Recycled Rubber Flooring

Recycled Rubber Flooring

Recycled Rubber Flooring

Recycled rubber flooring is a term that encompasses a wide range of floor coverings that use rubber from old tires as part of their product.

Forms of Recycled Rubber Flooring

Rubber flooring comes in several forms for interior and exterior use, ranging from residential flooring to types that are more commercial.

Paver

Exterior rubber pavers have several advantages over standard stone or concrete pavers. They have a lower embodied energy and absorb force much better than the standard versions. They usually contain a very high percentage of recycled rubber and require no adhesive or other chemicals to install. Instead, they are laid just like their concrete counterparts.

Acoustically they are superior to traditional pavers because of their ability to absorb and deaden, rather than reflect sound. These acoustic pavers are often specially designed to use in patios or on roof gardens.

Roll

Roll rubber flooring comes in hundreds of colors and patterns. They are installed with an adhesive, similar to other forms of roll flooring. Post consumer content of roll rubber flooring varies greatly depending on the manufacturer. Some rubber flooring manufacturers make use of both recycled and natural rubber to create their flooring.

Tile

Recycled rubber tiles have varying amounts of post consumer waste and may use other materials, both recycled and new, to create varying textures. Depending on the product, they may be installed with an adhesive or just placed on top of a subfloor. Like other types of tile, recycled rubber tiles come in variety of sizes and colors.

Athletic

Athletic flooring is used in parks, stadiums, and tracks. Made with a rough texture and highly resilient, it can be a great surface for both safety and performance concerns. This type of flooring often uses a high concentration of post consumer materials.

Environmental Considerations

Green home builders know that recycled rubber flooring gets high marks for durability, green manufacturing processes, and preserving air quality. It is important to know that there are two forms of rubber used in flooring applications. Natural rubber, a biodegradable and sustainable material, is seldom used in rubber products. Instead, synthetic rubber, a petro-chemical derivative, is used for its increased durability. Recycled flooring products make use of synthetic rubber for their post consumer content.

Air Quality

If you are concerned about air quality, rubber flooring is a very good choice. Off-gassing should be minimal with this type of flooring, although the amount of VOC’s vary between manufacturers. Some manufacturers have also developed tiles that can be installed without adhesive, further minimizing the off-gassing potential of the flooring. Most flooring is manufactured without PVC or formaldehyde.

Manufacturing

Many rubber flooring products are created through environmentally efficient manufacturing practices. One company, ECOsurfaces, which makes rubber flooring, uses little water, reuses scrap, and has no smokestacks because they do not heat their product. Other manufacturers have similar environmental safeguards in play.

Durability

Rubber flooring is known for its durability. It has a soft resilience, making it comfortable to stand on for long periods. It also has even color wear. This means that worn spots may become thinner over time, but the flooring will never become lighter or darker in color. It also resists staining, mold, and mildew.

Biodegradability

The largest drawback for recycled synthetic rubber is that it doesn’t decompose, although it can be recycled after use as flooring. For this reason, some argue that recycled synthetic rubber should only be used in high traffic areas or in applications where durability is the highest priority. Natural rubber flooring, they argue, is more appropriate for interior residential use, where traffic is usually minimal and flooring is replaced on average every 10 years.

LEED Rating

Despite detractors, most recycled synthetic rubber flooring gets significant credits from LEED. These credits include those for low VOCs, using post consumer materials, and being fully recyclable. For this reason, this material has become quite popular with architects who specialize in eco friendly houses and green commercial design.

Final Considerations

While synthetic rubber flooring is an excellent choice for outdoor applications, the superiority of recycled rubber indoors still remains questionable with so many competing sustainable materials. However, high traffic areas, no matter where they are located, will benefit from a floor covering made of this sturdy material.

Tuff-n-Easy Interlocking Rubber Tiles

Our premium Tuff-n-Easy interlocking rubber tiles offer excellent performance, durability, appearance and ease of installation. The non-slip surface is easy to clean and maintain, and will be your flooring solution for many years to come. These 28.5×28.5 eco-friendly rubber tiles are manufactured in the USA from recycled scrap tires.

