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A rubber floor is the ideal flooring option for creating a safe, protective, and sleek surface for any area, both indoors and outdoors. Our rubber flooring products are made of highly durable types of rubber. We offer both natural and synthetic rubber floors, and each type of rubber has a unique set of traits which best fits the demands of certain situations. We offer flooring options made of non-rubber materials, too. Products like our “Coin-Grip” PVC flooring offer many of the advantages that rubber floors do but offer other, distinct benefits. For example, PVC flooring might be a better option for you if you need a harder, sturdier surface that is as water-resistant, slip-resistant, and cost-effective as rubber flooring. But, for the most part, we offer rubber flooring—rubber’s advantages are hard to beat, and we strive to offer our customers only products which meet our standards for excellence. Much of our rubber-floor selection is made of blends of different types of rubber; this way, no matter how specific your project is, you will find a product that exactly matches your needs. However, across all of our rubber flooring products, you can expect a few things: durability, affordability, and slip-resistance. A rubber floor is exceedingly resilient—able to withstand a plethora of conditions without sustaining damage. Rubberized flooring is also cost effective, especially since we source much of our rubber sustainably. In addition, rubber’s natural tendency to enhance traction ensures that your new surfacing protects you, your family, and your guests from dangerous slip and fall hazards. Incredibly enough, these qualities are only some of rubber’s many benefits. What else does a rubber floor offer you? Here are some key questions to consider:

• What are the advantages of rubber flooring?
• Where can you use rubber flooring?
• What are the different types of rubber flooring?

What Are the Advantages of Rubber Flooring?

A rubber floor has distinct advantages over other types of flooring: advantages which include subflooring protection, anti-fatigue comfort, water resistance, and impact absorption—just to name a few. Altogether, these properties make rubber flooring products very long-lasting and, thus, valuable investments. Rubber is an elastomer, a category of materials named after their inherently-high degrees of elasticity. This elasticity is what makes rubber so great at absorbing vibrations and impacts—it can be heavily compressed without sustaining permanent damage. And it supports bodily weight to combat the aches and pains associated with prolonged periods of standing or walking. Furthermore, rubber is a naturally slip-resistant material, enhancing traction even amidst slippery conditions. Given these benefits, it should come as no surprise that residential, commercial, and industrial sectors use rubber flooring in some capacity. Its advantages are manyfold:

Protects Your Subfloors

Subflooring is expensive! Damaged subfloors are unsightly, and they are very expensive to repair. A rubber floor naturally absorbs shock, which means that rubber surfacing prevents physical forces from directly contacting your precious subfloors: it acts as a protective layer that minimizes the structural damage inflicted by day-to-day activities. Because rubber is elastic, it has a high tensile. Tensile strength refers to the amount of stress a material can handle without tearing or breaking; so, because rubber has a high tensile strength, rubber flooring can withstand heavy impacts without risking permanent damage.

Gives Comfort from Fatigue

In addition to protecting your subfloors, a rubber floor combats the bodily fatigue that accompanies prolonged standing or walking. Its elasticity makes it a supportive surface for your ankles, knees, and lower back. In this vein, rubber is known for having a low compression set. An object’s compression set refers to the degree of permanent indentation present after it is compressed. Thus, having a low compression set means that a rubber floor covering is highly unlikely to become permanently disfigured after being compressed. Rubber flooring is a comforting barrier between hard subflooring and people’s feet, drastically reducing the chances that they will become fatigued after standing for a long period of time. In short, a rubber floor covering is the ultimate-comfort surface.

Prevents Slip and Fall Accidents

Furthermore, a rubber floor offers its users a great level of slip-resistance. Thanks to rubber’s naturally high coefficient of friction, guests are much less likely to slip and fall when using rubber flooring. Plus, most rubber flooring products come equipped with corrugated surfaces, a feature which—while looking good—further enhances the amount of the traction that the rubber floor provides. Even if a rubber floor lacks corrugations, it still significantly enhances traction. Rubber’s high coefficient of friction alone is enough to make a substantial difference in safety, especially considering the fact that most shoe soles are made of rubber themselves. Rubber is also inherently water-resistant, which means that a rubber floor enhances traction even if its surface is wet.

