When Courtney Clymer of Lifestyled Atlanta created her gorgeous outdoor entertaining area, perhaps her most ingenious idea was laying deck flooring over the cement slab patio. It dresses up the space beautifully, and it’s a lot more pleasant for bare feet than concrete.
Here, Courtney shows us how she and her husband installed the deck flooring in just a day.
Installing Deck Flooring on a Cement Patio
My husband Harrison and I have wanted to change out our patio floor since the day we bought the house. Ripping up concrete and building a deck seemed like a daunting and expensive task, so when we saw NewTechWood Deck-A-Floor, we thought it would be absolutely perfect for our space. Within a day, our concrete slab went from drab to fab.
Above is our ‘before,’ which makes me cringe a little bit (although Tuck didn’t seem to mind the ugliness)!
This Deck-a-Floor system is so neat; it is like putting a puzzle together.
First, you lay the grid pieces down.
On top of the grids, you place the clip-in accessories according to the instructions.
Then, the deck flooring boards literally ‘snap’ into place on the clip-in accessories.
One by one, board by board, it starts to come together!
Harrison and I took on two different roles, with me laying the grids while he took the boards out of each box laid them behind me.
We decided to lay ours in a brick pattern so that it would look more like a wood deck, so this required cutting pieces on both edges to size. Luckily, Harrison’s picture is in the definition of ‘Handyman’ if you were to look it up in the dictionary. He went to town with the saw and cut the boards down to fit on the edges.
VOILA! And just like that, we had a new patio floor! I love how user-friendly this deck flooring system was, and how it turned our concrete slab into a clean, nice patio space in one day. I highly recommend it for anyone looking to transform a patio space like this. It is also so easy to clean, which is great for our two dogs who love playing in the dirt.
On her blog, Lifestyled Atlanta, wardrobe stylist, blogger, and interior designer Courtney Clymer covers an array of topics, from fashion, to interiors and more. Courtney and her husband work as a team at their company, Mimosa Design Co., helping couples renovate, remodel and generally fix up their homes.
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