What is Modular Flooring?
Modular flooring is a form of temporary flooring that is made up of interlocking tiles. These rubber interlocking mats are easy to install as they have the ability to stay put under their own weight without the addition of extra adhesives. Not needing adhesives gives modular floor tiles several different advantages. First, it makes the rubber tiles more versatile. If you do not like them where they are or if you need to move homes and want to bring the flooring to your new space, they can be moved. The modular floor tiles are also easy to transport, as each individual tile is a manageable size. In addition, this ability to move the rubber tiles makes them easy to replace if they suffer heavy wear, without having to pull up the entire floor. Whether you go for the connections offered by interlocking tiles or puzzle mats, they will offer the ultimate temporary flooring for any environment both indoors and outdoors.
What Kind of Tile is Best for Floors?
Rubber modular floor tiles are the best interlocking tiles available for temporary flooring options. Our modular floor tiles do not sacrifice durable protection for the sake of easy handling. In fact, they combine the two together. Each of our interlocking tiles is made of a variety of rubber, most commonly natural and recycled rubbers. Rubber is a durable material that is ideal to use as flooring because it can withstand physical abrasions and repel the harmful effects of moisture. Recycled rubber, in particular, features an enhanced degree of resistance to damaging UV rays, making recycled rubber interlocking mats ideal for outdoor applications like playground flooring. Rubber tiles guard existing floors such as wood from any damage that may occur from high volumes of foot traffic or the weight of heavy objects. Water will also have a hard time damaging modular floor tiles made from rubber because it cannot seep into the material and form any mold or cause any lasting damage. Rubber resists the formation of organic byproducts. It is hard to find the level of superior flooring protection that our rubber modular floor tiles provide in such an easy and portable package.
What Rubber Variations are Modular Floor Tiles Made of?
Rubber offers many qualities other flooring materials just cannot offer including slip resistance and elasticity which is why our modular floor tiles are made from different rubber variations instead of other materials that may hold up just as well. Here at Rubber-Cal, we offer rubber tiles that are made of natural, recycled and reclaimed rubber variations. Each rubber variation comes with their own set of unique characteristics that better suit certain applications and having multiple material options will make it easier to find puzzle mats that are best suited for your situation. Natural rubber is a very flexible rubber variation that provides excellent moisture resistance and padding for protection and comfort. Recycled and reclaimed rubber tiles have enhanced durability against damaging outdoor environments and are also able to withstand abrasive environments. Furthermore, they are able to resist the harsh effects of UV rays, ozone and moisture. Rubber has all the natural abilities for creating a temporary flooring option that has the durability and protective qualities other more permanent and harder flooring options have while still being flexible enough to provide comfort and protection.
1. What are Modular Floor Tiles Used For?
As mentioned earlier, modular floor tiles are generally used to create a temporary flooring option; however, there is much more these interlocking tiles can offer. Both homes and public commercial or industrial spaces are places slip and fall accident can occur without the right preventative measures in place but, rubber tiles provide a non-slip surface that is safe to traverse. Additionally, interlocking tiles made of rubber provide ample cushioning for comfort qualities as well as floor protection. Thanks to its composition, rubber tiles are the ideal temporary flooring option for anti-slip, comfort and protection purposes. The versatility and performance of these modular floor tiles is so high that it is not just homeowners and “Do-It-Yourselfers” that implement them, but high-end industrial businesses as well.
Modular floor tiles made of rubber possess the unique ability to enhance traction to whatever surface it is applied to in almost any environment due to rubber’s natural anti-slip abilities. Rubber is a moisture resisting material that will naturally resist any liquid that is spilled on its surface. Rubber tiles made of reclaimed rubber in particular will provide enhanced moisture resistance due to its more solid finish. Additionally, rubber naturally possesses a high coefficient of friction which allows it to retain its traction abilities even after coming into contact with moisture. Areas that would benefit from the addition of rubber interlocking mats for anti-slip purposes include outdoor areas, gyms, kitchens and restaurants or other areas moisture may be present or easily spilled.
Our modular floor tiles do not sacrifice durability for the sake of easy handling. In fact, they combine the two together. As mentioned earlier, rubber is an extremely durable and elastic material. These qualities of allow rubber interlocking mats to provide cushioning and protection against harsh physical forces that may damage your original flooring. As an elastomer, rubber is able to absorb the force of impact and distribute vibrations evenly across the surface of the rubber floor to prevent the damaging force from reaching the subflooring below. Rubber is an abrasion resistant material which allows rubber tiles that make up a modular floor to withstand harsh and abrasive conditions. Most importantly, modular floor tiles are made of repurposed vehicle tires whose strength and durability is mirrored in the performance of rubber tiles made from these two rubber variations.
Of course, one can never forget about comfort. Whether at work or at play, comfortable modular floor tiles are indispensable components of flooring everywhere. No matter what you use rubber interlocking tiles for, be it a garage, gym or a playground, the rubber material will sooth and comfort. Because of these qualities, modular floor tiles are a great cushioning solution. Some of our puzzle mats even come with enhanced thickness levels to provide a layer of better cushioning. This can relieve any pressure that is built-up in your ankles and the soles of your feet. Some other types of rubber tiles are soft enough to provide a comfortable degree of bounce. Such floor tiles are ideal for covering very hard surfaces like concrete and asphalt. It combines comfort with safety, providing a softer surface to fall on than on hard floors. Take this temporary flooring wherever you need to in order to keep everyone comfortable.
How Long Do Modular Floor Tiles Last?
A benefit of modular floor tiles that other more permanent flooring options cannot match is its ability to last a long time. Interlocking tiles are not meant to be adhered onto the surface it is meant to cover; instead, they are loose laid. This is because they are meant to be a more mobile flooring option meaning that these rubber tiles move with whatever is moving on its surface. This movement of the puzzle mats prevent additional wear and tear that adhered rubber floors would face. This movement, in turn, allows these modular floor tiles to have a longer life than other flooring options.
Given all these great features and abilities, it is easy to see why modular floor tiles are popular flooring options. These tough rubber tiles are a cost-effective flooring option that will help you keep your floors protected against physical and environmental harm while keeping you and everyone else comfortable while standing on them. Best of all, modular floor tiles are easy to install DIY items that will spare you the expense of hiring outside help. They are available in a variety of forms and colors so that you have a range of choices to choose from. If you are looking for a durable and sturdy temporary flooring option, consider purchasing modular floor tiles for your next DIY project.