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"backyard with pavers maybe? probably cheaper than a deck and a little unusual." - Unlike a wooden deck, this is something you don't have to stain every few years. I would like to try a cover plant like thyme planted in between the tiles, but that includes extra maintenance. Depending on the material, these tiles could have less of an environmental impact than other deck materials.