Embracing the Patio Remodel Revolution | LATICRETE Conversations
In the wake of the pandemic, a revolution in home renovations has taken center stage. The focus has shifted towards enhancing outdoor living spaces, transforming ordinary backyards into serene staycation getaways. The appeal lies in extending comfort beyond a home's four walls, creating mini paradises that reflect personal style. This surge in outdoor renovations calls for seasoned installers to stay on top of the latest trends and techniques, ensuring their clients receive an installation with exceptional results and longevity. In this blog, we'll explore the key elements of successful outdoor renovations.
Patio Remodel and Renovations:
The heart of any outdoor transformation lies in patio renovation. It's here that the magic of crafting a staycation-worthy retreat truly unfolds. A patio remodel encompasses a wide array of considerations, from tile choices to surface preparation. The resurgence of interest in outdoor living has brought to the forefront the importance of selecting the right outdoor tile. Porcelain and stone tiles have gained immense popularity due to their durability, ability to withstand harsh weather conditions, and aesthetic charm. When embarking on a patio remodel, remember that the foundation is key. Adequate surface preparation, including the use of high-quality materials like 3701 Fortified Mortar Bed, sets the stage for a successful tile installation that stands the test of time.
Embracing Outdoor Renovations:
Outdoor renovation projects present a unique blend of challenges and opportunities. The emergence of trends like waterproofing and crack isolation membrane solutions has revolutionized the industry. Waterproofing, is now a necessity for safeguarding outdoor installations against the elements. This approach not only extends the lifespan of your outdoor spaces but also provides peace of mind. Moreover, the integration protects the substrate from water damage and offering crack suppression so movement is absorbed and doesn't transfer to the finish and ruin the beauty of your new patio remodel. Liquid-applied products like HYDRO BAN® and HYDRO BAN XP offer both waterproofing and crack suppression for cracks up to 1/8” (3 mm).
In the face of these challenges, LATICRETE has stepped up, delivering high-strength ANSI A118.15 adhesive tile mortar such as 254 PLATINUM™, 254 PLATINUM Plus and MULTIMAX™ Lite and ANSI A118.7 grout choices like PERMACOLOR® and PERMACOLOR Select that offer excellent performance under diverse conditions. Now, installers are not just delivering pretty spaces; they’re delivering pretty tough spaces.
No discussion on tile installation trends would be complete without mentioning the importance of movement joints. Following the TCNA EJ171 recommendations for these joints in outdoor installations is becoming standard practice. They’re the unsung heroes of many installations, preventing unsightly cracks.