Roof Deck Tiles

Roof Deck Tiles

Flat rooftops are perhaps the most underused living space available to people in urban environments. They are perfectly conducive to picnics, barbecues and other outdoor activities. Be sure to take advantage of them. You can change the space of your flat rooftop or old, weathered deck into a beautiful recreational area ready for fun of all kinds with our roof and deck tiles. Get the most out of your space without spending a fortune on remodeling. When searching for the ideal rooftop flooring, there are a few key questions you’ll need to ask yourself. 1. In what climate will this be installed? 2. In what way will the rooftop be used? Playground, patio, outdoor kitchen, etc.? 3. How long do I want this to last? 4. Will I be installing it myself, with a team, or hiring it out? 5. Will this rooftop flooring be permanent or temporary? 6. What are the potential hazards? 7. What look to I prefer? 8. How often will it be wet? And will I still want to use it while wet? 9. What type of surface/membrane will it be installed on? 10. How important is it to be environmentally friendly? Maintenance and Appearance Standard decks, while commonly used for entertaining guests, quickly show the wear and tear of extreme environmental conditions if not properly sealed and maintained on a regular basis. With plastic or rubber deck tiles, you’ll no longer need to worry about that old, weathered look and the warping, splitting and slivers that come with traditional wooden deck flooring. Simply cover that wooden surface with the durable, stylish, weather-resistant deck tiles to cut down on both maintenance and hazards. The tiles are flexible enough to accommodate the warping of the wood beneath without separating or buckling, preventing tripping hazards. Deck and roof tiles add softness underfoot as well as a great appearance to your outdoor living space. You will never have to worry about staining your deck surface again with these products. Install them and forget if you want, but you’ll always appreciate the physical and aesthetic benefits these deck tiles provide. No maintenance is required for the upkeep of these products. Rooftop deck tiles are available in different colors so you’ll be sure to find exactly what you need to match your decor and make your rooftop or deck look great. Solid Deck Tiles Roof deck tiles come in many forms. Solid-surfaced raised rubber tiles that can be pinned or clipped together for a non-glue installation, are some of the most popular choices. These interlocking roof deck tiles will not be damaged by extreme temperatures and provide an excellent non-slip surface that will not shift or curl. They are also lighter weight than concrete alternatives eliminating most need for extra roof reinforcement. Perforated Deck Tiles Modular drain-through, perforated deck tiles that simply snap together allow for a dry and safe rooftop or deck surface. The holes in the deck tile surface prevent water from pooling on top and let’s it flow away, leaving you with a useable surface even during some of the wettest of conditions. Roof floor tiles can be installed over any rooftop surface and will not damage rubber or urethane roof membrane surfaces. Keep in mind not all deck tiles are intended for all kinds of rooftops, however. These tiles are lightweight, conveniently sized and very portable. With proper care, they can be installed, removed and removed numerous times without any damage to the tiles. Installation and Cleaning Roof deck tiles from Greatmats can be simply cut to fit around corners and obstacles. Border edging is available. Cleaning and care of most roof deck flooring tiles are as easy as using a garden hose and/or a broom. Another nice feature about our rubber deck and roof tiles is the fact that they can connect without adhesive by using a pin or other interlocking system. This allows you to bring the tiles with you should you decide to relocate. It also eliminates the mess and added expense of gluing the tiles down. Rubber roof tiles are designed specifically for rooftop areas so they won’t damage fragile membranes. Our