- 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.
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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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Deciding to have Garage Flooring is an important and excellent decision. It will protect the integrity and life of your garage floor and add style, personality and protection. Garage flooring should be attractive, easy to install and protect your floor.
The best option for garage flooring is vinyl rolls, PVC tiles or modular interlocking plastic titles. Epoxy flooring eventually will crack and wear out where some garage tile products can last up to 25 years. Also, rubber garage flooring is not recommended for use in garages since rubber will break down overtime in the presence of oils and solvents.
The following products are recommended for garage flooring and available on Rubberflooringinc.com:
Grid-Loc Garage Tiles offer a hard plastic surface and a great option when wanting to personalize colors and designs to give a distinctive look to your garage. Diamond, Slate, Coin and 7mm Coin Flex tiles feel like rubber but are actually made of PVC and are soft and bendable. Roll patterns available for garages are Ribbed, Coin, Levant, Diamond Plate and Clear Vinyl. Rolled garage flooring is made from polyvinyl rolls and are the least costly option. Each roll is unique and offers different looks and feels for you to customize your garage.
Garage flooring should be attractive, easy to install and protect your floor. When choosing a flooring option for your garage, the solution should reflect your style and be an enjoyable experience. Each garage flooring option is easy to install and maintain. Installation and maintenance instructions are available online at Rubberflooringinc.com. Visit Rubberflooringinc.com today to get started on a ‘new’ garage.