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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 – 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…

Need Trade Show Flooring? Read on…

February 7, 2012 Leave a comment

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.

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