These guidelines are recommendations and it is our customers liability to undertake the installation with caution and safety to prevent any accidents during install.
Safety First - Handling & Care of DECKO Tiles: Our 12.5 kg carton boxes contain up to 11 tiles and it is safe to handle and transport in this way. The carton boxes are manufactured in an eco-friendly way from recycled paper. Please recycle the boxes by disposing of them at your local card board recyclers or placing them in the recycling bin.
When tiles are stacked on top of each other during install they can slip, so do not walk on stacked, piled or loose tiles.
Before installing consider edging options. Adequate drainage for the area you wish to lay the tiles on should already have been sorted. It is not always recommended or necessary to have ramp edges. Ideally your drain water will drain into turf, rolling stone bed , etc. which can be levelled to match the level of the top surface of your tile deck.
Please store DECKO tiles in the box in a dry area until installation to keep the integrity of the boxes for handling, even though the product inside is waterproof.
Skin contact: If skin or hair comes in contact with dust from the product, wash with soap and water.
Eye contact: If dust enters the eyes, wash out immediately with water. In all cases of eye contamination, it is a sensible precaution to seek medical advice.
One of the best features of Decko Tiles is that installation is simple and quick, and does not require special tools to complete the job, due to their self interlocking system.
- While Decko Tiles are versatile, quick and easy to DIY, it is important that they are laid on a hard, flat, and mostly even surface such as concrete, existing timber deck, hard packed road base, pavers, etc.
- Decko Tiles don't require any glue, screw or other fasteners to be used
- They self interlock and once the whole area is covered, due to the weight and friction of the tiles, it becomes a safe area that does not slip or have any movements between tiles.
- Due to the flexibility and size of the tiles, they will not wobble or click on slightly uneven ground.
- It is recommended to lay the full size tiles first and leave last the area(s) where cuts are required due to other features of the area, such as: pipes, posts or shape/size of area.
- Always check if any off-cuts can be reused in any other location, as our online calculator and quotes do consider these offcuts to be re-used.
- Ensure that the direction of the first tile is perfectly straight and points in the desired direction, as the rest of the tiles will follow this tile.
- To cut the tiles, any kind of wood cutting tool can be used. Please check underneath the tile, whether the line(s) desired to be cut have screws in the way, and if so, remove it before the cut.
- Always evaluate which corner of your area is most suitable to start from, considering any cuts that may be needed. Most of the time it is most beneficial to start laying from an outside corner and make your way in toward the building, as usually it is best to lay the tiles that need cutting near the wall of the home. The most exposed and visible corner should start with full tiles.
Cleaning: After installing, it is recommended to hose down or pressure wash the tiles as this will help in removing a layer of dust left on the surface from the factory, which especially on covered areas can leave sediment marks after a light rain.