Paving Tiles Installation Instructions

Ideal installation FOR WHOLE PAVING TILES (1 7/8" h)

"Side-Step" Paving Tiles can be installed over most surfaces. The Ideal surface is an area that has decent drainage with natural barriers on all sides of the installation area. Barriers are necessary especially In areas where adhesive Is not used, so that the tiles remain tightly in place throughout their years of use.

1. Secure your perimeter barrier(s). barriers can by anything from railroad ties to 2 x 4's to aluminum "L" shaped siding -- anything that will hold the tiles in place. The barrier used should comply with the climate aesthetics of the area, and practicality to obtain.

2. Prepare your surface. Over your surface, pour 3/4 minus crushed gravel and level for best results. (SEE BELOW for Installation OVER CONCRETE) Over the loose gravel, pour enough sand to level the surface for maximum stability and drainage.

3. Begin installation from the corner of choice. Lay first the comer pieces - usually a whole tile and a half tile (half tiles are easily cut with a table saw). Work out from the corner As the tiles are laid, use a rubber mallet to gently nudge them into place until they are snug,

4. When installing the last row of tiles, make certain there is a good, snug fit between the laid tiles and the barrier. If trimming the tiles is needed, a standard non-retractable utility knife or a band saw should be used.

CONCRETE INSTALLATION FOR WHOLE AND HALF RAVING TILES

1. Secure your perimeter barrier(s). Barriers can be anything from railroad ties to 2 x 4's to aluminum L" shaped siding - anything that will hold the tiles in place. The barrier used should comply with the climate, aesthetics of the area, and practicality to obtain.

2 Prepare your surface. Make certain the concrete is cleaned as much as possible. and dry.

3. Begin installation from the corner of choice After applying adhesive on the base of each tile, lay first the corner pieces - usually a whole tile and a half tile. placing adhesive on the base of each tile work out from the corner. As the tiles are laid, use a rubber mallet to gently nudge them into place until they an snug.

4. When installing the last raw of tiles, make certain there is a good, snug fit between the laid tiles and the barrier. If trimming the tiles is needed, a standard non-retractable utility knife or a band saw should be used.


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