When it comes to special flooring projects, whether they’re short or long term, the success of your endeavors will rely on a number of factors. First and foremost, you should be well versed in what you’re attempting to do, from building a deck to setting up a small play area in your backyard for the kids. Fortunately, with the internet today, and so many how-to-videos and other resources, it’s very easy to learn. Apart from knowing how to do something, you’ll also need to have the appropriate tools and materials. And because all projects begin from the ground up, we recommend the use of high quality rubber matting to make sure you have a good solid foundation. Rubber mats make a great temporary or long term solution for just about any project that will require a durable, protective, and safe flooring option. It’s for this reason that commercial rubber mats are often employed in some pretty harsh industrial environments—and for that same reason they’ll also be well suited for use in residential, commercial, and even public spaces that see heavy foot-traffic. While strong, this is also a malleable material that easily lends itself to manipulation making it easy to acquire a custom rubber floor mat for areas with very specific measurements.
Rubber has a number of amazingly useful qualities all of which make it perfectly suited for use in a variety of environments. Check out the top 3 reasons why rubberized flooring is a great option for nearly any application
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Rubber Mats - A Functional, Durable, and DIY Friendly Flooring Option
Exceptional Durability and Resilience
Regardless of the length of any given project—it’s never good to use subpar materials just for the sake of saving money. While it may seem like a good economical move, frugality may end up costing you a lot more than you could have ever imagined! If you buy some form of surfacing to help protect an expensive subfloor such as hardwood or tile, and the material is just not up to par—you may end up with some expensive repair or replacement costs! But strength and resilience doesn’t have to come at a high price either. Commercial rubber mats are often made with the use of recycled material, the source of which is discarded automobile tires. This is a true testament to the resilience of this particular flooring option, especially when you consider the sort of harsh environments that tires are meant to withstand, such as constant exposure to sunlight, excessive moisture, and snow. And due to the use of recycled materials, production costs are lowered, and the savings passed down to consumers.
- Multiple Functional Uses
Rubber matting comes in a variety of different flooring selections, which range from different styles, sizes, colors, and even materials—such as blended and recycled options. The wide range of available styles ensures that nearly any surface, regardless of size, can be offered the protection of this resilient material. Rubber also has some pretty great natural properties as well, such as a resistance to water and a naturally high coefficient of friction—both of which make this material perfectly suited for slip-resistant applications. Rubber mats often come with richly textured surfaces, which add traction and can even help to catch debris, moisture, and other undesirable foreign objects before they enter the interior of a building. And because this material is easy to cut and manipulate, a custom rubber floor mat can easily be attained for any oddly shaped space, or for any particular location that may need extra protection. Rubber is also a great shock absorbing material, which will help protect both falling objects and bodies from the hard and unforgiving subsurface below. Due to the density of the material, even vibrations and sounds can be muted, which makes rubber matting a great choice when it comes to soundproofing applications. Really, it seems like there’s very little that rubber can’t do!
- Easy DIY Applications
When it comes to budgets there are some great places where spending can be cut. We never recommend going for cheap and sub-quality materials because, like we previously said—it may end up costing you a lot more in the long run! However, a good place to save money is by avoiding expensive professional installation costs. Rubber matting is easy to install, regardless of the style of flooring that you are using. Rubber mats require little more than being laid out and allowed to settle under their own weight. With longer runners, the mat needs only be rolled out in the appropriate location, and with interlocking tiles, installation is as simple as snapping pieces together. A custom rubber floor mat will be a lot easier to install because it can come pre-cut according to your specifications unlike something like tile, stone, or hardwood, which will require some pretty heavy-duty cutting machines! With rubber, you can attain a semi-permanent floor with the use of adhesives, and if that’s not what you want or need, your flooring can easily be removed and saved for later use!
Commercial rubber mats have many more excellent qualities that make them great for use in multiple applications! However, these are the three top reasons why we’re certain you’ll be satisfied if you do decide to go with rubber mats. From inhibiting the growth of mold and mildew with its natural resistance to water all the way to the added traction and grip it can bring to places with harsh weather conditions—rubber is a durable and functional choice.