Water harvesting is the key feature of a new outdoor raised flooring application by Union Tiles which is laid on recycled truck tyres and will harvest vast volumes of rainwater. This system is exceptionally environmentally-friendly.


Union Tiles’ InstaCradle system is comprised of cement pavers (600 x 600 x 40mm) which are loosely placed on top of rubber cradles (small square rubber feet) made from recycled truck and car tyres, combined with a weather-proof aluminium support structure. The height of the raised paving slab can vary from 90 – 245mm under the pavers. The pavers are “free” floating and not joined with grout, thus allowing rainwater to flow through the gaps between the pavers.

The cradles are also fully recyclable and the pavers can be lifted if they, or the cradles need to be replaced.

The purpose of this elevated outdoor flooring system is to allow rainwater to drain off the pavers and to direct water flow away from the building, to be collected at drainage points and potentially be re-used as grey water elsewhere.

Union Tiles can custom manufacture the pavers in various colours and textures to suit the building’s architectural and design requirements.

For more information on this new and exciting system, please contact Union Tiles.

Union Tiles is the largest independent tile distributor in South Africa, handling the widest range of floor and wall tiles in the country, including ceramic, porcelain, natural stone and Terrazzo finishes, with branches in all the major metropolitan regions as well as in Namibia. Their offering has evolved into much more than just tiles. They are a surfaces solutions company and pride themselves in offering their clients bespoke design ideas and products that suit their specific their needs and are fit for purpose.

Call Robert or Alex on 011-663-2022

Email: info@uniontiles.co.za


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