|Although rubber floors have been available
for many years, newer types made from recycled
rubber products are making them an increasingly
attractive choice for both homes and businesses,
especially among those who are interested
in building with “green” (environmentally
friendly) products. Rubber floors are manufactured
in an energy efficient, low waste process
and are available as rolls or tiles. They
can be used indoors or outside, as they are
not affected by adverse weather or temperature
extremes. They are slip resistant and do
not easily stain. The resilient surface makes
them particularly useful in areas where people
will be standing, walking or running. |
If you are thinking of installing
floor, consider the following:
- Rubber flooring can be cut, shaped, or otherwise
customized to any shape or length. It is
manufactured in a wide variety of colors,
so it can easily be adapted to almost any
- These floors are extremely durable, as they
resist scuffing, scratching, and indentation.
They can be easy to install and maintain.
Some rubber floors have a built in protective
coating to give the rubber a luster and to
repel spills and stains..
- Look for brands that use environmentally
friendly adhesives and that have heat welded
seams, which provide a smooth, even surface.
- Rubber flooring is especially suitable for
exercise rooms, playrooms, children’s bedrooms,
basements, kitchens and laundry rooms. Avoid
Recycled rubber is also used to make stair
treads and wall base moldings that can be
used with rubber flooring.