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