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Posted: 20 July 2019,17:57 QUOTE

Hi,

I am planning a small patio (about 8sqm) with grey sandstone riven slabs. I am confused at what is best to joint the slabs with, as from research on here suggests the 1 part polymeric are poor. I looked at Rompox and vdw but the coverage per tub is much then I need.

Am I best going for traditional sand/cement and point by hand given the area to do isn’t that big? I looked at adding dye to the cement to better match my flags but does that fade with time anyway?

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Dan
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Posted: 20 July 2019,18:47 QUOTE

Try easijoint. Wash in with water. Been using it for years without issue

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Posted: 20 July 2019,20:55 QUOTE

LOL, you should know how to spell it then DDD  :)   Seriously though, just about to use Easyjoint myself, so good to hear your valuable experience.

Findizle, I've used cement dye once, it made to mortar hard to work with and the resulting colour was rubbish.  Claimed to have plasticiser built in, but the result was awful. It was a liquid one, the powdered ones may be better, but I wish I'd  never bothered.
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Posted: 21 July 2019,11:19 QUOTE

Thanks for your help.

There are so many to choose from!

Having done more research, I think I will go with VDW450+ as the weather isn't being particularly reliable (making cement a bit risky) and it comes in a smaller pack so I'm not going to be wasting too much if I went for the larger tub sized 2 part mixes.

Fingers crossed!

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Dan
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Posted: 31 July 2019,18:42 QUOTE

All of the main choices are summarised and examined on the main website: Jointing For Paving

There is no 'best product' that can be prescribed for every job. Each possible method/material has its own pros and cons, and these have to be taken into account before deciding which is most suitable for any particular project.

Sand/cement mortars are great if you have good trowel skills and/or are pretty patient.

1-part resin mortars (aka polymerics) are great for DIYers as long as the aftercare and maintenance is careful and considered.

2-part resin mortars are bomb-proof but costly.

You seem to have chosen a 1-part, which should work well for your project, but be aware of the limitations.


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