Take a moment to consider the types of floors that are usually found in residential, commercial, and industrial areas. Such spaces usually have floors that are made from wood, tile, carpet, concrete, stone, or asphalt. At first glance, these floor surfaces may seem sufficient for an area. In the case of wood, tile, and carpet, they may look aesthetically pleasing. Or in the case of concrete and asphalt, they may appear to be sufficiently durable for the area. What most people tend to overlook is that these surfaces can be quite susceptible to damage if they are left uncovered. The cost to repair such damage is always very high. There is one type of material that can be placed over such surfaces and can be the perfect long-term flooring solution: rubber.
Rubber floors are excellent for a number of reasons. Rubber is an elastic and durable material that offers hard to beat comfort, resilience, and safety. However, there is one particular type of rubber flooring that stands out and brings an entirely new set of cards to the table! We are talking about recycled rubber flooring. Recycled rubber is a tough rubber that is made from post-consumer rubber material, most typically old vehicle tires. Due to their use of post-consumer rubber material, recycled rubber mats and flooring are considered eco-friendly products. In fact, flooring produced from recycled rubber tires performs just as well as products made from non-recycled petroleum based rubber products. Whether they come in rolls or tiles, recycled rubber products are far more affordable and sustainable than their non-recycled counterparts.
Eco-friendly recycled rubber flooring made from tires is durable and long lasting due to their material source. Vehicle tires are manufactured to endure a whole variety of different abrasive conditions. Continue Reading Below
These include elemental factors such as the sun’s rays, ozone, excessive moisture, as well as more physical sources of abrasion from the road like rocks and gravel and potholes. As a result, recycled rubber made from recycled rubber tires makes for an ideal flooring material. Recycled rubber mats and flooring are a long-lasting and cost effective option because they offer a unique resistance to all kinds of weathering, wear, and tear. You are sure to appreciate this durability as it can help to keep your existing floors safe from damages. Recycled rubber flooring is especially popular for use in physically demanding settings like gyms and construction zones.
Recycled rubber flooring is slip-resistant and adds safety and security to doorways, basements, and other areas. This is true even for areas that are constantly damp with moisture. Rubber is unique among materials due to the fact that it possesses a very high co-efficient of friction. This high degree of friction is key to helping maintain grip for those people standing on top of the matting. Even better is the fact that this high grip is maintained even when the rubber is exposed to moisture! Just as rubber tires must provide grip and friction on wet and slippery roads, so too will recycled rubber flooring retain the anti-slip qualities of the tires. Place recycled rubber mats in a commercial entryway or home doorway for increased safety and slip resistance all at an affordable price!
Another reason why people appreciate recycled rubber flooring is due to the comfort it can provide. Although it may appear to be solid and durable, rubber is actually a softer and more elastic material than wood or concrete. Rubber provides anti-fatigue comfort by relieving built-up pressure from the joints of the feet, ankles, and lower back. People can walk or stand on recycled rubber flooring for much longer periods of time.
One of the most important reasons to use “Green” recycled rubber flooring is its sustainable nature. Many tires are sent to landfills where they languish for years. While most waste in landfills is biodegradable, rubber tires are not. They take up the space that could be used by biodegradable waste. Thankfully, people began to become more aware of this problem in the 1970s. Since then, the process of recycling rubber has become a serious business, with flooring made of recycled rubber tires being only a part of this picture. Reusing tires and valuable resources allows our recycled rubber flooring to help the environment and provide consumers with less expensive, tough, and durable products.
Recycled rubber mats and flooring are well worth their price. They offer a unique mix of durability and comfort at cost-effective rates hard to find anywhere else. Discover all the benefits of recycled rubber flooring! Explore our top-selling items or consult a Rubber Flooring Expert today!