Are rubber pavers good for driveways?

Are rubber pavers good for driveways?

Interlocking rubber pavers are a unique flooring material that you can use on your patio, in a barn, or as a pathway around your yard. They’re extremely versatile and come in different shapes, sizes, and colors. They fit the needs of homeowners, equestrian enthusiasts, and farmers alike. But, considering everything they bring to the table, are rubber pavers good for driveways too?

We’re breaking down 3 reasons why rubber pavers are a fantastic option for your driveway:

Reason #1: Rubber Pavers are Inherently Durable, Safe, and Clean

            Because rubber pavers were originally designed for usage in barns and breeding areas for horses, durability, safety, and hygiene are all designed into the pavers during the manufacturing process.

They’re made with mechanically bonded recycled rubber, which makes them hard to damage under heavy weight. Pavers in barns withstand the day-to-day wear of foot traffic from horses, people and other farm animals. They also stand up to the weight of large tractors and other farm equipment – meaning your car is actually quite a light load for them!

            Rubber’s natural properties also prevent them from cracking due to freezing, thawing, and other weather conditions. They expand and contract with the temperature change. Hardened, textured rubber creates natural slip-resistance in wet conditions (not unlike new tires), so you don’t have to worry about sliding while driving or walking.

Reason #2: Rubber Pavers are easy to install yourself

            Many pavers (and ours in particular) are cut in a “dogbone” pattern. This design allows them to interlock together easily and makes DIY installation a breeze. With that being said, you still need to make sure you’re installing them correctly so you get the most out of your investment and don’t have any issues. Follow our Paver Installation Guide during install to avoid any problems.

            Also: it’s best to install them over concrete or asphalt and not loose gravel, sand, or dirt. They can be loose-laid or glued to the concrete or asphalt base. The pavers will naturally allow water drainage from your driveway, which keeps them clean and free of mold and grime.

Reason #3: Personalize Your Pavers

                Rubber pavers come in a variety of colors. Many paver manufacturers will have their standard color choices, as well as custom colors that can be made via request. (It usually will take longer to receive a custom color due to added time for manufacturing.)

            Pavers can also be cut to fit the dimensions of your driveway – so you don’t have to worry about any edges jutting out. Directions for cutting pavers can be found in this Installation Guide.

            Lastly, pavers can be installed in a curved path, which is great to know if your driveway has some curves and isn’t just a straight shot to the street.

So, are rubber pavers good for driveways?

                Yes!! Hopefully you’re convinced by now, but rubber pavers can absolutely be used in your driveway. If it fits your home renovation goals, don’t shy away from using them as the material in your driveway in the future.

For more surfacing information like this, you can check out our blog here. Email betsy@abacussurfaces.com with any specific questions regarding installation.


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