Landscape PaversCreate awesome paved areas with Archatrak porcelain landscape pavers
Archatrak porcelain pavers and cobblestone driveway pavers offer an excellent alternative to natural stone pavers, brick pavers or concrete pavers for most on-grade paving applications. Since porcelain is essentially non-porous, it won’t suffer freeze/thaw cracking, or staining with salt, grease or oil like most landscape pavers. Plus it won’t fade, attract mold or mildew, and is easy to clean. And being such a hard and dense material, it resists scratching and marking, even in high traffic locations.
A quick overview of the most common installation options for on-grade landscape paving follows. For more detailed installation guidelines, please download our Porcelain Installation Guidelines brochure.
Installing porcelain landscape pavers
Position the landscape pavers over sand or gravel beds using conventional tile spacers between the pavers to keep them aligned accurately and correctly spaced. If you prefer to fill the gaps, we recommend Gator Tile Polymeric Sand which is specifically made for porcelain pavers.
Place stackable rubber support pads (Architrex HD-PAD10 or HD-PAD16) under each corner of these landscape pavers to raise them slightly, creating a ‘floating’ outdoor floor. The pads not only prevent the pavers from rocking on uneven surfaces, but you can make the paved surface perfectly level by stacking pads to a height of approx. 1.5”.
For paving stone applications where pavers are set among grass, although it’s feasible to lay pavers directly over the grassed area, better results will always be achieved by digging out a few inches of soil under each paver and infilling with compacted sand or gravel.
For vehicular applications, Archatrak porcelain landscape pavers and cobblestone pavers can be laid in mortar over a reinforced concrete foundation followed by grouting.
If you have any questions or want to discuss a specific project, just call us at 866-206-8316 or send us an email.