Eterno Ivica pedestals are the market leading brand of pedestals for fixing 20mm porcelain to roof terraces, balconies and flat roofs. Available from stock in six standard height adjustments from 28mm to 215mm which can be extended higher by incorporating the extension piece to a maximum height of 550mm. The tab spacer width on the pedestal is 4mm by 12mm high and are pre-cut for easy removal. A unique self levelling head ensures full slab contact on slopes with falls of up to 5% whilst also incorporating a rubber noise and slip resistant pad. The void under the tiles can be used to run cables, pipes or other services. A Pedestal Adjustment Key is required to correct the height of the pedestals once the tile is installed.
A pedestal design service is available on receipt of suitable drawings. Always ensure your structure is able to take the additional loading of approximately 50Kg per square metre. Eterno Ivica exhaustively check the quality, reliability and security in their Italian research and development laboratories. All products attain ISO9001/2008 and the SA 8000 certification also recognises ethical policy-oriented social rights throughout the supply chain.
Features & Benefits of Eterno Ivica Adjustable Paving Support Pedestals
How to install Eterno Ivica Support Pedestals
Eterno Iveca pedestals need a hard, self draining base. The base needs to be able to support a point load of 0.4Kg per cm2. These pedestals are suitable for use with 2cm (20mm) thick porcelain slabs.
Pedestals are required on the 4 corners of the slab. If any edge is longer than 650mm and the slab is oblong then a second pedestal will be required along that edge. For all installations with a pedestal height greater than 10cm, or for square tiles with sides longer than 650mm, a central pedestal is required too.
Marking out: set out by marking the position of each slab along the perimeter of the area you are tiling. We recommend using a chalk or string line to ping lines between the markers and create a grid.
Placing your tiles you need to place a pedestals where these grid lines intersect, and once you've done that you should level them before placing your tiles. Try to ensure all cuts are a minimum of 25cm to enable placement of pedestals on corners.
Place the slabs on the pedestals and then cut the perimeter. Use perimeter clips round the perimeter to prevent creep. Minor height adjustments can be made using the adjustment tool (do not stand on any of the slabs that are resting on the pedestal while you do this).
Notes & tips: If you're starting with a full slab, it's best to check that adjacent walls are at right angles using a large 3/4/5 set square. If walls are not square you are probably better to cut to the edge. It's always best spending time establishing the best grid pattern and marking out to ensure you avoid cuts under 25cm, establish your required finished floor level and estimate how many pedestals of each height you need, and taking time to consider how the exposed tile edges will look.
If possible try to centralise cuts for a visual appeal and try to avoid diagonal patterns. Putting something heavy on the floor? Use boards to spread the load when installing and consider extra pedestals to support the weight.
If you're using the Eterno Ivica pedestal system on a roof, always check your roof’s weight loadings. The installed system has a weight loading of up to 100Kg per m2 allowing for multiple persons, the weight of the slab and pedestals. (The snow loading which should already be included within your original roof design).
We can help! Send us plans, photographs and heights and we will send you an estimate of quantities. This can be done drawn (to scale), a CAD drawing or even on Excel.
Click the links below to see the technical specifications and user guides for this product.
- Click here to see the Eterno Ivica Pedestal Estimator
- Click here to see the Eterno Ivica SE0 Pedestal Data Sheet
- Click here to see the Eterno Ivica SE1 Pedestal Data Sheet
- Click here to see the Eterno Ivica SE2 Pedestal Data Sheet
- Click here to see the Eterno Ivica SE3 Pedestal Data Sheet
- Click here to see the Eterno Ivica SE4 Pedestal Data Sheet
- Click here to see the Eterno Ivica SE5 Pedestal Data Sheet
- Click here to see the Eterno Ivica Pedestal fitting notes
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Click & Collect
We offer a free Click & Collect service on all stocked items at our main warehouse. Click and Collect orders are available for collection from 08:30am to 16:00pm Monday to Friday. Please allow 2 hours from your order to when you come and collect. Please wait for and bring your order confirmation paperwork with you. Collection address is Tile Fix Direct, Unit 1 Hollybush Lane, Ash Vale, GU11 2PX.
It's important that you indicate the damages on the delivery note when you sign for the goods. Notify Tile Fix Direct by emailing us or calling our advice line on 0333 320 04 24 if there are any damages or irregularities to your order within 24 hours of delivery.
What our customers say
I have used a number of different brands of pedestal, some are very flimsy but Eterno was really robust and very easy to adjust.
Great option for a balcony, no adhesive or grout needed and no worries about drainage. Pretty easy to use too
Used this system on our small balcony with 2cm porcelain, surprisingly easy to install and feels pretty sturdy