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Are Rubber Floor Tiles Right for You?

If you’re considering installing rubber floor tiles in your garage, but you haven’t decided if they are the right solution for your situation, then you’ll want to read this article. Specifically we’ll discuss the ease of installing one yourself, some features of rubber flooring to keep in mind when deciding which kind is right for you, and how using a rubber floor mat is good for the environment. After reading this article, you should be able to make the decision on whether you want to add it to your garage or other work space.

Installing your own Rubber Tile Flooring
While there are some types of rubber floor mat that require a substantial amount of prep work for cleaning the surface and prepping for putting down adhesives to stick it in place, there are also alternatives. Many rubber tiles come in interlocking or puzzle piece forms. These pieces can be easily laid by almost anyone. They don’t require any adhesive, and so have minimal prep work.

As with any type of flooring, the trick is to make sure that you know what dimensions the pieces come in, and then order the right number to cover the area that you desire. There may be some basic cutting involved if you are going to cover an area from wall to wall. Otherwise, most interlocking rubber flooring has edging pieces that lock in place to make a finished edge, instead of leaving an exposed puzzle edge.

Some Features of Interlocking Rubber Flooring
Here are some features that you might want to take into consideration as you decide on what type of flooring to get:
Durability – does the flooring have the ability to stand up to the traffic that is likely to be found in the area of application?
Indoor/Outdoor – if you are planning to apply the flooring in both types of areas for a continuity of style, can the flooring be applied in both settings?
Temperature concerns – will you be using the flooring in any extreme temperature setting, whether high or low, and what is the rating that the flooring you are considering has?
Cleaning requirements – does the rubber floor mat you’re considering need any special floor cleaners, or can it be cleaned using normal soap and water or other simple cleaners?

Some Green Benefits of a Rubber Floor Covering
If you’re concerned about being eco-conscious in your floor covering choices, then be sure to do a little bit of research into the type of rubber floor covering that you choose. Very frequently, the source of rubber for the mats will be some type of recycled rubber. It is even possible to find lines that are made of 100% recycled material. This is a very effective way to get the floor covering you need and still make an eco-friendly choice.

Conclusion
Now that you know some things that you should consider about how your flooring will be installed, what kinds of features to keep in mind to make sure that you get the right product, and how a rubber floor mat can be an eco-friendly product for your space, you should be all set to find a product that will meet the needs of your garage or work space.

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2 Comments for “Are Rubber Floor Tiles Right for You?”

  1. Danillo J Marquez

    I have a service garage form 40M lenght by 21M wide do your rubber tile need glue and how the space between the tile will be fill and with what.

  2. Hi Danillo,
    These tiles snap together and just “float” on the top of the floor.

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