I saw wooden tiles with a plastic bottom for covering a deck?

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How do they hold up in winter of North Carolina. I had painted my deck with Rustolium, flaked off, was supposed last for twenty years, didn't make it one year.

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  • Laura Cooper Laura Cooper on Sep 27, 2018

    I'm not familiar with the tiles you were referring to. But regards to the paint, no paint is any better than its primer. I would imagine the same would be true of the tile, Surface Prep is King

  • Kmdreamer Kmdreamer on Sep 27, 2018

    Rustolium is for metel

  • Kelli L. Milligan Kelli L. Milligan on Sep 27, 2018

    Decks don't like paint, only stain

  • Kmdreamer Kmdreamer on Sep 27, 2018

    I have seen rubber tiles that you put together like a puzzle that would work and you could remove in the winter

  • You might have had something water based on your deck, hence the Rustoleum not sticking. I'd be a little leery of putting anything over a wood deck as it will trap moisture and rot the wood much faster. You're better off stripping and resealing like I did here: https://www.flippingtheflip.com/2018/08/the-deck-redux-part-i.html

  • Linda Sikut Linda Sikut on Oct 03, 2018

    Hi Wil,

    Are you asking about the wood deck tiles that have interlocking plastic on the bottom? If that is what you want, I'd do some research before settling on a brand. I found some on Amazon that I think are what you are looking at and the reviews were mixed. Try looking locally to see what is available then start looking online to see if you can find some reviews of that specific brand. From the description, it looks like they are designed for your weather but I'd suggest doing a lot of research to find the best brand. Ask your local retailer if there are other people who have purchased them and would be willing to talk to you. These tiles are becoming more popular so this might be exactly the right choice for you.


    As to your Rustoleum product, if you used Restore, know that there have been a lot of problems with that product, including a Class Action lawsuit, which Rustoleum lost. Despite that, they are still selling that product. If you want to cover that with a stain, paint-style stain or a sealer you'll have to sand all of that product off. I can see why deck tiles would be a much easier solution.


    This video is put out by the manufacturer of a brand of deck tiles. I thought it might be a good idea for you to see how they are installed. While it will give you an online resource, I'd still check to see what is available locally. Wishing you the best.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8NozJwlrMFs