Deck tile edge reducers are used to provide safety and increase the aesthetic look of your deck. Whereas standard deck tile has a thickness that ranges from 1/4 to 1/2 of an inch, deck tile edge reducers are placed at the edge of the deck to gradually slope that edge by 1/4 to 1/3 of an inch. This reduces the possibility of tripping by making the transition from levels more gradual.
Installing Deck Tile Edge Reducers
Installing deck tile edge reducers is done during the installation process for the entire deck. They are added to the deck at the ends and applied in the same manner that the other deck tiles are installed. The process for installing the deck tile edge reducers involves measuring the amount of tile needed to be installed at the edge, making appropriate cuts of the tile and placing them on the deck’s edge.
Tools and Materials Used in the Installation
The tools and materials used to install deck edge reducers does not differ from the tools and materials used to install the regular deck tile. The only difference is the thickness of the deck tile edge reducers to create the gradual decrease in slope in order to increase safety and decrease the tripping hazard.