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What to use to cover front (concrete) porch? Would interlocking wood deck tile work?

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What to use to cover front (concrete) porch? Would interlocking wood deck tile work?

I'm looking for a relatively quick solution for my front porch which is currently bare concrete (previously there was carpeting that has been ripped out now but there's a bit of adhesive still stuck to the concrete).

It would be for a concrete porch that is covered but exposed like this:
[IMG]http://i.imgur.com/4OBKp8C.png[/IMG]

Is there a way to get rid of the adhesive? It seems really stuck on however.

So I was thinking instead of getting rid of the adhesive, just covering it up instead, anybody can suggest any solutions?

I was wondering if interlocking wood deck tiles like the "Runnen" from Ikea would work? http://www.ikea.com/ca/en/catalog/products/90234226/
I feel like those tiles are usually used in a deck / patio / balcony setting, would it be weird to use them for a front porch?

Thanks!
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Jul 7, 2010
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we put interlock stone over our cement. bit of landscaping adhesive on each tile and then normal poly sand between joints. 3 yrs no lifting or shifting.
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When I got my front landscaped we used interlock and then a contrasting product on the steps and landing. It looks good.
There were several options for adhering the stone to the concrete and my landscaper suggested and he used a modified thinset because he said it would be better in the outdoor heat and cold than an epoxy glue.
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Thanks for replies, I'm just not comfortable putting down interlocking stone since it requires a bit of work. And doesn't it mean you need to cut some stones so they fit?

I like the interlocking wood deck tiles, like the Runnen from Ikea, though I would get them from JYSK since Ikea is sold out.. That way I can also remove the tiles at any time as well. Does anyone think that those wood interlocking tiles look weird on a concrete front porch (instead of a patio or balcony or wood deck)?
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I've seen deck tiles at both Costco and Home Depot as well as Ikea. Costco and HD had composite tiles while HD also had wooden tiles as did Rona.

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