Rubber tiles and pavers for driveways, carports and parking spaces

Elastic flooring for parking places and driveways

A parking space elastic paving

WARCO offers products specially designed for car traffic, sturdier than standard terrace tiles, so you can have a modern and ecological driveway which makes also a perfect play area.

A great solution for any irregular-shaped or narrow places around the house are V043 interlocking rubber pavers or TZ40 or NF40 terrace tiles. These products are robust enough to have a car on them but also resilient enough to attenuate the impact of a child’s fall or make a comfortable leisure area. The area will have no puddles because all our products from rubber granulate are water-permeable. So, your driveway, carport or backyard will be dry and your car much cleaner. And, you are winning an extra space for a garden party or a play area!

Installing WARCO elastic flooring in a garage is not recommended, though. The tiles and pavers are water-permeable so there would be a muddy residue under the tiles which would have to be cleaned. This problem vanishes when it comes to outdoors!

Interlocking pavers can be easily installed on garden paths, which tend to be muddy. The pavers will make a non-slippery, safe and beautiful path on which you can carry garden tools, e.g. wheelbarrows. Use them on any place where there is a slipping hazard – near water containers, or where you should have easy access regardless of the season and weather.

On larger areas where children usually play and cars go only now and then, use our robust TZ40 or NF40 terrace tile (in the photo above). This tile is slightly softer than interlocking pavers and has better fall protection quality. Its underside is profiled, so water drainage is more efficient. The tile can be also used vertically on a garage or house wall as a bumper.

With both products you can use special wedge-shaped elastic edging (as in the photo) which is fastened to bound subfloors (by gluing). The edging eliminates the stumbling hazard and acts as a ramp for a parking car. For garden paths (on unbound subfloor) elastic kerb edging or palisades make the best solution.

WARCO interlocking pavers, walkway tiles and edging accessories are available in a wide selection of colours (i.e. anthracite black, brick-red, grass-green and cement-grey).

What should be considered when choosing swimming pool surrounds?

Rubber floor tiles used as swimming pool surrounds

Modern swimming pool surrounds

Swimming pool surrounds, the part immediately surrounding the pool, need not only to have a great look, but also be made of quality material as they have to withstand damaging weather and water influences. Take these 6 decisive factors into account when choosing swimming pool surrounds. Continue reading

WARCO team at Al Fares Dubai 2012

Stable mats by Warco Rubber Tiles are horse-friendly and economical.

Warco rubber equine mats presented at 9th International Equine Trade Fair in Dubai

Last autumn Warco had a pleasure to participate in the prestigious Al Fares – International Equine Trade Fair in Dubai, in United Arab Emirates. There we presented our rubber floor tiles. Surprisingly, not only did our equine mats spark widespread interest but also our terrace and playground mats.

Dubai – a fascinating city of international business and breathtaking skyscrapers welcomed us warmly: 38°C on an October day. We could quickly learn that this is not a problem, as people rarely go outside and air-conditioning works in all buildings and means of transport.

The city seems to be a perfect place to hold an equine fair. In UAE, equine culture is highly developed, just as it is on the entire Arabian Peninsula. 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

Modern and ecological roof terrace design

This roof terrace design is modern and children-friendly. Elegant, mosaic tiles resemble granite.

Design a great roof terrace with attractive and ecological WARCO terrace tiles. Your flat roof can easily turn into a modern play and leisure surface.

With minimal effort, your unused flat roof or garage roof can be easily converted into a beautiful, all-weather terrace. If you are looking for new ideas for a modern roof terrace design, WARCO offers you easily-installed and durable terrace tiles in many formats and colours. 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