How To Install Porcelain Tiles: Laying Porcelain Pavers On Grass

Installing porcelain tiles on grass is a quick and easy process. You can also easily remove and position it in any way you want. Hence, it offers the maximum flexibility you need to create various forms. Furthermore, you don’t need to hire an installer specializing in dry-laying, it can be done as a DIY project.

You can dry lay slabs on top of the grass where there are lawns without the need to use adhesives. Doing so enables you to change the paving any time you want. And the great thing about it is that you can reuse the same material numerous times. Plus, you don’t have to wait a day or two to enjoy your labor of love. You can walk on the slabs any time right after installation. 

We often get asked, where can you install porcelain pavers? Porcelain pavers can be dry-laid on grass in the following areas:

  • Residential areas
  • Footpaths
  • Gazebo
  • Garden
  • Courtyard
  • Patio

Simple Steps On How To Dry Lay Your Porcelain Tiles On Grass

Dry-laying porcelain pavers comes with three simple and easy-to-follow steps:

Step 1: Arrange the slabs on the ground to determine the proper position and distance you prefer.

Sep 2: Make sure that the distance between each slab is the same.

Step 3: Step on the slabs, emphasizing on the edges to match them well to the ground. That’s it! 

One tip is to make sure that the level of the slabs is the same as the grassy surface’s level to prevent your tiles from getting damaged when you’re mowing your lawn. This might require you to dig out the grass and lay small pea gravel underneath the area where the porcelain is being installed.

If you want something extremely simple, we can even offer you porcelain stepping stones which are very easy to handle and even easier to install.

What Kind Of Tiles Are Ideal For Dry Laying On Grass?

Tiles used for the dry lay process are usually porcelain tiles in larger format. These types of floor tiles enable you to install them without the need to use grouts or mortars. Hence, you can install them on just about anywhere. Also, their easy installation means anyone can apply them regardless of your experience level in hardscaping or landscaping. 

Moreover, these porcelain floor tiles will lock securely in place and grip on the surface continuously even after you remove the pressure. Once you’re done laying the porcelain pavers, they’ll stay in place and won’t move an inch due to the heavier weight. This is sometimes a challenge with the lighter porcelain stepping stones, which need to be more securely put in place by pressing them down upon installation so they are slightly below the surface.

What’s The Difference Between a Dry Lay And a Wet Lay Installation?

Wet lay installation is what usually comes to the mind of most people when thinking about stone patios. The result of the process is a smooth, clean, and stately look with firm mortar joints and even surfaces. This method is ideal if you’re after an urban or classic style and vibe. On the other hand, the dry lay installation offers more of a casual, country feel and an aesthetic that looks more natural.

If you plan and execute wet laying properly, it’ll last you for many years. Likewise, its biggest advantage is its durability since it’s permanently installed. Nonetheless, the upfront cost can set your budget back a bit. This type of tile installation is perfect if you already have a poured concrete base.

However, if you’re looking for something that can provide your landscaping project with some inspiring and refreshing design possibilities, dry lay installation is the answer. The method does not require a concrete pad or mortar joint between your tiles. Thereby, it’ll massively reduce the cost and labor time involved. 

Also, what makes the approach even more appealing is that it can provide your space with a lasting rustic charm. Plus, it offers design flexibility, allowing you to turn your vision into reality. Whether you want an outdoor space for weekend barbeques or a unique footpath towards your beautiful garden, dry laying porcelain tiles on grass gives you the chance to be more creative.

Our team of experts is always available to help guide you in whatever installation method you might select. We’re happy to give information on grout for porcelain pavers, mortar for outdoor porcelain, and other materials you might to correctly install landscaping porcelain tiles.