installation methods

 

SAND/cement FIXINGS

exterior tiles Otherwise known as a dry installation. The most simple form of installation is the fitting of porcelain tiles directly onto sand/ cement.
The simplest way to install outdoor porcelain tiles is directly onto a semi-dry sand and cement mix. We recommend applying PVA to the back of the tile before installation to achieve a good adhesion.

method

  • Level the sand/ cement
  • Position the tile
  • Use cross spacers
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ADHESIVE FIXINGS

exterior tiles If it's a more permanent tiled floor you require, then the traditional method of fixing tiles to the floor can be used.
The foundations upon which the tiles are to be laid must be solid and with a hardened and smooth top surface to accept the adhesive and the tile. This method of installation is ideal for creating driveways.

method

  • Spread the adhesive evenly using the double coating technique (both on the substrate and on the back of the tile)
  • Position the tile
  • Use cross spacers (5mm joints)
  • Grout the floor
  • Clean the surface thoroughly
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PEDESTAL FIXINGS

exterior tiles Where it is essential to have a raised installation, porcelain tiles can be individually laid onto a bespoke support system which sits on top of water proofed footings.
Once in place, this leaves a gap between the tile and the foundations allowing easy inspection of the space between.

method

  • You are advised to check the support capacity and quality of the laying surface before installing the tiles. (A minimum slope is advised of 1.5%)
  • Lay the tiles on the supports previously arranged
  • Check the coplanarity and levelling of the surface
  • Use the adjustment key if necessary
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