How to Lay Rubber Pavers

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How to Lay Rubber Pavers
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Rubber pavers are often used commercially for a safe, durable pathway or flooring material. They are flexible and nonslip, so they are perfect for outdoor play areas and walkways. They can stand up to a lot of traffic as well. Rubber pavers are an environmentally responsible choice, since they are made of recycled tire rubber. They come in a wide variety of sizes and colours, so you can choose a style to create almost any look.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Shovel
  • Laser level or sticks with string
  • Crushed stone
  • Rubber pavers
  • Adhesive, if necessary
  • Utility knife

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  1. 1

    Dig out the area on which you want to lay the rubber pavers. Make sure it is level by using a laser level or sticks with a string tied. Dig the area deep enough to allow for a layer of gravel and then the thickness of the pavers.

  2. 2

    Lay crushed stone on the dirt, again ensuring that it is level. The gravel will allow for water drainage, which will prolong the life of the rubber pavers. It also provides a stable base for the pavers.

  3. 3

    Lay the rubber pavers in the desired pattern. Some pavers interlock so installation is quick and easy. Other types may require an adhesive. Where necessary, cut the pavers to fit where you need them, using a utility knife.

Tips and warnings

  • Clean rubber pavers regularly using a high-pressure hose to remove dirt and debris, especially between the pavers.

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