A more modern option offering an exceptionally wide range of colors, styles and sizes. Not only can you maintain a traditional wood look by choosing a 12” x 48” or 16” x 48” plank style paver which emulates the color, grain and texture of wood, but you can also opt for a totally different look, such as slate, travertine, flagstone, basalt or even a cement look or more rustic style.
Unlike thin ceramic tiles, ¾” thick porcelain pavers are specifically designed to be supported under each of the corners only. So for resurfacing an existing deck, simply place rubber support pads or support pedestals under the pavers, the same as used with structural wood tiles. No adhesive or grout is required. The gaps between pavers are left open, so surface water drains away quickly.
A few other benefits to keep in mind. Porcelain pavers won’t stain, fade or collect mold and mildew. They’re unaffected by frost, are totally fire resistant and resist scuffs and scratches.
Just one thing to watch. Since they are somewhat dense and brittle, take care not to drop any heavy objects like a hammer from a significant height, as it’s possible they could be damaged.
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