Rubber Flooring Buying Guide
Unleash your creativity with Mirajo Rubber Flooring Buying Guide. The beauty of buying rubber flooring allows you to unleash your creativity with the wide variety of rubber flooring styles and designs. Many commercial and residential projects are favours the use of rubber flooring. Widely used for garage flooring, commercial and home gym flooring, rubber flooring for basements, children playground, hospitals, poolside and patios.
Let’s explore some useful considerations; before you decide if rubber flooring is suitable for you:
Rubber Flooring Types
Rubber Flooring can group into rubber tiles and rubber sheets rolls. Most DIY homeowners prefer to buy rubber tiles as it is easy to install and it comes in standard sizes of 12” x 12”, 18” x 18” or 36” x 36” squares. These tiles can also be easily cut with our heavy-duty penknife into different shapes and sizes to conform to your flooring design. Check out our Rubber Flooring collection here.
Rubber Flooring Surface Options
SBR rubber flooring comes with a mellow matte finish while EPDM rubber flooring comes in lighter shades. EPDM rubber flooring are usually more durable for the colour finish compared to SBR rubber flooring. However, EPDM rubber flooring is also more expensive in pricing compared to SBR rubber. Clearly if you are assemblying rubber flooring for indoors, it is wise to buy SBR rubber flooring. You can also choose to have a darker shade of colour by topping it off with a water-soluble wax emulsion. The finished polished surface is also more durable and stain resistant. In addition it gives a slight shimmering sheen for an elegant polished look.
You can also customize the depth and dimension of your flooring based on your project needs and design. Rubber flooring comes in different textures like studs, rivets, speckled or dimples, and of course the traditional flat and smooth design.
Rubber Flooring Thickness
Most architect would choose rubber flooring between the range of ¼” to ½” in thickness for residential projects. There are also underlay and toppers options as thin as 3 to 8mm in thickness if cost is an important consideration. The cost of rubber flooring increases when you choose a thicker option. Outdoor rubber flooring options needs to be at least 1” thicker to withstand any harsh or frost weather elements. The recommended thickness for children playground starts at 2inch and above to cushion any falls and absorbs high weight drop shocks.
- Benefits Of Rubber Flooring
Install rubber flooring over raw or existing surfaces and it resists moisture, making it mould resistant. Anti-fatigue rubber flooring is firm and absorbs any heavy weight drops. Simply follow the easy DIY steps to install rubber flooring yourself to save costs. Rubber flooring is an economical flooring option and can customize to meet your needs, with your favourite colour and design to accommodate your budget. Rubber flooring is easy to clean and maintain, just spray a light sanitizing solution over while cleaning and you’re done. Residential rubber flooring is very durable and lasts for 5 to 20 years easily with proper care. Commercial rubber flooring such as gym and hospitals installation usually lasts for about 3 to 5 years depending on the weight and traffic footprints on the rubber tiles or rubber rolls.