Top 5 Rubber Floors for Trade Shows

By Paige Cerulli Created: July, 2017 - Modified: April, 2023

Rubber flooring is a popular, versatile choice for trade show booths. The tough material yields super durable floors while still looking professional. Because there are so many different rubber trade show flooring ideas to sift through, it may seem like an intimidating project to find the right one. That's why Greatmats narrowed down the top five best rubber floors for trade shows.

When to Use Rubber Trade Show Flooring

Rubber flooring offers many advantages for the trade show setting. Rubber tiles and mats are highly durable, ideal for businesses that travel to many shows and events a year. Rubber also offers the strength needed to support heavy display materials, including gym equipment. The mats and tiles are also easy to transport, while rubber rolls are more suitable for permanent installations.

Choosing a rubber floor offers other advantages, too. Vulcanized rubber products are waterproof, and rubber can be easily cleaned. A rubber floor can withstand all sorts of shoe traffic, including high heeled shoes, so you don’t have to worry about damage to the floor.

As a result, rubber trade show flooring is a popular choice for many industries. A rubber floor is ideal for fitness and gym equipment, industrial, construction and building, and small engine equipment displays.

Top 5 Rubber Floors for Trade Show Flooring

Available in a range of price points, our top five rubber floors are easy to transport and install, and they’ll add a professional looking touch to your trade show booth.

1. Eye-Catching Appearance - Rubber Tiles

Eye-Catching Rubber Floor Tiles for trade shows

The Eureka Rubber Gym Tiles are 23x23 inch tiles, so they will quickly cover your booth space. Highly durable, the rubber tiles are also shock absorbent to create a more comfortable space and encourage visitors to stay longer.

The tiles are available in a 90% EPDM color fleck mix, which adds visual interest and results in a designer look. Their interlocking design makes for a fast installation, and these premium tiles feature a five-year limited manufacturer warranty.

2. Economically Priced Rubber Tiles

Economically Priced Rubber floor Tiles for trade shows

The Rubber Tile Interlocks with Borders is the most affordably priced tile on our list, but you won’t sacrifice quality with this tile. It’s available in black plus 19 color fleck options, so you have plenty of colors to choose from to customize the look of your booth.

This tile offers excellent sound insulation and impact absorption, making your booth more enjoyable. It’s also mold and mildew resistant. The puzzle tiles are easy to install, and the included borders create clean, finished edges.

3. Multiple Rubber Thickness Options

Colorful rubber tiles in various thicknesses for trade shows

If you’re looking for various thickness options, consider the Survivor Rubber Tile Interlocking Biggie Smallz tiles. These tiles are available in a ¼ inch and a ⅜ inch option, so you can choose the thickness that’s best for your needs.

The tile offers excellent slip resistance to create a safer booth. It’s available in eight color fleck options and features recycled rubber, making it an eco-friendly choice. Its 2x2 foot size will quickly cover your booth floor, and the waterjet cut edges ensure a tight, secure fit that won’t pull apart while in use.

4. Universal Interlocks for an Easy Installation

Easy Install rubber tiles for trade shows

The Interlocking Rubber Tile Gmats Black is an economically priced tile that’s highly durable. It’s ⅜ inch thick and is strong enough to withstand exercise equipment. The tile offers valuable impact absorption properties, and it’s scuff-resistant to help maintain a clean look.

While the tile is only available in black, it can create a professional appearance for your booth. Its seams fit tightly together for a secure installation, and the tiles are even reversible. Their universal interlock design makes for a fast and easy installation.

5. Extra Durability for High Traffic Areas

durable rubber flooring for trade shows

The Rubber Tile Interlocking 20% Color is an extremely durable tile available in black and seven color fleck options. This long-lasting tile is suitable for high-traffic use, and it’s made from recycled rubber, so it’s an environmentally friendly choice, too.

Backed by a five-year warranty, the tile features waterjet cut interlocking edges for an easy installation that won’t separate while in use. The tiles measure 2x2 feet, so they will quickly cover a larger area but are also easy to carry and transport.

A Rubber Lookalike Option for Trade Show Flooring

rubber look a like flooring for trade shows

If you want the quality look of rubber but in a softer, lighter tile, consider the Home Gym Flooring Tile Pebble. This tile is made of a high density EVA foam that’s durable enough to withstand the weight of exercise equipment. While the pebble top texture maximizes texture and looks just like rubber, the tile is more easily portable than rubber tiles.

The tiles feature an interlocking design, so installing them is easy. Each tile includes two borders, allowing for clean, finished island installations.

Next Steps in Ordering Your Rubber Flooring

As you explore the products available, contact our friendly and knowledgeable Greatmats customer service team with any questions that you may have. You can order custom amounts of the products that we’ve highlighted, or check out our trade show kits, which include flooring to create floors of certain dimensions. You’ll find products with all of the qualities that you want for your trade show floor, from appealing appearances to anti-fatigue benefits.