2cm (0.78″) Thick Porcelain Paver Installation
Porcelain pavers with a thickness of 2cm (0.78″) guarantee high resistance to stress and loads. They are frost-proof, resistant to chemicals and atmospheric agents, easy to clean, making them an ideal choice for residential and commercial outdoor spaces and colour match your indoor tiles.
You also have the versatility of 4 installation methods on the outside area meaning there is now no reason to not install the beautiful looking ranges available in 2cm thickness.
Dry Installation on Grass
For gardens and green areas, this type of installation makes it possible to create pathways and add a personal, stylish touch to common areas. The installation procedure consists of preparations of the bed and application of a layer of gravel, on which the pavers will be placed. The gravel bed grants more stability and compensates for any differences in level. It is recommended to leave enough gap between the pavers to allow grass to grow through.
Installation on Gravel or Sand
Simple and rapid. With dry installation on gravel. There is no need to use adhesives or grout. After installation, the surface can be used immediately. This solution also facilitates the drainage of water and offers the possibility to remove the slab and use it elsewhere.
Conventional installation on adhesive
For environments that are subject to traffic or heavy loads, pavers can be installed on a screed with adhesive, using the conventional tile installation method. For an optimal installation, make sure the screed is perfectly leveled.
Raised Installation on supports
Easy to install, the raised installation creates an underlying gap between the upper surface and the substrate that can be easily inspected, this allows for effective water drainage and offers space for electrical equipment and plumbing facilities. This installation is suitable both for existing floors and new screeds. Aesthetics and practicality in a single product.
Please remember to factor in cuts and wastage on your order which is typically + 10% of any requirements.
Cutting Porcelain Tiles
We only recommend a bench saw with a diamond blade to be used to cut 2cm porcelain pavers. We do not recommend overreliance on hand tools for cutting 2cm porcelain paver due to the gyroscopic effect that may be caused by the spinning blade.
The diamond blade used is of equal importance since 2cmm porcelain is an extremely hard and durable material and requires a good standard continuous-rim porcelain-cutting blade. After every few cuts, the blade itself should be ‘cleaned’ using a suitable dressing stone to remove any residue that has accumulated on the cutting edge from the substrate that has been cut.
Outdoor porcelain paver is a very hard material the high tensile strength of outdoor porcelain means it is very important that the correct cutter and blade are used to avoid damages to both the tiles and cutting blade.
Porcelain tiles are UV, scratch, stain, and thermal-shock resistant and 100% non-porous and therefore do not require sealing products. But while porcelain tiles are non-absorbent and stain resistant, the grout that surrounds the tile may not be. Cement-based grout is a porous product that can absorb water and stain. We, therefore, advise that all cement-based grout joints are protected using a dedicated grout sealer.
To remove cement-based grouts, wash the floor with specialist cleaning detergent which is aimed at removing excess grout residue, post-application deposits, and building grime. Always follow the manufacturer’s instructions.
General cleaning of porcelain tiles is a relatively simple process. Regular cleaning is the best way of preventing a build-up of dirt and unsightly stains. This can be accomplished with a simple sweep followed by mopping sparingly with warm water.
Before using any new cleaning product or method, make sure to test it on a small, inconspicuous area of tiling first.