Industrial settings are some of the most abrasive types of environments out there. Factories, construction sites, or warehouses; all of these areas are home to hard and heavy machinery that can cause damage in unprotected areas. The Rubber Flooring Experts know all about abrasive floor environments and that is why we provide heavy-duty mats for industrial use! We have a wide selection of heavy-duty rubber mats and flooring solutions that should satisfy even the most physically demanding types of industrial environments. Rubber is the ideal material to use for heavy-duty mats because it is a forgiving material that is supple and flexible and can absorb blows from a variety of sources. Whether the physical impact comes from the equipment in gyms, a material handling apparatus in manufacturing areas, or the stomping feet of large livestock, heavy-duty rubber mats are up to the job in protecting your floors!
A heavy rubber mat is very well suited for a physically abrasive application because it contains resilient rubber material at an affordable price. Part of the key behind rubber’s success in this capacity lies within its elasticity. No matter how hard or thick heavy-duty rubber may be, it will always possess a degree of elasticity that is unmatched by other types of flooring, such as hardwood, tile, concrete, and asphalt. Overall, it is a softer surface. This elasticity helps a lot when a very heavy machine is placed on top of a mat. The rubber in our heavy-duty mats can handle heavy weights as the material provides more “give” to the object. It is better for a metal machine to rest on a rubber surface because the risk of damage is greatly reduced. Continue Reading Below
Just as a heavy rubber mat prevents industrial equipment from damage, it can also prevent the floors of the area from damage. As hard and tough as surfaces like concrete may appear, they can be quite susceptible to damage from heavy equipment. Most often appearing in the form of cracks. Even the smallest of cracks can be quite expensive to repair, so placing rubber heavy-duty mats under a heavy machine can help protect both the floor and your wallet!
Heavy-duty rubber flooring also helps keep people safe. Rubber generally possesses a high degree of friction that is essential to providing good traction for feet. When people walk over heavy-duty mats made of rubber, they will experience a better level of foot traction. While many people may not be aware of it, the chances of a slip and fall accident occurring on the surface of a heavy rubber mat are very slim. The best part is that some of our heavy-duty mats come with special surface textures. These textures, which are slightly raised protrusions laid out in a specific pattern on top of the mat, help to improve the overall level of grip enjoyed by your feet while they are in motion.
Some of our heavy-duty mats are made from recycled rubber tires that retain the weather resistance, abrasion resistance, and durability that makes tires great for off-roading and long drives. For these reasons, our heavy-duty rubber mats and flooring are just as suited to harsh environments as the tires they were derived from. Rubber mats offer extra layers of protection between costly floors and pricey equipment. We offer rubber flooring and mats from 1/8-inch to 2.5-inch thickness, which allows you to select the appropriate product for your application without breaking your budget!
Most of our heavy-duty rubber floors are made from recycled and reclaimed rubber products which makes them much more affordable flooring solutions. Not only do our products safeguard your investments, they do so in a cost effective manner that is friendly to the environment. Recycled and reclaimed rubbers are considered eco-conscious materials because they contribute to removing non-biodegradable materials from the environment. Since reclaimed and recycled rubbers have their roots in discarded tires, odds are that your old passenger car tires may be the source for your new heavy-duty mats!
Our heavy-duty rubber mats use the tires’ natural elasticity and durability to prevent floor and equipment damage that would otherwise occur over time. A heavy rubber mat will create a tough, shock-absorbent barrier between abrasive machinery and unforgiving concrete or asphalt flooring surfaces. Heavy-duty mats help to prevent costly repairs and hold expensive replacements at bay by keeping warehouse floors intact. The long-term results lead to lessened wear and tear on machinery and floors that reduces the long-term costs to your business.