Spice up your balcony

Spice up your balcony

Make the most of your balcony with weather-resistant flooring made of rubber granulate. WARCO tiles can be laid DIY and make a great choice for areas of any size.

A world of difference

Are you a temporary or, just like me, a lifelong city dweller who is in crying need for an inviting oasis of tranquility to relax and recharge the batteries? Time to convert your neglected balcony into a lovely open-air space, a comfy home extension that easily captures the attention of onlookers and neighbours! Get ready to spend your leisure time on an incredibly comfortable, durable, weatherproof balcony in a gorgeous, unique colour! WARCO rubber tiles turn your balcony into a modern retreat away from the daily hustle and bustle, a cosy reading nook, an outdoor home office, or a new fun place to hangout. Make more efficient use of your available living space and create a cool balcony that is worth looking at for a change. Brilliant and imaginative inspirations are right at your fingertips!

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DIY rubber tiles – top summer inspiration

Rubber outdoor tiles

Weather-resistant rubber tiles by WARCO make an extremely durable flooring that is just perfect for summer-chill out. After the hot season, it may be easily uninstalled and used in a different place


The use of outdoor rubber tiles has been one of the hottest decorating and renovation trends in the summer 2015! It is not hard to see why:

  • Rubber flooring by WARCO is UV rays-proof and may be installed in all sun-exposed areas without worries that the colour will fade. Made of high-quality EPDM rubber granulate, it retains its full, saturated colour for the whole period of use.
  • This material also ensures thermal isolation, protecting us from heat and cold. As a result, we may safely walk barefoot on the tiles with no worries of getting our feet burnt. Apart from the thermal isolation, rubber granulate also offers acoustic protection, allowing our kids to play ball games safely as the noise assisting all games is significantly reduced. Continue reading

Roll up your sleeves and get to work on your new terrace floor

Terrace renovation - DIY

Terrace renovation: do-it-yourself!

“Oh, I’ll do it myself” – this bold statement can be often heard around the house when it comes to repairs and refurbishing. Installing a kitchen oven, tiling the bathroom or renovating the entire house. Your inner handyman wakes up on the very thought of hiring a local company or asking your in-laws for help.. So, you are dreaming of refurbishing your terrace? This job can be a bit of a DIY challenge but if you plan it well and apply yourself, the result may be stunning! Continue reading

Weatherproofing balcony floor with rubber balcony tiles

Red balcony tiles with the interlocking zip

Brick-red WARCO balcony flooring

To protect just renovated insulation sheets, to cover up old balcony tiles, or to make it children-friendly – there are many reasons why rubber floor tiles are the best choice of balcony flooring.

Having a balcony is one of the small luxuries in life, that is why we want to enjoy it to the fullest. It doesn’t matter if you own or rent it because with rubber balcony tiles you can make it comfortable and weatherproof, without damaging the existing balcony floor. And if you have to change the apartment or redesign the balcony, simply take out the tiles and use them in another place! Continue reading

Is rubber granulate floor expensive?

Rubber flooring, compared to other flooring materials, has competitive prices.

Let’s see if rubber granulate flooring pays off compared with traditional flooring for home and garden. What will save you money and where can you buy rubber floor tiles?

An average cost of 1 sq.m. of a terrace tile made of rubber granulate ranges from 20 to 50 £, depending on the tile thickness. Wood deck tiles cost from 15 to 100 £ while terrace boards are even more expensive. Continue reading

Easy balcony renovation

How to renovate balcony floor? With elastic tiles your balcony renovation will be easy and lasting.

How to renovate your old balcony flooring? With rubber floor tiles, your balcony will last for years. Spare money on installation and do it yourself!

Having a balcony is a luxury that you want to enjoy just like any other room in your house. It is a place where you should be able to sit, lay down, exercise, play with your kids. With rubber tiles, your balcony will be pleasant to use all year round and it is family-friendly. The tiles are heat- and cold-insulating, so you won’t have cold feet. Continue reading

EPDM vs. tyre rubber granulate

What is the difference between two most common rubber types, used in the production of rubber floor tiles? Tyre rubber granulate (obtained from the recycling of car tyres), which provides good fall protection, is cheaper and easier to get, and most of rubber floor tiles on the market are manufactured from tyre rubber. EPDM rubber, on the other hand, is better-quality rubber which is more durable, and therefore used in demanding areas, where high quality is of a special importance (terraces, restaurants, stables). Continue reading

Is my terrace subfloor suitable for rubber granulate tiles?

What is a good subfloor for rubber floor tiles? Any flat and load-bearing subfloor is suitable.

Our clients very often ask us if their existing terrace subfloor is suitable for the installation of WARCO terrace tiles.

It is a valid question; first, it is important to bear in mind that our tiles are elastic, so they adjust to the subfloor, and they are porous, which means rain water goes through them.

So, your subfloor should fulfill these 3 conditions:

– it should be permanently load-bearing,
– it should be quite flat,
– in case of balconies and roof terraces – it should be waterproof. Continue reading

Pros and cons of rubber floor tiles

Rubber floor: discussing its advantages and disadvantages

It’s always good to make a pro-con list, especially when it comes to your hard-earned money being spent on a new flooring..

Some of the advantages of rubber floor tiles are visible at first sight: they are pleasant to walk on, attractive to look at and much easier to maintain than other floors. Our clients, who have installed and used rubber flooring, point to the fact that it is durable and any scratches or dents from e.g. high heels are not visible on rubber floor tiles. Rubber floor is weatherproof, which means that it can be used all year round – it is resistant to frost, changes of temperature and, in case of EPDM rubber, sunlight. Continue reading

Let’s get started.. what are rubber granulate floor tiles anyway?

Playground surface from rubber granulate tiles - durable, safe and attractive

Surely you’ve seen it dozens of times. Colourful rubber covering on a playground, maybe on a patio at a restaurant. We would like to introduce you to rubber granulate tiles – a fascinating and fast-developing product which at some point you will probably use!

Playground rubber tiles made of rubber granulate bonded with polyurethane have been in use for about 40 years. They were developed in Germany as industrial anti-slip and sound-absorbing flooring. As their exceptional durability was proved, rubber floor tiles have found numerous applications that are still growing and surely surprise us in the future! Continue reading