Snow Melt Paver System
Tile Tech Hex-Tray™ SNOW MELT system is the most economical, versatile, and easiest to install system for snow-free surface for pedestal supported pavers laid on elevated rooftop decks, terraces, plazas, or walkways in both commercial and residential applications. Our snow melting system can be used with both ELECTRIC and HYDRONIC heating systems and engineered to be used in conjunction with our porcelain roof deck pavers & adjustable pedestals and works by simply running insulated electrical heating cables or hydronic PEX tubing along channels on top of the aluminum heat plates which installed under the paving slabs. Additional wind-uplift prevention mechanism is also available for the snow melting system.
Applications of Pavers Snow Melting System
The Hex-Tray paver snow melting system can efficiently snowmelt practically any of our elevated paver installations and be installed under our pedestal supported porcelain pavers on terraces, patios, roof decks, walkways, or exterior paved areas and it only requires a minimum of only 2-3/4” FINISHED clearance including the pavers, aluminum heat plate, hex-tray, insulation, and low-height pedestals and allow for adequate drainage under the pavers. The heated section can easily be confined to specific zones within a paved area or just a section of a 24″ wide paver if required and there are no restrictions on the minimum or maximum area for installation.
Porcelain Pavers are comprised of a 3/4″ or 20mm single layer of load-bearing porcelain paving designed for use in conjunction with raised pedestals and deck support systems as well as other dry installation and traditional fixing methods allowing total flexibility in design applications.
Due to their lightweight characteristics, porcelain pavers are much easier to transport and install, especially in high-rise building applications where they can be easily transported in service elevators.
Superior Wear Resistance
Completely nonporous, they will not stain and require no sealing. They will remain looking as good as the day they were installed! Extremely high slip resistance for all finishes and ensures a safe outdoor floor area wet or dry.
Our PATENTED Hybrid pedestal system is designed for porcelain pavers to lay level over built-up roofs & allow for self-leveling, screw adjustable, PVC pipe adjustable, and stack-able.
General installation steps, FIRST the pedestals grid is laid out and pedestals are assembled and tuned to the correct heights using string lines and laser level. SECOND, the Hex-Tray and the hex-foam insulation are pre-assembled and held together with an included plastic corkscrew. THIRD, the Hex-Tray/Foam assembly is then placed on top of pedestals and after 3 units are installed the hex-lock disk is inserted into the curf-cut corners of the 3 trays, and the 4th tray/foam panel is installed. FOURTH, the aluminum heat transfer plate is installed on top of the Hex-Tray and can be cut back at wall terminations to expose the Hex-Tray U-bends to allow loopback of the heating element. FIFTH, the heating cable or pex tubing is laid in the channels and run the full length of the area to be heated and returned to a common electrical connection point or plumbing manifold. SIXTH, the heating cable can be connected to a control box with a timer for manual activation or a snow switch to activate heating when snow moisture is detected and the ambient temperature is below a selectable set point in the range. FINALLY, with the paver lift-up tool, the porcelain pavers are carefully installed on top of the assembly.
Hex-Tray Snow Melt Components
Tile Tech’s Porcelain Pavers at only 3/4″ thick, are the most thermally efficient and heat conductive paver perfect for snow melting and yet reducing heating cost compared to thick concrete pavers that require a lot more heat just to melt the snow. They also boast an outstanding combination of qualities unmatched by any other paver type with extreme strength and hardness, a freeze/thaw resistance of less than 0.5%, resistance to external abrasion, and are even resistant to scratching with steel tools.
In addition to its technical and aesthetic properties, our porcelain pavers range can meet a number of important safety requirements for exterior floor coverings in public places, combining an anti-slip surface with extreme wear & weather resistance. Additionally, we also provide a wind-uplift resistant system coupled to our patented Hex-Tray system, which will also provide a safety system that will prevent from breaking and falling through and are ideal for both major commercial and residential projects alike, suitable for roof decks, rooftop terrace, balconies, plazas, walkways, and pool deck.
Porcelain Paver Series
Hex-Tray Snowmelt Catalog