Flooring is often neglected, but is in fact one of the most important aspects of domestic or commercial furnishing. Conventional flooring options include carpets, laminate and ceramic or stone tiles. However, due to its durability and resistance to damage, rubber is also considered to be an appropriate flooring material. Consider the two types of rubber flooring, commonly available in the marketplace.
- Rubber Rolls
Rubber flooring rolls are similar to flooring carpets. The concept is an extension of rubber mats that are generally used at garages, gyms and some other outdoor spaces. Instead of covering a smaller area, the rubber rolls can be spread to fit the entire room. Here are some of the common advantages of this kind of rubber flooring.
1. Easy to Install
Rolled rubber flooring is quite easy to install. You simply need to prepare the floor, lay and fit the flooring using adhesive. Some rolls can be 2m wide so joins can be kept to a minimum in larger areas.
2. Long-Term Investment
Carpets are likely to suffer damage and may need to be replaced every few years. Rubber Matting Rolls, however, are much more durable and long-lasting.
3. Ease of Maintenance
Simple methods like damp mopping will suffice when it comes to cleaning of rubber flooring so pest infestation, which is common in carpets in pet owning homes, is unlikely to be a problem with rolled rubber flooring.
4. Comfortable Surface
The soft surface of rolled rubber flooring provides a cushioning effect, which makes it comfortable for performing exercises and other such activities.
- Rubber Tiles
Another popular and relatively new flooring option is rubber floor tiles. Rubber tiles have gained popularity, especially among homeowners, for flooring in kitchens, bathrooms and wet rooms, utility and playrooms, and so on. Here are some of the main benefits of rubber tiles.
1. Useful for Smaller Spaces
Tiles can be easily installed in any room or space, irrespective of the size. This makes them particularly suitable for smaller rooms, where one would otherwise have to cut rubber rolls to fit the area.
2. Aesthetic Appeal
Both indoor and outdoor rubber tiles are available in a variety of colours, patterns and designs. You can pick the tiles of your choice either in one colour or a combination to match the overall décor of the room.
While both rubber tiles and rolls are equally useful, each has its specific advantages that make it suitable for a particular space. Be sure to consider these differences along with your own preferences and requirements when shopping for rubber flooring.