Becoming increasingly popular among Do-It-Yourself (DIY) builders, floating decks allow homeowners to expand their outdoor living space without breaking the bank. A floating deck is a freestanding deck that isn’t attached to a building, giving it the illusion that it’s “floating.” These types of decks are typically low to the ground and don’t require deck railings or even stairs, in most cases, making it a worthy outdoor deck idea to add to your DIY-project list.
Floating decks easily add more space for outdoor living, and four creative ways to utilize a floating deck are listed below:
Before planning to build your new floating deck, be sure to check with your local building department, so you can follow local zoning laws and confirm you don’t need a building permit, though floating decks generally don’t need a permit.
Once you’ve confirmed you’re within building regulations, you can begin building your new floating deck. There are a few pro tips to follow to simplify the deck-building process, but when in doubt, consult a professional deck builder for tips!
Outer perimeter frame boards
Interior support joist boards
Decking floor boards
Cement support blocks
All the required tools (e.g. power drill, level, square, miter saw, etc.)
Be sure to stick with rot-resistant materials, like pressure-treated wood. Once you have your list, you can go purchase your supplies.
For quality outdoor decking materials, order from UglyDeck.com!
As a Twin Cities deck builder and decking materials supplier since 2005, we understand how do-it-yourself homeowners like to create projects that both friends and family can enjoy. To help ensure your project is a success, we proudly ship quality decking supplies nationwide, as it’s important to us that your project is a success. With access to the same top-of-the-line decking supplies we use as professional deck contractors, you will be sure to have everything you need to build a new floating deck that is secure, long lasting and stylish.
Before you get started, we recommend stopping by one of our showroom locations in Sioux Falls, SD and Mandan, ND to order your materials in person and to consult with an expert from our team who can confirm you have all you need to start your decking project, recommend the best decking supplies, and offer professional tips and tricks.