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Can You Use Rubber Floor Liners As Industrial Shelf Liners?

In heavy-duty applications where traditional shelf liners are not going to be sufficient, consider employing rubber floor liners. The number of benefits offered by this resilient material is hard to outmatch when it comes to other paper or plastic options. Also, price won’t have to be an issue when using this sturdy rubberized option. Rubber sheet flooring is available in a number of styles, which makes employing it for different applications particularly easy. No matter what the sizes of the shelves are, rubberized matting is a quick and easy choice when it comes to protective surfacing that will safeguard both the shelves themselves as well as their contents! Thick or thin, rubber matting can be used depending completely on your own particular need and requirements. Protecting shelves can be as easy

as inserting a thin piece of rubber matting along the inside of the structure. And because the rubber matting material that is often used in these products comes from recycled sources, you won’t just be getting an eco-friendly product—but a wallet-friendly product too!

Simply put, rubber floor liners are a great solution because they are sturdy and durable without sacrificing cost-effectiveness. Check out these 4 reasons why you should use rubberized sheets to line all of your heavy-duty shelves.

• Rubber is Durable
As previously stated rubber matting material will often come from recycled sources—mainly discarded automobile tires. This stands as a true testament to the durability of this product, especially when you begin to consider the implications of using a material that comes from a product that was designed to be all-weather and all-terrain resistant. Tires must withstand constant exposure to sunlight, excessive exposure to moisture, snow, and they must also be able to withstand rough and uneven roads—this is the same strength and durability that is being inherited by the rubber floor liners!

• An Affordable and Long-Lasting Choice
The use of a recycled material in the creation of rubber sheet flooring allows for a reduction in production costs. This reduction in costs is passed down directly to consumers, making rubberized matting a very economical choice. But that’s just the beginning! Due in part to the durability of this material, repair and replacement costs will also be reduced, and this can be especially important in heavy-duty applications where shelves are expected to carry heavy, sharp, and oddly shaped tools, equipment, and objects. Unlike liners that are made out of paper, cloth, or plastic, rubber is well suited to carry heavy and oddly shaped items. Rubber is also a malleable material that lends itself to easy manipulation—meaning that it can be cut and fitted for specific sizes. This can also help you save money by ensuring that you use only what you need, as opposed to getting stuck with pre-sized liners that aren’t the right fit.

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• Safeguarding Shelves and Stored Items
The items and the storage structure itself are the whole reason that shelf liners are needed—so having something that will help ensure the protection of these things is exceedingly important! The longevity of thick or thin rubber matting is particularly important when you consider all of the protective benefits that it will offer shelves and the items they carry. Rubber is supple and elastic, which will extend protection to items that are heavy or oddly shaped, rather than pushing against them like a solid surface would do, which only adds unnecessary points of strain. This added stress could be damaging in the long run and it is better to avoid it all together by providing stored items with a supportive surface.

• An Easy to Use Product
Rubber sheet flooring is often priced per linear foot, and because of this extremely competitive pricing is available. Rubber matting material is also easy to handle and easy to cut, meaning that it can be appropriately sized for nearly any shelving application. For this reason, instillation is fairly easy! After fitting and cutting (if it’s required at all), the rubberized liner need only be laid down inside of shelves. If more permanent options are required or wanted then adhesives can be used to secure the rubber floor liners along the surface of the shelves.

Traditional liners, such as paper, which can tear, or plastic lingers that can crack with age and wear, can end up being a lot more trouble than they’re worth and can even end up being more expensive. Thick or thin, rubber matting is resilient and tough and perfectly suited for heavy-duty applications. When it comes to industrial shelves, which often house expensive equipment, tools, and materials—don’t skimp on protection!

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