Imagine Landscaping Inc. create Contemporary Front Walkway with Unilock Porcelain Landscape Tiles in Horseshoe Valley, ON
This simple, yet stunning, front entrance was constructed by Imagine Landscaping Inc. in Horseshoe Valley, ON, in 2015. Porcelain tiles in DaVinci Birch were chosen to complement the modern, delicate look and feel of the home. The homeowners were thrilled with the way the front entrance paired with their home and took a liking to the clean, sleek lines formed between tiles.
Unilock offers an impressive range of porcelain tiles in contemporary nudes and smokey grays, with surface finishes similar to stone and wood grain. The DaVinci Birch variation has a pleasant wood grain finish and showcases a blend of soft gold and buff shades. This Italian-made porcelain tile also boasts low water absorption, making it ideal for a wide variety of outdoor applications.
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The process of installing porcelain landscape tiles will depend on whether they are being laid on wood, concrete or an aggregate base. These specifications can be found in the Unilock Porcelain Landscape Tile Installation Guide.
However, certain standards apply to all porcelain tile installations. For example, sub-structures that are impervious and pose a danger to drainage should be sloped, or otherwise modified, to prevent pooling. The joints should always be 1/8″ – 3/16″ in size, and the use of spacers is recommended. When cutting porcelain tiles to size, they should be wet-cut using diamond blades, and washed before installation. Finally, one should always refrain from compacting their delicate surfaces using a plate compactor. These basic requirements will help to preserve the integrity and perfect finish of the porcelain tiles throughout the installation process.
Opting for a cool gray shade not only allowed the front entrance to echo the brick face of the home, but also facilitated a striking contrast between the paved surface and surrounding softscape. Opting for a cool, monochrome color can highlight surrounding greens and browns, making them look richer and more vibrant. Imagine Landscaping Inc. opted for a geometric tile layout that becomes staggered near the front door. This enhances the sleek, contemporary look and feel of the porcelain tiles.