The products that we mostly suggest for floorings and piazza are either the cubes, or tiles.
- The cubes can be irregular in shape and we would install in overlapping arches.
- On the other hand, the cubes can also have a regular size of 4”x4” so that we would install them in straight staggered lines.
- The tiles can be the same width or alternated different widths.
- the tiles can have split edges or sawn edges.
It is always important to make sure the borders of the piazza are well fixed with mortar. For this reason, we suggest to use an orthogonal line of tiles or binders.
For drypack and liquid grout installation, we recommend thickness 2″ (with a nominal variation from 1 ½” to 2 ½”). Porphyry stone is very strong (the compression strength of porphyry stone is above 30.000 psi), which is plenty enough for the average type and quantity of traffic in these areas.
On the other hand, installation in sand is also possible. In that case the minimum thickness required is 3” and we require the use of different bonding material.