Rubber flooring was once considered novelty flooring and was used widely in commercial settings such as cafeterias, hospitals, and gym weight rooms. Now, rubber flooring is finding a wider acceptance for residential use and is gaining traction as a more viable flooring choice for homes.
The biggest reason rubber flooring is becoming more popular in style? It now comes in a wide array of colors and textures, making it more appealing to designers and homeowners alike. It is also sound-absorbent, impervious to moisture, and comfortable underfoot, making it even more attractive to homeowners.
Rubber flooring comes in sheets for seamless installations. It’s also available in tiles that fit together with interlocking edges. A skilled installer can even cut rubber into patterns and mosaics that make an eye-catching one-of-a-kind floor. Rubber flooring can be glued down so that it lays flat and stays in place.
This flooring type also has natural antimicrobial properties, so it kills mold and microorganisms that might try to grow on or under the material. Rubber flooring is considered to be safe. There have been 110 scientific studies of recycled rubber and none have found an associated health risk. An added bonus is that rubber flooring is eco-friendly. Recycled rubber flooring and natural rubber flooring are very eco-friendly. Many rubber floors are made with post-consumer waste and recycled tires.
Rubber flooring can range in thickness from ¼ inch to ½ inch thick. Thicker rubber flooring can cost more but provides superior cushioning and comfort underfoot. Cost ranges from $2 to $12 per square foot for rubber flooring, depending on the thickness and quality of the material.
Where to Use Rubber Flooring
- Kids’ playrooms.
- Exercise rooms.
Rubber flooring is also super easy to clean with mild soap and water. Call Flowers Flooring today to learn more about the many benefits of rubber flooring, or to schedule a FREE in-home estimate. You can reach us at (704) 445-7750. Flowers Flooring is a flooring sales and installation company serving the Charlotte metro area including Kannapolis, Mooresville, the Lake Norman area, Ballantyne, and more.