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.

Your garden paths will be no longer muddy or slippery because rain water drains through the porous pavers and seeps into the ground, leaving the surface clean and dry. No more unpleasant falls and bruises – rubber pavers are slip-resistant in any weather conditions.

Beautiful and children-friendly house surrounds

With our interlocking pavers you can easily design a desired path as the elastic pavers are handy and light (one paver weighs only 1 kg!), so it is quite easy to install them. More importantly, they are the safest solution for walkways – rubber pavers are slip-resistant and protecting from the impact of a fall.

So whether you have kids running around the house, elderly parents who like strolling in the garden, or it’s just you running with a trowel and a wheelbarrow, installing rubber pavers is a very effective safety measure, apart from being an attractive and practical outdoor flooring. Not to mention the fact that most falls in the garden are caused by stumbling on a rock or sticks; a garden path paved with rubber interlocking pavers will be completely flat and also easy to clean.

Stay on the green side

As most people are not acquainted with rubber granulate products, it is worth noting that Warco interlocking pavers are made of recycled tyre rubber. Another reason why the pavers are ecological is that they do not seal the ground, as concrete or plastic materials would do. They are permeable to water so we recommend installing them on compacted grit or gravel, where rain water can drain before seeping into the ground.

Elastic pavers installation

To create a long-lasting and safe garden path, build in the elastic kerb on one side first – it will border the path and prevent the pavers from drifting. The kerb should be backed in concrete from both sides and individual kerb elements glued to each other to stay level. Then, prepare grit or gravel bedding (compacted and leveled), onto which the pavers should be laid. Providing there is edging installed, you don’t need to glue the pavers. Simply install them tightly next to each other, leaving no gaps. Finish the surface by installing the second line of elastic kerb, also embedded in concrete, tightly by the pavers. Do not compact the pavers, nor sweep any sand on them! The pavers and the kerb can be easily cut with a wood saw or a solid knife.

Obviously, instead of elastic pavers you can install Warco rubber tiles, especially if your garden path is wide and straight (which means less cutting and fitting work for you). For garden paths and walkways we recommend 40 mm thick terrace tiles in a convenient format 500 x 500 mm. The best way is to install them level with the ground, any special edging is not necessary.