Advantages and Disadvantages You Need to Know About Rubber Patio Pavers

If you’re looking for something unique for your outdoor space this summer, you may want to take a look at rubber patio pavers.

A marketpiece that is relatively new, rubber patio pavers are made from recycled material, which makes then a great eco-friendly choice.  And when it comes to wear and tear, rubber patio blocks are resistant and durable.

Brick, stone, and concrete pavers are in competition with these rubber pavers. All of these have benefits. However, the one that is easiest to replace and install is rubber.

The beauty of rubber pavers not be as elegant as brick or stamped concrete pavers, and direct sunlight may fade them faster than the materials used in the other pavers, but these are affordable and durable for fast patio building.

Rubber Patio Pavers – Pros and Cons

Safety is one of rubber’s biggest advantages.  Stone pavers are not as shock absorbent as rubber pavers, which helps make rubber a great choice to use for patios with elderly people and children. During the times when materials are most susceptible for slipping, such as conditions that are wet, they are resistant to slipping. Rubber patio pavers made an ideal choice for patios that will be built in areas with high traffic.

Recycled rubber is the material used to make these pavers, making them the most eco-friendly of patio options.  The majority of the content is used tires.   Just think how well they’ll stand up – tire rubber is engineered to be durable enough to withstand heavy vehicle usage on roads. Just think how well they will stand up to foot traffic on your patio!

Even though rubber patio pavers are available in more than just car-tire black, they are not necessarily the most attractive choice if appearance is your main concern.  Another disadvantage is that they may not fit will every home design.  For example, if your home is a stately brick mansion and you’re trying to continue that look into your yard, rubber wouldn’t be your first selection.  But for many homes they could work well.

Concrete and brick pavers will crack and chip due to Minnesota weather and use, and most likely will need replacing after an extended use. This is not true with rubber patio pavers. They are less susceptible to chipping and cracking.

Rubber pavers, just like all patio materials, will need to be pulled up and re-set from time to time due to shifting. However, rubber pavers pull up the easiest of all patio materials.

Need advice about pavers for your patio? Contact Architectural Landscape Design in MN.  We offer patio design and installation as part of our landscaping services.  Call us today to arrange a free in-home initial consultation.