Roll up your sleeves and get to work on your new terrace floor

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

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

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

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