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August 12, 2017 18:08

Polymer tiles - practicality in the road surface

Polymer sand paving slabs -

production principle of its constituent components, first prepared for the production of tiles.Screened, washed and calcined sand base.Then sand, polyethylene-based polymers, pigments, dyes and additives are thoroughly mixed in special containers and subjected to heating above 250 ° C.

resulting homogeneous composition is formed and compressed into high-pressure forms.Production is carried out on the modern automated equipment, the resulting products, in particular polymer-paving slabs, has a high density, uniformity, durability and aesthetics.The structure of the material has no defects.Across the array are missing both external and internal voids and cracks, the water is not absorbed and simply rolls off drops.

This feature provides high strength tiles.Furthermore, the polymer binder provides flexibility, combined with wide strength gives almost yield of quality material from production and storage, to transportation, installation and operation.

Polymer tiles - properties

Polymer-sand tile is very decorative.Actually, you can give it any shape: with imitation of natural stone, all kinds of rosettes and other decorative elements.The tile surface may be glossy or matt, structured by natural wood, precious marble and so on.

technology ensures complete repeatability of sizes, shapes and colors, so with the help of a tile, you can play any geometric, color combinations.Getting the results on the order exceeds the normal use of tiles both in appearance and on operational parameters.

Indeed, polymer sand paving slabs is much more durable, more resistant to the external environment than usual.And because it is an urban environment, where there should be resistance to abrasion, high mechanical stresses, oils and acidic liquids, hardness and toughness, resistance spot raskalyvaemosti and many other indicators of reliability.

I must say that the theoretical (estimated) durability of the material is greater than one hundred and fifty years.But, for example, the parameter color stability, tile does not lose color pattern forever.Its modern painting, do not fade even under direct sunlight, stains made on the entire depth (an average thickness of up to five centimeters) of the material.

important feature is the absence of dust from the surface of the coating (which is typical of other materials) and evaporation in the hot season.Even under the scorching sun, the coating does not "Gazit" carcinogens, as the same asphalt.Tile easy to clean, is intended for repeated use, it makes it easy to repair, disassemble and re-stack the individual coverage areas.

Besides all the above, Pavement polymer has a low weight.The combination of properties makes possible its use in the conditions of places of mass attendance (as in the external and the internal use).This is ideal for covering areas recreation (parks, cafes, etc.).

But in terms of production facilities of services, such as service station, gas stations, shops, durable tiles provide quality coverage.

Polymeric sand tile - how to put?

Laying of polymer tiles may be done on the traditional sand cushion (usually for pavement garden walkways, etc.), On a dry mixture of sand and cement (for the driveway and parking light vehicles, etc.), on a concrete screedusing a solution (such stacking enables reception of heavy transporters, trailers).

In general, nothing complicated it laying there, except for the heaving soils need to make standard dumping rubble.Moreover, this material, due to the weight and strength is quite high, is suitable for use on a flat roof, used in open areas for various purposes.Using conventional self-tapping screws and dowels, thin tiles can be used for lining plinth components of buildings, etc.

process of stacking the most common.On leveled and compacted soil the foundation is poured gravel (up to fifteen centimeters) and sand (five centimeters), which is sealed with the utmost care.Then polymer-laid tiles using the simplest equipment - rubber mallet.

This mandatory clearances are maintained between the tiles (up to five millimeters), which you can use special strips.On the edge of the cover should be installed curb or sidewalk.It is also placed on the pillow, and his height is no more than five centimeters.Then empty the joints between the tiles backfilled and compacted sand or a mixture of sand and cement.

Technology does not stand still, but to date among Pavements polymeric sand tile is the most effective for the durability and value of the material that is versatile in application due to its unique properties.