Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Overcoming Uneven Ground with Flexible Patio Tiles

Flexible Patio Tiles Are a Low Cost Alternative to Expensive Landscaping for Uneven Patio Spaces

By Julia Nass

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Many companies only sell patio tiles that work when installed over even, flat and hard ground. Although that kind of ground is ideal for installing patio tiles, it's unrealistic to think all outdoor spaces have such prime patio conditions. Whether they're made of soft grass, bumpy dirt or uneven sand, outside grounds come in many challenging varieties.

Because so many patio tiles are made to be installed over hard, flat ground only, many people think the only way to work with ground problems is by renting large, expensive equipment to deal with them. Of course, this can get pricey. Hiring people and equipment for landscaping work is a serious investment. Although equipment and manpower is sometimes necessary to create the foundation of a patio, there are other options to consider.

By any account, the easiest solution is to choose a tile that will work with whatever ground you've got. It's important to remember that not every patio tile is made the same. Every patio tile has different features that lend themselves to specific environments. The following will walk you through a few different products available at Greatmats.com that work well over irregular surfaces.

Keep in mind that patio tiles installed over uneven ground will still have an uneven surface once the tiles are installed because they bend and flex to fit the existing surface.

StayLock Perforated PVC Tiles

Installation

Greatmats plastic perforated patio tile
Greatmats' PVC StayLock perforated tiles can be installed over many surfaces, including grass or sand. These perforated patio tiles are flexible, so they can bend and adhere to surface irregularities. You can also easily cut tiles to fit any space.

Installation is as easy as snapping together tiles. No other adhesives or tools are needed for tiles to stay connected. If installing over sand, it's recommended to first put down a layer of geo mesh. Besides that, however, no extra work is necessary to create a patio.

Other Patio Perks

Staylock patio tiles are designed for the outdoors. They are waterproof, UV treated, and chemical-tested for lasting quality and safety. You can shovel snow off them in the winter and keep them clean by simply sweeping or hosing them off.

Where your bare feet didn't want to walk before, they will be happy to with Staylock tiles. These patio tiles are comfortable for bare feet and have a ASTM fall height rating of 20 inches.

Because of their drain-through feature, these patio tiles work particularly well around wet areas. Water won't pool up on them, so they are slip-resistant and mold-resistant. Further, they are great for kiddos and play areas.These interlocking patio tiles come in several different colors including black and grey.

Patio Outdoor Tiles

Installation

Greatmats patio outdoor tiles over uneven ground
Patio Outdoor Tiles are another flexible tile option that can be installed over irregular ground. These tiles are made with flexible PVC plastic which allows it to flex over uneven surfaces.

Whether you're resurfacing or patio outdoor tiles in at ground level, installation is a cakewalk. The tiles can be installed without adhesive and have an interlocking design that is easy to snap together.

Other Patio Perks

Patio Outdoor Tiles bring a soft, comfortable feel to any patio. These patio tiles are drain through, so they do well in wet conditions and areas. These tiles are designed for the outdoors. Weather will not damage these patio tiles.

There's no need to be discouraged by your ground woes. An expensive landscaping project isn't your only solution. There are ways to work around and with the ground you have to create the perfect patio. Greatmats offers a variety of products that can work with the condition of your ground without a costly renovation. If you have more specific questions about these products or others, contact Greatmats for answers you can trust.
For more on this topic please review our Patio Tiles Rubber and Plastic product page.

Related Product: StayLock Tile Perforated Colors