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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).

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

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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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

Garage roof

Garage roof, just like any other flat roof, is a good place to have an all-weather terrace. Warco rubber tiles will not only protect your roof sheeting and additionally insulate the roof, but also create a cosy and comfortable leisure place for the whole family!

WARCO flooring can be installed directly on any fairly flat and not too much wrinkled garage roof sheeting. Rubber tiles are water-permeable, so there should be a drainage system or a small incline of the roof.

Terrace tiles are soft, warm and dry, so your garage roof can be used all year round, regardless of the weather. With many available colours, formats and designs by WARCO, you can create a lovely terrace on your garage roof, and let your family and friends enjoy it any time!

Roof terrace

A roof terrace is particularly exposed to all kinds of extreme weather conditions for a whole year. Therefore, roof terrace flooring needs to be not only completely frost proof, but generally resistant and durable.

Such are rubber granulate tiles, which last retaining their properties for about 15 years or more. A roof terrace paved with WARCO terrace tiles is also:

– dry (tiles are water-permeable),
– easy to maintain,
– children-friendly,
– fall- and sound-absorbing,
– high heel proof,
– slip-resistant.

A roof terrace paved with these tiles can be used, as is usual, with garden furniture, planters or a barbecue. It depends on the size of the surface and on the individual conditions of installation and utilization, which product to choose. Basically, however, the thicker a tile is, the better it insulates and cushions but usually it is 30 or 40 mm tile.

A 2% incline is recommended to enable water outflow both on and under the flooring. Tile underside is profiled, that is equipped with drainage through which water runs away, following the gradient or water pressure. You can install a rainwater gutter or built-in drain.

See also:
Dalles terrasse, dalles antichoc, dalles équines