Whether you are a first time builder, an architect, a contractor, designer, DIY homeowner, or even a home renter, DeckWise® Hardwood Deck Tile Connectors offer a quick and easy way to construct semi-permanent decking or renovate any outdoor living space.
Modular decking such as our WiseTile® Hardwood Deck Tiles, are manufactured from Brazilian hardwood in 20 in. x 20 in. x 1.18 in. (500mm x 500mm x 30mm) squares or 24 in. x 24 in. x 1.69 in. (600mm x 600mm x 43mm) squares and come in four (4) different exotic hardwood species. Deck tiles are perfect for restaurants, rooftops, patios and bar establishments. Basically, any area that space is limited or where permanent decking cannot be built.
Connecting deck tiles securely is essential and so is water drainage. Our Deck Tile Connectors are molded of polyethylene plastic and feature integrated 3/8” gap spacers to automatically set the perfect tile spacing. A pre-fabricated countersunk hole guarantees the securing of connectors to foundations when using trusted and proper fastening methods.
Each connector can effortlessly be installed on most solid surfaces such as pre-existing wooden decks, roof tops or concrete slabs. That is, provided the surface is as even and smooth as possible. Each connector elevates hardwood deck tiles up off the installation surface for proper water drainage in addition.
WiseTile® Deck Tiles are pre-drilled to receive our tile connectors easily attaching them together. Each connector comes with 4 ribbed pine tree clips already inserted for quickly snapping into tile fastener holes. Every connector also comes with 4 molded score lines for easily cutting and trimming around decking edges, corners or any specific installation space need.
Ordering Deck Tile Connectors at 1.25 connectors per deck tile gives the optimum number needed. Of course this depends on cuts and or corners needed, 1.25 connectors will create for multiple layouts.
With the DeckWise® Deck Tile Connectors, you never have to worry about loose or uneven gaps between tiles. The DeckWise® engineers surveyed deck tile installers to ask what they wanted to see in a deck tile fastening system. Their input gave us the fuel we needed to design and engineer the easiest way to install wood-backed hardwood decking tiles.
DeckWise® Deck Tile Connectors have pre-drilled countersink holes ready for fastening to an existing surface or sub-structure. Patented: D665,657
Make sure the surface being covered is relatively flat and free of anything that may get in the way of installation such as sticks, rocks or furniture. Then choose one corner of the area to begin working in. Optionally, you may snap a chalk line to have a straight line to follow during installation.Installation Video
Many wood-backed deck tiles are milled with four predrilled holes located in each corner. The Deck Tile Connector fits each of these holes with four specially designed ribbed pins (aka Pine tree fasteners). For a secure fit, simply set one of the tiles onto the preinstalled fasteners.Installation Video
Once the first tile is laid, you can proceed placing the other tiles onto the remaining pins. The Deck Tile Connector automatically sets the gap spacing to 3/16” so you won’t have to worry about an uneven look.Installation Video
Simply score the connector using a utility knife along the pre-molded grooves that mark the edges of the built in spacers. Bend the edges downward to snap the connector in half. Repeat the same process to use a quarter of the connector to install on the corners of your deck tiles.
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Note: You can use both halves of a halved, or quartered tile connector on either hidden or exposed edges. You can also use the edge with the spacer to provide a gap between your new deck and any adjacent structure such as a house, fence, or wall.