The realization of a tiled terrace outside, is subject to the extreme possible variations of the temperatures and the bad weather which are the causes. Rain, snow, sun, seepage, freezing and thawing are the common factors in most of the degradations found on these types of soils. Add the intense passages on the aisles or wet / sunny alternations of the edges of swimming pool to target all the elements to dread. A global professional solution exists to bond, seal and effectively protect the exterior floors of all these attacks. The three products that make up this system are the result of a number of sustainable achievements that have withstood all these aggressive factors over time.
- Electric mixer
- Electric tile cutter
- Notched trowel
- Rubber mallet
- Bubble level
- Great rule
- Preparation of the glue
- Laying slabs
Preparation of the glue
1. The first product of this overall system is a special adhesive mortar: the 5021 Proliterrasse, available in beige and gray. Its special consistency allows it to not crash under the weight of tiles or slabs. Its water repellency provides excellent resistance to seepage, annihilating the devastating freeze / thaw cycle.
2. This powdered mortar is to be diluted according to the manufacturer's instructions. Use a mixing propeller to effortlessly obtain a consistent and flexible consistency.
3. This product, when thoroughly kneaded, has a longer open time than ordinary mortars. It thus prevents filming (forming a film on the surface of the product by evaporation of solvents or here, water) too fast from its surface, always detrimental to a good grip. It thus allows a double gluing of the tiles, which constitutes one of the strong points of the system.
1. Spread the adhesive mortar on the surface to receive the pavement. Use a notched trowel corresponding to the manufacturer's instructions. Note that this mortar can be laid on a wet surface and can catch up to 25 mm.
2. The increase in the open time of the adhesive mortar allows the simultaneous gluing of the back of the tiles intended to cover the floor surface, glued first.
3. If you are alone, work by smaller areas. The ideal organization of this type of construction site would be that one sticks the plan (slab) and places the tiles, the other of which has glued the backs.
4. Adjust the tiles according to the rules of the art by checking alignments and slopes (1.5%) to allow the flow of water. A big construction rule and a bubble level are essential.
5. The system continues with the seal, also waterproof, 547 Prolojoint Rustic, whose special design allows it to present a greater resistance to wear and aging than a traditional joint. It is available in 4 shades: the beige and the gray of the adhesive mortar with, in addition, to make contrasting or melted joints, a pink color and a stone tone.
6. The deck will be finished when tiles or pavements and their joints (from 6 to 50 mm thick) have been given the 235 Lankoprotec protection which, third element of the system, ensures the preservation of the authentic surface appearance of the coatings. by protecting them from radiation and bad weather that eventually whitewash a number of dark and unprotected pavements and tiles.
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