Rubber Floor User’s Guide
What is Rubber Flooring Made From?
Our Rubber flooring is made from either synthetic materials or TPE(Thermoplastic rubber). Synthetic materials are a low-cost option, which is suitable for garages, elevators or public areas. TPE is a bit more expensive, but it can provide more color options, and its odor is smaller. In addition to the above application scenarios, it is also suitable for indoor areas.
These materials allow for an extremely durable and low-maintenance surface option for homeowners. Rubber flooring also provides plenty of choices when it comes to how to install it in your room. From size to pattern, we can customize production to meet customer needs.
Durability and Resilience of Rubber Flooring.
Rubber flooring is chosen by all types of industries and commercial sectors because it is tough and strong and seen as a good investment. Rubber matting and flooring is extremely durable and will last a long time because of its high resilience. The elasticity of the rubber gives anti-fatigue properties that are found naturally in rubber, Rubber resists most impacts and circumstances. It is anti-tear, resistant to oil, chemicals and cigarettes. It does not rot. It can withstand heavy impacts, scrapes and bumps. It doesn’t shrink expand or crack. Its highly resilient properties mean that rubber flooring and matting retains its appearance for a long time. Rubber is also safer to use because it remains anti-slip and isn’t subject to wear and tear which would cause the flooring to be unsafe.
Rubber Floor Installation Guide.
Before installing the rubber floor, you need to prepare the following tools:
- Double-sided tape
- Sharp utility knife
“Before starting the installation, please clean the floor and keep it dry.”
- Apply the double-sided sealing tape completely around the inside perimeter in regards to the width and length of the roll. Do not remove the release paper.
- Place the roll end against the wall, and unroll the first piece over the prepared area. Maneuver the rubber to lay precisely with a mallet and wood block.
– If the rubber exceeds the floor space, use a straightedge and non-retractable utility knife to trim the excess length.
– If you are laying rubber flooring and the mats will lie lengthwise, use chalk to mark the excess rubber, and cut at the line so the adjacent rolls are flush.
- Press firmly on the mats to remove any curls or bubbles.
- At the beginning of the seam, fold back the rubber at the width point so that the tape is viewable. Remove release paper and ease rubber back down into place. Do not allow it to “flop” onto the tape, as it may create air pockets.
- Press to adhere. Continue this process for the remainder of the floor.
- After the first 60 minutes, when the adhesive has begun to set, thoroughly roll the matting with carpet roller to assure the rubber has bonded to the adhesive. Repeat this step at 75 and 90 minutes.
– Be careful not to shift the roll as you use the carpet roller.
– Rolling should be done both widthwise and lengthwise.
- Make sure to butt the mats up against adjacent or end-to-end mats to ensure tight joints without gaps. If gapping occurs, use masking, cellophane or packing tape to hold the mats together until the adhesive cures or the remaining pieces are laid.
– Do not use duct tape as it may leave residue on the surface when removed.
Now that you’ve learned how to install rubber flooring, you are ready to cover your floor properly.