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…
We at RubberFlooringInc.com have recently launched a complete line of carpet tiles on our site and have come up with the top 10 reasons why you should purchase tiles over broadloom carpet. They are as follows:
1. Ease of Installation – Carpet tiles can easily be installed with double sided carpet tape or adhesive.
2. Ease of Maintenance – Floor carpet tiles can be easily removed for replacement or cleaned like any other carpet.
3. Superior Durability – Carpet tiles have been engineered to withstand high traffic and lots of abuse.
4. Eco-Friendly – Most modular carpet tiles are made from recycled material and usually use less material than broadloom.
5. More Installation Options – Read more…
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.
So what is the down side to tiles? Read more…
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.
The most cost-efficient choice in a martial arts training surfaces are Read more…
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.
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…