When it comes to using a rubberized surface, people will have different reasons for wanting this particular flooring option. And because rubber is such a functional material, it’s easy to see how it can fill the needs of a diverse range of requirements, applications, and even just aesthetic preferences. With so many different and unique traits, by far, one of the most useful advantages is the malleability of the material which allows it to be produced as rubber matting rolls, interlocking tiles, and individual mats. This variety of different surfacing styles allows for a wider application of this flooring option, making it available for use in residential, commercial, industrial, and even heavy-duty outdoor applications! Some of these options can be cut into specific lengths, allowing for the creation of custom rubber floor mats and runners that will fit into nearly any odd nook and cranny. Rolled rubber is especially good for this sort of application, and is even available in lengths of up to 50 continual feet. Commercial rubber tiles, on the other hand, can be interlocked like a puzzle and used to cover wider flooring areas. And with thick or thin rubber matting options, anti-fatigue and fall-protection surfacing is also readily available for even the most unique locations such as kitchens, playgrounds, and even gyms.
Apart from being a smart economical choice as well as being durable and resilient, this flooring option is readily available in pre-sized styles that can fit nearly any location. So what exactly makes custom rubber floor mats, tiles, and rolls a good fit for such a diverse range of flooring locations? Check out rubber’s three main surfacing styles to better understand why it’s such a wide-ranging flooring option.
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Custom Rubber Floor Mats, Tiles, and Rolls - A Fit For Any Floor
Individual mats are made for specific locations and will usually offer coverage for a smaller area. Of course this isn’t always the case—some mats are rather large and can easily encompass a 4 x 6 ft. area. More often than not, these mats will be designed for specific applications—such as anti-fatigue mats for employees that have to stand all day, or protection mats that can easily be placed under heavy-duty machines, appliances, and even exercise equipment. Richly textured mats are perfect for entryways in order to create traction and grip, thereby helping people stay on their feet even in the presence of moisture, snow, and debris. These mats can even help to catch these contaminants in order to help maintain a clean building interior.
- Runners and Rolls
Rubber matting rolls can be used as full-fledged floor surfacing or as individual runners that provide a secure surface through corridors, hallways, and walkways (inside or outside). To apply this flooring option to the entire surface of any given space, the rubber can be laid out side but side, creating a near seamless flooring structure. And to make this a semi-permanent flooring option, double-sided tape can easily be applied which will secure the rubberized flooring to the subsurface.
- Interlocking Tiles
Rubberized tiles, like rolls and runners, are well suited for offering a larger and wider area of coverage. Commercial rubber tiles, as previously stated, can be snapped together and expanded outward to produce a nearly endless area of coverage. However, as we’re certain that any particular surface area will have boundaries, there are end pieces that will give the tile floor a polished and finished look. Some of these end pieces even have beveled edges, making them well suited for wheelchair accessibility.
These three distinct flooring styles, allow for a solid foundation of available floor structures, which can be applied to nearly any location. Think of boat decks and docks, playground surfaces, heavy-duty industries, assembly lines, and workstations—these, and many other locations, can be afforded custom rubber floor mats that will offer a many beneficial qualities. Some of which are:
- Long Lasting Resilience
Rubber matting rolls, tiles, and individual mats are often made with the use of recycled and reclaimed materials, the source of which is automobile tires. It is because of this that the durability and resilience of these products is well established. Tires are designed to stand up against constant exposure to sunlight, excessive moisture, and uneven or rough terrains. So, commercial rubber tiles and other flooring options that utilize this recycled material have inherited these all-weather and all-terrain properties!
Due to the use of recycled materials, big or small, thick or thin, rubber matting will be an economically friendly choice. Recycled rubber is easier to process than natural or raw rubber, and these are savings that get passed down to consumers.
- A DIY Option
Another great quality of these commercial rubber tiles, runners, and mats, is the relative ease of installation. These products require very little technical knowledge, and just about anyone can set them up. Runners/rolls, mats, and tiles are as easy to install as being rolled out, laid down, or snapped together (respectively).
When it comes to unique or everyday flooring structures—custom rubber floor mats are a great choice! Thick or thin, rubber matting will offer the same resilient durability. Rubber matting rolls are available in such a wide variety of styles and with so many great advantages that we’re certain you’ll find an option to fit your needs.