There are hundreds types or rubber floor, as there are as many types of rubber. On this blog we focus on flooring made of rubber granulate – more exactly, of tyre or EPDM rubber granulate bonded with polyurethane.
This rubber granulate floor is much thicker and incomparably more comfortable and long-lasting than simple elastic sheets. It is 18-100 mm thick (standard rubber tiles are 30mm thick) and has profiled underside to enable water drainage and air circulation. It also has profiled edges, so the connection between the tiles is stronger and the floor doesn’t shift. WARCO standard rubber floor is available in 2 systems: interlocking zip and tongue-and-groove.
Rubber floor made from tyre rubber has outstanding fall protection properties, therefore it is mostly used on playgrounds, in kindergartens or under climbing walls. EPDM rubber floor can be more often seen on terraces, balconies (as it is colour-fast) and more demanding areas like horse stables.
Rubber granulate floor tiles is a type of indoor and outdoor flooring that is permanently elastic and made of rubber granulate bonded with a special binding agent, e.g. polyurethane.
Rubber flooring has become really popular lately. Its group of supporters is expanding rapidly because of numerous qualities of rubber floor tiles. They can be installed on various types of subfloors and areas, such as terraces, balconies, kindergartens and schoolyards, playgrounds, or around swimming pools. They are also suitable for installations indoors, for example in gyms and fitness centres.
Rubber floor tiles are pleasant in touch and softer than other flooring types. Nevertheless, they are very resilient and durable. They are manufactured from rubber granulate of various kinds bonded with polyurethane which also can be coloured and which determines the colour of a tile.
There are several rubber types that can be used in the production of rubber tiles, for example tyre rubber granulate (NR/SBR), EPDM (new coloured rubber granulate) or a mix of rubber types. If a tile consists of one particular type of rubber (pure recipe), then its qualities are constant and clearly-defined.
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Some of the advantages of rubber floor tiles are visible at first sight: they are pleasant to walk on, attractive to look at and much easier to maintain than other floors. Our clients, who have installed and used rubber flooring, point to the fact that it is durable and any scratches or dents from e.g. high heels are not visible on rubber floor tiles. Rubber floor is weatherproof, which means that it can be used all year round – it is resistant to frost, changes of temperature and, in case of EPDM rubber, sunlight. Continue reading →