How-To Guide: Laying French Pattern Pavers
French pattern pavers get their place in patios and other outdoor areas. Designing these areas with stones becomes easy with ShadesOfStone.com’s pre-packed paver kits. These easy- and quick-to-install paver bricks not only enhance the elegance of your outdoor areas but also provide a solid support against heavy foot traffic.
If you are thinking of giving your patio a touch of French paver stones, here’s a quick how-to guide to help you install them by yourself –
Measure the Area –
Note down the exact square foot cover of the area where you have to install French patterns. In case, the area is unevenly shaped with unsymmetrical length and breadth, you can divide the room in multiple square areas as per your convenience.
Get All Materials and Tools –
Laying the pavers will become more convenient for you, if you have all essential tools and materials with you. Some of those items are –
- Thinset Mixing Paddle
- Backerboard Scoring Knife
- Tile Saw
- Grout Sponge
- Five-Gallon Bucket
- ½ Hp Drill
- Chalk Line
- Grout and Natural Stone Sealer
- Straight Edge
Lay the Cement Bed
Cement bed is the base floor, on which the pavers will rest. You can also buy readymade cement boards – ideal for DIY projects - to prepare the base floor.
Prepare and Lay the Thinset
Mix the thinset well in the bucket, as per the instructions on the packaging. With the help of trowel, apply the thinset and rest it for 24 hours.
Placing the Pavers
How you have to design the pavers is up to you. Draw an outline with the chalk to make the “laying the pavers” exercise easier for you. Cut tiles as per your design idea.
And there you go. You have just laid your French pattern pavers.
ShadesOfStone.com offers a wide variety of French pattern paver hardscape stones to choose from. You can speak to use to get ideas to design your outdoor areas. Call us at (855)-984-1870 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info!