PathwaysResurface existing pathways or walkways
Hide that drab, cracked concrete on your pathway and make a truly impressive entrance to your home with Architrex interlocking Ipe wood deck tiles.
All you need is a firm, even base such as concrete, bricks or asphalt. And while it’s certainly possible to lay the tiles over gravel, crushed stones etc. it’s best to avoid a base of fine sand since the “feet” on the plastic base of the tiles may press into the sand, resulting in an uneven tile surface or causing one side of the tile to raise upwards, potentially creating a tripping hazard.
At the outer edges of your pathway, you can clip on matching edge transition pieces to both sides of the pathway to hide the plastic base and give a neat, professional finish.
Of course you don’t have to lay a continuous row of tiles. You could simply lay them as “stepping stones” surrounded by compacted gravel for example. Just make sure the gravel is surrounding the tiles well so the plastic tabs on the sides of the tiles are hidden and to prevent the tiles from sliding when walked on.
And although it’s possible to lay Architrex deck tiles on firm soil, we don’t particularly recommend doing this unless an appropriate weed suppression mat or other suitable geotextile fabric is laid down under the tiles. The reason is that the ‘feet’ on the underside of the deck tiles could dig into the soil and create as somewhat uneven surface to walk on.
For further information on using interlocking deck tiles for walkways or pathways or if you have a question about your particular situation, just give us a call on 866 206 8316 or send us an e-mail.