You have permission to edit this article.
The budget-friendly way to build a beautiful deck or patio
spotlight AP

The budget-friendly way to build a beautiful deck or patio

  • Updated


We hope you enjoy the products we recommend. We may receive a commission if you purchase a product mentioned in this article.

If you’ve always dreamed about spending your spring and summer on your own beautiful deck or patio, but you’ve put off renovating that cracked concrete slab patio or worn out wood deck because you weren’t sure it was in your budget, you need to know about these affordable decking tiles.

How It Works

These decking tiles from Matladin will instantly transform your outdoor space. The interlocking tiles can cover unsightly worn out all-weather carpet, concrete patios, or splintery wood deck surfaces. They’re easy to install yourself and require no tools. With a pack of 9 tiles that cover 9 square feet coming in at just $33, they’re also budget-friendly.

A Better Outdoor Surface

These water-resistant tiles are the perfect outdoor surface. They’re made from a nontoxic and eco-friendly wood-plastic composites material that’s resistant to the problems traditional wood decks face like mildew and insects. The anti-slip design is safer for children that rough concrete surfaces.

Endless Uses

These tiles are the perfect way to transform your deck or patio on a budget, but they’re also great for balconies, around pool, in mud or sun rooms, and even to cover up dated bathroom tile while you save for a big renovation. They’re easy to clean, attractive, and simple to set up, so your deck and patio can be ready for the next backyard party.

Matladin Easy Lock Wood Composite Decking Tiles available from Amazon


Sprout new ideas

* I understand and agree that registration on or use of this site constitutes agreement to its user agreement and privacy policy.

Related to this story

Most Popular

With proper care, granite countertops can last for decades making them well worth the investment. This durable and attractive surface can withstand most normal kitchen messes, but it is an absorbent material. A little TLC can protect your granite counters from scratches and stains.

  • Updated

Q: I need to repair the mortar joints on my older brick home that was built in the late 1800s. I’ve seen some horrible workmanship where the mortar doesn’t match at all, and I want to avoid this. How does one match the original mortar? What would you do to make sure the finished repair is nearly invisible? Is this even a realistic goal, or should I just resign myself to ugly mortar joints that don’t match? —Rhonda S., Boston

Get up-to-the-minute news sent straight to your device.


News Alerts

Breaking News