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Most Common Concerns for Roof Top Tiles over Rubber Membranes

By Greatmats Staff Created: June, 2018 - Modified: July, 2021

What's the most common concern when installing roof top tiles over a rubber membrane?

Don't put any material on the rubber membrane that is going to damage the rubber membrane.

Consider the amount of traffic that will be one the surface.

Are you going to have lightweight furniture or heavy grills and sofas on the rooftop patio?

What's your budget? $4-5/sq. ft. or $8-10/sq. ft.?

For residential installations, Staylock Perforated Tiles are the most popular and economical flooring solution for this use type. It has no hard edges to damage the rubber roofing membrane and it will last for 5-10 years under normal use. The tiles are lightweight and easy to install, but are not designed for heavy furniture.

For condos and commercial site, you'll want a solid surface rubber tile that is 2 inches or thicker. They'll be able to withstand heavy outdoor furniture. The cost will be higher, but the tiles will last much longer.