Pros and Cons You Need to Know about Rubber Patio Pavers
Rubber patio pavers are relatively new addition to the market.
Most rubber patio pavers are made from recycled materials, and they are durable and resistant to wear and tear. They compete with concrete and brick pavers, which also have their own benefits, though of all the paver materials, rubber pavers are the easiest to install and replace. They may not be as aesthetically pleasing as concrete or brick pavers, and they may fade in direct sunlight more quickly than other materials, but they are durable, affordable, eco-friendly choice for building patio.
Here are some of other advantages and disadvantages from rubber patio pavers.
Perhaps the biggest benefit to rubber patio paver is the safety feature. They are much more shock absorbent than stone pavers, making them ideal choice for patios that will be used by small children or elderly people. They are also slip-resistant, especially in wet conditions when other materials are more susceptible to slippage. If the patio is going to be built in high traffic area, rubber pavers are good choice.
Since rubber patio pavers are made from recycled rubber, they are the most eco-friendly of all the materials. Most rubber pavers are made from old car tires, which are made from durable rubber meant to withstand use on the road. While rubber pavers are not necessarily black like car tires, they are not always the most aesthetically pleasing choice. If the builder is trying to achieve certain look with his pavers, rubber pavers may not be the best choice.
Rubber pavers are also far less susceptible to cracking or chipping over time due to use or inclement weather, whereas brick and concrete pavers will chip and crack, and will probably have to be replaced after extended use. Like all pavers, rubber patio pavers are susceptible to shifting after time and may need to be pulled up and reset. Of all the possible materials, rubber pavers are the easiest to pull up if repairs are necessary.