34 Comments on Installing Tile Outside on a Concrete Porch or Patio top of my back deck boards. They are strained. to lay an interlocking mosaic tile
Then you install new decking boards on top of the new joists, leaving the old concrete concealed under the new decking. This really depends on the size of the old concrete patio and how much you
Building a wood deck over a concrete slab So we have a slab with a huge crack as a patio. I've been looking online and it doesn't seem that hard to put a wood deck on top of it.
Start at the front edge of the porch and lay your floorboards out one row at a time. If using treated 5/4 decking, space between the ends and edges of each board, approximately 1/8 inch for swelling, or the width of a treated deck screw.
But you cant just put wood porch/deck boards directly onto concrete. First, you have to attach risers/sleepers to the concrete and then the porch boards can be screwed to the risers. So the plan yesterday was to get all of the risers/sleepers attached to the porch.
When Courtney Clymer of Lifestyled Atlanta created her gorgeous outdoor entertaining area, perhaps her most ingenious idea was laying deck flooring over the cement slab patio. It dresses up the space beautifully, and its a lot more pleasant for bare feet than concrete.
Use pressure treated 2x4's as the deck sleepers, laying them flat against the patio. This means that the decking boards will sit 1 and 1/2 inches the thickness of the 2x4 off of the concrete, which can allow air to circulate and water and debris to escape from under the deck.
Installing Composite Decking Over a Concrete Porch In most decks, two-by-fours arent acceptable to use as joists. Theyre too thin, too flexible, and leave you with a bouncy deck surface.
We plan to screen in the patio, then "extend" it by installing a wood deck on the other side of the screening for those times we'd like some sunshine. We thought it would look great to place a wood deck over the covered patio, too, making it look like one large deck, half covered and screened. The patio is currently approx. 15' x 20'.
If you are laying the tiles over concrete or other solid flooring you could easily finish a medium size porch in a day or less. Consider using them for patio, deck, basement, balconies, roof tops, walk ways, pools, and hot tubs.