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.
Flat roof in Bliesbruck (France)
This small flat roof in eastern France was in a deplorable condition. The old tiles were removed, revealing a leaking and worn-out roof covering (screed). It was very easily fixed – one layer of 1.5 mm thick roof foil was laid onto the roof. Rubber outdoor terrace tiles, 30 mm thick, with tongue-and-groove system and straight-edge classical look (NF30) were placed directly onto the foil. The outdoor tiles hold together thanks to the tongue-and-groove system, and are edged by the walls. The tiles were glued to each other (in the groove) only in a few vulnerable spots (2 cartridges of OP83 were sufficient for this area).
In one afternoon, this unwelcoming place turned into a comfortable, warm terrace. The roof gained additional insulation and more effective drainage. The surface is children- and pet-friendly, and there is no risk of tripping on the cracking old floor tiles. This terrace won’t need any maintenance or renovation for many years thanks to careful planning and installation, and the choice of permanently durable, high-quality materials.
Terrace and garden steps, Kernen (Germany)
Steps get worn out faster than any flat surface, and they also cause more injuries or falls, especially when the material is hard (stone slabs) and wobbly. The owners of this lovely garden decided to carry out terrace renovation with TZ30 brick-red otudoor tiles with the interlocking zip. This reliable, form-fit connection is particularly recommended on steps and other problematical areas.
When the existing subfloor is visibly uneven, it should rather be leveled out before placing the exterior rubber tiles. You can easily do it with a fast-setting filler. Having leveled the surface as much as possible, the tiles should be placed, as always, directly on the old slabs. The “teeth” on the outer edge of the surface should be cut with a wood saw. Because the outdoor rubber flooring with the zip was applied, gluing the tiles wasn’t necessary, except on steps. As can be seen in the above photo, the tiles can be used both on horizontal and vertical parts of steps. The front edge of a step should be secured with a metal or plastic mounting angle, as it is here.