2 Tips for Laying Outdoor Patio Tile 2 Tips for Laying Outdoor Patio Tile
Outdoor patio tile adds that special touch to a home or garden, and can transform an outdoor space into a sophisticated retreat you can enjoy with friends and family. Successfully installed patio tiles last for years and are well worth the price. Here are 2 tips for laying outdoor patio tile:
Always prepare the area before starting to lay tiles. If you lay outdoor tiles on unprepared ground the life of your tiles will be shortened.
Drain the area with a pump to make sure the land is dry-you can rent a pump for a day. After drainage, turn the soil using a gardening hoe or rake. Even out the ground after aeration by using a flat metal sheet with weights distributed across the top. Move it slowly to remove extra soil. Add some coarse sand to improve the tiles' grip.
After you lay each tile side-by-side, walk on each one as you lay it to help it settle. Choose a pattern that you like. Lay the tile in difficult areas and corners by measuring the spot, marking the tile with a pencil, and using an electric stone cutter to cut each tile to the appropriate size.