I ordered 9 boxes of these to cover a second level exterior porch floor that is also the roof for our main entry front porch. they cover up the existing ugly black roofing material & the plastic connector backing allows for proper water drainage. They are really nice looking, well constructed & fun to put together - like a big puzzle! We put down the whole deck in less than an hour with 2 of us. Instant gratification!
These are perfect for covering the unsightly black tar paper on the floor of our small second story porch. Most of the tiles did not "snap" together as described online; they merely sat inside the hole provided, which made me worried about their ability to stay hooked together in the event of a big wind. However, enough did snap together that it felt pretty secure. Maybe I just got a batch that was a bit off on the sizing of the plastic holes. When I contacted Overstock's customer service, they did offer to take the tiles back, but I didn't want to deal with the hassle of packaging them all up again so I decided just to keep them. The decking does look great now and my porch has a lovely resort feel to it. The water drains nicely and the wood looks great. I did not seal the decking tiles because my understanding is that eucalyptus wood repels water on its own pretty well. The price was terrific - much lower than any of the other online suppliers and I had been looking for a while. You can't beat the shipping either, and if you want to avoid the higher shipping cost when ordering more than seven cases, consider breaking up the order into two or more.
Leave some room for expansion and do not screw or nail them down, they expand and contract with the temperatures! Not a bad thing. I did my son's entire 5,000 square foot auto detail shop in these, used black and gray, came out beautiful!! They snap together and you can pull up the pieces to change out any damaged one without taking apart the whole floor. These things are awesome. Allows water through and makes snow shoveling a breeze.
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