How to Cover a Patio with Wood Tiles How to Cover a Patio with Wood Tiles

What You'll Need
Wood tile
Jigsaw with down-cutting wood blade
Rust resistant screws
Tape measure
Safety glasses
Ear plugs
Work gloves

Wood tiles are a great way to cover a patio floor and rejuvenate it and make it beautiful. They come in a variety of colors and patterns. With a little bit of effort and time, you can use them to cover your patio so it will be something you can be proud of.

Step 1 – Preparation

Ensure that you have put on your safety protection for your eyes, ears and hands. Get all your materials and tools together and any written plans if you need them. Be sure that you have measured you patio floor and have enough tiles to do the job.

Step 2 – Set out the Wood Tiles

Begin to set out an entire row of the tiles according to your plans. Make sure you start at one side of the patio and work to the other side to see if the tiles will fit according to the plans. You want to be sure that any cuts or adjustments that may be required along the edges are equal on both sides.

Step 3 - Make Cardboard Templates

It’s a good idea to make cardboard templates that you will use to mark the tiles so you will know if you need to cut them to fit around corners and obstacles. The cardboard pieces need to be the same size as your installed tiles. Each template should be created as needed until you have enough to fit all around any obstacles. Then, put the cardboard pieces over each  tile and trace it with a pencil.

Step 4 - Cut Wood Tiles into the Proper Shape and Size

Now the wood tiles must be cut with the jigsaw. The tiles should be cut so that the top of each one does not split at the edges. This can be ensured by cutting them with a down side cutting wood blade meant for that purpose. Be sure to follow the lines you made on the tiles with the pencil.

Step 5 - Fasten with Screws

Fasten down the edges that you cut to your support base with rust resistant screws, otherwise, when it rains, you will end up with a rusty patio floor. Make sure they go all the way through the base and into the bottom of the wooden slats. Use the clamps to hold them in place. Next, you must use the sandpaper to smooth out the cut edges before you finish installing the tiles to the patio floor.

Step 6 – Finishing Up

Lay down the rest of your tiles using the same steps above for each one, and then you are done installing your tiles on the patio floor. You can now enjoy your patio with wood tiles, this outdoor area will be much more appealing and your friends will want one too!

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