Dura Deck tile

OVERVIEW

Transform your outdoor space into a beautiful, ready-to-use deck area in minutes with Dura Deck Tile Resist. Our easy-to-lay interlocking composite decking tiles require no specialist tools or skills and don’t need expensive bearers or joist systems to sit on. Available in two attractive colours, Mahogany and Pebble Grey, the tiles can be used to cover unsightly areas to refresh the look of your garden or create a brand-new terrace or decking area in no time at all. Enjoy maximum impact with minimal effort and cost! Whatever your level of DIY skill, you’ll find our composite decking tiles effortless to fit.

Dura Deck Tile Resist’s clever 360° outer armour is used to protect the core of the tile boards from the elements, making them resistant to fading and water absorption, meaning you’ll never need to paint or treat them. The composite tiles interlock by clicking together to form a level anti-slip decking surface that’s both practical and professional-looking, and come with a reassuring 15 year warranty. These easy-to-lay interlocking composite deck tiles require no specialist tools or skills. Each individual Dura Deck Tile Resist tile measures L605mm (2ft) x W305mm (1ft) x D25mm – meaning you can cover 1.10m2 (11.8 ft2) with each box of 6 tiles. The tiles can be used to cover unsightly areas to refresh the look of your garden or create a brand-new decking area in a matter of minutes. Enjoy maximum impact with minimal effort and cost!

Colours Available

    • Mahogany
    • Pebble Grey

    The blend of high density polyethylene based resins and recycled hardwood means our Dura composite decking tiles are UV stable and will therefore not lose their colour even in sun-soaked locations. The speed at which Dura Deck Tile Resist can be laid also makes it ideal for quickly rejuvenating outdoor spaces and for creating new temporary seating areas for cafes and takeaways where social distancing measures need to be observed, where new, compliant seating areas need to be created quickly and easily. The tiles interlock quickly and easily without the need for screws, nails or bonds and never need costly and time consuming painting, staining or oiling. An ideal solution for DIY enthusiasts and homeowners to transform an outdoor space by creating stunning tiled decking areas in next to no time. Whether you are considering decking tiles for a domestic or commercial area, you can be sure that you are making an excellent investment in Dura Deck Tile Resist. Plus, there’s no need to wait before adding your furniture, plants or accessories onto your deck – so you can enjoy your new space as soon as you’ve finished the installation!

    Applications

    • Gardens
    • Terraces
    • Outside eating areas
    • Glamping pods
    • Patios
    • Marquees
    • Exhibitions
    • City Gardens
    • Flat Roofs

    Features

    • Co-extruded technology
    • 605mm length tile
    • Interlocking
    • Fits to flat surface
    • Woodgrain surface
    • Protective armour
    • Conveniently packaged

    Benefits

    • 15 year warranty
    • Rapid install
    • No hidden costs
    • No need for joists
    • Natural wood appearance
    • UV Stable
    • Easy to install

    Dura Deck Tile Resist beats all other composite decking tiles on the market. Here’s why…

    • 600 mm double width tile can be rapidly installed for maximum impact
    • 360° armour uses latest co-extruded technology for greater protection
    • Straight and corner edge ramps add a beautiful finish from all angles
    • Excellent anti-slip performance in wet conditions
    • Mimics beauty of natural wood without the maintenance
    • Conveniently packaged 15kg boxes can be lifted by a single person
    • Patent pending design, unique in the marketplace
    • Wind uplift certified – tiles will not dislodge in strong winds
    • Solid board construction, tiles are strong and 25 mm thick
    • Reliable dove-tail interlocking system locks tiles together

    What’s available from our competitors:

    • Only available in 300 mm width
    • Non co-extruded so the core is susceptible to the elements
    • Limited availability of finishing ramps
    • Slippery when wet, no real world anti-slip testing
    • Heavy to lift, requires 2 people per box
    • Plastic base feet just out piercing roof membrane and allow water ingress
    • Grooved surface has limited aesthetic appeal
    • No wind uplift testing, so may shift in strong winds
    • Non solid composition has limited strength
    • Loop and pin interlocking system is fiddly and liable to break when fitting.
Dura Deck Tile Resist Brochure

Composite Decking FAQs

Can our decking be painted?

