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New Latex Free Flooring Page

June 4, 2014 Leave a comment

To help accommodate the growing attention to the latex allergy and your family’s distinct needs, we have dedicated a section of our website to products that are free of the harmful latex allergen, our Latex Free Flooring page.  All of the products on this page have been certified latex free and are safe flooring options for anyone with a latex allergy.  Below, we have highlighted a few of our more popular products along with their varying uses.

Terra Lock Latex Free Rubber Gym Tiles

Terra Lock Latex Free Rubber Gym Tiles

Our Terra Lock and Textured Virgin Rubber Tiles are incredibly durable and come in a variety of color options. These tiles are constructed from 100% virgin rubber – a synthetic rubber compound that includes no latex or recycled rubber.  Providing excellent slip resistance as well as resistance to bacterial growth, these tiles are great for residential and commercial gym use.  Excellent for high use gym areas, these tiles have been made to handle the weight of commercial grade exercise equipment but are not recommended for use in heavy free weight areas. Read more…

Five Myths about Rubber Flooring

  1. Rubber flooring is great for use as garage flooring.

This myth is one of the most common we have seen and is the single reason why we decided to get into the garage flooring market years ago. In fact Google itself says that 590 people search for the term “rubber garage flooring” every single month in the USA. So why isn’t rubber flooring good for use in garages? Well the reason we don’t recommend using rubber flooring in garages is because 90% of the rubber flooring sold in the U.S. is made from rebonded rubber.  Rebonded rubber is essentially rubber that is held together by polyurethane based glue. If oil or solvents spill on rebonded rubber flooring, the polyurethane glue will break down over time and thus break down the flooring. That is why we do not recommend using rubber flooring in garages but rather recommend different alternatives such as PVC or polypropylene flooring. If you did want to use rubber flooring as garage flooring, then we would just advise that vulcanized rubber flooring or virgin rubber flooring be used. Vulcanized and virgin rubber are not adhered together with glue but rather melted together with heat to form extremely durable rubber flooring that is resistant to break down from oils and solvents.

Types of Rubber Flooring

Types of Rubber Flooring

An example of vulcanized rubber flooring can be found here: http://www.rubberflooringinc.com/interlocking-tile/12-rubber-gym-tile.html

An example of virgin rubber flooring can be found here: http://www.rubberflooringinc.com/interlocking-tile/14-terra-lock-virgin-rubber-tile.html Read more…

Foam vs. Rubber – What’s the Best Flooring Material for your Home Gym?

January 4, 2013 Leave a comment

One of the single most asked questions we receive here at RubberFlooringInc.com is “Should I get foam or rubber for my home gym flooring?”  This quick post is going to explain the benefits and disadvantages to using each type of material in an attempt to help answer that question for everyone.

5/8" Soft Tile (Made of Foam)

5/8″ Soft Tile (Made of Foam)

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Flooring for Flood Prone Areas / Basements

November 16, 2012 1 comment

We have been inundated with questions from Hurricane Sandy victims for a few weeks now and decided to write a helpful guide to explain flood resistant flooring options.  First of all, we would all like to say that we are very sorry to hear about all the hardships you all are facing and we would like to help.  If you have been a victim of Sandy, please use code Sandy30 when you checkout to save 30% off your order until the end of the year.

The most common questions we have been receiving have been:

  • Does rubber flooring help to waterproof your basement floor?
  • I had rubber flooring in an area of my house that was flooded, now what do I do?
  • What is the best type of flooring for a flooded basement or a flood prone basement?

We are going to start this guide by answering these questions.  After that we are going to explain the pros and cons of numerous different flooring options including rubber, vinyl, ceramic tile, epoxy’s, concrete stains, and carpet.  Hopefully after all of that, we will have put together a decent guide for flood victims going forward. Read more…

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