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All coloured paving stones produced by Rae Kivitehas are full-coloured. Paving stones with a coated surface are also available on the market.

Snow and ice are removed mechanically, either with shovels, scrapers, brushes or centrifugal cleaners. Improper use of heavy machinery during maintenance can scratch the stone surface. To control slippage, it is advisable to use normal sand or granite chippings. Melting snow from paving stones with salt or ice melt is contrary to the manufacturer’s maintenance instructions and will have irreversible consequences for the paving stones.

Several building materials are exposed to subsidence. The location of the house, the amount of precipitation, the abundance of trees, the run-off from the roof and the slope of the roof all play an important role. The quality of the paving stones and their resistance to frost are not affected by the damming. The moss is removed from the stone mechanically. Weeds can be removed by weeding where possible. In addition, burning of weeds by gas combustion is possible. The best way to control weeds is to use special repellents to prevent them from growing. When using pesticides, follow the manufacturer’s instructions for use.

The effect of grease and/or oil stains is aesthetic and does not damage the stone surface. If possible, stains should be removed freshly to prevent the dirt from being absorbed and adhering. Grease or oil is removed with paper, sawdust or other absorbent material. Afterwards, the stone surface is washed by pressure washing or hot water brushing. Dishwashing detergent can be added during washing for better results. The stone surface must be rinsed after treatment with the detergent. If the above does not work, we recommend replacing the dirty stones with new ones. To remove chewing gum, we recommend using hot water or a pressure washer.

During the spring, white frost, or salt, can form on the paving. Salt can also occur on stones that have been left packed in the weather for long periods. The problem is aesthetic and does not affect the functional properties of the paving. There are different ways of removing salts. One of the possible options is to wash the salts with a water and vinegar solution. The concentration of vinegar should be fairly low; we recommend adding one (1) part vinegar to nine (9) parts water. Alternatively, the cleaning agent can also be obtained from our partner

In the case of soiling, it should be clarified whether the soiling is the result of time or recent soiling and, if possible, the cause should be identified. In order to avoid unsatisfactory results, it is a good idea to test the cleaning method on a small area at the beginning, and to expand the area to be cleaned when the desired result is achieved. The paving stones are cleaned of daily dirt with a brush and water. If brush and water cleaning fails, a pressure washer can also be used. In case of sand leaching from the joints, additional sand should be added to the joints if necessary.

As a result of the production of paving stones, the thickness of the stones may vary, which is unavoidable and is considered a normal and normal phenomenon according to the EVS-EN 1338:2003+AC:2006 standard for paving stones. According to the allowed standard, the thickness of the stone can vary by +/- 3mm and is not considered a significant deviation.

A concrete kerb is placed at the edge of a plaza or road and separates the road or plaza from, for example. From Muruplats. The perimeter stone provides long term stability to the entire site.

Yes, it is. You can see samples of our products in building material stores (dealers) or by visiting our factories, details of which can be found under “Contact“. Another possibility is to look at the photos of the product range and sample objects on our website.

Paving stones are made of natural materials and have proven their durability. Paving stones are characterised by their longevity, resistance to external influences, and consistency of form and colour – qualities that many alternative materials lack. Thanks to their durability and longevity, paved paths and plazas maintain and enhance the overall value of the building.

You have every right to do so, but under no circumstances should you underestimate the complexity of paving stone installation. The construction of paved roads and squares is generally a specialist job. In addition, squares and roads play an important role in the overall appearance of the building. It is often the details and the way they are processed that are crucial. It’s worth knowing that the guarantee applies to paving stones installed in accordance with the installation instructions.