Norcros Rock-Tite Exterior Porcelain & Stone System was developed specifically to appeal to landscape designers, tilers and DIYers who want an easy-to-use system for installing the increasingly popular 20mm porcelain tiles externally for patios and terraces. One of the latest recommendations from a landscaper indicates that the product is certainly making life easier for workers in that profession.

Landscaper, Brett Corcoran of TC Fencing & Landscaping, has recently used the product on a patio job in Staffordshire and was full of praise once the project was completed: “After using the Rock-Tite range of products throughout a recent project completed I can strongly recommend it,” he said. “I can recommend the Rock-Tite products to not only the building trade but DIY customers too due to their simplicity to use.”

This project was an ideal candidate for Norcros Rock-Tite. The home owner wanted to extend their living space into the garden with the installation of porcelain tiles to form a new outdoor leisure area, making the transition from internal to external space as seamless as possible.

Johnson Tiles Manufacturing Body Prep

The end-result is highly attractive and definitely a very worthwhile improvement to the property. The tiles on this project are Johnson Tiles, 20mm porcelain, 600 x 600, from their Boundary collection in colour Dune. Laying the tiles was made much easier than it would otherwise have been without the assistance of Norcros Rock-Tite.

The system comprises a Primer, a choice of Mortars (either with or without sand) and a Brush-In Grout. The product provides a high strength mortar for bonding concrete, natural stone and porcelain paving slabs to a hardcore or solid base. The Rock-Tite additives improve performance, workability and freeze/thaw resistance of the finished mortar mix. The choice of mortars allows customers to purchase their sand separately if they wish.

As Brett Corcoran says: “The mortar used has been a long-existing problem within the building trade with the amount of mess that sand and cement make. This simple solution just to add water throughout the mixture has solved a lot of the issues and the result is excellent. It goes off extremely fast and allows us to complete other tasks very quickly. 

“I also found the Rock-Tite Porcelain Primer simple to use. And a must when it comes to porcelain paving, binding the paving to the Rock-Tite Mortar, creating an incredibly solid paving base.

“To finish, the Rock-Tite Brush-In Grout was one of the easiest modern solutions for grouting I have come across, with many old-fashioned ways being very messy and time-consuming. It was very straightforward, once again just applying water, and brushing into the joints of the paving.” 

The full system includes Norcros Rock-Tite Porcelain Primer in three 5kg bags, supplied in a 15kg mixing bucket. Part 2a (without sand) is supplied in a 12.5kg bag, while the alternative Part 2 comes in a 25kg bag. The system includes a ready-to-use Brush-In Grout, in three 5kg bags supplied in a 15kg bucket. The grout colours available are Blanched Almond, Steel Grey and Tropical Ebony, matching other grouts from Norcros Adhesives.

All elements of the Rock-Tite system are covered by the Norcros Adhesives lifetime guarantee.

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