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Cheaspeake

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Chesapeake Chesapeake river stones beautifully describe how mother nature is capable of creating these amazing...
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Chesapeake

Chesapeake river stones beautifully describe how mother nature is capable of creating these amazing gems. The smooth and polished surface of our Chesapeake river stones creates a natural illusion that transforms every space into a calm and relaxing environment. Whether you are looking to assist your plantings, pathways, driveways, or gardens, these river stones are perfect everywhere.

Why Choose Chesapeake River Stones?

  • It offers a natural look to any area.
  • It acts as a protective layer from high temperatures.
  • It prevents the growth of weeds.
  • Environmentally friendly stones.

Installation Guide

Installing river stones requires a clear space free of weeds and brush. Tear up the weeds, plants, and flowers to create a clear area, and make sure there are no roots left so they can't grow beneath the pebbles. 

You might need to cement the stones depending on the pattern you choose for your pebbles. You might wish to apply cement in locations where people will frequently walk over the pebbles to ensure they don't become detached from the route.

When making the cement mixture, combine sand and cement in a 4:1 ratio. The texture ought to ideally resemble breadcrumbs.

Onto the route, pour the cement. Pebbles should be added to the path. Avoid using too much cement since it will obstruct your pebble route. Figure out how much cement and stones you'll need.

If installing it in your outdoors and gardens, ensure good drainage so rainwater won't collect.

Application Areas: 

  • Gardens
  • Walkways/ Pathways
  • Wall Decor
  • Front yard and Backyard Designs
  • Outdoor Living Space

Total Area Covered - 2 square feet

Why Buy From World of Stones?

  • Our core focus is giving high-quality products, be it natural stones or manufactured products, and we always try to excel.
  • We offer products at the market competitive rates with all possible marketing incentives.
  • We exclusively take care of our prospective customers by providing the right guidance on each step of the buying process and offer excellent post buying services, including returns, replacement, and refund leeway.
  • We have extended distribution network to deliver orders cost-effectively, and quickly from your vicinity location.

Installation Guide(For Natural Stone Paving)

1. CHECK YOUR PRODUCT

Before any work is carried out, each piece of natural stone should be inspected, both wet and dry, prior to laying as pieces will vary. No returns can be accepted once the product is installed, so confirming you are happy with your product before proceeding is important. When work begins, ensure the area is cleared of all vegetation and debris. Then, ideally using a scaled drawing of your planned area, you can start plot pointing by marking out the space using pegs and a string line.

2. PREPARE YOUR BASE

Dig the ground to a depth of approximately 150mm below the finished patio level (or 200mm deep below the finished driveway level), making sure the soil is compact.

3. LAY YOUR HARDCORE

In the now excavated area, spread a layer approximately 100mm deep of hardcore (or 150mm deep for driveways). Remember to leave room for the thickness of the flags and 30-50mm of mortar. Compact the layer of hardcore thoroughly, ideally using a plate compactor. Foundations must not be laid on water saturated ground as they may sink in time, creating uneven paving. Extra drainage may be required.

4. LAY YOUR SLABS

Once happy with the layout, using your line and pegs as a reference, you can start laying your flags down on a full bed of slightly wet mortar mix 30-50mm deep. For the mortar mix, we advise 1 part cement to 5 parts sharp sand (some contractors use a 50/50 mixture of building and sharp sand). All products must be laid on a full bed of mortar, especially when laying a driveway. A full bed of mortar is key to help reduce moisture transparency or discolouration and provide a solid base for the patio. An SBR bonding agent is an adhesive, waterproof barrier that should be used to help the slabs adhere to the mortar bed. That is to be painted onto the back of each slab with a thickness of 1-2mm before laying when using natural stone (see overleaf for specific advice on laying porcelain). Use a rubber mallet to tap down the flags gently and a spirit level to ensure the patio is uniformly level, being careful to ensure you follow your slope level as you go along. A fallen angle must be considered to provide suitable run-off during wet weather. Falls must be angled away from buildings or structures at an incline of 1:60 or steeper. An adequate drainage outlet source should be present at the end of the patio’s run-off edge. A planning officer may need to be consulted for further advice. It is important to note that World of Stones USA products are not designed to be butt jointed, and a suggested joint of approx 10mm should be used. For products with an aged finish, we suggest to increase the joint size accordingly in order to accommodate for any potential variations in edges (between 15 - 20mm approx).

5. CUTTING NATURAL STONE

Once the main area of the patio is laid down, and some slabs need cutting, in the case of natural stone, a disc cutter with a suitable attachment or a hammer and chisel is needed to shape your flags effectively (please see our porcelain laying advice overleaf for specific guidance on cutting porcelain tiles).Once happy with the shapes of the now cut flags, you may lay them down (refer to step 4) on a full bed of slightly wet mortar mix. Using a rubber mallet, gently tap down the flags and use a spirit level to check for uniform flatness (taking into account a fall).

6. CHECK YOUR JOINTS

Once the patio has been fully laid, ideally, allow a few days for the mortar to set. There are several ways of sealing the joints between paving slabs – the installer must determine the most appropriate method to use. Some use a cement-based mortar mix, and so create a solid, inflexible joint. Others use a modern jointing compound that brushes in and hardens with contact with the air, commonly known as paving jointing compound. See the porcelain laying guide overleaf for specific porcelain laying instructions. When using any jointing products, always follow the manufacturer’s instructions.

