If you want to lay paving setts, palisades or (natural stone) tiles yourself, Nijst Natuursteen will help you do a good job. Here are a few important general laying tips as well as application tips.
One of the most important points of concern is a good substrate. First and foremost, it must be stable; on the other hand, the substrate must be water-permeable. This helps prevent cracks in the stones that could appear over time due to frost.
When you lay paving setts or tiles, be sure to use an elastic or expansion joint.
Depending on the type of stone, the natural stone tiles or paving setts may expand or shrink with very high or low temperatures. An expansion joint between the paving setts and the tiles ensures that the stones have the space needed to move.
Obviously, a road or driveway will have to bear heavier loads than a footpath or a terrace. This is why the minimum thickness of the paving is different: the stone on a footpath or a terrace must be at least 2 cm thick, on a driveway at least 5 cm, and on a road with heavy traffic at least 8 cm.
Naturally, you begin with selecting the type of natural stone you like best. But do not forget that there are different types of grouts that can influence the overall picture. There are different colours, qualities and applications. At Nijst Natuursteen, we would be delighted to provide you with information about the different types of grouts, helping you to attain the finish you want for your natural stone tiles or paving setts to the last detail.
Do you have a specific question? Have you run into a problem while laying your ceramic or natural stone tiles, paving setts or palisades? Contact us for personal advice. Nijst Natuursteen always has a personal approach!