How about a rubber floor?

May 17th 2017
By: Melanie Hollidge
How about a rubber floor?

There are so many options for flooring but have you ever properly considered rubber flooring for you St Albans or Harpenden home? This flexible and contemporary option could be the perfect practical choice for some areas of your home.
 
We might be used to rubber floors in gyms, offices, shops and restaurants it’s a popular choice for high-traffic areas due to its practical and hygienic properties. Being hardy and resilient, if laid properly it can last for 20 years or more, which is why it’s growing in popularity in the interiors market.
 
One of the real advantages of rubber flooring is that it is reasonably priced and its longevity makes it a relatively inexpensive choice, compared to stone or solid wood floors. Much rubber flooring is made from synthetic styrene-butadiene rubber (SBR). But there are natural rubber flooring suppliers, this is made from latex.  There are also a few small suppliers of recycled rubber available, out there. If looking for a sustainable material, check with your supplier, as natural rubber is a wholly renewable raw material.
 
It’s an ideal floor covering for potentially wet areas -kitchens, bathrooms and utility rooms because it is hygienic and easy to clean. Bu is becoming increasingly popular for lived in areas too, especially in contemporary homes that want clean clear spaces.  Some types of rubber flooring are specifically designed for outdoor use in spaces such as children’s play areas, while other lower-grade versions are designed for garages, sheds and workshops.
 
https://www.realhomesmagazine.co.uk/buyers-guide/focus-on-flooring-rubber/

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