Recycling consumer tires for use as flooring has more advantages than just creating extremely durable, attractive and resilient rolls and tiles. Using this discarded rubber to create the rolls and tiles helps keep a portion of the nearly 242 million tires discarded each year from landfills. Due to the number of tires used worldwide and their durability, they cause a significant amount of waste when no longer suitable for vehicles. Tires especially are not desired at landfills due to the ley occupy. (Tires are up of 75% void space which quickly consumes valuable landfill area.)
These same characteristics make them an excellent and inexpensive raw material for the production of resilient building materials such as the rolls and tiles sold by companies like Rubberflooringinc.com. In fact, many cities, counties and states even give various types credits in the form of LEED points or tax breaks for using recycled products in construction. There has been a notable shift in the public’s attention and effort to protecting the environment. Recycled rubber flooring is a great way to be environmentally conscious along with the benefit of having a floor surface that will outlast carpets and linoleum flooring in most cases.
Rubber flooring has a very wide variety of products and thicknesses and can be used just about anywhere. Popular uses are home and commercial gyms where impact resistance is desirable to protect weights or the subfloor, dog day care and agility courses where grip for the dogs and handlers is a priority or any room where cushion, sound dampening and durability is high on the list. Recycled rubber has also been used for years in horse stalls and grooming areas due to the traction, ease of cleaning and durability. Outdoor play grounds have also begun too used recycled rubber tiles and “pour-in-place” rubber more frequently due to the bright colors and anti microbial qualities the rubber offers.
If you are looking for a way to update, beautify and/or protect your floor or space while doing your part to help the environment, recycled rubber flooring is certainly one of the best choices available.
Customer’s often call our company asking for our advice on what is the best playground flooring surface for them. Our reply is almost always the same which is that “It depends.” From there we usually ask a series of question to help determine the customer’s needs. Here are a few of those questions you can ask yourself to help you determine which outdoor playground surface would be better for you when deciding between recycled rubber mulch and rubber playground tiles:
- How tall is your equipment? The thickness of tiles or depth of the mulch will determine the fall height rating as described in ASTM F1292.
- How large is your playground? More area means more surface to cover. The cost per square foot can drastically affect the initial price of your job when very large.
- What is your budget? Read more…
Welcome to our newly formed blog. This is our very first post and we look forward to a long and exciting journey discussing the niche flooring and mat products that we carry. We also plan to keep our fans up to date about the behind the scenes action that takes place here at RubberFlooringInc.com. Some of the topics we will touch on over the coming months will include installation tips, cleaning tips, how to properly use each product and/or find the right product to fit your needs, and any other topic our customer’s find useful. On that note, if anyone would like any more info about our products or has any question(s) they would like to have answered, please leave a comment below. We appreciate any and all feedback.
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