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Interlocking Rubber Tiles

The MatsMatsMats.com Tuff-n-Easy Interlocking Rubber Flooring gives you the ultimate in performance, durability, and ease of installation. Without compromising affordability, you’ll find the most elite rubber floor tiles in the industry right here. MatsMatsMats.com is committed to providing the best assortment of equipment for gymnastics, dance, wrestling, and more so you are sure to find what you need without easily. With features you won’t find elsewhere, Tuff-n-Easy rubber gym flooring by MatsMatsMats.com is the ideal solution when you need a non-slip surface that is easy to maintain. Find out more about the many advantages of our rubber gym flooring.

MatsMatsMats.com Rubber Gym Floors Feature:

  • Excellent Traction Even if the tiles get wet!
  • Superior Noise and Vibration Reduction
  • Easy Installation on Any Smooth Surface Including Concrete, Asphalt, Wood, or Tile.
  • Recycled Rubber Flooring
  • Made of Premium 100% Recycled Rubber
  • Ideal for Indoor or Outdoor Use
  • Interlocking Rubber Floor Tiles Create a Seamless Appearance
  • Rubber Flooring Can Be Easily Cleaned Indoor tiles can be cleaned with a broom, mop, damp sponge, or vacuum; outdoor tiles can be cleaned with a water hose, leaf blower, or broom.
  • Factory Cut Edges for Simple Installation
  • Commercial Grade Materials For superior shock absorption and anti-fatigue flooring.
  • Various Color Options Including Black and 7 other colors.
  • Highly Customizable for Any Easy Fit
  • Guaranteed Quality of Workmanship for 2 Years

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The Easiest Installation Process

When you choose Tuff-n-Easy interlocking rubber flooring from MatsMatsMats.com, you will enjoy easy installation. Our unique design gives you the ability to have your floor up and running in no time. With the versatility to be installed over just about any smooth surface, these are the best rubber floor tiles in the industry. The endless features and unparalleled convenience of the MatsMatsMats.com rubber gym flooring makes us the only choice for all of your gymnastics needs. The installation process for our Tuff-n-Easy floors can be completed in minutes!

When your tiles arrive, you can easily follow the installation process. The unique tab design of our rubber flooring makes it possible to install the flooring without any tools. Simply align the tabs and press the tiles together and you’re all done! MatsMatsMats.com tiles can be assembled and disassembled many times without damaging them. When you’re ready to find durable floor tiles with superior performance, this is the place to find them!

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When you’re ready to transform your fitness space, we’re here to help. MatsMatsMats.com gives you the following color options:

You’ll also find many options that give you the ability to create a completely customized look for any area.

Installation

The Tuff-n-Easy interlocking rubber tiles can be installed easily over nearly any smooth surface including concrete, asphalt, wood or tile. No special tools are required. The unique tab design holds the tiles together securely without the need of expensive adhesives, tapes or the labor to apply them. Installation is as easy as aligning the tabs and pressing together with your fingers or using a rubber mallet. The unique tab design allows for a square or brick installation pattern. The tiles can also be disassembled and reassembled repeatedly without damaging them.

  • Provides Excellent Traction even when wet!
  • Reduces noise and vibrations.
  • Can be installed easily over nearly any smooth surface including concrete, asphalt, wood or tile.
  • Made of 100% Premium Recycled Rubber.
  • Perfect for indoor as well as outdoor use.
  • Interlocks so well that it has a seamless appearance.
  • Easy cleaning:

Indoor cleaning involves a broom, damp sponge, mop or vacuum cleaner.

For outdoor uses, a water hose, leaf blower or broom is sufficient.

  • Factory cut edges to assure a uniform and simple installation. Installation Instructions. For installation around poles, forward to the 15:14 time mark in the «Big Basement Workout » episode of the DIY show «10 Grand In Your Hand» on which a similar product of ours was featured.
  • Commercial grade, shock absorbing, anti-fatigue rubber flooring.
  • Durable and easily assembles in minutes.
  • When reordering, please note that colors may vary just slightly.
  • Keep in mind, rubber always has a rubber odor that will diminish over time.
  • Variety of solid black and 7 colored tiles from which to choose. Colored tiles are composed of 17% color fleck.
  • Customize your fitness area to any size. Tiles may be easily trimmed if necessary or desired.
  • Guaranteed to be free of manufacturing defects in material and workmanship for 2 years.
  • How many tiles do I need for my desired floor dimension? See our Tile Calculator


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