Eco-friendly Deck Tiles from Sustainable Wood
Deck tiles, which we’ve talked about before, are catching on in popularity.
The snap-together square boards are easier to install than traditional decks that must be built by hand, and their modular nature makes it easy to create patterns, add on later, or change out damaged pieces without having to replace huge chunks of the deck itself.
Of interest for the green folks out there, many of the deck tile options are made from eco-friendly woods harvested from sustainably managed forests.
The wood for the decking tiles from Hardwood Home is “purchased through certified sustainable forestry programs including lumber providers that carry FSC certification.” They also use industry ‘shorts,’ which means “pieces typically discarded from the furniture and decking industry are utilized to make [their] products.”
Another green feature inherent in using deck tiles is that they can be installed over existing surfaces (concrete patios, old decks, balconies, etc.), so there’s no demolition material that needs to be carted off to the land fill.