F A Q s
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes. Some ranges are a copy of the original material, be it timber, stone or concrete.
However some ranges take the natural look of the material and enhance certain aspects and/or colours.
No. The Levato Mono Pavers achieve European Standards for slip resistance.
Unlike natural stone and timber, the porcelain surface is non-porous, and the growth of lichens, mosses and moulds is severely restricted.
Yes. They are ideal for pool applications.
The vast majority of our product ranges achieve the required European Standard for slip resistance in wet areas (R11C).
Yes the Levato Mono Pavers are incredibly abrasion resistant. They cannot be scratched even with hardened steel.
There are no minimum weight requirements, legislative controls or EU/British Standards relating to raised paving and its weight.
Some waterproof roofing systems, primarily the more old fashioned loose lay systems such as ballasted roofs, do require a minimum weight to be applied per m².
If this sort of system is being specified then you would need to check with the roofing system manufacturer regarding ballasting weights – but generally, the modern systems such as warm roofs, do not require ballasting as they are mechanically fixed or adhered.
Yes, it’s possible to cut curves, however it’s not a simple process and certainly not a DIY proposition.
Curves cut into up-stands or boundary walls are achievable with an angle grinder, but require both skill and patience to produce a good quality finish.
Outside edges, i.e. edges on which the underside, would be visible. For example on a patio or step detail off-site water jet cutting would be required.
Please speak to our Technical Team regarding curved applications. We have considerable knowledge and experience in designing and producing these special pieces, and would not like your project to become problematic.
In our opinion this is not best practice. We would strongly advise against adhering any sort of paving or tiling directly onto a waterproof membrane.
In the past this practice was quite common, however over time it has proven not to be a sound solution as the waterproof membrane and paving/tile expand at different rates in hot and cold temperatures. Eventually they separate and often compromise the waterproof membrane in the process. Not good!
Yes. This can be achieved relatively easily, however additional Paver Supports may be required depending on the size and position of the hole on your project.
Yes, however we would advise the use of a Sound Suppressant Pad as a medium between the support and the GRP.
As GRP is a hard membrane. The Pad reduces vibration as well as suppressing sound travelling through the floor to rooms below.
In addition, it will also ensure the reduction of audible gravel crunch when walking on the raised deck, should grit be washed under the support at any time.
Although additional supports may be required, depending on the depth of the cuts, our Technical Team will take this all into consideration when designing the layout for your project.
Yes we can. In fact, we do not like to supply the Levato Flooring System without first producing a layout drawing.
This is to ensure the correct size cuts are specified at the perimeter edges, as there is a minimum practicable size of cuts for different support options.
Yes. We have a dedicated and highly experienced Installation Team. Please contact us to discuss your project requirements.
We recommend using the Self Levelling Pedestals.
They will enable the creation of a planar surface quickly and easily without the need for time consuming shimming.
In many cases we are able to deliver ‘Next Working Day’, if required.
Generally for UK stocked products, our delivery times are 2-3 working days.
For non-stocked product items, our delivery times are 10-14 working days.
Please contact us for more information and for a specific delivery time on your project.
It’s a manufacturer recommendation that at heights above 20mm an additional support is placed in the middle of a Paver (600mm x 600mm).
For domestic applications, customers often choose to ignore this. However, should the customer have a void of over 100mm under the paving we would recommend that they reconsider the central support.
For voids of over 250mm, we would recommend a safety mesh be applied to the underside of the paving as well as a central support.
Yes. In most cases we are able to cover box gutters and drain gullies from view.
Please contact our Technical Team to discuss your project further.
Yes. It’s particularly suitable for commercial areas due to its extremely low maintenance, easy-to-clean surface and slip resistant qualities.
It has been specified for many outside dining and terrace areas including:
- Bristol Airport
- London Zoo
- Theatre Royal, Drury Lane
- Jamie’s Italian
- And more
Yes, quite possibly, but you would need to discuss this with our Technical Team first to ensure compatibility.
The Pedestal Height Adjustment Tool enables the Pedestals to be quickly and easily raised or lowered. In fact the paving can be raised in situ with this tool.
It’s not essential for Pedestals over 100mm high as these can be adjusted by hand, but the amount of time this would take in comparison to using the tool, in our opinion, makes it indispensable.
For steep floor falls, we would recommend the Self Levelling pedestals.
They are able to deal with gradients up to 5% (1:20), without the requirement for shims.
On steep projects, we would recommend a very slight fall to be specified on the paving surface. This is to ensure each individual paver drains effectively.
If used with paver support pads this figure would be plus 100g approximately.
Pedestals would add a couple of Kg approximately, depending on your project layout, Paver size and height of Supports etc.
Porcelain is easily cut with the correct equipment.
We recommend water-fed table and rail saws, with a suitable diamond blade for large cuts, and angle grinders for small cuts and shaping.
Please ensure the correct safety wear (PPI) is worn at all times when cutting porcelain. This should include, but not be limited to, eye and suitable respiratory protective equipment, gloves and hearing protection.
When installed on pedestals or paver support pads, each paver is locked in position by its neighbours. Each paver is positioned tight against the spacer tabs on the pedestal or pad.
It’s essential that the perimeter paving is also locked into position. This is achieved with tension springs when using the pedestal systems and correct cutting of the paver support pads where these are employed.
No they will not. All of our support systems are designed to work on any waterproof membrane.
They are constructed from inert materials that will not react adversely with waterproofing materials.