Paving tiles made from crumb rubber, which is obtained by processing old tires. This is a very durable material, it does not decompose for many years. The wheels of the car must withstand enormous and very long load, so they are made from the most abrasion resistant rubber which has good elasticity and resistance to alkali and acid.

Tiles made of this rubber material has a rough, but soft and pleasant to the touch surface, high water-repellent ability, which provides protection from slipping even in heavy rain.
Also, the material is frost resistant, does not crumble even if a strong cold, it is easy to clean the ice crust.

The advantages of rubber paving slabs can also include a huge variety of shapes and sizes, rich color palette, naklonost to deformation and subsidence, which makes it appropriate for any landscape design in a variety of environments.

Scope rubber paving

This coating is perfectly located for playgrounds and athletic fields due to its high strength, dry, pleasant and soft surface.

The porous structure of some models, such tile allows to use it in parks, even in the immediate vicinity of the trees. This material allows the ground to absorb moisture and enables air, allowing the roots of the trees are unaffected.

Favorable reviews received from owners of private villas that decorate in this way the tracks in front of the house and grounds in the area. Even in very hot weather paving slabs remain cool, it is pleasant to walk barefoot.
Very comfortable rubber coating for them the edges of the pool and ponds. Water freely seeping through the cracks between the tiles, which allows the flooring to stay dry and safe.

To use this material not only outside but also inside. For example, they lay out the floors in the garages, gymnasiums, indoor stadiums, and many others. As you can see, the scope of rubber paving is very large.

Laying rubber paving slabs

The first step is to level the surface. The methods may be different: a small path, a garden path or the front of the house you can align well tamped sand or gravel or a concrete pad. On the road, which often go or drive cars, it is better to make a special concrete screed or lay asphalt.

For the withdrawal of groundwater it is desirable to make a small bias, the edge of the tile to fix the sides, so they did not disperse.
The choice of surface also depends on the thickness of the tiles themselves. Pavement less than 3 inches thick must be laid on something solid, whereas a tile is more than 3 inches you can put on almost any flat ground.

The tiles are laid joint to joint by direct or offset paving, as well as "herringbone". Some models can be cut, giving them a form and style of different shaped compositions at will.

When working with such material often use rubber-bitumen mastic or polyurethane adhesive.

If you take several types of tiles of different colors, you can even create a colorful mosaic, only pre-sketch and trial lay figure chosen order, not bonding it. This is necessary in order to find a path to your landscape design or not.

Tips for laying rubber tiles

Avoid laying rubber tiles in cold and especially rainy weather. The temperature for such operation should be at least 5oC above zero, snow and puddles on the stacked surface also should not be.
Moreover, listen to weather forecasts and try to catch it so that it didn't rain not just a few days before laying, but 2 – 3 days after it.

After laying tile for about a day, the process of polymerization, during which rainfall is highly undesirable. The coating is ready to use and weather conditions is no longer affected.

Care of rubber paving slabs

This tile is very durable and resistant to temperature fluctuations and harsh weather conditions, so any special recommendations for its use do not exist.

Contaminated surface can be simply washed with warm water from a hose. To do this, the average pressure of the water start to pour the coating at a shallow angle. Adhering dirt pre-scrub with soap or detergent. The resulting ice cleave with an ice pick and remove from the surface of the shovel. The rest of the time you will sweep with track debris.