Safety Tips for Deck Tiki Torches
Deck tiki torches have a dramatic
look that is great for a party or exotic as a permanent part of your outdoor lighting
scheme. There’s a great range of deck tiki torch products to choose from, and
you can use them in all kinds of outdoor areas, including in the garden, around
the patio or lining the driveway.
Tiki torches are safe to use, so long as you use a little common sense and
follow a few basic rules.
- This may seem obvious, but tiki
torches are designed to be used strictly in outdoor areas only. Do not light
your tiki torch inside under any circumstances!
Do not place a tiki torch under a tree canopy, or under any kind of deck
roofing or cover. Pay particular attention if you have a palapa, tiki hut or
any kind of structure made with grass thatching material. If you’re using your tiki torches for a party,
don’t place them in heavy traffic areas, or anywhere where anyone is likely to
trip on the torch or the stand.
- Your tiki torches need a secure, stable base which cannot tip over,
even when firmly pushed. A solid cement or heavy wrought iron base is best. If you plan to use your tiki torches as a permanent
fixture, you can mount them to the deck railing or set them in a concrete
foundation in the garden, beside the driveway, by the pool, or around the
- Be cautious with tiki torches made from flammable materials and beware of
cheap, inferior quality products which may be dangerous. Although bamboo
torches are nice because they look authentic, stainless steel torches are