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How to put decking on your terrace: the order of construction works

How to put decking on your terrace: the order of construction works

Parquet is a classic flooring, environmentally friendly, beautiful, expensive and high-quality. Although in recent years appeared many new varieties of flooring, parquet floor does not lose its relevance. He even left the confines of the inner spaces, «coming» nature. With a special garden flooring, you can create magnificent terrace and places of recreation in the garden and yard, doing a wonderful track, Playground swimming pools, sundecks, who are not afraid of moisture.

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Decking is used for the water zones in the landscape – the contours of a pond, stream, miniature bridge will look aesthetically pleasing, to walk on the flooring nice and comfortable, its surface is warm and absolutely not afraid of water. Garden parquet is a square or rectangular tiles connected to each other with attachments.

The very name of the deck parquet – decking, associated with the water element. With us English it is translated as «deck». Decking has long been used on the terraces of American and canadian homes. Today we can beautify your yard or veranda with this beautiful and practical material.

Water area

The design of the pool area with decking. The water area looks very attractive, and walk the plank barefoot is much nicer because it’s warm. Look at this site there will be lounge chairs with umbrellas

Technical characteristics of this material

Based takingaway boards – wood plastic composite additives, binders, and polymer mixtures (can be both synthetic and organic). As raw material for the manufacture of decking used timber of Siberian larch, cedar and exotic woods such as Cumaru, teak, azobe, mahogany and merbau, most resistant to decay. Parquet wood of tropical trees are much more expensive.

WPC (wood or polymer composite) is a mixture of wood flour and thermoplastic. This high-strength, moisture-resistant material with low thermal conductivity. The more wood flour in the mixture, the more the material resembles a tree. WPC is also called liquid wood for the similarity with natural wood and plasticity. The percentage of wood in the composition of the composite large – from 60 to 80%.

In order for the owners of suburban areas appreciated the new material, tell you about its benefits.

  1. Environment-friendly material, no harmful additives and impurities.
  2. The ability to be combined well with other materials – tiles, natural and artificial stone, gravel, pebbles.
  3. This flooring can be used indoors but its main purpose is to create coatings in the open air, the material does not allow moisture to gather on the surface, walking on it is not slippery.
  4. To lay outdoor flooring is simple, it does not require any special skills, so will not need to spend money on the work of specialists.
  5. The durability and strength. Decking can withstand daily temperature variations of up to 15 degrees, does not deteriorate in sub-zero temperatures, can withstand heavy loads up to 2 tons per sqm.
  6. Easy to care for. In order to clear the decking of dirt, you can use special equipment or wash it with a jet from a hose. The coating does not need additional protection – paint, varnish, etc.

Components decking – separate modules, it can be as decking and tiles.

Decking or tiles that will fit you?

Decking can be smooth or have surface grooves for anti-slip effect and drain moisture. The second option is preferable. Board length — from 1.5 to 6 meters. The Board is of two types: hard and soft module. Have megamodules Board has a frame made of plastic. Special mounting frame allows you to quickly and efficiently connect the modules with screws. After completion of the work design of the coating is solid, the fasteners are not visible. Hard Board module made of solid wood, resistant to moisture.

The decking is wood that is perfectly fitted for use outdoors. After heat treatment obamania heated by steam without access to air, the wood acquires new properties – it is removed moisture, it does not crack, does not crack under the influence of the solar rays, does not lose color, does not swell in high humidity, it becomes easier.

But the garden parquet – this is a two-layer tile. The top layer lamellas (face plates, decking), the lower – frame-substrate (can be wood and plastic).

Read more about the intricacies of the choice of decking and decking you can read on this website, there are many good instructions and interesting articles about flooring.

Features of installation of a garden parquet

As mentioned, mount garden flooring easy and convenient. Suitable for mounting to any surface – gravel, crushed stone, gravel, tiles, wooden plank floor.

Installation on the basis of gravel

Installation of garden parquet on the basis of gravel — pre-leveled base, the tiles are connected by fasteners in the manner of the designer. Possible variants of the figure — in this case the alternation of horizontally and vertically arranged strips

Sandy base as the base is not recommended – the tile will sink, be pressed into the sand, leading to surface irregularities.

The flooring on the joists

There are varieties of decking, which, like the Board, are attached to the joists. This is a more practical option, such a platform will be stronger, it can not be removed for the winter

If you chose as a basis the soil, it needs to be cleaned from weeds, stones and to cover the geotextile fabric, otherwise the weeds will try to grow through the cracks between the tiles, which can lead to deformation of the coating. It is most convenient to mount the garden parquet on a level concrete base.

In General styling does not require any prior preparation of the ground. The main thing that the surface was equal and differences were not more than 0.5 cm per sq m).

Laying on the tiles

The laying of parquet on the basis of the tiles — the simplest and most convenient option. On a perfectly flat surface terrace will last longer because the load on the fixing of minimum

Each parquet the module is provided with locking fasteners that need to interconnect. This is done quickly, so within a few minutes you can collect a square meter of such coverage. If you need to leave room for ledges, pipes, parts of modules that interfere, you can just cut with the saw.

Detail the installation process shown in the video:

Technology installation of decking

Installation of decking is done differently. The fixing Board is not on the ground, and on the support joists of wood or plastic. The joists are placed on a flat surface such as tiles or other material.

The distance between the joists — 35-50cm. The longer the Board, the more the distance between the joists than the Board in short – the distance is less than.

Mounting boards

The installation of long decking on the joists. Joists located under the substrate for draining moisture. Many companies producing decking, complete sets of special material for the substrate

If coating is planned to operate in conditions of high humidity, under logs it is necessary to enclose something, for example, ceramic tile. This will ensure drain excess moisture. The joists can be fixed to the base with screws, if needed.

Put on the joists first Board, align it on the edge of the Arab League. The Board is fasten to the joists in the groove of the screw at an angle of 45 degrees.

fastening the first Board

The first Board can be fastened to the support in two ways:
1) in the groove by means of a screw
2) or mounting clip also by means of a screw

Clips are inserted into the grooves of decking, and lag, to lag the clips are attached with screws. Next the Board needs to insert groove in a clip – like manner mounted the other boards.

The installation in the groove

Once you fasten the clip to the support with screws fixed to the Board, you can attach the following, inserting it in the groove. And continue to the end

For finishing of decking around the perimeter you can use a stub to hide the side grooves of the extreme boards.

Read more about the installation process see the video:

Terrace or area of the garden parquet for the winter need to be removed if it is not laid on the joists under the open sky. The pad of stacked logs decking can be covered with the film, and if it is located under a canopy, winter is not terrible.


From the decking you can do as a simple Playground and a recreation area with multiple levels. To create such a zone need a specialist, but this mini-cafes will allow you to gather among friends and celebrate the holidays in your garden under the open sky

In the case of the dismantling of the tiles should be cleaned of dust, dirt, dried and choose to store it a dry place until the heat, when you will again be able to enjoy the outdoor area.

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