Outdoor Deck Tiles

It’s no secret that my back yard has a lot of issues.  I also don’t have the time to send it to a shrink.  So whenever possible, and especially when I’m doing things that require more muscle than brain power (like sanding drywall), I try to think of ways that I can make an improvement without a lot of effort.  Pretty, colorful flower pots?  Scour Craigslist maybe?  And how am I going to fill in that sink hole?

By happy accident, while drooling over the new collection of stuff I don’t need at World Market, I found these:

How perfect.  Interlocking outdoor deck tiles are simple, easy to install over a cement patio with little prep, and instantly dresses up a boring slab.  Of course, the next thing I did was do a Google image search of the different possibilities.  It’s a great solution for just about anyone since it’s removable (so you renters have this option, too).  And now I’m daydreaming about a cool new patio that is more within my reach than ever.

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Find any random tidbits like this that make life a little easier (or in my case, make another dreaded project something to look forward to)?  Please share – I love discovering innovative products!

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  1. Jinja says

    I saw somewhere they had these at IKEA and someone had used them to create a spa-style bathmat (they had to dremel off the plastic connectors – but this looks like a corner piece!?). Anyway, I don't think IKEA carries it anymore (and also it might stain whatever floor is underneath it).

    Anyway, I was tootling around the internet and what did I randomly run into? Your face! Have you seen this? http://www.businessinsider.com/sarah-fogles-renovates-her-ugly-duckling-house-2012-8

  2. says

    @Jinja – Yes, I saw it! It was very exciting. And as for the tiles from Ikea, I think it was Allison from House of Hepworths that made a bath mat out of them. They look small in her photos, though, so I think I'm going to be on the hunt for some larger tiles to create more of a plank look.

  3. says

    That is awesome! Now, if only someone came up with a similar product for us renters who have carpet and are DYING for hardwood floors. :)

  4. says

    Do you think it would work OVER horrible outdoor porch carpet? I hate that stuff so much, but aside from renovating the entire porch (we rent – NOT gonna happen) I cant find way to make it look better.

  5. says

    out door patio tiles are great we used some from ikea in this balcony makeover (how2home.wordpress.com/2012/06/02/how-to-boxshrub/) its really affordable and looks great

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