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.
Landscaper Brett Corcoran of TC Fencing & Landscaping, used the product on a patio job in Staffordshire and was reportedly full of praise once the project was completed: “After using the Rock-Tite range of products throughout a recent project, I can strongly recommend it,” he said. “I can recommend Rock-Tite to not only the building trade but DIY customers too due to their simplicity to use.”
The home owner wanted to extend their living space into the garden with the installation of porcelain tiles to form an outdoor leisure area, making the transition from internal to external space as seamless as possible.
Laying the tiles was made much easier than it would otherwise have been without the assistance of Norcros Rock-Tite, the company says.
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. Rock-Tite additives are designed to improve performance, workability and freeze/thaw resistance of the finished mortar mix. The choice of mortars also allows customers to purchase their sand separately if they wish.
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.
All elements of the system are covered by the company’s lifetime guarantee.