INSTALLATION TIPS FOR DO-IT-YOURSELFERS
If you want to install cobblestones, palisades or (natural) stone tiles yourself, we at Nijst Natuursteen will help you to complete the job. Here are some important general installation tips, as well as tips for each application.
TIP 1: PAY ATTENTION TO THE SUBSTRATE
One of the most important concerns is a good foundation. First of all, it must be stable enough; secondly, the sub-foundation must have good water permeability . In this way you avoid that over time, for example, cracks would appear in the stones due to frost.
TIP 2: PROVIDE EXPANSION JOINTS
When installing cobblestones or tiles, be sure to provide an elastic joint or expansion joint.
In fact, depending on the type of stone, natural stone tiles or cobblestones can expand or contract at very high or low temperatures. So with an expansion joint between the cobblestones and the tiles, you give the stones important room to move.
TIP 3: DETERMINE THE THICKNESS OF THE PAVEMENT
It goes without saying that a road or a driveway is taxed more than a footpath or a terrace. Therefore, the minimum thickness also differs depending on the pavement: on a footpath or a terrace , the stone is at least 2 cm thick, on a driveway at least 5 cm, and on a road with heavy transport at least 8 cm.
TIP 4: COMPARE DIFFERENT TYPES OF GROUT
To begin with, of course, you choose which type of natural stone you like best. But don’t forget that the type of grout can also vary and help determine the overall picture ! There are differences in color, quality and applications. At Nijst Natuursteen we are happy to inform you about the various types of grout so that you can finish your natural stone tiles or cobblestones in the detail you desire.
INSTALLATION TIPS OVERVIEW
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