Can you put thin pavers over concrete?

Answered by Jarrod Smith

You can absolutely install thin pavers over an existing concrete slab. This is actually one of the major advantages of choosing thin pavers, as it allows for a relatively quick and easy installation process. In fact, thin pavers are often referred to as “overlay pavers” because they can be installed directly over an existing concrete surface, much like you would install tile.

The process of installing thin pavers over concrete is fairly straightforward. First, the existing concrete slab needs to be thoroughly cleaned and any cracks or damage should be repaired. This ensures a smooth and stable base for the pavers. Once the surface is clean and sound, a layer of bonding agent is applied to help adhere the pavers to the concrete.

Next, a layer of sand is spread over the bonding agent. This acts as a leveling agent and provides a cushioning layer for the pavers. The thin pavers are then laid out on top of the sand, starting from one corner and working your way across the area. It’s important to leave a small gap between each paver to allow for expansion and contraction.

After the pavers are laid out, they can be secured in place by applying a joint sand or mortar between the gaps. This helps to stabilize the pavers and prevent them from shifting or moving. Once the joints are filled, any excess sand or mortar can be swept away.

One of the great advantages of installing thin pavers over concrete is that it can completely transform the look of your outdoor space without the need for expensive and time-consuming demolition. Whether you want to update an old and worn-out concrete patio or give your driveway a fresh new look, thin pavers offer a convenient and cost-effective solution.

I have personally had experience installing thin pavers over an existing concrete patio. The process was surprisingly simple and straightforward. The pavers were able to completely cover up the old, cracked concrete and create a beautiful new surface. It was amazing to see the transformation that took place in just a few days.

Thin pavers can be easily installed over an existing concrete slab, providing a convenient and cost-effective way to transform your outdoor space. The installation process involves cleaning and repairing the concrete surface, applying a bonding agent, spreading a layer of sand, laying the pavers, and securing them with joint sand or mortar. This allows for a quick and hassle-free installation, giving you a stunning new surface without the need for demolition.