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Posted: 04 Oct. 2017,13:23 QUOTE

Hi all, I'm currently finishing the 150mm hardcore sub-base for a Tumbled Travertine Patio, about 7 sq. Metres. The slabs are 30mm thick, & off-white colour. To be laid in an opus pattern, the sizes range from 200x200mm, up to 400x600mm.

I was planning to lay them on a 50mm bed of sand/cement, over the compacted hardcore base, but having read-up on here I'm concerned about the risk of staining. I have a 4l tub of SBR, my main question is if I Bond-bridge the backs of the tiles with SBR, (diluted?) would this reduce/remove the risk of staining?

This would save me from buying white sand / specialist mortars, & as I already have the SBR spare,  it would be a cost-effective way of going forwards.

The other thing is whether using SBR would allow me to lay the stone on a wetter bed of sand/cement, as this would make laying easier.

I've done a load of reading-up on here, if anybody could chime-in with advice, I'd be grateful  :)
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Posted: 09 Oct. 2017,13:26 QUOTE

Can anybody offer anything on this?
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Posted: 09 Oct. 2017,19:04 QUOTE

Sbr should reduce the risk of picture framing. Would like to see dpt1 for sub base on top of hard core capping if you have  the depth.

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Posted: 09 Oct. 2017,23:44 QUOTE

Cheers for the help, would you mix water with the SBR, 4:1? I can probably get an inch-30mm of MOT type-1 over the hardcore, I've got a whacker-plate coming weds/thurs this week.
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