Rubber coating at the summer cottage (tile, roll, crumb). Rubber paths between the beds, in the greenhouse
Dec 29, 2020
Many people think about the choice of material for garden paths. Most choose concrete pavement. After rain, the surface becomes slippery and can easily slip.
I would like the tracks to be safe, beautiful, durable and comfortable.
Increasingly began to use rubber cover. Such material has a number of advantages.
- Withstands mechanical stress,
- Does not deteriorate from car wheel spikes,
- Wear resistance,
- Withstands temperature drops from +70 to -45 degrees,
- Does not slip and dampens vibration, pleasantly springs underfoot,
- The surface will not ice due to shock absorption,
- No puddles after rain, easy to wash,
- Does not emit harmful substances when heated in the sun,
- Durability and strength.
There are choices on sale: rubber tiles, crumb and coating. Each of the materials presented has its own thickness, designed for a concrete or soil base.
Such paths cannot be done near barbecues and barbecues. Laying on the ground is carried out in several stages. First, the topsoil is removed and the surface is rammed. Then a layer of crushed stone 80 mm is poured. and then there is a layer of sand of 50 mm.
Rolls up to 1.5m wide. and with a thickness of 5-15 mm. The roll cover can only be laid on a solid surface.
Smooth, seamless finish. It is a product of auto tire recycling. Rubber tires are crushed into crumbs of different fractional composition and painted with pigment. To decorate the tracks in the country from rubber crumb, you need to mix the material with polyurethane glue.
Can be laid on concrete or ground. If on the ground, the thickness of the flooring should be 25 mm or more. The crumb rubber allows you to create tracks with complex shapes.
It is more convenient to install rubber tiles. Its thickness is 15-40 mm. It is attached to a concrete base (up to 30 mm thick) with glue or bitumen mastic. There are paving stones (more durable material). Paving stones are slightly more expensive than tiles.
Tiles and paving stones can also be laid on a loose substrate (sand or soil). This requires a tile with a thickness of 30 mm.
It is convenient to lay tiles between the beds or in the greenhouse. The locking connection of the tiles gives strength and integrity to the walkway. There are rubber tracks on sale that you just need to roll out in the greenhouse or between the beds. The material does not create a greenhouse effect, the porous structure helps the soil to breathe.