Rubber has a variety of inherent advantages that have made it an extremely popular flooring choice for commercial, high traffic environments. Now with a wide selection of colors, patterns, and textures available, this material is also finding its way into residential interior and exterior applications. However, these advantages are also balanced by a series of drawbacks, which are important to understand before making a final flooring decision.
Durability: The most often touted benefit of rubber flooring is the fact that it is strong, tough, and resilient against a variety of conditions. Depending on the type of tile used, and the environment it is installed in, a properly cared for rubber floor should be able to last twenty years, if not longer.
Low Maintenance: Rubber flooring can be very easy to take care of. Synthetic flooring is generally more stain resistant than natural rubber. Polishing the surface with a water soluble wax emulsion will also make it more resistant to damage and discoloration. Cleaning generally requires no more than the use of a mop and warm clean water