Here at RubberFlooringInc.com, one of the most common questions we are asked by our customers is “What kind of garage flooring do I need?” To best answer that question, we usually try to identify what kind of appearance, features, and price range each customer is looking for when it comes to their individual ideal garage floor covering. In this blog post, we will explain the most popular garage flooring options available today, explain each solution’s strengths and weaknesses, and give a general price range for each option. Our goal is for this post to be a quick and easy to use guide to help identify what garage floor solution would be best for you.
Garage Floor Tiles
Garage floor tiles are the most popular garage flooring purchased today by the do-it-yourself homeowner. Tiles are one of the easiest floor coverings to install and typically interlock or have a peel and stick backing. Garage tiles can be made of a durable polypropylene (basically a really strong high density plastic composite), a flexible PVC material (people like this because it feels like rubber underfoot and is quiet and has some cushion to it), or peel and stick vinyl tiles. Tiles are also a favorite of people who want a custom look since numerous colors can be combined in order to create custom patterns such as a checker board pattern, a floor with a border, and more. Tiles also have the largest variety of color options available and even have numerous surface patterns available. Coin pattern, diamond pattern, and a vented tile patterns are the favorites of most people however slate pattern and numerous other textured patterns are also available. Garage tiles, like all garage floor coverings, are designed to be chemical and stain resistant. However, should a tile become damaged in any way, they also offer the benefit of being able to be popped out and replaced.
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There are a number of floor underlayment products available on the market today and each product is designed for a specific purpose. So how do you know what underlayment is right for you? Here are 4 questions to ask yourself to help you best identify what underlayment product would be the right fit for you.
1. What is your purpose for the underlayment?
-Underlayment is used for a variety of reasons. Foam Underlay can be used to add cushion under carpet. Polyvinyl and plastic underlay can be used to provide a moisture barrier under hardwood flooring systems. Cork and rubber underlayment offer the best solution for dampening sound transmission between floor levels and cork simultaneously acts as an excellent insulator against temperature transmission. Recycled cotton and fiber underlayment products help to decrease sound transmission a little bit but also do an excellent job insulating against temperature transmission.
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Traditionally, martial artists at home will perform their training drills in their basement, garage, or any other room large enough to handle a wide range of movements. In many of these rooms, a hardwood or concrete floor is present which is not the friendliest of flooring surfaces to practice on. To fix this problem, a soft and sometimes portable martial art mat or flooring surface can be used to create an at home martial arts environment. Professional schools that train in any of the mixed martial arts use a variety of flooring surfaces in their dojos and training facilities. In this article, we will take a look at the different types of mats used by the professionals for each kind of martial art and identify what the best options are for the homeowner who would like to do some training at home.
The most traditional type of mat, found in most Japanese homes as well as Japanese martial arts studios, is the tatami mat. While these mats aren’t very soft, due to the fact that they are only an inch thick and made of woven straw, it proves to be a good choice when training a more standing oriented martial art style. These mats also tend to be rather abrasive. Many dojos in Japan use this style of mat due to its distinctive look and feel however the traditional tatami mat is rarely used in the U.S. What is now used in its place is a foam tile that has the surface appearance of a tatami mat. These tiles absorb shocks from falls, insulate well, are easy to install, and completely water proof.
Wrestling or Folding Mats are more common in use of a grappling style of martial arts. This soft, easy to clean and easy to customize mat is made a layer of high-impact foam and is coated with a protective, non-stick vinyl. Generally, these types of mats are only good for styles such as wrestling, aikido, jiu jitsu, and judo. When practicing Judo on these mats, it is best to avoid too many slams to the ground. Due to the softness of the mats, you tend to feel the impact all the way to the floor. Also, the softness of the mat will give way to your feet and they will easily sink into the mats and make it harder to maneuver around, outside of basic movement. Minor injuries can occur easier if training in a kicking art on these mats. The most popular grappling mat solution that can be laid down when needed at home is the folding mat. These mats are expandable and can easily be velcroed or taped together to form larger training surfaces.
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Did you know that we have a photo of the month contest between all of our IncStores.com sites? Well we do, and if you win, you will be sent a $50 American Express gift card in the mail in appreciation of your time and effort in sending us a picture or two of your new flooring installation. To learn more about our photo of the month contest, please visit the following link:
And remember, this contest goes for all of our websites so no matter if you buy garage flooring from www.garageflooringinc.com, or some foam mats from www.foamtiles.com, or of course some rubber gym flooring from us here at www.rubberflooringinc.com, you will be entered into the contest with an equal chance to win. Thank you and good luck.
After months of hard work, we are finally unveiling a super top secret project we have been working on. We would like to welcome to the world our latest innovation, the Nitro Roll. So what makes these rolls so great that they deserve a post about them? Well let us tell you. These rolls are similar quality to the vinyl garage flooring rolls we have always carried however they have numerous other advantages. Here is a list of those advantages:
- Nitro Rolls will ship the same or next business day right from our facility here in Chandler, AZ. Every roll out garage flooring supplier before now has had a lead time of 7-10 business days so we are saving the customer 6-9 days of lead time.
- Nitro Rolls are the lowest cost coin and diamond pattern garage flooring rolls on the market.
- Nitro Rolls have the longest warranty (7 years) of any roll out garage flooring product on the market. So even if they are low in cost, you can be sure they are of the highest quality.
Nitro rolls initially will be available in two colors, black and light gray, however more color options are expected to be added in the near future. Nitro rolls are also only available in our most popular garage roll dimension, 7.5′ x 17′ at this time, but more size options could be added by the end of the year.
To see our more information about our new Nitro Rolls, please feel free to visit the product page on our site or on our sister site, GarageFlooringInc.com.
In our continued quest to offer more and more products that are Eco-conscious, we have decided to add “green” flooring adhesives. Just this morning we issued a press release about it since we do believe very strongly in offering safe and environmentally friendly products. We were very happy to work with Dri-Tac Adhesives to help bring these new adhesives to market. Rubber Flooring, Inc now carries flooring glues for virtually every type of flooring including hardwood, bamboo, cork, vinyl, rubber, underlayments, and more. The new “green” adhesives have no VOC’s or solvents added whatsoever and they only cost $10-20 more per bucket than our normal low cost rubber flooring adhesive product. All spec sheets are available on request and customer service is on call at 800-613-0996 to answer any questions about the new products.
Trade show flooring needs are very specific. The booth flooring needs to be easy to transport along with effortless assembly. It should be attractive and welcoming and help ‘sell’ the product or service being offered. Many companies will rent flooring for an upcoming event, but Rubberflooringinc.com makes it easy and affordable to own trade show booth flooring which, in the end, will save money.
There are many exhibit floor solutions available. Easy DIY installation options include foam tiles, carpet and rubber tiles, and vinyl flooring. With all these options available, it is easy to pick a style and color that is attractive and stands out from the competition. The floor solution should promote your service and product and convey a professional appearance. It is also important to pick a product that will be comfortable during long standing periods.
Foam tiles offer comfort when standing for many hours, is inexpensive and if certain tiles get worn down, they can easily be replaced. Foam tiles are also attractive and allow for a customized color scheme and specific design, which is an added bonus. Rubber tiles are also used and are effective for maximum durability. http://www.rubberflooringinc.com/vinyl-flooring.html offer an attractive appearance. They are available in coin or diamond patterns or you can customize your individual design.
Adding mats or tiles to any trade show booth flooring transforms the look and feel of the space. Assembly is fast and easy. In a matter of minutes, your exhibit floor will be ready. Your space will be attractive and professional giving you ‘peace of mind’. Visit our trade show flooring page at RubberFlooringInc.com to get started today.