If you are considering building a home terrace and you would like to go further - you've come to the right place. Is it a gravel terrace, a school terrace or maybe concrete floor. You will find all the explanations in the article below.
A ventilated terrace is one that is not permanently connected to the ground / sub-floor. This is: the tiles are installed without the use of glue. And what is important, we will not do it without terrace adjustable pedestals / support pads. It is thanks to the adjustable pedestals that ventilation can take place under the tile surface. Terrace adjustable pedestals, are usually adapted both for the installation of terrace tiles and joists for the boards. Wooden or composite. Thanks to their features and compatibility, they will prove themselves in any case.
Thanks to the system of ventilated terraces, we get rid of unnecessary costs in the form of gluing terrace tiles to the ground. Not only is it an additional cost of materials in the form of glue or crosses, traditional assembly is much slower. It takes about 30% more time to install by gluing than to place porcelain tiles on adjustable tiles.
So that after starting work, e.g. in the ground, you do not think about the layout of the structure or the top cladding stoneware.
We have to look around our garden and decide what material will suit it.
The matter is simple with all types of tiles, as it is enough to place them on supports or terrace pads.
The boards, on the other hand, need to be screwed with appropriate screws or clips for the construction joists. Installing a decked surface is definitely more time-consuming.
Laying boards directly on gravel is an increasingly popular solution for customers.
Installation of such a terrace is simple, quick and pleasant.
This solution is chosen by people who have access to the garden as well as those who have, for example, a pavement to be made on an unfinished ground before entering the property.
For such a project, you can use both porcelain, ceramic, concrete and stone terrace tiles. It all depends on the terrace's utility function.
We choose terrace tiles mainly visually. However, their properties are equally important. The delicate material suitable for installation on the balcony will not work on a car driveway, etc.
Remove the grass in those places where the tiles will lie. That is, from the entire pavement or if the boards are to be spread apart - separately under each separately laid tile.
When the substrate is ready, pour gravel directly onto it. It is thanks to this solution that the water will not remain on the surface of the tiles.
2 mm terrace pads should be placed directly on the prepared gravel.
The stands for laying tiles directly on the gravel have built-in joint strips for marking 3-5 mm gaps. A 3 mm gap spacers is built in as standard.
However, you can install additional 5 mm jgap spacers.
2 mm terrace pads allow you to lay tiles of any size. Is it 60x60 2 cm thick or 60x60 5 cm thick or 30x120, 40x80 and others.
We do not need to use glue to stabilize the tiles. The tiles, lying freely on the pad, are mounted firmly.
However, its use is acceptable. Here is an example:
Squeeze a small layer under the gres tiles and put the board on this layer. It is worth having a durable frost-resistant glue.
Our 2 mm DD Pedestals are prepared for laying boards against the wall. We can easily break the stand and adapt it to the arrangement of tiles against the wall of the building or other straight surface, e.g. at the curb in the garden.
At the end of the work, you can use fine terrace sand to fill the gaps between the boards. However, it is not necessary. The tiles can lie with empty slots because they are so small that we will not get stuck there, for example, with heeled shoes.
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Check out our complete guidebook page to ventilated terrace technology. Everything about the design, montage and application of terraces on adjustable pedestals and support pads in one place.
It is the only such complete page about raised terrace on the Internet.