rubber deck mats come with limited warranties of between 5 and 15 years. Alternate Uses Many of these deck tiles also serve the purpose as playground flooring, making your expanded space one of enjoyment and value to adults and kids alike. They offer non-slip and forgiving surfaces that are resistant to extreme weather conditions without being damaged. Rubber deck mats will not break down under intense sunlight or split or crack with extreme cold. Safety These rooftop tiles provide a non-slip surface area in wet or dry conditions. Rubber rooftop tiles are permeable and some feature grooves molded into the base of the tiles that allows for easy lateral water drainage. This eliminates any worry of standing water on your roof or deck. One of our rubber roof tiles even offers a fall height rating of 2 feet. This provides you with additional protection over typical rooftop or deck-top flooring, and the peace of mind to go with it. Plastic Deck Tiles Our plastic deck tiles are lighter weight than our rubber rooftop tiles but also very effective at providing a soft and attractive surface for your roof or deck. These perforated tiles can be used for different applications including spas, pool surrounds, and playgrounds as well as decks and roof terrace flooring. Plastic is less expensive to manufacture than rubber and, because it is lighter, costs less to ship. This makes it an economical counterpart to our rubber rooftop tiles. We carry a few options in plastic deck flooring and some come with up to a five-year warranty. Like rubber, these plastic tiles provide excellent drainage and are designed to withstand the elements outdoors. Each of our plastic rooftop flooring options features a tab-locking system that eliminates the need for adhesives. The interlocking tabs are designed to stay together and will not work themselves loose over time. However, the tabs are made to come apart easily when you decide to take up the flooring to move it. Plastic deck flooring provides fatigue relief and is much softer than most people think. It is a great alternative to higher priced rubber flooring for decks or roofs. Rugged enough to withstand regular use of chairs and tables, it also provides functions as a sound dampener. Artificial Turf Deck Tiles Still another option for your rooftop terrace or deck is our artificial turf tile. As with many of our outdoor deck tiles, this simulated grass tile can be used under tables and chairs. Some of these tiles are made with a base of wooden slats with an artificial turf on top. Flexible hose in the base of the tiles allows you to install these deck tiles over any surface even if it’s not even. This product is condo-approved and requires no glue at install so you can move it from location to location. No wood screws or nails are necessary. This product is great for patios and balconies too. It even feels great to bare feet. We also have durable polypropylene plastic-based artificial turf tiles that are lighter weight and still allow water to flow through them. These faux grass tiles work well for decks but should not be used on rubber roofing membranes. Be sure to ask your customer service representative about border pieces and ramps. Some of our outdoor deck and rooftop flooring comes with these options and others do not. Whether you are looking for a grippy, heavy duty deck or roof tile, brightly colored and lightweight plastic tile, or natural look turf surface for you deck or rooftop, we’ve got it. Browse our entire selection here, or call one of our customer service representatives to guide you in the right direction. Photo Contest Share your Greatmats story and you could win an amazon gift card or be featured in one of our blogs. Enter our monthly Customer Photo Contest by taking a picture of your Greatmats roof deck tiles in use and sending emailing it to us, along with a brief product review and your order number. Winners receive a gift card for use on amazon.com. Like us on Facebook to vote for the winner and to stay informed about other sales and promotions.
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Roof Deck Tiles

