Key Insights and Answers in Our Rubber Flooring FAQ

Welcome to the Pliteq FAQ section! Here, you’ll find answers to commonly asked questions about our rubber flooring products, covering everything from color options and cleaning tips to durability and cost comparisons. This section will help you make informed decisions about our versatile and eco-friendly flooring solutions.

Vulcanized rubber flooring is bonded under heat and pressure, making it known for its smooth, durable, and nonporous finish, and resilient for high traffic areas like gyms and hockey arenas. Vulcanized flooring, however, comes with a higher cost due to these advanced features and finish options. Unvulcanized recycled rubber offers comfort, easy installation, and no odor with a durable finish. Unvulcanized rubber is bonded with urethane, not heat, making it a more affordable and eco-friendly option.

In summary, choose vulcanized rubber for areas needing a smooth, durable, non-porous, easy-to-clean high-impact flooring and polyurethane bonded recycled rubber for a softer, affordable, Low VOC, eco-friendly option.

New rubber flooring can emit a distinct odor due to Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) used in manufacturing. This smell, more noticeable in natural rubber, usually diminishes within a few days to weeks. Ensuring good ventilation helps reduce this odor quickly. For those sensitive to smells, choosing low-VOC or VOC-free rubber flooring is recommended, as these options emit fewer odors and are safer for indoor environments. This initial smell is typically not harmful, and most rubber flooring products are safe for indoor use.

Rubber flooring is durable, comfortable, and sound-absorbing, ideal for high-traffic areas such as playrooms. It’s low maintenance and comes in various styles. Rubber flooring can be used basements, home gyms (moisture-resistant and shock-absorbent), and children’s areas (safe and soft). It offers versatile design options for any space in different formats, like rolls and tiles.

Rubber flooring typically lasts 10 to 20 years, ideal for high-traffic areas. Warranties vary, ranging from 5 to 10 years, covering defects in materials and workmanship. Lifespan and warranty can depend on the flooring type and use. Proper installation and maintenance are crucial for longevity. Check specific warranty details with the manufacturer.

  • Sweep or vacuum daily to remove dirt and prevent scratches.
  • Mop weekly with warm water and mild detergent.
  • Spot clean spills and stains immediately with a soft brush and mild cleaner.
  • Allow the floor to air-dry after cleaning.
  • Perform deep cleaning periodically, especially in high-traffic areas, using a cleaner suitable for rubber flooring. Avoid solvent-based cleaners, oil soaps, and waxes to preserve the floor’s quality.
  • Regular and proper cleaning enhances the flooring’s durability and appearance.

Yes, rubber flooring is suitable for outdoor use. It’s weather and UV-resistant, slip-resistant in wet conditions, and durable for high-traffic areas. Ideal for playgrounds, patios, and sports courts. Rubber flooring requires low maintenance, making it a practical choice for outdoor settings.

Rubber flooring is moderately to higher priced initially compared to other options such as carpet, laminate, or vinyl, but offers long-term savings due to its durability and low maintenance. It’s on par or less than hardwood, certain tiles, and similar or more than vinyl. Its cost-effectiveness is higher in high-traffic areas.

At Pliteq, we offer personalized flooring options from various colors and logos to even specific thicknesses on some products and other technical specifications. Providing diverse finish options, emphasizing customization to meet our specific client needs in a timely manner!