Pavers & Tiling Contractors
Pavers Contractors in West Rand
Paving can add tremendous aesthetic appeal to your home. Whether your consideration is new driveway pavers, walkway pavers, patio pavers or pool pavers, the benefits are numerous. Not only are they extremely durable, but you can create your own unique landscape with a variety of styles, sizes and colours.
Always keep in mind, though, that any paver installation is only as dependable as the preparation process. So, ascertain that the paving company you use is reliable, professional and knowledgeable.
Choosing your Pavers.
Pavers are an extremely versatile and long-lasting solution for your driveway, walkway, patio, pool deck or other outdoor surfaces. They’re strong, require very little maintenance, save on water and mowing and can make a huge difference to the look and feel of your home.
Your first consideration is the amount of weight and traffic your pavers will carry. Driveway pavers, for example, obviously carry more weight than your average walkway pavers. UCP can advise you on the thickness and strength of the various products available.
Next, reflect on which material will complement your existing landscape as well as your own sense of style. Brick, natural stone and concrete pavers are only a handful of choices. Furthermore, should the pavers be slip-resistant, easy to clean and can your choice of paver carry the design you have in mind?
Speak to your West Rand Pavers for advice on different patterns and colours to incorporate in your scheme.
Installation is a straightforward process, but the skilled paving contractor knows, that if it is done improperly, your paving project WILL fail.
In a nutshell, after the planning process, a gravel base and bedding sand follows the excavation. Your patio or driveway pavers then rest on this. However, it is critical that every step is followed by thorough compaction.
The excavated area should be deep enough to ensure an ample amount of base material. Not enough could lead to excessive movement of your pavers.
Your West Rand paving contractor should compact the earth to the point of refusal. Again, the added base material must be compacted and smooth, with the necessary gradient to ensure proper drainage. Note that the ingress of water could destructively affect your driveway, pool or patio pavers, due to their porous nature.
After adding the bedding sand, your paving company installs the pavers in the design of your choice and tamps them down firmly. The addition of edging ensures that your pavers do not move or creep side to side.
Finally, plaster or jointing sand fills the spaces between the pavers. A final compaction rounds off the process.
Once again, do choose a reputable West Rand paving company for your installation. Paving fails, like sunken or lifted pavers, often stem from a lack of compaction in the installation process, the incorrect use of bedding sand or a lack of edging. Contact UCP for all your paving repairs.
Tiling Contractors in West Rand
Whether you want to spice up your kitchen or add some panache to your bathroom, tiling is surely the way to go. Not only are tiles cheap to maintain, but they are durable, easy to clean and available in a wide variety of finishes.
It can be a daunting task to lay your own bathroom or kitchen tiles. Just one tile out of alignment can doom your whole project. Furthermore, complicated tile patterns and edging can be tricky to install.
In fact, a professional tiling contractor could actually save you money. Keep in mind that, when installed correctly, quality tiles should last for a very long time. You don’t want to spend your hard earned cash on beautiful bathroom tiles, only for them to fall off the wall within a week. Tiling repairs could eventually cost you more than a professional installation.
Keep in mind that installation costs will vary according to the size and complexity of the project, so if your budget does not allow fancy patterns, keep it simple but classic. Consider the purchase of a less expensive bathroom or kitchen tile for the majority of the space, whilst you splurge on a feature wall.
However, if your cash flow is really constricted, but you still want to renovate your walls, change or install a striking tiled backsplash around your hand basin, kitchen sink or bathtub. Not only will this update the look of your kitchen or bathroom, but the tiles will prevent water damage to your plastered wall surface.
Types of kitchen and bathroom tiles.
With the extensive range of tiles available these days, you are sure to find the correct option to suit your unique needs. Nevertheless, different tiles suit specific areas of the home, so be sure to do your homework before any purchase.
Let’s have a look at three of the most popular tile choices:
Porcelain tiles have a number of useful benefits. Aside from being aesthetically pleasing and available in polished, glazed or it’s natural state, porcelain is extremely durable, easy to clean and does not scratch easily. They are also stain and chip resistant. This makes them ideal kitchen tiles, but, as sealing is compulsory, they could be a little pricey. Also, they can be slippery when wet, so perhaps not the best choice for bathroom floor tiles.
This is the most widely used floor tile. The wide variety of finishes also make them stand out from a decorative perspective. Furthermore, glazing makes the tile surface waterproof and impervious to stains. They are more affordable than porcelain and extremely versatile.
Their drawback is that if they get chipped or broken, they could be difficult to replace. In other words, if the supplier discontinues a particular range, you might have to spend a pretty penny on repairs, as you might need to change the entire floor or wall section.
These tiles are a compacted form of limestone, ideal for use anywhere in the house. They are distinctive in appearance, available in a variety of finishes and easy to install. If sealed, they can serve as kitchen countertops, wall and floor covering as well as shower tiling.
Contact your West Rand tiling contractor for assistance in your decision and we will happily provide you with an installation quote.
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