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Heavy Rubber Mats—4 Reasons to Use Them as Shed Flooring!

Storage space is hard to come by, especially when trying to find a place to store big or bulky heavy-duty equipment such as lawnmowers, hedge trimmers, or leaf blower. If you happen to be fortunate enough to have a shed in your backyard you may have considered the possibility of turning it into a more functional storage space—or really anything else, such as a playhouse for children, a workshop for yourself, or a laundry facility for your home. Heavy rubber mats are easy to install, inexpensive, and quick to execute. When turning your shed into a purposeful space, it is important to have flooring that is tough as well as supportive. Rubberized protective matting has a multitude of qualities that make it the perfect option—from inhibiting the growth of mold and mildew to the protection of subfloors, equipment, and items that are set on top of it. These shock absorbing mats are supportive and specially designed to distribute the force of a heavy fallen object, which could result in keeping it from suffering extensive damage. Heavy equipment mats can easily be placed under washers or driers in order to protect them as well as the subfloors from the rocking and swaying that comes as a result of their use. And rubber’s supple and supportive surface is much easier on the feet than hard concrete, which could help you more thoroughly enjoy your shed if you decide to use it as a workshop or some other type of personal space! Check you these 4 reasons why heavy rubber mats are the best choice when it comes to shed flooring ideas.

  • Affordable

Many rubber flooring products contain recycled materials, the main source of which is automobile tires. The sustainable use of discarded tires doesn’t just make this a great ecologically friendly product but it also makes it an economical choice. Because brand new materials are not the main material source (virgin products often have to be treated and prepared), production costs are significantly lowered. These are savings that get passed down directly to the consumer.

  • Durability

On par with the affordability of these heavy equipment mats, the same recycled material that makes them economical also makes them highly resilient, tough, and therefore very durable. Rubber is ideal for abrasive applications, especially when you consider the sort of harsh conditions that tires are designed to stand up against. These mats have inherited weather and abrasion resistance, which makes them well suited for use in places where heavy and bulky equipment will be stored. And the long-lasting durability of this flooring option ensures that you won’t have to constantly worry about repairs or replacement costs!

  • Easy DIY Installation

Adding protective matting to your shed doesn’t have to be a headache or a complicated and time-consuming operation. All rubberized flooring options are easy to install and requiring a minimal amount of technical knowledge, which makes this a great DIY project for any handyman or woman! Rubber surfacing is available as runners, interlocking tiles, and of course mats. Runners can be custom cut into different lengths, while tiles can be used to cover wider and more expansive areas, and heavy rubber mats are perfect for specific areas that need more protection. Installation for runners, tiles, and mats is as easy as being rolled out, snapped together, or laid out (respectively).

  • Protection

Last but certainly not least, one of the best reasons to use shock absorbing mats in the renovation of your shed into a more functional space is because of the impressive protective qualities that rubber offers. As protective matting, rubber offers a supple and elastic surface that is perfectly suited to support the weight, movement, and even sudden falls of heavy equipment, items, and even people. This quality is especially important if you plan on storing heavy equipment or tools in your shed. Dropped tools or gear can damage concrete floors as well as the tools themselves, but heavy equipment mats will act as an excellent barrier that will help prevent this sort of damage.

Fully utilizing your shed is a great way to add extra storage space to your home—or to fully exploit an area that may have otherwise gone ignored or unused. Don’t let this valuable space go to waste! Whether you decide to use it as a workshop, more functional storage, or anything else—shock absorbing mats will help you protect, tools, equipment, and even people. Heavy rubber mats are a great choice because of their resilience and their natural resistance to water, which will help to inhibit the growth of mold and mildew upon their surface. And with a wide range of choices in style, color, and designs even your aesthetic needs can be met!

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