Where Can You Use Rubber Flooring?

Rubber flooring can be used in any setting, both indoors and outdoors, thanks its natural plethora of resistances. Its reliable abilities to protect subflooring, combat fatigue, and provide slip-resistance make rubber floors a choice option for residential, commercial, and industrial environments alike. The fact that there are different types of rubbers and different styles of rubber flooring further increases the level of versatility that rubber flooring offers. Recycled and reclaimed rubber floor options are made of tire-derived rubbers, a way of sourcing rubber which is environmentally-friendly, as well as cost-effective. Contrastingly, a synthetic rubber floor is made from a blend of chemical compounds that gives it enhanced strength, as well as resistances to factors such as chemicals, UV-rays, and ozone. Additionally, due to rubber’s high tensile strength and low compression set, a commercial rubber flooring roll is perfect for withstanding physically-abrasive conditions. Industrial settings often deal with heavy machines, constant foot-traffic, and falling objects. A rubber floor is designed to tolerate these conditions, possessing the set of qualities necessary for withstanding crushes, abrasions, and dents. But the utility of rubber flooring is not limited to industrial zones. Residential settings may also benefit from a rubber floor since it adds a level of anti-fatigue comfort to any area around your home. Plus, as home gyms have become more and more prevalent across homes in America, the demand for rubber floor tiles has dramatically increased. Gym equipment can devastate a home’s subflooring if those floors are left protected, and the heavy foot-traffic—over time—can slowly damage exposed subfloors. That is why commercial gyms also install rubber surfaces over their floors. In general, a rubber floor is one of the best ways to prevent many of the potential issues associated with unprotected subflooring: dangers including subflooring damage, bodily fatigue, and slip-and-fall accidents. Rubber is an incredibly versatile, as well as resilient, flooring, which is why it fulfills so many purposes across all types of settings.

What Are the Different Types of Rubber Flooring?

The different types of rubber flooring include rubber flooring rolls and interlocking, rubber floor-tiles. The versatility of rubber surfacing is increased through the two forms of rubber flooring products available. Rubber flooring rolls are larger flooring products that are ideal for large wall-to-wall spaces or for long pathways or walkways. They are available in set lengths or in custom lengths of up to 50 consecutive feet, upon request. Flooring rolls are generally used for permanent or semi-permanent flooring as they are larger and heavier than interlocking tiles and can be installed with the use of a polyurethane-based glue or double-sided tape. Interlocking rubber floor-tiles are smaller rubber mats that are designed to be connected through their puzzle-like edges. Interlocking tiles are an easy-to-install rubber floor option due to its simple installation process. Because their installation does not require the use of any adhesives, interlocking rubber floor-tiles are generally used as temporary flooring that can be easily disassembled, stored, and transported.

Here at FloorMatCompany.com, we offer durable and reliable rubber flooring products that are designed to offer long-lasting floor protection, anti-fatigue comfort, and non-slip safety. Our rubber flooring products are made of resilient tire-derived or synthetic rubber materials, making them versatile products that can handle a wide range of conditions. They are offered as rubber flooring rolls or as interlocking rubber floor tiles, a selection which ensures that we have the type of rubber surfacing that fits the location you intend to protect. The durable properties of rubber flooring allow it to remain strong and tough despite a wide range of damaging factors. Install a rubber floor in any area for increased floor protection, anti-fatigue comfort, and non-slip safety!

If you have any questions that we have not yet covered, please give us a call! Contact us by phone during our regular business hours at (714) 772-3000, or send us an email at customercare@rubbercal.com. If you call us during our regular business hours, 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, you will get an immediate response. If you email us before 3 p.m. during these times, you will receive a same-day response. If you contact us thereafter, expect a reply by the morning of the next business day. Our team of rubber-flooring experts will gladly help you execute your flooring project. With over 28 years in the rubber-flooring industry, we are well-equipped to handle even the most complex projects. If there is anything we can do for you, let us know.

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