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So I’ve got a fresh poured concrete front porch that’s 10‘ x 4‘. Wife wants to top it with some sort of brick or pavers or some sort of stone. What’s the best way for me to do this?

I was thinking of just mortaring pavers on top but of course I have to create some sort of border and the front edges would need to look decent. Can you mortar paver blocks so the front edge looks clean? Normally, pavers are gapped with sand but this obviously won’t work if I want a front edge to show. On e filled back in, the dirt will come up to about an inch or so from the top of the concrete slab.




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Bullnose tile around the perimeter and then fill in.



Set this just like any tile as you would normally.




See all the tile at the entrances of a MacDonald's? That is exactly how they are done, and they are not covered and protected from the rain (neither is a shower.).
 

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Bullnose tile around the perimeter and then fill in.



Set this just like any tile as you would normally.




See all the tile at the entrances of a MacDonald's? That is exactly how they are done, and they are not covered and protected from the rain (neither is a shower.).


Interesting idea! I hadnt thought of tile.. Is there a certain type that I should use? I suppose it would have to be durable/thick?


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Interesting idea! I hadnt thought of tile.. Is there a certain type that I should use? I suppose it would have to be durable/thick?


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Porcelain tile. Regular ceramic will absorb water and break up in freezing weather. Set with latex modified thinset.

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You don't have a place listed where you live, but from your handle, I/m going w Maine

Maintenance and durability are my biggest concerns, along w functionality and looks. If you have new homes built in your area, or ones built 5+ yrs ago, see what they put on their front porches and how they look 4-5 yrs later. Slate is installed here, it's nice looking, not slippery, but isn't the most durable...you also have to seal it periodically too.

Most tile is going to be slippery when wet, but highly durable and almost maintenance free, except for the grout. whatever you do, make sure it's a product spec'ed for your area, is durable and doesn't involve a lot of maintenance...
 
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