Rubber flooring has been predominantly used for commercial facilities, hospitality, and utility spaces, such as the flooring you would find inside schools and hospitals. As the nation’s leading supplier of commercial entrance matting and rubber sport flooring, we find that rubber flooring can often be found in commercial gyms because of its safety and impact-absorbing qualities. But to help make sure you find the best rubber flooring, we have put together a flooring buying guide with everything you need to know about rubber flooring!
What Is Rubber Flooring?
Rubber flooring is often created using old recycled rubber products, such as recycled commercial vehicle tires and scraps from recycled roofing membranes. Other forms of rubber flooring are created from natural tree rubber, which produces a latex sap used to make natural rubber.
It is important to note some people are strongly allergic to natural rubber and products curated from latex. Consider using a synthetic rubber flooring alternative to avoid the risk of someone having an allergic reaction to rubber flooring.
Types of Rubber Flooring
Finding the perfect rubber flooring for your residential or commercial business depends on where you plan to have the rubber flooring installed. There are different types of rubber flooring, so it is helpful to know the differences between your options when shopping for the best rubber flooring.
Rubber Gym Flooring - As one of the most common types of rubber flooring on the market, business owners can decide whether to purchase rubber gym rolls or rubber tile flooring for their space. Rolled rubber gym flooring is available in standard lengths with straight interlocking edges for easy installation. Our rubber gym rolls are 4' wide, and we have various hues with accents of rubber flecks or granules for one or more colors.
Virgin Rubber Gym Tile - Unlike rubbers made of recycled materials, virgin rubber is made from unused materials, including new rubber and synthetic polymers. Virgin rubber gym tiles are another great inclusion and an excellent choice for any athletic flooring application. These are best used in commercial buildings, assisted living facilities, offices, retail stores, and daycare schools.
Residential Rubber Flooring - There are plenty of rubber flooring solutions made for commercial use, while residential rubber flooring is specifically created for residential use. Residential rubber flooring can be purchased in a wide range of colors and either as triangle tiles or in sheets. These floors make the perfect inclusion for garages, home-gyms, and children's playrooms.
Factors to Consider When Buying Rubber Flooring
An important factor to note in our rubber flooring buying guide is the lifespan of your installation. Flooring can last anywhere from 2-5 years in a commercial business, depending on the foot traffic volume and how thick the rubber flooring is. Here are some other important factors to consider when buying rubber flooring:
Water Resistant and Slip-Resistant
Rubber flooring is both water-resistant and slip-resistant, making it the perfect flooring solution for gyms, locker rooms, and restrooms.
Best Places to Install Rubber Flooring
Rubber flooring is a great inclusion to any commercial or residential space and can be installed anywhere throughout your home or business. Rubber flooring rolls are best known for their seamless appearance. When installed, you are unable to see where one roll ends, and another begins.
Buying The Best Rubber Gym Flooring
At AMARCO Products, we are no stranger to the flooring industry. Our team is here to help you find the best flooring solution for your commercial or residential needs. We have a wide range of flooring solutions ranging from rubber gym flooring to rubber kitchen mats.
Explore our inventory of flooring solutions, and be sure to contact us with any questions you may have while browsing!