Rubber Flooring

Rubber Flooring

In Rubber flooring, virgin rubber comes from latex, the sap of rubber trees, which typically grow in tropical areas. Rubber flooring can also be manufactured using recycled rubber. Recycled rubber flooring is usually more affordable and durable than virgin flooring. Rubber can also be installed in interlocking tiles or sheets like cork. Sheet rolls can come in quite long lengths at 36”-48" widths, making for few joints. Sheets give a seamless look, while tiles are easier to maintain as a damaged tile can easily be swapped out. Before installing rubber floors, it is essential to install a moisture-resistant sub-layer. more

Rubber Flooring

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In Rubber flooring, virgin rubber comes from latex, the sap of rubber trees, which typically grow in tropical areas. Rubber flooring can also be manufactured using recycled rubber. Recycled rubber flooring is usually more affordable and durable than virgin flooring. Rubber can also be installed in interlocking tiles or sheets like cork. Sheet rolls can come in quite long lengths at 36”-48" widths, making for few joints. Sheets give a seamless look, while tiles are easier to maintain as a damaged tile can easily be swapped out. Before installing rubber floors, it is essential to install a moisture-resistant sub-layer.

Appearance - Rubber tiles come standard in 12”X12”, 18”X18”, and 36”X36” squares while sheets come in long lengths at 36”-48” widths. Interior rubber flooring will usually range from 1/4” to 1/2” in thickness. There are also economy style extra thin sheets and tiles that can be as little as 5-8 millimeters in thickness. For exteriors, the thickness used is at least 1” and for playgrounds usually 2” and 3” to create extra cushioning. Repeating patterns of color can be created across the surface of floor by using rubber tiles. Rubber sheets create a more consistent appearance, with fewer seams and a single running pattern travelling along each roll.


Suggested Uses - Rubber floors can be installed in both interiors and exteriors. Extremely popular flooring choice for commercial and high traffic environments. The soft yielding nature of rubber makes it an appropriate floor for playrooms, bedrooms, and other living areas and for retail locations. Since it is water resistant, it can be used in wet environments such as bathrooms, kitchens, and laundry rooms. However before installing it in an at grade or below grade location, a vapour barrier needs to be installed to prevent moisture from seeping up from underneath.

Pros - Rubber flooring is strong, tough and resilient against a variety of conditions, hence it is very durable. It is soft to touch, hence provides great support and cushion underfoot helping in relieving stress fatigue associated with standing or walking for longer periods. Rubber floors are environmentally sustainable, water resistant, non toxic, fire and burn resistant, slip resistant, great sound insulator, anti fungal, anti bacterial, completely recyclable, available in countless colors and patterns, and relatively easy to clean. It is naturally sticky, so can be installed without adhesives.

Cons - Quite expensive, Mild rubber smell irritates some people. Smooth untextured rubber tiles can become rather slippery in presence of water. While rubber is resistant to water damage it is still susceptible to seepage issues, including loosening of adhesive, and curling of tiles. Detergents, other abrasive cleaning liquids and fats like oil, butter, grease can stain rubber floors and are difficult to remove.

Care - Rubber flooring is very easy to take care of. Use of a mop and warm clean water only is enough for regular cleaning. Detergents and harsh cleaning agents can discolor the surface of the material. Rubber floors should be polished with a water soluble wax to make them more resistant to damage and discoloration from the sun.

Affordability - Starts at around Rs.125 a square foot, excluding installation, but higher quality rubber can reach up to Rs.750-1000 per square foot, making it an expensive flooring option comparable to wood flooring.

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