The installation of natural stone or porcelain paving is equally as important as choosing the right product for you...
We have put together two installation guides for our natural stone and porcelain products. These guides provide expert advice on preparing, selecting tools for laying, setting out the paving and creating an opportunity for drainage. These guides are essentially the do’s and don’ts on installing paving.
Natural stone and porcelain paving have different attributes and therefore, are handled and laid differently. As well as our guides below, we also provide articles with our top tips for laying natural stone paving and why you should avoid the dreaded five dotting technique.
If you’re concerned about laying your landscape yourself, or want to ensure you pick a reputable landscaper, make sure you check out the APL or BALI to see a list of accredited companies who can help you.
Installation RangeGlobal Stone are pleased to be working in partnership with two of the leading UK premium suppliers of jointing, grouting and Aftercare products.
For our natural stone collection we are delighted to be working with Azpects who have, over the past five years, developed EASYJoint into the UK’s leading, all weather natural stone premium paving joint product.
EASYJoint is available in five popular colours Mushroom, Stone Grey, Buff Sand, Basalt and Jet Black and is suitable for nearly all natural paving types and can be used all year round (except Granite). A simple application process requires the product to be brushed and watered in, making it up to 10 times faster and easier to use than standard mortar jointing, resulting in very strong joints across all surfaces and the base. For information on coverage please visit
Suitable for a “wet bed” application only.The Global Stone Slurry Primer is a polymer modified cementitious based slurry bond coating used for bonding most types of stone slabs, clay pavers and porcelain tiles to bedding mortar. The slurry primer needs to be mixed first by adding the 20kg bag of powder to 7kg clean water and mixed until smooth for approx. 3-4mins on the slow speed setting of an electric drill. It should be used immediately whilst still wet on a pre-soaked surface, by using a stiff brush to a thickness of 1-2mm thick.
Global Stone Slurry Primer
20kg bags | Grey
Coverage: 20-22m2 per bag (average)
For our porcelain collection we are delighted to be working with Mapei, a premium supplier of products for tile preparation.
Adhesives are used to secure the porcelain paving tiles to walling or prepared subfloors, preventing the tiles moving when being walked or driven over. The range includes the Mapei Keraflex Maxi – a high performance, cementitious flexible tile adhesive which can be used for both floor and wall applications. When the Keraflex Maxi is applied, it needs to be applied to the substrate as well as the back of the tile. Each tile should be pressed using the twist and slide motion into position. Floor joints can be grouted within 24 hours.
Grout is required to finish off your porcelain patio, walling or drive project. The Mapei grouting product is available in three colours, Beige, Grey and Black. Other colours are available on request, however delivery times will be longer. Mapei Ultracolour Plus is ideal for joints of between 2-20mm and is a high performance, anti-effloresence, quick setting and drying grout that will be walkable in approximately 24 hours. For more information please check the Mapei Grout calcualtor : http://www.mapei.com/GB-EN/grout-calculator.asp