub-floor. Never lay wooden decking on a surface where it would matter if this happened.”
Square -inch Kontiki Interlocking Wood Floor Tiles, made from recycled wood of Bangkirai trees native to Asia, are from $4.09 to $4.49 per square foot depending on the quantity you order from BuildDirect.
Above: Square 16-inch Kontiki Interlocking Wood Floor Tiles, made from recycled wood of Bangkirai trees native to Asia, are from $4.09 to $4.49 per square foot depending on the quantity you order from BuildDirect.
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Above: Oil-finished teak 12-by-12-inch interlocking Snap-In Deck Tiles are $8.80 per square foot from Wayfair.
A -square-foot box of unfinished interlocking Teak Decking Tiles made of reclaimed wood will weather to a silvery gray; $65 fom Terramai.
Above: A 10-square-foot box of unfinished interlocking Teak Decking Tiles made of reclaimed wood will weather to a silvery gray; $65 fom Terramai.
A box of 7
Above: A box of 72 interlocking 4-slat oiled acacia Hardwood Decking Tiles measuring 11.8 inches square is £342.50 from Decking London.
Made of ipe, Solid Hardwood WiseTiles measure  inches square and are $.93 apiece from Home Depot.
Above: Made of ipe, Solid Hardwood WiseTiles measure 18 inches square and are $24.93 apiece from Home Depot.
A box of  6-slat Contemporary Wood Floor Tiles made from sustainably harvested acacia (each measuring loading=
Above: A box of 10 6-slat Contemporary Wood Floor Tiles made from sustainably harvested acacia (each measuring 11.8 inches square) is $44.99 from Garden Winds.
Made from Brazilian hardwood, 4-slat Cumaru Wood Deck tiles are available in -tile cartons; contact iPool Supplies for more information and pricing.
Above: Made from Brazilian hardwood, 4-slat Cumaru Wood Deck tiles are available in 10-tile cartons; contact iPool Supplies for more information and pricing.
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Above: Resistant to termites, decay, and mold, 12-by-12-inch interlocking ‘Colorado’ Ipe Wood Tiles are from $10.31 to $11.45 apiece depending on quantity from Handy Deck.

N.B.: For more easy outdoor flooring options, see:

Finally, learn how to successfully design a deck for any landscape or exterior home project with our Hardscaping 101: Decks & Patios guide.

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