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Bathroom Rubber Flooring Prevents the Invasion of Mold

Plastic toy train and car on Terra Flex rubber floor in a playroomWhen installed in your bathroom, rubber flooring tiles can prevent the growth of mold and mildew to promote a cleaner and safer bathroom. Mold and mildew may not seem like such a serious issue, after all, you can wipe it out of existence with a little bleach and water. Out of sight, out of mind, right? Wrong. Mold is stealthier than you think.

Mold and mildew are essentially fungi that thrive in moist or wet conditions. They live off of organic matter, which they break down for nutrients. When you shower or bathe, organic matter like dead skin cells and dirt are left over for mold and mildew to feast on. That’s why it’s common to see mold grow in the little cracks of your shower or tub; organic matter gets caught in these tight spaces.

We often identify mold as that unsightly yellow stain invading our bathroom tiles. The greater threat is posed by the toxins and reproductive spores released by mold and mildew. Invisible to the naked eye, airborne toxins and spores can cause allergic reactions, respiratory problems and nervous-system disorders if breathed in.

It is vital to your health to preempt the dangers of mold and mildew growth. As always, prevention is the best cure. Here are some ways you can kick mold and mildew out of your bathroom:

  1. Throw out your soggy bathroom rugs: Mold and mildew thrive in moist or wet environments, which make bathroom rugs prime real estate for a big fungi family. To prevent mold and mildew from growing in your bathroom, rubber flooring is an ideal multi-purpose solution. Unlike bathroom rugs, rubber bathroom tiles are water-resistant and easy to clean. Just wipe the moisture away with a towel to halt the growth of fungi.
    Alongside being water-resistant, rubber tiling is also ideal non-slip flooring for bathrooms.Concrete Colored Terra Flex Rubber Flooring Under Toy Train in a playroom

  2. Air out your bathroom regularly: Fungi love humid and moist conditions. After a steamy shower your bathroom might as well have a neon “Vacancy” sign blinking. A simple solution to combating humidity is to open the bathroom window after a shower to allow the moisture to escape rather than linger around your bathroom. A bathroom fan will also suffice.
  3. Clean your bathroom often: This is probably the least desirable suggestion, but it is the best way you can prevent mold and mildew. Using a solution of bleach and water, do a quick scrub of your shower walls daily and wipe down your bathroom tiles and walls weekly. Remember the health of you and your family is at stake!

Mold and mildew shouldn’t have free residence in your bathroom. Considering the hygiene and cleanliness of your bathroom, rubber flooring is a great first step to prevent mold and mildew. Cleaning your bathroom and airing it out regularly are preventative tasks that will keep fungi at bay and keep you and your family safe.