Rubber paving tiles began to recruitPopularity in recent years. Previously, it was used only by some private traders, but now this coverage can also be found in city parks and alleys, at the entrances to shops and offices, in parking lots, as well as playgrounds and outdoor sports stadiums.
Tiles have a number of advantages over asphalt, and with laying it can even handle even a layman.
Sidewalk tile is made of rubberCrumbs, which is obtained as a result of the processing of old tires. This is a very strong material, it does not decompose for many years. The wheels of the machine must withstand a colossal and very long load, so they are made from the most wear-resistant rubber, which at the same time has good elasticity and resistance to alkali and acid.
The tile from this rubber has a rough, but soft and pleasant to the touch surface, high moisture-repellent ability, which provides protection from slipping even in the heaviest rain.
In addition, the material is frost-resistant, it does not crumble even in severe cold, the ice cake is easily cleaned from it.
To the advantages of rubber paving slabs, you canAlso include a huge variety of shapes and sizes, a rich color palette, an inability to deform and sag, which makes it appropriate for any landscape design and in a wide variety of operating conditions.
Area of application of rubber paving slabs
This coating is perfectly suitable for children's and sports grounds due to its high strength, dryness, pleasant and soft surface.
The porous structure of some models of such a tileAllows it to be used in park areas, even in the immediate vicinity of trees. It is this material that allows the earth to become saturated with moisture and gives access to air, so that the roots of the trees do not experience any inconvenience.
Favorable feedback comes from ownersPrivate dachas, which make out in this way the paths in front of the house and the area in the recreation area. Even in very hot weather pavement tiles remain cool, it's nice to walk barefoot.
A rubber coating is very convenient for decorating the edges of the pool and reservoirs. Water freely percolates through the cracks between the tiles, which allows the flooring to remain dry and safe.
Use this material can not onlyOutside, but also indoors. For example, they are laid out floors in garages, gyms, indoor stadiums, and many others. As you can see, the area of application of rubber paving slabs is very high.
Laying of rubber paving slabs
The first thing to do is to level the surface. The methods can be different: a small alley, a garden path or a platform in front of the house can be leveled with well-tamped sand or gravel, or with a concrete pillow. On the road, which often go or drive cars, it is better to pre-make a special concrete screed or put asphalt.
For the removal of groundwater, it is desirable to make a slight slope, fix the edges of the tiles to the sides so that they do not disperse.
The choice of surface depends also on the thickness of theTiles. Cobbles less than 3 centimeters thick should be necessarily laid on something solid, whereas tiles over 3 centimeters can be laid out on almost any level soil.
Tiles are laid out the joint in the joint by the straightOr displaced pavers, as well as herringbone. Some models can be cut, giving them the chosen form and stacking with different curly compositions at will.
When working with such material, rubber-bituminous mastics or polyurethane glue is most often used.
If you take several types of tiles of different colors,Then you can create even a multi-colored mosaic, only first make a sketch and try to decompose the picture in the chosen order, without attaching it. This is necessary in order to understand whether such a path fits your landscape design or not.
Tips for laying rubber tiles
Try not to install rubber tilesIn cold, and especially rainy weather. The air temperature for such work should be at least 5 ° C above zero, and there should not be any snow and puddles on the laid surface.
Moreover, listen to the weather forecast and try to guess it so that the rain was not only a few days before laying, but also 2 - 3 days after it.
After laying the tiles for about a dayThere is a process of polymerization, during which precipitation is highly undesirable. After that, the coating is ready for use and the weather conditions do not affect it anymore.
Care for rubber paving tiles
This tile is very durable and resistant to temperature fluctuations and unfavorable weather conditions, so there are no specific recommendations for its operation.
The contaminated surface can simply be washedWarm water from the hose. To do this, make the average head of water start to water the coating at a slight angle. Grind the used dirt first with a brush with soap or powder. Formed ice grind an ice ax and remove from the surface with a shovel. All the rest of the time you will be enough to sweep the garbage off the track.