What Flooring Types Are Reversible?
By Created: May, 2021
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Some of the different types of flooring that have reversible designs available include:
- Foam mats
- Vinyl dance floors
- Rubber mats and rolls
Reversible tiles often have puzzle style edging, so when the installer flips the tile, the design of the puzzle edges still allows a tight fit.
Reversible mats and rolls simply flip over, allowing access to the other side.
To maintain the usefulness of the reversible flooring, installers will not glue it down, whether for an indoor or outdoor use case.
What Are Some Durable Reversible Foam Tiles?EVA foam tiles with edges that resemble jigsaw puzzles are among the easiest to reverse. Should one tile suffer damage, the installer can simply flip that tile and reinsert it into the flooring layout.
Installers can use these reversible tiles to create patterns in the flooring layout featuring the different colors. They also could install the same color throughout the layout and only reverse the tiles should they become worn, changing over to the color on the other side throughout the layout.
Each tile measures 2x2 feet with a thickness measurement of about 3/4 inches.
The other side of this reversible flooring has a tan color with a thatch texture pattern, giving installers plenty of options for the look of the flooring. Each tile measures 2x2 feet with 1/2 inch of thickness.
These are just a couple of many reversible foam tiles available at Greatmats, which has options that range from ½ inch to 1 ½ half in thick and from 2 to 3.3 feet across.
Does Reversible Flooring Work for Dance Layouts?Reversible floors are popular for dance studios, as well as for theaters and auditoriums that will host performances. With different colors on either side of the vinyl roll for dance, troupes can use the color to change the mood of the performance for the audience.
Just tape down the roll of vinyl to secure it in place, rather than gluing it, allowing the installer to pick it up and flip it or move it as needed. It is also available in longer lengths.
- Chromakey blue/green
This is a large roll made for theater or dance studio installations. It measures 5.25 feet in width and 98 feet in length. It works for a variety of dance styles, including ballet and modern.
Do Rubber Floors Have Reversible Designs Available?Rubber flooring offers quite a bit of versatility, giving installers multiple potential use cases. The number of use cases increases significantly when the rubber mat, tile, or roll is also reversible.
With 1/4 inches in thickness in the 3x10-foot mat, it weighs 34 pounds, so the installer can flip it over if desired. The mat has perforations that allow liquids to drain away.
Should one side of the rubber tile suffer damage or staining, just flip the tile over and the floor will have a fresh, new look. These tiles use a black color on both sides.
They have a puzzle style edging to create a secure installation. The edges pop together in very little time, but they’ll remain securely connected, even under the stress of a workout or heavy furniture.
To secure the 1/4-inch roll, use vinyl tape rather than gluing it, so installers can flip it over later if desired.
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