Nicole's turning old concrete gravel pavers into a great Portuguese patio
The “Portuguese” tiles that we have used, come from Turkey. You can also order them online: https://amzn.to/33MKOgw and here: https://amzn.to/3iNnsOj
How to turn old-fashioned concrete gravel tiles or slabs into beautiful tiles again and pave a great new path in your back garden. A great way of reusing old building material!
Nicole’s got free second hand gravel tiles, removed old bits of cement and slabbed them with beautiful Portuguese tiles (actually made in Turkey). The advantage of using loose concrete tiles is that you don’t have to pour a whole container of new concrete as a solid base. And reusing old material is environmentally friendly and sustainable.
The concrete tiles are cleaned well with the high-pressure sprayer, then applied with primer with a brush and slabbed with the frost-resistant floor tiles. The joints are filled with grout, but the joints between the concrete tiles are filled with white sand to avoid cracking. These are outdoor floor tiles that can withstand the frost and are rated slip resistance R9.
Our backyard with our small swimming pool, the plunge, has undergone a great makeover. We have created a nice urban patio, which can also be used as a terrace or path.
You can use this video for ideas and inspiration of how paving your own – maybe small and urban – patio.
We planted shadow plants, but you can also use lush plants for patios and decks to create an oasis in your backyard!
Website Nicole: http://www.nicoleprins.nl
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Last update 2020-09-20. Price and product availability may change.