Paving slabs is a practical finishing material, providing ample opportunity for creativity. There are many types of paving slabs of different shapes and textures. This material is available in a variety of colors, but usually enough of two colors to create an attractive pattern on the ground near the house or on a garden path. Variants of paving are different, what to prefer depends on the place and its purpose.
There are three main ways:
- on a sandy pillow;
- on a cement-sand mixture;
- cement-sand mortar.
Before laying the tiles in any way you need to prepare the ground – remove the upper layer of the soil. If you are going to lay tiles on a soil layer, overgrown with grass, but sand will need gravel for leveling the surface. After that, the base filled with a layer of sand (5-10 cm). The surface of the base can be compacted, but you can just pour water from a hose with a nozzle, allowing the moisture to be absorbed.
In the first, the simplest case, the tiles can be laid on wet sand. It is a good way of packing for garden paths, they hardly will stagnate water, it will soak the stitches and go in the sand, and then into the ground. But the option of laying a solid not be called.
The second way is easy and more practical. To create the mixture mix the cement and sand (ratio 1/5), the mixture is distributed evenly over the site after installation of the tiles the surface must be watered. Water will provide a mixture of good adhesion, penetrating between the seams.
Laying tiles on cement-sand mortar is the most reliable option but also the most difficult. Manually mortar to prepare difficult, so it is desirable to have the mixer. The ratio of cement and sand is also 1/5 of the prepared solution is spread on the ground, for leveling use a trowel. A layer of a solution – 3-4 cm For laying tiles using a rubber mallet. If laying is done without bias, be sure to use a gutter to drain water.
The above-described methods of laying paving slabs will help in choosing the right option, but that’s only half the story. Lay tile efficiently is very important that the resulting coating was durable and practical, but the design of paving is given considerable importance.
The use of tiles of different colors, with an interesting textured surface, putting some in a specific pattern able to create the cover really interesting and aesthetically attractive, pleasing to the eye and revitalize the appearance of your yard and garden.
The scheme of laying paving slabs can be very simple, when a combination of two colors and sophisticated, which can be used to create these drawings.
For paving of yard or garden path, you can choose a classic rectangular tile. Despite the fact that its form is simple, rectangles of different colors can be successfully combined, forming an interesting pattern. When choosing a curved tile path will look even more original.
Lovely track created using tiles «brick» gray and the framing of the sides of the track red tiles. Stairs in tone, the track from decorative saw cuts in the shape of flowers give this part of the garden perfection
Different versions of the pattern on the paving tiles are created using color, shape, and rotation of tiles in a specific pattern
Textured tile is a good option for garden, allowing you to create original patterns and combinations. Its color may blend with the color of the soil, the green lawns. In this case, the leaf print on the surface of the appropriate in the garden
To popular schemes of laying paving slabs is the tree braid. The herringbone pattern can happen when placing the tiles at a certain angle – 90° or 45°. Twist – a variant of Christmas trees, when the alternation of tiles resembles the weave. Braid is created by alternating the longitudinal and transverse stacking.
Simple drawings to create the patterns on the paving tiles of rectangular and curved forms. To create a spectacular pattern it is possible to use only two colors. In the first row in the second illustration — tree in the fourth row in the second illustration wicker
An easy way of styling that will look good on the track – chaos or a random mix. To create a chaotic pattern, you can use tiles of different color and size, stacking it in a random order. It’s easy, and the result may be interesting.
Two-tone square-shaped tiles laid in a checkerboard pattern, always looks impressive. Can be used to create cells with two rectangular tiles.
Path in a garden, where the rectangular tiles are laid out in two staggered, forming a neat, symmetrical squares. The plants are in harmony with the color of the track
Examples of paving a circular pattern occupies a special place. Pattern «circular pattern» will allow you to create a beautiful front of the house, a place of rest in the garden. If you create a pattern of tiles is running a creative person, it is possible to deviate from the usual schemes, creating beautiful drawings that look very impressive in the normal position or height.
Example of a combination of circular pattern and schema «random order», when you create a template tile is laid out strictly by color, forming a circle of different colors, the circles are decorated with tiles of the same colors, laid out in random order
The pattern created by the template «leaf», the result is a beautiful composition on the area, even more spectacular thanks to the framing of the picture Sandstone on one side
Interesting combination of forms tiles and lawn, when part of the lawn is framed with tiles or in the center of the track or pad to create a small flowerbed. This element of landscape design through which you will make your site more aesthetically appealing.
Tiles and turf — a beautiful harmonious blend. Irregular shape of tiles wide joints expressive look at the background of the green lawn
In the center of the track, tile, small flower beds look original, becoming an interesting detail in the form of a garden and yard
Types of paving there is quite a lot, the material is inexpensive and small garden of his lot is not required, and in conjunction with other decorative finishes, he will help you make your yard and garden more comfortable and beautiful.