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Terrace renovation - DIY

Terrace renovation: do-it-yourself!

“Oh, I’ll do it myself” – this bold statement can be often heard around the house when it comes to repairs and refurbishing. Installing a kitchen oven, tiling the bathroom or renovating the entire house. Your inner handyman wakes up on the very thought of hiring a local company or asking your in-laws for help.. So, you are dreaming of refurbishing your terrace? This job can be a bit of a DIY challenge but if you plan it well and apply yourself, the result may be stunning! 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).

Weatherproofing balcony floor with rubber balcony tiles

Red balcony tiles with the interlocking zip

Brick-red WARCO balcony flooring

To protect just renovated insulation sheets, to cover up old balcony tiles, or to make it children-friendly – there are many reasons why rubber floor tiles are the best choice of balcony flooring.

Having a balcony is one of the small luxuries in life, that is why we want to enjoy it to the fullest. It doesn’t matter if you own or rent it because with rubber balcony tiles you can make it comfortable and weatherproof, without damaging the existing balcony floor. And if you have to change the apartment or redesign the balcony, simply take out the tiles and use them in another place! Continue reading

All-weather garden terrace for play and leisure

A small terrace in the garden, with Warco 43 mm terrace tiles

A private garden terrace set up with Warco terrace tiles

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.  Continue reading

Ready for a makeover of your terrace? Incredibly easy terrace renovation in one afternoon.

Roof terrace before, during and after renovation

A small flat roof renovated with black outdoor terrace tiles by WARCO.

Does your terrace look a bit shabby and weather-beaten? Is your old flooring falling apart? See how easy and long-lasting terrace renovation is with rubber floor tiles.

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Cushioning rubber matting for a home gym, fitness studio, exercise and weight room

Rubber safety tiles installed at gyms and weight rooms to insulate and protect joints.

We are more and more aware of how to train in a clever and healthy way – we use better shoes, safer equipment and do controlled workouts.

We know that running on hard concrete can harm our joints, whereas exercising in a stuffy basement on a cold floor or dirty carpet is just not healthy. 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

Rubber floor tiles

Rubber granulate floor tiles is a type of indoor and outdoor flooring that is permanently elastic and made of rubber granulate bonded with a special binding agent, e.g. polyurethane.

Rubber flooring has become really popular lately. Its group of supporters is expanding rapidly because of numerous qualities of rubber floor tiles. They can be installed on various types of subfloors and areas, such as terraces, balconies, kindergartens and schoolyards, playgrounds, or around swimming pools. They are also suitable for installations indoors, for example in gyms and fitness centres.

Rubber floor tiles are pleasant in touch and softer than other flooring types. Nevertheless, they are very resilient and durable. They are manufactured from rubber granulate of various kinds bonded with polyurethane which also can be coloured and which determines the colour of a tile.

There are several rubber types that can be used in the production of rubber tiles, for example tyre rubber granulate (NR/SBR), EPDM (new coloured rubber granulate) or a mix of rubber types. If a tile consists of one particular type of rubber (pure recipe), then its qualities are constant and clearly-defined.

See also:
Dalles terrasse, dalles antichoc, dalles équines

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

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