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Stair steps

Florentian treads
Modern treads

Colour richness and clinker durability

Ancient Florentine step or the modern one with straight edges? The selection is wide and one must consider the plethora of offer colours, mechanical durability of clinker and of course - frost resistance and special anti-slipping properties. As a result, the stairs made of clinker ceramic steps on the exterior of the house or indoors shall be very attractive and great to use. The sets of colour, surface texture and size is harmonised with floor tiles allowing to create a uniform design or to mix it in various colours, creating various surface ornaments. The internal range of some of the series of floor tiles and steps include colour tones that complement and provide ornaments with emphasising or gradient properties. At the same time, surface texture for various toned tiles and steps of the same series shall be identical. Such well-considered manufacturer's approach assists ad supports the implementation of consumer's ideas by creating a unique and peculiar design for indoors and external surfaces. Steps are quite often used as senia or aesthetic finishings for the completion of various elevated edges for example, where the vertical and horizontal cover of the tiles meets. Ceramic steps are highly wear resistant because clay during burning process changes it material properties and structure becoming very hard. Additionally, the step surface processing with special glazings furthermore improves the durability of ceramics. Stroher GmbH gives a guarantee of 25 years for frost resistance. Ceramic of the steps is extruded thus allowing it to remove any water vapour present in itself and the contact surface glued to the foundation. This way, the ceramic attachment is not affected during freezing cycles and the ceramic itself does not stratify.

Klinkera flīzes un kāpņu pakāpieni

Step assembly

If the basic approaches of assembling ceramic tiles are known, it is not difficult to perform quality works with clinker stair parts both horizontally and vertically. in order to perform clinker step assembly, one must prepare the materials (horizontal surface and vertical elements), glue for indoor and outdoor works, seam filler, spatula, level gauge and wooden hammer. First of all it is necessary to prepare the surface, on which the steps shall be assembled. Usually, it is concrete shaped steps, house porch both indoors and outdoors. It is necessary consider that the entire surface must be thoroughly cleaned in order to ensure ideal fixation. First of all the flatness, level and size of the yet-to-be-assembled stairs are inspected with a level gauge and a ruler.  The assembly process of stair clinker steps is as follows:

Clinker step assembly is done in an ascending manner First of all the vertical parts of the surface are covered with glue which is evened out with a spatula. Here it is important to apply the glue generously so that the foundation and material would be attached to each other solidly.

  1. Frontal part is attached to the applied mixture, the surplus mixture is removed so that the part under the step perfectly matches that of the step.
  2. Then the glue is applied to the horizontal surface so that it does not each the edge of the frontal tile.
  3. Then clinker steps are placed on the mixture so that the side would rest on the base of the steps, while the nose would be placed in a manner that there is is a empty gap between it and the frontal tile.
  4. After the frontal and horizontal surfaces have dried, the seams between the tiles are filled with a filler suitable for the purpose of use - either intended for indoors or outdoors.
  5. When performing works, it is important to observe the distance between tiles - it may not be smaller than 5 - 6 mm. Ideally, one should have a 8 - 10 mm seam in order to the glue to securely hold the clunker steps and frontal elements would not allow any room of movement during use. It is mandatory to fill all cavities with a quality filling material - filler.

During assembly, clinker steps are assembled in a slight slope warranting an effective water removal during rain and snow melting period. It substantially prolongs the service life of the material and the entire steps. 90% of the frontal part is fixated against the horizontal surface.

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