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What Are the Types of Rubber Flooring?

It should come as no surprise that the Rubber Flooring Experts specialize in one thing: durable rubber floors. Our flooring products are manufactured with natural or recycled and reclaimed rubbers, adopting the materials’ incredible durability and protective qualities. However, rubber’s versatility is the characteristic that makes our flooring products so incredibly useful for a variety of needs. We offer a wide range of diverse flooring products, from rubber flooring rolls and interlocking tiles to doormats, floor mats, and even vinyl floors. Our natural rubber flooring products are available in vibrant light colors as well as earth tones, a break from the black color restriction that is commonly expected of rubber!

Why You Should Choose Rubber Floors

First of all, why do people choose to install rubber floors over their existing surfaces? Usually people think that hardwood, tile, and concrete floors will suffice for their area. Despite their apparent durability, these surfaces can be quite susceptible to damage. The cost to repair damage to materials like wood and tile can be very high. In many cases, the flooring may need to be replaced entirely. Not only does a damaged floor look ugly aesthetically, it can also be a safety hazard. Rubber floors, whether they are laid in the form of rolled rubber mats or rubberized floor tiles, are the perfect solution when it comes to protecting your existing surfaces. Rubber’s physical durability makes it ideal for flooring-related applications. This is especially true if the rubber floors are made from recycled rubber, though natural rubber flooring is also a strong option. Recycled rubber is a remarkably durable kind of elastomer which is often created from old, worn-out vehicle tires. Rubber floors made from this cost-effective material demonstrate an impressive ability to shield your existing flooring from physical shock and harsh impacts, while also being durable enough to maintain their form.

Are Rubber Floors Comfortable?

Whether it is made from recycled or natural rubber, flooring that is made from either one is very comfortable to walk on. Rubber floors bring with them a superior level of anti-fatigue comfort that is hard to find in other types of flooring. The rubber material provides a softer and more forgiving surface to stand on than wood or concrete, thanks to its natural elasticity. After extended periods of standing or walking around, it is only natural for a person’s feet and lower back to get very sore and tired. Hard surfaces offer no relief from the built-up pressure in these areas of the body. Rubber floors, on the other hand, can help to alleviate that pressure. By using rubber flooring, you are ultimately ensuring a greater level of comfort for your whole body, not just your feet.

Is Rubber Flooring Safe?

In addition to comfort, rubber floors can help keep you and your guests safe. This is thanks to the high coefficient of friction that is inherent in rubber. This friction provides the feet with a better level of grip. Anyone walking on either recycled or natural rubber flooring will experience more traction and stability, as their chances of falling are greatly reduced. The grip offered by rubber floors is useful no matter where you put them. If you have recycled or natural rubber flooring in your home, it will minimize the risks of slipping and falling. This is especially important in high-moisture areas, like bathrooms and kitchens. But rubber floors can be just as important in commercial of industrial environments, where a great emphasis is placed on safety. Keep in mind that recycled rubber is an eco-friendly product. This is because recycled rubber is made from old vehicle tires. If the rubber tires were not repurposed in new products like rubberized floor tiles, rolls and mats, they would be rotting away extremely slowly in a landfill. By removing these tires from landfills, the environment can accommodate biodegradable waste instead of being littered with waste that will not break down naturally. This helps to make recycled rubber floors far more affordable options when compared to their synthetic counterparts.

How Do You Install Rubber Flooring?

Rubber floors are incredibly easy to install, so you will never have to pay for costly installation services. Rubber flooring comes in a few different forms, each of which has their own DIY installation method. Selecting the best installation method depends on which type of flooring you choose to purchase: rubberized floor tiles or rolled rubber floors.

Rubberized floor tiles are one of the most popular options because of how easy there are to install. These DIY interlocking tiles are designed for the average homeowner as well as for commercial gyms, retail buildings, and factories. Rubberized floor tiles connect to one another at the sides, either with connector pins or via puzzle-like, perforated edges. Interlocking tiles come together to form a solid floor covering that can be installed without adhesives, which makes them perfect for both temporary and permanent applications. Rubberized floor tiles are also easily moved and extremely modular. This makes them very versatile, and perfect for use on a patio or in a garage, as well as indoors. Our rubber floors also come in rolls, which offer a smooth, seamless appearance. Rolled rubber floors are sold in custom-cut lengths, to make both purchasing material and installing it as easy as possible. Installation is fast and easy with the help of double-sided carpet tape. Simply line the back perimeter of the flooring rolls with the double-sided tape and smooth the floors into place for a seamless finish. Regardless of whether you decide to go with modular rubberized floor tiles or a seamless rolled flooring option, you can rest assured that rubber floors will be an easy and affordable DIY project.

Where Can You Install Rubber Floors?

Rubber flooring can be installed virtually anywhere, from large commercial establishments to private backyard playgrounds. You can install rubber floors in entrances, on stairways, in kitchens, garages, basements, and even outdoors. Whether they are made with recycled tires, tough reclaimed rubber, or natural rubber flooring rolls, our products cover interior and exterior surfaces with a seamless rubber barrier to prevent weathering, water damage, dents, and other common problems that can affect your flooring surfaces. The Rubber Flooring Experts offer rubber floors and matting products made from a range of different elastomers, with varieties to suit any residential, commercial, or industrial application. Despite the wide range of uses, all of our rubber flooring products will bring a superior level of safety, protection, and comfort to any underfoot surface of your choice. Browse our top-selling items or refine your search by choosing a specific rubber flooring type!