What type of rubber flooring do you install?
We exclusively install EPDM rubber. EPDM stands for Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer. Its many properties - low thermal conductivity, flexibility, through-coloring, and UV stability - make it a viable solution for a multitude of applications and surfacing solutions. Many daycare playground surfaces are made with layered EPDM to cushion falls due to its shock absorbency.
On the day of installation, we take tiny rubber granules (EPDM) and mix it onsite with resin in small batches at a time. We then hand trowel the mixed rubber until we achieve a thickness of 3/8" throughout the project floor.
Is all EPDM the same quality?
In a nutshell, no. Based on the polymer content of the EPDM the durability, color longevity, shock absorbency or texture may be different. The EPDM that we source is the highest possible quality rubber offered at the lowest possible price. Our high color dense rubber will not fade, smell like rubber, and is guaranteed to be a consistent size and texture to achieve consistency. That's why most of our installations come with a 5 year warranty. We also offer lifetime warranties.
Is it easy to maintain?
Yes, because it is a porous material any water or cleaning solution will drain below. Most cleanups only require a broom and a hose. Our rubber is not penetrable by poarticulate matter, but some can get trapped in the pores on the surface. This can easily be cleaned with OTC cleaners and water.
Is rubber flooring the best option for me?
We can't answer that as everyone's needs are different. However, if safety is at the top of your list then EPDM may be your best solution. At the Caesars Palace outdoor pools in Las Vegas, their slip and fall accident report was reduced by 100% after installing EPDM. Our anti-slip properties are great in areas where concrete gets frequently wet, sweat gets accumulated on epoxy floors, and places where oil (cooking/petroleum) spills are common. If aesthetics is what you're after, what is cooler than to have a sports team or corporate logo designed into the flooring as well.
Is it safe and comfortable to walk on?
Yes! EPDM has certain properties that allows it to remain cooler under the sun than the concrete would be and is like walking on a large rubber mat. Conversely, it does not get as cold as concrete would be during the winter. It also has anti-microbial properties and does not conduct electricity. EPDM also does very well around livestock.
Why do I receive some very low quotes?
Unfortunately, some contractors sell a completely different product that costs less than EPDM or install a thin 1/4" rubber flooring as opposed to our standard 3/8" flooring. What most people will find are contractors installing a rolled rubber product which is cheaper to install and is made of recycled car tires. Unfortunately, this will have a strong rubber smell that may linger for months or years and are less durable than what we sell and install.