Spring has sprung, and with patio season quickly approaching, many homeowners are starting to think about how they can best enjoy their outdoor living spaces. While some home projects require special conditions, installing deck and patio tiles can happen at any time of the year.

When it comes to designing or revamping your outdoor space, deck and patio interlocking tiles are an excellent choice. Many can provide a durable, slip-resistant surface that is easy to maintain and offers additional comfort over many other deck and patio flooring options, such as wood, composite, concrete, or asphalt.

In this blog, we look at two different types of deck and patio interlocking tiles: polypropylene SnapGRID® LX interlocking deck tiles and rubber GorillaSHOCK tiles. While very different from one another, both options have benefits and features to enhance any outdoor space.

SnapGRID® LX interlocking deck & patio tiles:

  • Withstands UV Exposure

Extensive exposure to UV rays can result in premature fading of your deck’s paint. SnapGRID® LX interlocking deck tiles are designed to withstand exposure to the sun and excessive use. This protects your patio floor underneath from harmful UV rays and prolongs the life of your deck boards.

  • Slip-Resistant Surface

Outdoor tiles aren’t limited to your deck and patio. They are perfect for pool decks, outdoor showers, and around your hot tub or jacuzzi. The slip-resistant and the self-draining surface provide added safety and traction for potentially hazardous areas.

  • Added Comfort and Relief

SnapGRID™ LX interlocking deck tiles add comfort and relief to feet, legs, and back. This makes patio tiles ideal for grilling and cooking outdoors on surfaces over concrete, paving stones, or wood decking.

  • Easy to Install

Unlike some outdoor flooring installations, deck and patio interlocking tiles are easy to snap together and can be configured to suit any space. The interlocking tiles are a great solution for cracked surfaces and unsightly floors.

  • Portable and Easy to Clean

Going camping for the weekend? Outdoor deck and patio tiles can be taken apart, transported, and installed over any smooth surface. Once you’re done, the perforated design can be hosed down and will easily drain away dirt. The durable material can withstand continuous disassembly and reassembly without breaking.

  • Versatile Designs

Patio tiles come in full-colour options to suit the aesthetics of any outdoor living space. Should you change the colour and design of your deck, these tiles can be easily interchanged to match.

  • Suits Any Outdoor Space

Deck and patio tiles are an economical and comfortable addition to any outdoor living space. These cushioned and durable surfaces are designed for multi-purpose use and can be installed any day of the year.

GorillaSHOCK rubber interlocking patio & deck tiles:

  • Comfort & Safety

Outdoor rubber tiles have anti-fatigue and shock absorption properties and are slip-resistant even when wet. Our GatorSHOCK rubber deck and patio tiles are soft and comfortable underfoot, providing a safe and comfortable outdoor surface for entertaining, relaxing, or for your kids to play on. Rubbers inherent shock absorption helps reduce the risk of injuries from falls, providing peace of mind for parents, facility managers, and homeowners alike.

  • Durable & Weather Resistant

More traditional surfaces like stone, brick, and concrete can crack or chip and can also become uneven, creating a tripping hazard. Rubber patio tiles are durable, long-lasting, and designed to withstand heavy impact, heavy traffic, and outdoor environments. Rubber surfaces are non-porous, which prevents water absorption and helps prevent the growth of mould and mildew.

  • Easy to Install & Low Maintenance

Rubber deck tiles are easy to install; they can be laid directly over a smooth surface, such as concrete or wood, or over a compact crushed rock base. Our GorillaSHOCK tiles make installation even easier with their unique interlocking x-connector system. Clean rubber outdoor flooring with a water hose, leaf blower or broom. Unlike other traditional outdoor surfaces such as wood and concrete, there is no need to seal, stain or paint your rubber tile, meaning you can spend more time enjoying your surface and less time maintaining it.

Ready to transform your outdoor space?

At Perfect Surfaces, we take pride in our deck and patio tile options, which are designed with both functionality and durability in mind while also enhancing the appearance of your outdoor space with a variety of full-colour options available. Whether you choose rubber or polypropylene, our deck & patio interlocking tiles provide the perfect solution for any outdoor entertainment area!

Contact one of our flooring specialists to discuss your outdoor rubber flooring project!