Yes. However, we would strongly advise against it. Our highly sophisticated, maintenance-free decking is designed to resist all weather conditions, so it won’t fade or rot over time, negating the need for a paint job.

Can Dura Deck be stained?

It doesn’t need it – all of our products are engineered to resist mould and rot, so you won’t need to go through the hassle of treating it every year.

Can it be used indoors?

Yes. The durability and versatility of WPC decking makes it one of the few outdoor materials that can be used inside. However, there would need to be a solid base for it to sit on, which is harder to achieve indoors than it is outside.

Can composite decking be put directly on the ground?

No. Our decking cannot be laid over an existing surface – instead, we need to lay a sub-surface for the composite to sit on, ensuring maximum results.

Will composite decking rot?

No. Unlike traditional timber materials, our decking is specifically designed to resist water damage and rot.

Does Dura's decking get hot?

As a trusted composite timber decking supplier, we can’t guarantee that your boards won’t get hot. What we can guarantee, however, is that regardless of how hot they get during the summer, they’ll never warp or bend.

Does it scratch easily?

No. The unique composition of our decking means that it won’t scratch or chip by reasonable means, making it perfect for furniture.

Will composite decking burn?

While it’s not 100% inflammable, composite decking has a much higher fire resistance than traditional timber decking. Our Dura Deck Resist boards have a Class B fire rating, which means that they won’t ignite or drip, making it safe for a range of applications.

How much decking do I need?

To find out how much decking you need, take a measurement of the width and length of your desired area and multiply the two numbers. This will give you the total area of the space. For example, if the length is 3 metres and the width is 4 metres, you’ll need 12 square-metres of decking. Alternatively you can just use our decking cost calculator.

How do I clean my boards?

It couldn’t be easier to clean Dura Deck; its water- and stain-resistant technology means it only takes a wipe or a scrub to remove any impurities..

How long will it last?

All of our Dura Deck product has a 25-year service life, but with good maintenance it could well exceed that.

How do I fix my boards?

You don’t: we do it for you! All of our decking comes with a minimum 10-year warranty, so if you ever need a repair or replacement, all you need to do is call.

Are composite decking boards slippery?

No. Unlike purely plastic or vinyl alternatives, our decking is designed to prevent you from slipping on it.

Is it waterproof?

Yes. The blend of plastic and wood that makes up our Dura Deck means that it is 100% waterproof. This means that, unlike timber, it won’t swell or warp when the weather gets too rough – it’ll remain perfect year in, year out.

Is Dura Deck hollow?

Not always. Like other suppliers, we offer a varied range which includes both hollow and solid options. Solid decking is usually more durable, while hollow boards tend to respond better to changes in the weather.

What is Dura Deck made of?

Dura Deck is made from a unique combination of timber and plastic, giving it the feel and look of the former, but the durability of the latter.

Does composite decking expand?

No. While the boards can be laid to account for some expansion, our composite decking boards are heat and water resistant, so they won’t warp, swell or expand with changes in the weather.

Is composite decking cheaper than wood?

Board for board, timber is the cheapest material you’ll find for your decking project. However, this will need constant maintenance, repairs and replacement over its lifespan, whilst composite decking has an estimated life-cycle of 20 years, without the need for constant care. Based on a deck size of 12 square-metres, we estimate that composite decking could save you up to £3,000 over its lifespan.

Composite Deck Tile FAQs

How many decking tiles do I need?

If you are decking a square or rectangular space, simply take measurements for the length and width of the area. Multiply these numbers (e.g. 3x3m) to get your m2 measurement.

Each Dura Deck Tile Resist measures L605mm (2ft) x W305mm (1ft) x D25mm meaning you can cover 1.10m2 (11.8 ft2) with each box of 6 tiles.

Each individual tile is 0.18m2 or 1.96 ft2. So it’s not complicated to work out how many decking tiles you need.

However, you might prefer to use our handy composite decking tile calculator which will tell you exactly how many boxes to order and what they’ll cost.

A good rule of thumb is to order 10% more tiles than your measurements say you need, to allow for any wastage.

Do decking tiles need a base?

The tiles have an integrated base with drainage holes and don’t need to be installed on top of joists or bearers.

The only requirement for laying Dura Deck Tile Resist is a flat and relatively even surface.

