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New Latex Free Flooring Page

June 4, 2014 Leave a comment

To help accommodate the growing attention to the latex allergy and your family’s distinct needs, we have dedicated a section of our website to products that are free of the harmful latex allergen, our Latex Free Flooring page.  All of the products on this page have been certified latex free and are safe flooring options for anyone with a latex allergy.  Below, we have highlighted a few of our more popular products along with their varying uses.

Terra Lock Latex Free Rubber Gym Tiles

Terra Lock Latex Free Rubber Gym Tiles

Our Terra Lock and Textured Virgin Rubber Tiles are incredibly durable and come in a variety of color options. These tiles are constructed from 100% virgin rubber – a synthetic rubber compound that includes no latex or recycled rubber.  Providing excellent slip resistance as well as resistance to bacterial growth, these tiles are great for residential and commercial gym use.  Excellent for high use gym areas, these tiles have been made to handle the weight of commercial grade exercise equipment but are not recommended for use in heavy free weight areas. Read more…

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…

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