How to build a beautiful garden path or a walkway?

A garden pathway composed of brick-red rubber interlocking pavers

Elastic interlocking pavers on a garden path

While planning paths in your garden or around the house, consider the material which is safe and ecological – choose rubber interlocking pavers to make an even and fall-attenuating surface. Do not be led down the garden path, though – rubber pavers are very sturdy so you can carry loads on them, e.g. in a wheelbarrow!

Rubber interlocking pavers look like typical concrete paving blocks, only they are more colourful. However, when you touch or walk on them, the difference is evident. Standing on the rubber pavers is pleasant due to the elastic, cushioning feel. Your feet are insulated from the ground by the 43 mm thick pavers – the surface is neither too hot nor too cold. Continue reading

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

Rubber tiles in a horse stable – cut your expenses by 75%!

Stable mats made of rubber granulate provide thermal insulation and comfort in a horse stall.Rubber stable mats is an economical and easy-care solution for horse stalls, barns and paddocks. Traditional bedding needs to be used only in the ‘toilet area,’ which takes up about 1/4th of a stall.

All horse-owners know it probably too well that horse keeping is a costly enterprise. And yet, the horse’s health, vitality and well-being go before all the rest. So, if you care about your horse and want to cut down the expenses, 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

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