Natural stone tiles are generally thicker and heavier than porcelain or ceramic tiles, so there are a couple of important points to note about the surface that the stone will be laid on.
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Natural stone is a great way to bring your outdoor ideas to life, but there are a few differences between how you lay natural stone and how you lay porcelain tiles in an outdoor area.
Generally, we recommend using professional installers for laying stone tiles; but the careful and thorough do-it-yourselfer can also achieve a professional-looking finish. Our staff are always available with helpful advice and tips, and we can recommend a professional installer if you choose to use one.
Our preferred method is to fix with a cement-based or flexible adhesive onto a concrete slab. Always refer to the manufacturer’s guidelines when using adhesives and sealers.
The key to a successful installation is to back-butter each piece of stone as it is being laid, in addition to the applying adhesive to the substrate.
All you need to know about laying and caring for Natural Stone
We insist that all natural stone must be sealed to protect and extend the life of the stone. Sealing your stone gives it the absolute best protection against stains and dirts, and makes cleaning so much easier. Using a roller or spray pack, sealing stone is quite easy.Sealing Natural Stone