Spectrum Quartzite Porcelain Paving
Spectrum Tiles are a new and innovative Porcelain Paving supplier that offer a wide range of luxurious and unique Porcelain Paving for your garden.
Spectrum has been manufactured to provide superior strength and durability, with resistance to absorption; this ensures little to no maintenance with no need for sealing patios.
As well as being scratch resistant, it is also stain and mildew resistant; spillages cannot penetrate the surface, making them easy to wipe away. For peace of mind, the ranges vary from R10 - R12 in skid-value, R12 being commercially approved for safety.
Quartzite White Porcelain Paving for Your Garden
The Spectrum Quartzite range consists of two colours; grey paving and white paving. Although it looks smooth and shiny when wet, these paving slabs are finely textured on the surface to give you the option to surround a garden pool and ensure your garden is completely non-slip.
What makes the Quartzite range so popular is its beautiful, marble effect throughout. Quartzite White consists of white/creamy colours that really give off a mediterranean feel; just like being on holiday in your own garden! With its striking markings, it is guaranteed to bring the wow-factor to any outdoor space.
Did you know? You can even lay the Spectrum Porcelain Paving range in your home! Many people have paired their Porcelain Patios with the same paving tiles inside to create a seamless indoor to outdoor look.
Available in Sizes
1200mm x 600mm x 20mm
How to Lay Porcelain Paving
To ensure a long-lasting garden patio that will look amazing for years to come, we recommend you hire a professional Landscaper to install your garden paving.
If you feel skilled enough to take on the challenge of laying the paving slabs yourself though, please read our guide on how to lay paving in your garden.
Plan exactly where you'd like your paving slabs to go in your garden. If you are purchasing single size paving slabs, this makes the task easier, you just need to plan the pattern in which you'd like the paving tiles to be laid. The most popular paving formation is in an off-set brick pattern.
Prepare and mark the area in which you'd like the paving slabs on with spray paint or string. You can use an angle measure to ensure lines are straight. Start digging within the marked area so that you allow enough depth for 100mm of sub-base, 25mm of sharp sand/ cement and the depth of your chosen paving slab. Using a spirit level, ensure the ground is as level as possible.
Into the area you have dug out, add MOT Type 1 limestone at a depth of 50mm and rake until it is roughly level. Compact the hardcore with a Wacker Plate which you can hire. Add another 50mm of sub base and compact this layer. Compacting this twice will ensure a strong base for your paving.
Add 25mm layer of a full mortar bed on top of the hardcore base using either washed grit and cement or sand and cement. This is a vital step otherwise your paving will not be secure. Use a watering can to water over the sand to dampen the surface until it is fairly moist and then rake over again.
It's time to lay your paving onto your prepared base! As mentioned before, please take care to lay the slabs at a 1/60 angle if possible, this helps with drainage during heavy rain. Make sure you are wearing heavy duty gloves during this whole process.
Dampen the underside of the slab with a slurry or a compound on the back of the slabs before laying onto the sand/ cement. Place your first slab at the highest point of the patio, working from corner to corner. Placing the first slab is vital, so make extra sure that it is at the right angle and is level (with a slight downward angle).
REMEMBER: You must leave at least a 3 - 6mm gap between each slab for Porcelain Paving and 10 -12mm gap for Sandstone and Limestone Paving to allow for the jointing in between. Also keep in mind that you should seal the back of sawn products to avoid mirroring.
Allow the Sharp Sand/ Cement to dry. It is important that it dries slowly, if rain is forecasted, use a large plastic sheet to protect it.
Join your paving together once the sand/cement has dried. For Porcelain Paving, we recommend VillaFix Porcelain & Stone Grout or our new Azpects EasyJoint Select. You can make your own mortar mix with materials we sell; it’s simply 4 part sand to 1 part cement.
We suggest you leave the jointing grout to set for 24-hours and after time has passed you should be able to safely walk over it and enjoy your new garden patio!
Buy With Confidence
- Our paving can be purchased in quantities of 5 square metres.
- Please enter the amount of 5 sqm you need (for example 20sqm would be 4 x 5sqm).
- All of our paving comes in crates which can be easily placed into a van or into a garden using a hiab lorry.
- You can choose free collection from one of our Depots or fuss-free, home delivery.
A Service You can Rely On
- We also provide speedy and reliable deliveries nationwide.
- Stone Zone is a family-run business that has been providing the best service since 1998
- Our expert customer advisors can help you with any questions or your purchases.
- We pride ourselves on offering a large range of landscaping and gardening products
Sample slabs are available in-store, please ask a customer advisor.
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