Using Porcelain Tiles Outside
If you’re considering giving your outdoor space a modern maintanance free look then Tile Store Direct has the solutions for you with a wide range of porcelain tiles & paving that you can use outside to create a stunning new patio area for entertaining and enjoying those warmer months,
Porcelain is a very , durable and resistant to all weather conditions. However, many homeowners have questions about tile installation on concrete In this article, we discuss why you need to install your brand-new porcelain tiles correctly, as well as the main question, can they be laid directly over concrete?
The answer to can porcelain tiles be laid onto concrete is YES!!!!
Porcelain Tiles can be laid outside and onto concrete but you must take into consideration some additions factors to ensure that the tiles are laid correctly. Porcelain Tiles are very hardwearing, water resistant, frost proof and stain & acid resistant so make the perfect material for external usage. Below we identify fact from fiction and some key considerations when laying porcelain tiles outside into concrete.
- Porcelain tiles for outside use must be a natural finish and anti slip (PTV 36+ / R11 +)
- Porcelain tiles with a thickness of 9-10mm can be laid outside onto a solid & fully cured concrete base.
- Installing porcelain tiles outside is all about preparation, substrate and installation.
Porcelain Tiles Onto Concrete Base
Yes, porcelain tiles can be installed directly onto concrete. Concrete is a common substrate for porcelain tile installation in outdoor and indoor spaces. However, preparing the concrete surface properly before installing the tiles is essential to ensure a long-lasting and secure installation.
The concrete surface should be clean, dry, and free of debris or loose particles. Any cracks or uneven areas should be repaired or levelled before tile installation. The surface may need to be smoothed or treated with a concrete primer before tile installation if the surface is particularly rough or porous.
The correct adhesive and grout for the specific porcelain tile installation type are also essential. The adhesive should be designed with outdoor porcelain tiles and applied evenly to the concrete surface using a notched trowel.
The tiles should then be placed on the adhesive, ensuring they are level and evenly spaced. Once the adhesive has dried, grout can be applied to fill in the gaps between the tiles.
Overall, installing porcelain tiles directly onto concrete is a viable and popular option for creating durable and attractive outdoor and indoor spaces.
However, following proper installation procedures and ensuring the concrete surface is prepared correctly to ensure a secure and long-lasting installation is essential.
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