Green Flooring Series: Recycled Rubber

recycled rubber

Recycled rubber flooring is durable, strong, easy to maintain.

If you are looking for a great alternative to the boring wood or carpet floors that is also better for the planet, check out a recycled rubber floor. With the option to be used for an interior or exterior room, this material is definitely worth a look.

Recycled rubber flooring is durable, strong, easy to maintain, comfortable to stand on, and it is also safe to fall on. The majority of rubber floors are made from recycled rubber from automobile tires, which are melted down and then reformed into shapes. This process allows the rubber to become stronger and more durable than its original state.

Recycled rubber flooring is resistant to stains and keeping it clean is as simple as running the vacuum, broom, or wet mop over the surface. Although the material is durable and can resist most staining fiends, the floor could be damaged from grease spills, and type of oil, acidic substances, acetone based cleansers, and anything that contain turpentine. Just be aware of what you are cleaning with and be extra careful if you are handling one of these staining agents while on your recycled rubber floor.

During the manufacturing process, the recycled rubber can be fixed into a mold to allow it to take on a different texture. These textures, which include dimples, rivets, studs, and waffles, can help improve the traction of the floor as well as add an extra dimensional touch.

When you think of rubber you may think of the boring black color that is most associated with the material. Since recycled rubber flooring is becoming more popular, manufacturers are creating more colors and patterns that are much better suited for the home. Some vendors even offer faux stone and tile options, so be on the lookout for those!

This post was written by Thais Sousa. Follow Thais on Google.