Dave Gobis-Tile Consultant Has a Great Article on Tiling Exterior Decks

Considering tiling a deck? Better listen to this expert before it costs ya big time…

Tile Decks, Patios and Balconies

October 13, 2011 by 

By David M. Gobis, CTC CSI
Ceramic Tile Consultant

During the course of conversation with a bunch of contractors at an industry event, the question was asked, “What kind of failures do you see most often, relatively speaking?” The answer and subject of this article is decks, patios, and balconies.


“Patios, decks, and balconies – particularly over living spaces – are not the place to experiment with your personally-engineered hybrid waterproofing system or strategy. My recommendation is to thoroughly research the system you are considering or the person specifying has selected. Make no assumptions! Unless it comes with written instructions for the specific application and a warranty, move on to another system.” Dave Gobis

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