Commercial Rubber Floors
Commercial Rubber Floors
Rubber flooring is known to be extremely durable. Because of its composition, rubber floors have increased water resistance and the ability to act as a sound barrier.
You might be surprised to know that there are quite a few options when it comes to color and other design options for commercial rubber flooring. It’s not just the black-rubber floor you might think of when picturing a weight room floor!
Another choice that comes with this flooring option is what type of rubber is used as the main material: recycled rubber, natural rubber, or synthetic rubber.
Industrial rubber floors are super easy to maintain and are resistant to indentations that might be caused by heavy machines or equipment. Generally speaking, rubber flooring comes in two types, each with its own qualities. No matter the type, professional installation is recommended!
Because of these qualities, it’s often that a commercial kitchen or laundry room is outfitted with rubber floors as well as many fitness areas.
Keep reading to take a look at what sets each type apart from the other and how to care for rubber floors!
Commercial Rubber Flooring Rolls
As the name suggests, rubber rolls are a type of commercial rubber flooring that comes in, well, rolls! They are best for large spaces (like commercial gyms) due to their roll-out quality and they offer fewer seams when the final product is complete.
Rubber roll commercial flooring is available in many different colors and textures as well as varying thicknesses, lengths, and widths. No matter what style of roll you go with, you can be guaranteed that the commercial space will have great traction, floor protection, and dependability for being slip resistant.
Below we offer a few additional benefits specific to rubber rolls as well as some points to consider.
- Installed correctly and with precision, the seams are darn near invisible
- More permanent feeling than tiles & can be installed with glue or tape down method
- Very easy to maintain!
Points of Consideration
- Very heavy
- More difficult to install than tiles – professional installation is the recommended method
- If you go with a color-fleck option, it does best when kept away from sunlight.
- Because it’s rubber, these floors are slippery when wet and they also have that rubbery smell (which tends to subside over time).
Get in touch with our team to discover your floor covering and installation options. We’re looking forward to working with you.
Commercial Rubber Floor Tiles
Some rubber floor tiles click together like pieces in a puzzle – others can be installed with a glue-down method. They usually come in square form but they can be cut to create custom shapes. Rubber floor tiles come in many different colors and textures so you are free to choose what works best for your particular space. Rubber tiles are most often used in smaller spaces such as exercise rooms, as well as smaller-scale weight rooms and fitness facilities. Different floor tiles can be manipulated to create aesthetically pleasing designs in commercial spaces. Using tiles allows for more design options with rubber flooring. Also, due to the puzzle-like nature of rubber tiles, it’s quick and easy to extend an existing rubber tile space by simply adding on. Conversely, to downsize a space, rubber floor tiles can be removed in sections. Benefits
- Very durable and resistant to lots of weight
- Lots of styling options
- Easy to remove and repair small sections
- Quick and easy installation – spare sections are easy to keep on hand and store
Points of Consideration
- With larger spaces, installation takes quite a bit of time.
- Because of the tile installation method, water can seep into the seams, making it more susceptible to water damage.
- Slippery when wet!
- Rubbery smell
Caring for Commercial Rubber Floors
The great news is that rubber floors are fairly easy to clean and they’re a very resilient flooring material. Because of the rubber surface, these types of floors do great resisting stains, mildew, and mold.
It’s also likely that many of the cleaning materials are already on hand in your commercial space, and if not, they are very convenient to purchase.
As far as what type of cleaner to use, you can buy a pre-made option or make your own. To make your own, all you need is some standard dish soap and warm water – easy!
If you opt to purchase a cleaner, make sure you avoid any acidic cleaning agents, bleach, oils, and moisturizers as these will damage and grease up your rubber floors.
It’s great to sweep your rubber floors every day and don’t hesitate to vacuum them! If you do vacuum, make sure to avoid the beater brush as that will damage your floor.
Mopping rubber floors is equally as simple: just make sure to not saturate the floors with water and don’t forget to change the water during the cleaning process.
Conclusion – Commercial Rubber Floors
Rubber floors as a commercial flooring type are pretty clear-cut! They’re extremely durable while also being slip resistant and comfortable to walk upon. While your stylistic choices aren’t endless, it’s likely you’re not going for looks when choosing rubber flooring as your commercial floor type!
Whether it’s rubber rolls or rubber floor tiles, you’re bound to create a space that physically supports the work done on it. Athletes, employees, etc will be thankful for the many qualities that come with rubber flooring and owners will be grateful for their durability in particular!
Get in touch to get started on your flooring project. Our friendly staff can arrange a time for you to visit our showroom or for our professional team to visit your home or commercial property for an on-site estimate. Call 763-503-0100.
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