A cushioned floor facilitates a comfortable workout. Rubber floors provide this and several other benefits to athletes and fitness enthusiasts. Facility owners who have doubts about rubber floors will have their concerns addressed in the following answers about this popular flooring material.
Q: How durable is rubber flooring?
A: One of the primary attractions of rubber flooring is its durability. Vulcanized rubber is especially built to withstand high foot traffic and harsh impacts. Due to its ability to resist dents, scuffs, and tears, rubber floors are popular in gyms. Well-maintained rubber floors can easily last 20 years.
Featuring a soft surface underfoot, Knoveo Rubber Floorings significantly reduce the risk of athletic injuries. Plus, Knoveo EPDM and SBR rubber floorings are manufactured to be highly durable, making them the preferred choice for hard-wearing environments, such as workout facilities, gyms, weight rooms, and recreational rooms.
Q: Can rubber floors get wet?
A: Being nonporous, vulcanized rubber will not absorb moisture. As a result, the Knoveo EPDM and SBR rubber floorings can become wet yet remain in good condition. Despite its waterproof features, moisture should be cleaned up immediately to prevent it from seeping through the seams and damaging the subsurface.
Q: Does rubber flooring get hot?
A: Being heat resistant, rubber floors do not become hot. But as an insulator, rubber floors retain some warmth; the flooring’s underfoot warmth is comfortable for athletes to walk upon. Avoid excessive heat exposure, however, as slight color changes to the flooring’s color can occur.
Q: How durable is rubber flooring?
A: Knoveo EPDM and SBR Rubber Floors feature excellent shock absorbency, which protects athletes’ joints. These shock absorbent properties also limit floor vibrations caused by weight machines and cardio equipment. The cushioned rubber reduces the risk of injuries, especially in comparison to hard flooring surfaces.
Due to a high coefficient of friction, Knoveo EPDM and SBR Rubber Floors are naturally slip-resistant. Enhanced durability is also achieved by the rubber floor’s stain and chemical resistance. Durability and performance increase when dual durometer technology is applied to the floors during manufacturing.
Q: Is rubber flooring coated?
A: Knoveo EPDM and SBR Rubber Floors are available as both coated and uncoated. Sealants and other forms of protection are unnecessary on vulcanized rubber floors due to their low porosity and density. Wax may be applied, but the durability of rubber floors makes waxing unnecessary.
Q: Is rubber flooring toxic?
A: Contemporary rubber floors are non-toxic. Based on scientific studies done on rubber flooring, none have found a link with health problems. Individuals may erringly assume new rubber floors are toxic because they emit an unpleasant rubber smell—the reality is that the floors are perfectly safe.
Q: What are rubber floors used for?
A: In addition to sports facilities, rubber floors can be installed in commercial facilities. High traffic areas where comfort is a priority include hospitals, schools, assisted living facilities and retail spaces. The chemical resistance of Knoveo EPDM and SBR Rubber Flooring makes these floors ideal for science and healthcare settings.
Q: What is the lifecycle cost of rubber floors?
A: Being low maintenance and having a lengthy lifespan, Knoveo EPDM and SBR Rubber Floorings have a low life cycle cost. Expensive maintenance procedures, such as waxing, are unnecessary, and save facility owners on expenses. The floors’ stain resistant properties likewise save on maintenance costs.
Q: Can I use rubber floors in schools and hospitals?
A: Rubber floors are stain and slip resistant, making them ideal for schools with high foot traffic from students, teachers, and visitors. Being highly sanitary and resistant to bacteria, fungus and microbes, rubber floors are a hygienic choice for hospitals. The slip resistant floors are safe for patients to walk on.
Knoveo EPDM and SBR Rubber Surfaces
The popularity of rubber flooring is undeniable. When you aim to improve the safety and performance of your athletes, choose a durable rubber flooring option from Knoveo Solutions. We will update your facility with a premium rubber floor.
The sports flooring products available from Knoveo Solutions are designed to meet or exceed the industry standards for performance, safety, and durability. Aesthetically, our floors are visually attractive. Our floors also withstand the harsh, repeated use from athletes and gym goers.