Upkeeping my deck (front and back) drives me crazy - tiles does sound appealing alright! Thanks Kasalia, I just finished laying the rubber mats down this afternoon. Naturally, I couldn't possibly lay the mats down without having to customise most of them by cutting to size/shape with a sharp Stanley knife and this took a considerable amount of time to do but I'm very happy with the end result. A point to note was how fast the Stanley box cutter blades went blunt slicing through the rubber instead of replacing the blades I just kept sharpening them on my old hand grinder it worked a treat! These rubber pavers really seat together easily - even on slightly undulating ground which is good because this particular area was not completely level and even the smaller patch work in areas worked nicely due to the weight of them they tend to stay put once in place. I'll clean up the off-cuts and rubbish then take a pic tomorrow and post it here.