Dura Deck Tiles won’t interlock when laid on uneven surfaces, so you must be sure to fix any underlying issues before starting. If your existing patio area is prone to weeds or organic growth, you may choose to lay a weed control fabric down first before laying your tiles.

Do composite decking tiles attract wildlife?

Unlike traditional decking, which involves the installation of a substructure, our decking tiles can be laid directly on the ground. This means there is no chance of wildlife such as rats or mice getting underneath the decking tiles and making a home – which can be a troublesome issue for some timber decking owners.

Can composite decking tiles be cut?

If you’re looking to deck a small, flat area that’s square or rectangular, and you’ve calculated your measurements correctly you shouldn’t need to cut any tiles. That said, if you’d like to deck around specific obstacles or if you have an L shaped decking area, you may prefer to use a jigsaw or mitre saw to cut the last few tiles to your required dimensions and guarantee a perfect fit. If you’re not confident in using hand tools, you can always add a few decorative stones or aggregate to quickly and neatly finish off any leftover areas, such as around a drainpipe.

Can you put decking tiles on grass?

We’d advise not to lay the tiles directly onto grass or bare earth directly as a long term solution as within a few weeks you’d be likely to see weed growth or new grass coming up between the surface planks of the tiles. In addition, if your garden doesn’t have good drainage, then any significant rainfall could cause the tiles to sink over time.

The tiles do make a great option to lay onto grass for temporary events such as BBQs or parties though, and can be easily lifted and stored inside a shed or outhouse between uses. If you do choose to install over grass as a permanent solution this would be at your own risk and with the knowledge of how well drained your soil is. If you do decide on this route, we’d recommend you lay a weed control mat over the area first.

Are composite decking tiles slippery?

Dura Deck Tile Resist has been extensively tested for its resistance to slipping, even in wet conditions, and has what is known in the landscaping industry as “low slip potential”.

Unlike traditional timber decking, this means that our composite decking tiles have in-built anti-slip features such as an armoured and textured surface, making them safe for use in all outdoor environments. Due to their unique composition, they do not absorb any significant water, so you can be confident that they’ll be safe to walk on in all weathers.

Do you supply internal corner decking tile ramps as well as external ones?

The Dura Deck Tile Resist range includes edge ramps to provide a neat transition between the decking area and the adjacent floor surface, and corner ramps which help finish off external corners. If your deck design requires internal corner edge ramps, you can create these yourself, but we would only recommend this if you’re an experienced DIYer with the necessary jigsaw or mitre saw and a good understanding of cutting and measuring. If you want to do this, you should first remove the straight edge plank from its in-built base, cut it to the 45 degree internal corner, then cut to length to suit the external corner base (which is shorter than the straight edge) and then repeat for the opposite side. You can then reattach to the plastic base. If you require further technical support, please get in touch.

Can I install decking tiles over gravel?

We would always advise that the surface you place the tiles onto is a hardstanding, existing patio that you wish to cover over or other area of solid ground. We would not recommend installing over gravel as this may affect the ability of the connecting tabs to interlock fully and may cause movement of the tiles.

The area I wish to tile is circular and not rectangular. Can the tiles be cut to shape?

This product is designed as an easy DIY decking area for customers who want the look of traditional decking but without the hassle. If you have good DIY skills, you can use a jigsaw to cut the deck tiles to fit around an obstruction such as a downpipe, but we wouldn’t recommend cutting the tiles to create a circular area as this would impact the stability and performance of the product, reduce the point of interlocking and would not enable you to use the edge or corner ramps to complete your design.

How do I make sure my ground is even?

The easiest way to check that your ground is even before laying the tiles is to use a flat surface such as a large book, and then place a spirit level on top to check the ground is even. If the spirit level indicates the ground is uneven, you may want to level it out or flatten it out before starting, as the firmer the ground, the better the results.

Do you offer a fitting service?

No we do not offer a fitting service for the decking tiles as they are designed as a DIY product for those who don’t have the skills or confidence to install traditional decking and the associated substructure frame themselves. The composite tiles interlock by clicking together and can be placed onto any flat and level area of your garden (such as over an ugly patio) to achieve new seating and lounging areas with ease. If you’re not confident in installing deck tiles yourself, it would be a simple project for a handyman to complete using the measurements and quantities provided by our online Deck Tile Calculator.

Can the tiles be removed easily for treatment of weeds or other corrective action?