Installation Guide(For Porcelain Paving)

1. CHECK YOUR PRODUCT

Ensure that you check your product before laying – we recommend dry laying a random selection of your tiles (from more than one pallet where applicable) to ensure that you are satisfied with the colour variation in the tiles. Claims or returns based on colour variation will not be accepted once the product has been laid. Ensure that whilst working with outdoor paving tiles; they are rested on wooden battens to prevent any edge chipping.

2. PREPARE YOUR BASE

Prior to installation, all necessary groundwork should be completed. This includes ensuring there is a sub-base of at least 50 – 100mm thick of type 1 material (hard-core) which has been sufficiently compacted down, with a suitable water drainage fall (a fall of 1:60 is usually adequate).

3. PRIME YOUR SLABS

Apply a Slurry Primer mixed using cement powder, water, and an outdoor-based SBR bonding agent to a creamy consistency to the back of each tile before it is laid to help the paving adhere to the bed. Paving slabs may need to be handled by 2 people (in particular, the larger-sized slabs). When applying slurry primer, ensure that you rest the tile on wooden battens to prevent any chipping. Before applying the slurry primer, brush the back of the tile using a stiff brush to clean off the magnesium oxide-releasing agents; this will create the bond of the slurry primer to the porcelain paving. Paint each tile with slurry primer as you lay them, not all at once before you begin laying. The slurry primer on the back of the tile must still be wet when it is laid down. Therefore, you should not prime all slabs first before you start laying. This will ensure that the tile adheres to the mortar bed correctly. If any slurry primer is on the face-up side of the slab, immediately wash away the residue with water as you work.

4. USE A FULL BED OF MORTAR

Just like natural stone products, World of Stones USA Porcelain paving must be laid on a full wet bed of mortar. We recommend a mixture of a moist consistency (rather than runny) with approx. 4:1 sharp sand to cement.

5. LAY YOUR SLABS

It is essential that each tile is tapped down to ensure as much of the tile as possible comes into contact with the mortar. When laying your project, ensure that you mix tiles to achieve an overall blended appearance. While the finishes of porcelain paving have less surface variation than natural stone, they are still designed with a level of variation to add a range of textures to their surface. If, within the selection of tiles, you encounter any repeat patterns, we suggest you rotate slabs 90/180 degrees to minimize repetition (this may be more prevalent in tiles with a more extensive surface pattern).

6. CUTTING PORCELAIN PAVING

Porcelain paving can be cut with a disc cutter fitted with a suitable-for-porcelain paving diamond blade (this must be a petrol disc cutter as you must feed the disc with water to cut). However, we recommend using a suitable water-fed tile bridge saw for neater and more accurate cutting. Ensure that appropriate protective clothing is worn while operating machinery.

7. CHECK YOUR JOINTS

Allow for 10-12mm+/- approx joints when laying the tiles. We suggest an outdoor jointing compound (suitable for porcelain paving) should be used with our porcelain paving products – please speak to your merchant or landscaper for the most appropriate jointing compound for your project. World of Stones USA porcelain paving products is not designed to be butt jointed.

8. IMPORTANT – CLEAN THE JOB

It is particularly important to work cleanly when laying porcelain paving, both during and after installation. Once the job is completed, additional cleaning may be required if any residue remains, particularly from jointing compounds. Ensure that the jointing compound has been set sufficiently, and then clean the tiles with a suitable residue remover (depending upon which jointing compound has been used). Any residue left over from the laying process must be removed as soon as possible – failure to do so may result in staining on the surface of the tiles. If your porcelain paving has been laid in conjunction with any natural stone, ensure that the porcelain paving cleaner/residue remover you are using does not contain any acid and check they are suitable for porcelain paving.

Installation Guide(For GeoCeramica Paving)

1. CHECK YOUR PRODUCT

Ensure that you check your product before laying – we recommend dry laying a random selection of your tiles (from more than one pallet where applicable) to ensure that you are satisfied with the colour variation in the tiles. Claims or returns based on colour variation will not be accepted once the product has been laid. Ensure that whilst working with outdoor paving tiles they are rested on wooden battens to prevent any edge chipping.

2. PREPARE YOUR BASE

Prior to installation, all necessary groundwork should be completed. This includes ensuring there is a sub-base of at least 50 – 100mm thick of type 1 material (hard-core) which has been sufficiently compacted down, with a suitable water drainage fall (a fall of 1:60 is usually adequate).

3. LAY YOUR SLABS

The ceramic top layer is scratch and wear-resistant, but you must be careful with the edges during the process. If two ceramic tiles knock against each other, chipping can damage them. When laying your project, ensure that you mix tiles to achieve an overall blended appearance. While the finishes of porcelain paving have less surface variation than natural stone, they are still designed with a level of variation to add a range of textures to their surface. If, within the selection of tiles, you encounter any repeat patterns, we suggest you rotate slabs 90/180 degrees to minimize repetition (this may be more prevalent in tiles with a more extensive surface pattern).

4. CUTTING GEOCEREMICA PAVING

You can cut GeoCeramica® to size. Important: use a water-cooled saw and rinse well after cutting the tiles). Ensure that appropriate protective clothing is worn while operating machinery.

5. IMPORTANT – TIPs

Open the GeoCeramica® palette carefully and make sure the tiles cannot fall over. The ceramic top layer is scratch and wear-resistant, but you must be careful with the edges during the process. If two ceramic tiles knock against each other, chipping can damage them. The tiles have an integrated spacer at the edges to facilitate a more even joint width. To prevent damage, the tiles should never slide over each other. And keep it free from sand and other pointed or sharp material. Never use a mechanical plate compactor and never hit directly with a normal hammer on the tile; which may result in extreme cases, in cracks and/or breakage. Use a special rubber hammer.

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