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Re: Patio tiles
Reply #11 - Jul 6th, 2018, 9:58am
 
Try trying an egg on it 😁
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Reply #10 - Jul 5th, 2018, 6:38pm
 
We never walk the dog from the front in this heat as the tarmac is too hot.  We can take her out the back to the fields, but even then you need to be wary in the heat, as she will just run and run without a thought!

The black slate was too hot to hold your hand on - I was fitting lights and could not bear to touch it for too long - You could feel the heat rising before touching it.
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Reply #9 - Jul 5th, 2018, 4:58pm
 
Lectrician wrote on Jul 3rd, 2018, 6:50pm:
I’ve been to another job today we’re they have used block and beam for a patio! This one was on quite a slope.  This was black slates going down.  RED hot in this sun!


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Reply #8 - Jul 5th, 2018, 4:57pm
 
When they use B&B do they grout the blocks? Put a layer of concrete on top or just stick the tiles directly to the blocks?



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Re: Patio tiles
Reply #7 - Jul 3rd, 2018, 6:50pm
 
I’ve been to another job today we’re they have used block and beam for a patio! This one was on quite a slope.  This was black slates going down.  RED hot in this sun!
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Re: Patio tiles
Reply #6 - Jul 2nd, 2018, 8:51am
 
If it isn't a Rectangle I would go for a concrete pad. maybe an idea to put a membrane under it to stop any rising damp affecting the tile fixing.

Wood can be just as slippery as tiles when it's wet
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Reply #5 - Jul 1st, 2018, 3:51pm
 
A concrete pad would normally be easier unless the ground slopes or you have poor access for getting the concrete on site. If you are tiling on top you will need to add reinforcement to make sure it doesn't crack.
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Reply #4 - Jun 30th, 2018, 5:21pm
 
The tiles we're looking at are heavily textured, so would assume they'll be ok to walk on in the wet.  No vehicle access, so don't need to worry about that one.

Which do you think is going to be easier to install? Block and beam or just a concrete pad?  Roughly 4m square but with a corner cut off
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Reply #3 - Jun 29th, 2018, 4:35pm
 
What are the tiles like when wet?

We brought a house once where the previous owner had tiled their garage floor. Hidden behind some boxes at the end was a large dent in the wall where they had driven in on wet tyres and not been able to stop.
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Reply #2 - Jun 28th, 2018, 6:28am
 
I’ve seen patios done recently with tiles, slate, stone etc, and it seems to be popular to use block and beam, even when close to the ground.
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Reply #1 - Jun 27th, 2018, 9:34pm
 
With anything like this it’s best to follow the fitting instructions that come with it. Or look them up on the products website before you buy.
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Patio tiles
Jun 25th, 2018, 12:01pm
 
After a quick jaunt to the garden centre for a bag of compost over the weekend, we now want to replace the patio.  Saw some very nice patio tiles while we were there that look kinda like floorboards.  But they're probably only 10mm thick at most, so how do you go about laying them?

Would I need to lay a concrete pad and then lay them with waterproof tile adhesive, as you would for a tiled floor in the house?
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