Yes, the tiles can be easily lifted by carefully removing each section, making sure not to damage the interlocking tabs so they can be laid back down. If your area is prone to weeds, you may want to treat the area with weed killer and/or lay down an anti-weed membrane prior to installation. This will also stop any grass growing through the tile base.

Do the tiles move around once laid?

No, the weight of the composite timber tiles once interlocked creates a stable surface that has excellent anti-slip properties versus traditional wooden decking. The tiles are also wind uplift tested, meaning they should not dislodge in gusty winds.

Does Dura Deck Tile Resist come in any other colours?

In the UK, the tiles are available in Pebble Grey and Mahogany colours which provide a great contemporary look to any outside space. We don’t currently offer other colours in the range, however our 3.66 metre long composite decking boards do come in 9 great colours if you prefer to opt for traditional decking instead of fast-fit tiles.

Can I lay the decking tiles on top of grass?

We’d advise not to lay the tiles directly onto grass or bare earth directly as a long term solution as within a few weeks you’d be likely to see weed growth or new grass coming up between the tiles. In addition, if your garden doesn’t have good drainage, then any significant rainfall could cause the tiles to sink over time. The tiles do make a great option to lay onto grass for temporary events such as BBQs or parties though, and can be easily lifted and stored inside a shed or outhouse between uses. If you do choose to install over grass as a permanent solution this would be at your own risk and with the knowledge of how well drained your soil is. We’d recommend that you lay a breathable weed control matt over the area first though.

Why is the Dura Deck Tile Resist range better than other tiles on the market which are cheaper?

Where do we start?! Dura Deck Tile Resist is the result of years of development and has a patent pending and EU Registered Design that’s unlike anything else on the market.

For a start they are double the length of most cheap decking tiles, so you can cover more ground faster, and achieve the look of real decking and not a dated square chess board effect.

The Dura Deck Tile Resist surface is made from composite timber which features recycled hardwood content that’s environmentally sustainable. The 360° armour wrapped around each individual plank on the tile uses the latest co-extruded technology for greater protection and enhanced slip resistance.

Cheaper products you might see in your local bargain store use a loop and pin interlocking system to connect each tile which is very fiddly and liable to break when fitting. Our decking tiles use a reliable dove-tail interlocking system that locks the tiles together firmly and prevents them for moving around once installed. If you’d like to view all the other reasons why we’re the best on the market, why not check out page 4 of our decking tile brochure?

Does the price per box of decking tiles or ramps include delivery?

Yes. All prices quoted include FREE delivery to mainland UK, except for the Scottish Islands, Northern Ireland, Isle of Wight, the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands. If you are not mainland UK, please send us a quick message and we can advise on likely delivery costs. Please note that whilst delivery is free, if you change your mind and wish to return the tiles to us, this would be at your own cost and the tiles would need to be in a resell-able condition in their original packaging, so do unpack them carefully when they arrive.

Are the tiles suitable for Hot Tub Decking?

All hot tubs require a firm, level base which is capable of supporting the weight of the hot tub, the water and the bathers with no movement. Dura Deck Tile Resist is a decorative covering for existing hardstanding areas and could work well as a surround for an area with a hot tub, as the individual tiles are easily removable to ensure accessibility for pump maintenance etc.However, they will not support the weight of a hot tub being placed on top, so you’ll need to ensure that what is underneath the tub itself is a structural sturdy, flat surface such as a concrete slab that will be able to hold a lot of weight without collapsing. If in doubt, you should consult your hot tub retailer for detailed load calculations for when the tub is filled and at full capacity, or employ the services of a qualified structural engineer.

Can I put tiles over old decking?

Yes you can overlay the tiles onto your existing decking area for an instant refresh, but be aware that for them to lay flat and interlock correctly, your old deck should be level, with no twisted or warped boards.

If your existing decking area and substructure is very weathered, then be sure to lift your tiles at regular intervals to check the area underneath is not rotting away, as if the substructure fails, then your tiles could fall into the void below.

Dura Composites holds no responsibility for any deck and substructure failure whilst using the tiles in this application. Of course if your old decking fails, you can easily remove the tiles and relay them in an another area of your garden, such as on top of a concrete or hardstanding area, or simply remove the old deck, level and prepare the area with appropriate drainage and/or a weed membrane, and lay the tiles directly onto the ground.