Step Tile - Installation Instructions
If the waterproofing system covered is chemically compatible with Rubbertech Step, lay the slabs directly over the waterproofing. If this is not the case, include a separating layer between them, e.g. a PE or PP Geotextile with a minimum area weight of 300 g/m².
The slabs can be secured in place by interconnecting with the integrated connector pins. This eliminates the need for time-consuming gluing and makes for fast installation.
In case of surfaces to be covered start installation in a corner. The integrated connector pins should face in the direction of installation. Install the first row of slabs up to the edge limitation on the other side, checking to ensure proper alignment and perpendicularity. Installation is done in a masonry-style configuration, i.e. beginning and ending every second row with a half slab.
In case of walkways with a width of 1.0 m you can choose the possibility of rubber granulate slabs pre-drilled on four sites. You start installation of the first row in direction of the walkway. The integrated connector pins should face in the direction of installation. Then attach the slabs for the second row to the first one with the integrated connector pins.
The slabs are easy to cut using a low-speed sabre saw (blade for wood / medium-sized teeth) or a carpet knife in conjunction with a steel straight edge. Make sure to support the slab with sufficient elevation on both sides of the cut.
- Please Note
Unsecured slabs may be subject to uplifting by strong winds e.g. in the event that one or more corners or sides are exposed, providing an attack surface for the wind.
The slabs can be glued to the waterproofing membrane by applying evenly spaced dabs of suitable glue (XL400). Be certain to maintain a minimum separation of 2 cm between neighboring slabs.
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