Balcony Flooring Basement Flooring Elevated Decks Pathways Patio Pavers Pool Decking Porches Resurfacing Wood Decks Rooftop Terrace Pavers Roof Decks Waterproof Decks Roof Decks Roof deck construction options Rooftops offer great opportunities for creating attractive entertaining or relaxing areas, but this useful space is so often wasted. Building a roof top deck on an existing building is often seen as expensive, time-consuming and very difficult. But it needn’t be that way. Depending on what you want to achieve as the final result, HandyDeck has two alternative options for building amazing looking roof decks. Firstly is the option of laying down interlocking tiles over the existing surface and secondly is the option of creating an elevated deck using a pedestal support system. Let’s look at both of these in turn. Interlocking Deck Tiles The beauty of interlocking deck tiles for a rooftop deck is their simplicity. You simply lay the tiles by snapping them together right over the existing surface, creating an instant ‘floating’ rooftop patio. So it’s normally a do-it-yourself job that can be completed in less than a day. The existing deck will normally slope for drainage, so your new deck when using interlocking deck tiles will also slope in the same direction. In most cases, you can lay the tiles directly over drainage holes that may be positioned in the rooftop area. With interlocking deck tiles, you don’t need any permanent supporting structures which is often the major impediment to installing a roof deck. If you live in a condo building, generally speaking, the building owners won’t permit the construction of any ‘permanent’ structures on a rooftop. We often get asked ‘will the decking damage the waterproof membrane on the roof top?’ All our interlocking decking tiles have a large number of ‘feet’ on the underside of the integreted plastic base. These ‘feet’ distribute any load evenly over the surface below, so under normal circumstances with typical waterproofing materials, the ‘feet’ should not dig into or damage the membrane. But if you or the building owner still have concerns about possible damage to waterproof membranes on the rooftop, we suggest you lay down an extra protective layer of EPDM sheeting over the existing roof surface. You can buy EPDM in various widths with lengths up to 50′ wide from specialist suppliers such as Best Materials or Resource Conservation Technology who can also custom fabricate a single sheet to avoid seams.  They can also supply a complete system for your roof deck that includes adhesives, sealants etc. SwiftDeck Ipe wood tiles on roof deck Pedestal Paver System For large rooftop decks and especially in commercial locations subject to heavy foot traffic, we suggest constructing your roof deck with structural porcelain pavers supported on adjustable height pedestals. These 3/4″ thick pavers  are exceptionally strong, scratch resistant, stain resistant, frost proof and non-combustible.  They are not interlocking but with this pedestal supported plaza system, they are simply positioned with the corner of each paver placed on the head of an adjustable height pedestal using the inbuilt spacer tabs to keep them accurately aligned and correctly spaced. One of the big advantages of this pedestal paver system is where your rooftop has service pipes, an uneven surface or slopes in multiple directions because they enable you to raise the deck surface to completely cover the service pipes and create a perfectly level, elevated roof deck surface. A pedestal paver system can raise the deck height from as little as 1/2″ to over 3 feet if required. And all this is achieved without any permanent structures such as beams or bearers or other deck support foundations being installed on the rooftop. The pedestals are simply placed on the existing surface or waterproof membrane, the wide, flat circular base avoiding any damage to membranes. Porcelain pavers are considerably lighter than concrete pavers and thus much easier to transport to your rooftop and install compared . Plus they are wear resistant, stain resistant, fade resistant and freeze/thaw resistant. They are also available in an exceptionally broad range colors including simulated stone and simulated wood, so you have the ability to construct a wood look roof deck in locations which may have strict fire codes prohibiting or restricting a natural wood roof deck. But if you still long for the classic beauty of real wood deck, are not concerned about long term maintenance and local regulations will in fact permit a solid wood deck on your rooftop, we also supply solid Ipe wood structural  tiles which are also designed to be used with a pedestal system. Just like the porcelain pavers mentioned above, these 24″ x 24″ tiles are simply positioned with each corner placed over an adjustable height pedestals, again enabling the construction on a perfectly level deck without any expensive substrucuture. But there’s yet a third option using a pedestal paver system. Eterno pedestals are also available with a special head that is designed to support wood bearers which are held in place on the pedestal head with screws. This means you can actually build a conventional wood plank deck on a rooftop but potentially overcoming restrictions the building owner may place on having ‘permanent’ structures built on the roof top.  You can see more details about this application here. Ebano wood look porcelain pavers on roof deck Whichever roof deck option you select, decking tiles or a pedestal paver system using either porcelain pavers, Ipe wood deck tiles or a conventional plank style wood deck laid over bearers on pedestals, before you start, you must always seek permission from the building owner or other organizations concerned with the care and maintenance of your building. You should also check that local regulations permit your preferred deck material to be installed on your rooftop. For example, in some urban areas, there may be fire regulations which could restrict the building of a wood or composite wood deck on a roof top. Although the Ipe wood used on our SwiftDeck Ipe wood deck tiles and structural wood tiles has a Class A (highest) fire rating, even this may not be sufficient to satisfy some authorities. Fortunately the option of a pedestal paver system with porcelain pavers will still give you the ability to build a wood lookalike roof deck either using 24″ x 24″ or 16″ x 48″ porcelain pavers or the elegant 12″ x 96″ porcelain planks of our DeckWay system. If you’d like further information on building roof decks with either interlocking deck tiles or a pedestal paver system , just give us a call on 866 206 8316 or send us an e-mail.

Roof Deck Tiles

Roof Deck Tiles