Guides » Indications for the laying

Guidebook and Laying Instruction Of Pavings Modulari

p>Foundation in concrete
For pavings suitable for vehicles, prepare the foundation with compact scree (even the pre-existing can be used), Spread an approx. 10 cm layer of concrete with electro welded net on the foundation.

The preparation of the foundation as well for drivable pavings as pedestrian pavings has to be calculated by the designer according to the traffic to support.

Expansion joints
Already during the planning, provide for suitable expansion joints according to the size and geometric shape of the floor. The joints have to cut the foundation, the cement floor and the paving, in order to have the possibility to “absorb” eventual expansions.

Slope
It is necessary to provide slopes (1 cm per meter) in order to guarantee a correct ebb of the rainwaters and thus to avoid in this way the stagnation.

Laying with adhesive
The laying carried out with adhesive permits an optimal adhesion on the cement foundation. This installation is advisable in order to put between the cement foundation and the tile a barrier against the ascent of the salts, which could be reason for the natural phenomenon of blooming.
Proceed with the assemblage of the tiles with an adhesive for exteriors by following the specific instructions of the used adhesive.
We recommend to use for the sizes 19,7x40x2 cm, 40x40x2 cm and 40x60,3x2 a suitable spatula with rounded tooth of 20 mm x 10 mm for spreading the glue and in any case follow carefully the instructions of the adhesive.

Laying on mortar
Only Le Tavelle can be laid on mortar. It is forbidden to use this method for laying of Modux and Mixxa.
Spread the cement foundation following the indications of the work director. Dust with cement and lay the wet Le Tavelle by shaking them in a normal way, in order to enable that they tie in an optimal manner.

Indications
Take the paving tiles from different pallets, in order to guarantee its correct mixture and obtaining in this way an overall homogeneous effect of the work. For this purpose the layer must have already at disposal in the yard all the material at the beginning of the laying and control constantly that the laying of the materials produces a homogeneous paving.
For the perfect allurement of the Modulari-tiles use a rubber hammer and a board in wood to level the tiles. In no case use the hammer directly on the tiles, even if it is a rubber hammer.

Cut
This has to be done with a normal water saw with a diamond wheel.

Sealing of little sizes
Proceed with the stuccoing of little surfaces and calculate the necessary cleaning times.
Grout the whole paving and with a rubber spatula (We advise that this is in good condition to “scrape” the grout in the best possible manner) fill the same joints by taking away the excess of stucco. Wait some minutes in function of the temperature (5 minutes in summertime, 20 minutes in wintertime) and proceed with the following phase.
The cleaning has to be done with suitable sponges. We recommend to pass the sponge with movements of 45 degrees in respect to the paving joints, for obtaining an optimal result.
When the cleaning has been finished, the paving has to be completely clean without any stucco rest.
Important: the sponge has to be rinsed many times during the cleaning phase. Also the water in the basin has to be changed frequently in order to clean the paving well without leaving halos.
Instead of the above mentioned you can use for big surfaces an “electro sponge”. Even in this case count the considerations given for the manual cleaning. We recommend in a specific way to change many times the water of the basin of the electro sponge.

Sigillatura per formati grandi

Sealing of big sizes
Wet the paving till its saturation to facilitate the following cleaning operations.
Proceed with the stuccoing of little surfaces and calculate the necessary cleaning times. Pour the grout with a carafe on the joints, paying attention to “dirty” the tiles the less possible.
Wait some minutes in function of the temperature (5 minutes in summertime, 20 minutes in wintertime) and take off the liquid cement in excess by the use of a spatula, then proceed with the following phase.
The cleaning has to be done with suitable sponges. We recommend to pass the sponge with movements of 45 degrees in respect to the paving joints, for obtaining an optimal result.
When the cleaning has been finished, the paving has to be completely clean without any stucco rest.
Important: the sponge has to be rinsed many times during the cleaning phase. Also the water in the basin has to be changed frequently in order to clean the paving well without leaving halos.
Instead of the above mentioned you can use for big surfaces an “electro sponge”. Even in this case count the considerations given for the manual cleaning. We recommend in a specific way to change many times the water of the basin of the electro sponge.

Cleaning after the laying works
When the paving has been finished, carry out a cleaning of the yard,
In case of obstinate dirt use MaspeClean as detergent.
In particular cases we suggest the use of a monobrush polishing machine to lay the MaspeClean and to remove mechanically the dirt,
otherwise scratch the paving by using a manual brush.

Treatment (optional)
It is advisable to carry out the treatment of the paving on the building site on a perfectly cleaned paving.
This operation isn’t necessary as “the modulari” are already furnished pre-treated, nether the less a reinstatement is useful as it makes the treatment of the tiles stronger and it impermeabilizes at the same time even the joints.
Lay the treatment MaspeTech by using a paintbrush or a roll (see photo) till the “saturation” without creating stagnations. The paving has to dry for at least 24 hours.
We advise to make this treatment at least one year after the laying, in order to permit to the paving to be completely dry.

Related products

Require informations
Consult the text for privacy