Pine Hall Brick’s ½”authentic brick PaverTiles can be installed in a similar fashion to installing tile, which makes the installation simple and allows rehabbing of existing flooring possible without having to add extra reinforcing under the subfloor.
Start by removing your existing floor down to the plywood subfloor.
Install ¼” to ½” cement board on top of your plywood subfloor. Screw into place with 1-1/4” cement board screws every 4”to 6”. Tape the seams with cement fiberglass mesh tape and trowel with thin-set mortar over the tape to create a smooth flat joint.
Note: If you have a subfloor that is uneven then it is recommended that you lay a ¼” layer of thin-set mortar (you can use the same mortar as Step 3) with a notched trowel between the plywood and cement board layer and then screw into place. This added layer provides for an even void-free support throughout the floor.
This is an optional step as PaverTiles do not need to be sealed to perform correctly, but if a homeowner prefers to seal the pavers there are a number of options that give different finished appearances. The options range from invisible sealer that doesn’t affect the appearance or texture of the product while providing stain resistance to visible sealers that sit on top of the pavers and create a glossy smooth looking finish and can wipe clean.
Apply sealers when both the joints and the pavers are completely dry. Apply as directed by the manufacturer of the sealant.