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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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Commercial Grade Tile Cutters are Now Available

December 19, 2012 Leave a comment
Pro Magnum Shear Cutter

Pro Magnum Shear Cutter

It seems like every week we add a few new products to our product line and this week is no different.  After a few weeks worth of work, we have finally launched our new line of tile cutters from Bullet Tools.  These tile cutters (a.k.a. shear cutters) are professional grade tools that are designed to last for years.  We have even used one of these tools ourselves for about 3 years now to cut many of our free product samples.  The versatility of these floor cutters is pretty incredible. Read more…

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…

Commercial Gym Flooring – What’s the Best Solution for Your Commercial Training Facility?

October 16, 2012 Leave a comment
Commercial Gym Examples

Commercial Gym Examples

There are thousands upon thousands of commercial gyms across the country managed by numerous public and private business entities.  Commercial gyms and weight room facilities often cater to many different types of clientele.  Some large scale nationwide gyms like Gold’s Gym, LA Fitness, Lifetime Fitness, etc. are huge facilities that can fit just about everyone’s needs.  A large contingent of commercial gyms however are private training studios, Olympic weight training facilities, and 24 hour fitness centers that are designed to meet the needs of niche clientele who need the specific training options or flexibility in training times that these types of gyms offer.  No matter what type of commercial training facility you operate or plan to open in the near future, you will at some point have to decide on proper gym flooring for your new or existing facility.

At RubberFlooringInc.com, we specialize in rubber flooring, foam gym flooring, and vinyl gym flooring which are all common gym flooring options when used properly.  In this article, we will briefly discuss the most popular commercial gym flooring solutions we sell and talk about the most common gym flooring we don’t sell, carpet, and explain the benefits to each floor covering.

Rubber Flooring

Designer Series Rubber Rolls

Designer Series Rubber Rolls

Rubber flooring is the most common gym flooring solution installed in new commercial gyms today.  The most common form of rubber flooring installed in commercial gyms is rolled recycled rubber flooring.  Recycled rubber floors are often low in cost, extremely durable, easy to clean, and easy to install.  Many times, rolled rubber is even installed by the gym owner or gym staff due to its extremely easy installation process which only requires some double sided carpet tape and a utility knife.  This helps to save the cost of hiring a professional installation team.  One of the most famous gyms in the world, “The Biggest Loser” gym, for example currently uses 8mm thick recycled rolled rubber flooring.  The Biggest Loser staff is extremely demanding of their flooring since weights are often dropped on the product and sleds are often pushed across the surface of the flooring.

The only downside’s to using recycled rubber flooring is that the flooring is very Read more…

Official Gym Flooring of the Mr. Olympia

October 3, 2012 Leave a comment

Yes, it’s true.  RubberFlooringInc.com is now the official gym flooring for Mr. Olympia.  If you attended the event this past weekend, you would have seen our flooring in the Men’s Fitness Ultimate Athlete village.  It turns out the event organizers needed some non slip rubber flooring designed to provide a safe and even surface for some of the best male athletes to compete for the title of the Ultimate Athlete.  Competitors were tested on basketball shooting, throwing a fastball, rowing, plyometrics, scaling a wall, lifting a punching bag above waist level a number of times, carrying weights, a cone drill, dragging a sled, and throwing a football.

The gym flooring used was our very own Eco-Flec rubber rolls which can be seen here.

To see all of our gym and weight room flooring options available, please click here.

To read more about our new partnership with Mr. Olympia, the official press release can be found here.

Foam vs. Rubber – How to Select the Right Gym Flooring Material

September 10, 2012 1 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.

Benefits of foam Include:

Foam Floor Tiles

  • Light weight
  • Flexible and shock absorbent
  • Soft
  • Water proof
  • An excellent insulator
  • Wide variety of colors
  • Available in interlocking tiles or portable mats
  • Easy to install and keep clean

All of these reasons make foam an excellent choice for home gyms and portable exercise mats.

Disadvantages to using foam include:        Read more…

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