Tuesday, 5 February 2008

How to Install Rubber Flooring

Installing Rubber Flooring

You might think the only flooring types on the market are wood, laminate, carpet and perhaps a couple more. However there is actually a huge amount of flooring about that you can choose from. You may never have thought about it before, but rubber flooring can be a great choice for flooring in your home.

If you are one of these people who are concerned about the environment and are looking for ways to help reduce your impact on the world, look out for recycled rubber flooring. It is often made out of recycled car tires which is great because so many tires end up in landfill or dumped at the side of the road.

In saying that, not all rubber flooring is recycled so make sure before you actually make your purchase.

Benefits of Installing Rubber Flooring

Because rubber flooring is so durable it can stand up to considerable abuse. This makes is ideal for installing in areas where a lot of people walk such as a porch, kitchen or hall.

Rubber flooring is a natural shock absorber making it more comfortable to walk on. If there is a room in your house where you have to spend a lot of time on your feet, rubber is an ideal flooring choice.

Because garages can be very messy and dirty places rubber is great in these conditions. Also if there are heavy tools being used you don't have to worry about them being dropped. If you do drop heavy objects on the rubber floors, there is no need to worry as rubber is very resilient.

If you are lucky enough to own your own home gym, installing rubber flooring in this room makes a lot of sense. If you accidentally drop one of your weights, the rubber will absorb the shock. It's also great for noise and shock-absorbing qualities so is great on the knees, legs and feet.

Having family pets can be a wonderful thing but sometimes their claws can make a lot of damage to your floors. This makes rubber a great choice. You can also install it into a kennel floor.

Sometimes people complain about flooring colors being boring. This doesn't have to be the case with rubber as it comes in a multitude of colors and textures. Even the fussiest of client should find something to suit their tastes.

Many people suffer from allergies mainly because of dust mites. Dust mites tend to adhere more to carpeting because of the fibers. However with hard flooring like rubber, cork and wood you don't have this problem.

Installing rubber floors into your home doesn't need to cost much either. It's only about $2 which is incredibly cheap for flooring.

Once you have installed you rubber flooring keeping it clean is a synch. Simply follow the manufacturer's instructions and you'll be fine. There will be certain care instructions you need to follow other than that just use common sense. If you do something as simple as using the wrong cleaners you could unwittingly void your warranty. Simple sweeping and vacuuming along with mild cleaners are all that you really need to maintain the flooring.

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