*The following information is the installation guidelines Mbrico recommends when installing the Mbrico Tile Deck system. Installation guidelines are the steps Mbrico recommends to insure a successful application. Ultimately, the purchaser and the onsite installer are responsible for ensuring proper installation.
**Mbrico recommends that consumers contact a qualified carpentry crew in their area prior to placing an order to ensure all measurements, order quantities and installation are done accurately. Mbrico is a tile decking product manufacturer and tile distributor. All installations are done by a third party tile setter of the consumer’s choice.
Verify that your deck framing and structure has been framed properly. The frame of your deck, including footings, lumber, grade, quality and attachment to any structure should meet or exceed all local and national codes. All fasteners, hangers and tie-downs should be in place, fastened properly and be compatible with other products as well as any applicable codes and manufacturers specifications. As your Mbrico deck will outlast other conventional surface products, the deck should be flashed properly to the structure using long-term products. It is important that your substructure last as long if possible.
Follow the layout that was used to order your Mbrico deck surface materials if possible. Your layout will minimize the cuts and partial tile locations to less obvious areas of the decks just as you would with plastic or wood deck surface materials. In some respects, layout of your new deck is similar to laying interior tile. You will need to plan ahead for stairways, angle areas and partial rows. Also, you will plan for the fastening of your handrails and the size of the corresponding finished edge material you may use. This again, is similar to building a deck surface using conventional surface products. The Mbrico deck should be planned and installed with greater care, as it will outlast other deck products and have no maintenance requirements other than an occasional cleaning.
The Mbrico deck surface application will add 2 1/4" to the top of the framing height. You will want to set the height of your deck accordingly. The Mbrico deck also adds a total weight of 10.5 pounds per square foot to your existing deck.