Our customers in Crantock asked us to install black limestone paving on their balcony.
First we prepared the balcony substrate and you can view an earlier blog post about this work here – Balcony Screeding
Once the screed fully dried we set out the pattern.
And we start to lay the black limestone paving.
We used Mapei’s flexible adhesive called Keraquick to the lay the paving.
But due to the type of application, we also use a latex additive to mix with the adhesive which enhances the performance of the adhesive.
You will notice Ryan applying adhesive to the back of the paving slabs.
This is called back buttering and is an important exercise when using large format slabs.
This ensures full bonding between slab & substrate.
Ryan has installed black limestone paving on top of a wall.
And finishes off the edges using a grinder & polishing wheel to create a honed & bevel edge profile.
Before grouting is carried out we fully clean the limestone paving and seal using Dry Treat Stain Proof.
Dry Treat has unique micro porous technology, allowing the sealant to line the capillaries of the stone.
So it sits within the stone rather than on top like the old surface sealers used to.
This means that you don’t have to re-seal your paving for years.
We used Mapei’s Ultracolor Plus grout in a mid grey colour. There are 35 colours to choose from.
So there you have the finished balcony, already for the glass balustrade to be installed.
We offer a huge range of natural stone paving and porcelain paving at our premises in Par, near St Austell in Cornwall.
Where you can walk around our two external displays and get inspired.
There are over 40 natural stone patios on display.
Along with loads of landscaping features.