Sit back and relax on your beautiful garden terrace after a long day. Make your garden terrace your favourite corner of the world, where you and your family can relax all year long.
Choosing the right flooring for a garden terrace is a tricky task – it has to be stable and durable, to withstand weather influences and shifts in the ground. On the other hand, comfortable and pleasant to walk and play on. Ideally, it should also be suitable for garden furniture and barbecuing.
Hardly any flooring can meet these demands! Yet, terrace tiles made of rubber granulate combine comfort and safety with durability and weather resistance. That is why this is the best flooring for outdoors, able to sustain heavy furniture, barbecues, high heels, while being cushioning and insulating.
Family-friendly terrace flooring
Rubber flooring for a garden terrace is particularly beloved by seniors and families with small kids. The tiles are slip-resistant and they provide fall-protection, therefore preventing injuries. Rubber flooring insulates from cold and heat so your kids can safely play on it barefoot.
EPDM rubber, the main component of the flooring, protects joints and has fall-attenuating properties, therefore, it is completely safe for your health and safety. It is also worth noting that WARCO tiles are usually the favourite spot for cats and dogs.
Terrace, play area or party floor?
Due to their unequalled combination of properties, your garden terrace built with outdoor rubber floor tiles can serve as a leisure area and a play area for your kids. Lay your towel directly on the rubber mats and enjoy the sun or exercise!
You can also place a barbecue directly on the rubber mats (when used carefully, small coals falling onto the surface won’t damage the tiles) and quickly convert your garden terrace into a party place. The flooring will save your guests’ shoes from getting dirty or stuck in the ground.
Ecological and colourful garden terrace
Your garden terrace with durable outdoor rubber flooring fits perfectly in the natural surroundings. The tiles, obtained from recycled rubber, are environmentally-friendly. They are water-permeable which means that they do not seal the ground but let rain water flow through them (and clean them from everyday contamination) and drain into the subfloor.
With a wide palette of colours available and various formats of our tiles, you will be able to design a garden terrace that goes well with your garden. You can choose interlocking zip tiles, or classic, straight-edge tiles with the tongue-and-groove connection. In our wide range of products there is a perfect tile for your needs. To get professional advice, call WARCO team at +44 117 20 50 269.
Setting up your garden terrace
Building your new garden terrace with WARCO terrace tiles is an easy task that can be dealt with by yourself, or with the help of local handyman. Firstly, ask yourself a question whether you intend to have your new terrace for years, or just for a season or two.
In case you opt for a long-lasting terrace in your garden, you need to prepare a grit/gravel subfloor. The tiles recommended are 40 – 60 mm thick (i.e. NF40 or TZ40). Dig the ground about 15-30 cm below the turf level, even the ground and make a solid, well-compacted and levelled grit/gravel bedding (only sharp-edged gravel should be used). Lay outdoor terrace tiles directly onto the bedding, so that the grass makes a natural edging around the garden terrace. In order to provide extra enhancement for your newly installed surface, you may use a stabilising plastic grid. This is the most ecological and economical solution, which also grants durability and stability to your garden terrace.
If you, however, would like to have a garden terrace just for a short term and the area is a private terrace of up to 16 m2, you can install WARCO exterior tiles (40 mm and more) without a grit bedding. The surface should be even and the ground not too mushy. Dig the lawn about 15-30 cm deep, so that grass forms a natural edging around the garden terrace and the tiles do not shift.