Sandstone Patio Pack Laying Guide
This guide is to help Landscapers lay our traditional patio/project packs of Indian Sandstone Paving. This guide is for roughly 1 crate of paving which is a nominal coverage of 18.9m2.
Included in your crate:
900x600mm 16 pieces
600x290mm 16 pieces
600x600mm 16 pieces
290x290mm 12 pieces
- Lay a suitable sub base material such as a crushed hardcore well compacted
onto the subgrade. This is followed by a 30-50mm laying course of concrete
made up of 6 parts sharp sand and 1 part cement.
- ALL NATURAL STONE MUST BE LAID ON A FULL BED OF CONCRETE
THAT SUPPORTS THE WHOLE FLAGSTONE.
- Before laying the flagstone the application of a priming slurry such as Nexus
Projoint Porcelain Primer to the underside will improve adhesion.
- Carefully lay the flagstone and tap into place with a rubber mallet to the
correct level. Place next flag with an adequate joint and continue with the
appropriate laying pattern.
* Ensure the top is the widest surface with natural stone flags.
- Lay full flagstones first and complete the cuts at the end. After a few days,
the joints can be pointed with a mortar made up 4 parts washed sharp sand
to 1 part cement. Alternatively, joints can be filled using a propriety jointing
compound. All Stone Paving flagstones are designed to be laid with joints.
- All cement stains from the mortar must be washed off immediately or the
flagstones will be permanently stained. The use of acids to clean off mortar or
other stains is not recommended as it can have a detrimental effect on the
- When laying circles start from the centre stone and work outwards. If
contained within a patio lay circle first.
- On the very light coloured flagstones consideration should be given to using
a white cement together with a bonding agent in the mortar as this minimises
absorption of the darker cement onto the flagstone.
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