The EVO_2/e™ Mirage® project makes available a set of laying solutions suited to any outdoor ground or surface, to offer full laying versatility. Moreover, whatever the surface to be laid on, EVO_2/e™ porcelain stoneware uses the same laying systems as ordinary outdoor materials.
Installation on grass
The ideal laying solution for creating walkways, barbecue areas and gazebos in the garden: by laying EVO_2/e™ slabs on the ground, you can preserve the underlying lawn, preventing it from being damaged by weights or heavy foot traffic. The range is also suitable for creating public and residential walkways and outdoor areas.
HOW TO LAY “JAPANESE STEPPING STONES”
To create a path pattern arranging the slabs in the “Japanese stepping stone” style, you need to calculate the number of steps needed to complete the path, then space the slabs at an equal distance along the route. To ensure perfect stability, dig down 5-8 cm (2”-3”), add fine gravel-size 3 to 6 mm (1/8” to 1/4”), and compact down before laying the slab. The slabs must not protrude above the lawn level, in order not to damage the lawnmower when cutting the grass.
Installation on gravel or sand
Laying on gravel ensures correct soil drainage, through the gaps between the slabs, allowing the water to drain off into the ground.
This laying solution is ideal for projects where permanent floor laying is not possible.
The ideal laying solution for outdoor driveways, car parks, garage ramps, as the laid surface is extremely resistant to both dynamic and concentrated loads. Expansion joints are required, and the gaps between the tiles must be filled with cement-based grout.
Installation on raised pedestal system
Installation on raised pedestal system exploits the conventional system of floating or raised floors.
With this laying system, all the pipes and wiring systems laid beneath the tiled surface can be inspected at any time. It offers instant accessibility, simply by lifting and removing the slabs.
RAISED PEDESTAL SYSTEM
Installation on raised pedestal system is used mainly on large, regular surfaces, or above previous floors, provided these show no signs of infiltration. The open gaps between the slabs allow the rain water to drain off into the cavity created under the panels. Thus a flat, even floor is obtained, while the underlying waterproof layer will have the gradient required to drain off the rain water.
The load-bearing structure is made of polypropylene feet with a large base and rounded edges, to prevent damage to the insulating layer. This solution allows for any underlying elements to be inspected and offers a practical passage for pipes and wiring.