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Rubber Tiles Used To Pave An Entire Back Garden

This case study comes from John who was looking for a way to pave his entire back garden with a product that would act as a protective surface for when his grandchildren visited. He needed a product that not only was soft and has a good critical fall height, but a product which was easy to install so he could cover his garden using them all himself. Read on to see which product John decided to use and his thoughts:

The Project

After deciding that he needed a softer flooring, John decided that rubber floors like the ones used in playgrounds would be the most suitable option for his garden. The tiles would give him the needed protection without looking out of place in his garden.

Knowing what he wanted, John began searching online for rubber tiles and soon came across our website and our recycled, interlocking rubber play tiles which have a 1 metre critical fall height and are easy to install using the included interlocking pegs.

After reading up on its many benefits, John ordered 76 Interlocking Rubber Play Tiles over a couple of orders which would be delivered directly to his home via pallet for the larger orders and via courier for the smaller ones.

Rubber Tiles Used To Pave An Entire Back Garden: The Project
Rubber Play Tiles are easy to install.

Installing The Rubber Tiles

Once John had received his tiles he could begin installing them immediately. Knowing that he needed to secure them to the existing ground, he had already been and purchased some rubber adhesive from a local hardware store.

John started in one corner and laid one tile at a time, securing them to the floor using his adhesive before inserting the interlocking pegs and then attaching a neighbouring tile and securing it to the floor. This was easy to do but was not a quick job as John needed to ensure there were no gaps between tiles and no movement when they were walked on as either of these could present a tripping or falling hazard.

John then repeated this process until his entire back garden was paved with his green rubber tiles. A few of the tiles had to be cut to fit up against existing steps, walls and fences but the tiles are easy enough to cut using a fine tooth saw.

Installing The Rubber Tiles
The Green Rubber Tiles were placed with care and cut to size.


John was and still is very impressed with his new rubber tiled garden. The mats were easy to install and will help reduce the chance of any injuries from falls his grandchildren may have in the future. We all agree it looks great too!

He told us: “My project turned out fine. I have no complaints about MatsGrids, the product was good and the service and delivery were great.”

A big thank you to John for using our rubber tiles and for sharing the photos of his installed tiles! If you are looking for a product for an upcoming project and would like some advice on the best solution then get in touch with our sales team via our live chat or the contact us page.

Rubber Tiles Used To Pave An Entire Back Garden: conclusion
The Rubber Tiles reduce the risk of injury from falls.

15 Replies to “Rubber Tiles Used To Pave An Entire Back Garden

  1. Hi, I’m looking at using a rubber mat product for a small children’s play area at home. It measures around 7x2m and I would like to get a quote if possible please?

    1. Hi Chris,

      Thank you for your comment, it has been passed onto a member of our sales who will email you.

    1. Hi Chris,

      Thank you for your comment, it has been passed onto a member of our sales who will email you.

  2. Hi we are looking for something similar for under my sons swing set, 4m x 3m, what product would you recommend and please could you send me a quote, many thanks

    1. Hi Kerry,

      Thank you for your comment. We have two options for you dependent on the finish you are wanting to achieve. For a solid rubber surface we recommend the Rubber Play Tiles. Or if the swing is to be installed onto a grass surface which you would like to keep, we recommend the rubber grass mats. Both of which will provide a protective surface under the swing set.

      If you have any more questions please do not hesitate to contact us.

  3. Hi
    I would like a quote for a small area that measures 274 x 354cm. Am interested in the rubber play tiles.
    Thanks in advance!

    1. Hi Nazia,

      Thanks for your comment. Please could you call us on 01246 589092 to speak to a member of our team who can discuss your requirements and send over a quote.

  4. hi
    is one supposed to leave a minor gap between tiles to allow for expnasion and contraction in the heat of the summer and the cold of the winter
    or are they supposed to butt up to each other tightly
    thank you

    1. Hi,

      Rubber tiles can expand and contract in different weather. You can see how to install these tiles by reading our Rubber Tile installation guide .

      Hope this helps, if you have any more questions please call us on 01246 589092 to speak with a member of the team.

  5. Hi what surface can the rubber tiles be installed on I currently have a grass back garden but my so who is autistic doesn’t like grass

    1. Hi Amy,

      Thanks for your comment. There are a number of installation methods available, you can see these in the Rubber Tiles Install Guide which will help you choose the most suitable option.

      Hope this helps, if you have any more questions please call us on 01246 589092 to speak with a member of our team.

  6. I have a very uneven concrete patio, that I would possibly like to use the recycled rubber tiles on, what would I need to put underneath to level before putting these down, or can they be placed directly on a base of sand. please also advise size, colour and price per tile please?
    thank you
    Best regards.

    1. Hi Mindy,

      Thanks for your comment. Due to the nature of your enquiry, we will have a member of our team email you so you can further discuss your project in more detail and ensure the correct product is chosen and installed to prevent any uneven surfaces.

      In the mean time, you can see our Rubber Tiles here.


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