What Is The Difference Between A Rubber Floor And A Wood Floor?
By Created: September, 2021
Related Product: Plyometric Rubber Gym Roll 3/8 Inch Per SF
A true wood floor can often be quite hard underfoot. It can get stained or scratched if not careful, but a sanding and finishing process can bring it back to life. Wood is relatively neutral, and it will go with virtually any color and decor style. It comes in many forms - from solid hardwood and engineered hardwood, and it is suitable for many areas of a home or business.
A rubber floor is often comfortable underfoot, offering some sound and shock absorption, impact protection, and flexibility. Installation is typically an easy process, and the price range is quite broad - based on the specific type of flooring you choose. Some floors have a rubber odor to them, and all will offer a level of water resistance. They come in many forms, from rubber tiles to rubber rolls, and they are often suitable for basements, gyms, garages, and pet or industrial use.
Greatmats offers a huge selection of rubber options and wood flooring options, each of which offer their own set of features and benefits. Here are some of the best selling products:
- Rubber Flooring Rolls 3/8 Inch Regrind Confetti
- Plyometric Rubber Gym Roll 3/8 Inch
- Interlocking Rubber Floor Tiles 2x2 Ft x 8 mm Color
- Interlocking Playground Tile BB 2.5 Inch Colors
- Sterling Roof Top Tile 2 Inch Gray
- Endura Solid Color Rubber Tile
- Ridge Line Solid Hardwood Flooring
- Eagle View Engineered Hardwood Flooring
These products represent a variety of rubber and wood flooring choices, each of which boasts some great properties!
This is a viable flooring solution for protecting subfloors from free weights and exercise equipment. It is a product manufactured in the USA using second run materials. It features a high density and ⅜ inch thickness and 10 percent color confetti throughout.
These rolls are available in custom lengths.
This is a low density rubber flooring that can be taped or glued down. It can be used as is, or, it can be used as a subfloor for a dance studio or fitness center. It’s an economical solution that can be used in many types of settings.
Plyometric rubber is not generally recommended for free weight areas due to its low density.
These tiles are commercial grade and suitable for home gym floors, basement floors, garage floors, exercise room floors, weight room floors, and gym floors. If one becomes damaged, you don’t need to worry about a difficult repair, as it can be popped out and replaced with a new tile.
These tiles are interlocking, so they don’t require adhesive. They are 8mm thick and made to endure heavy equipment and lots of use.
These tiles are suitable for indoor or outdoor applications. They are made in the USA of recycled content, and they are very easy to install. It’s a product that will perform well for years in all weather conditions.
It is non absorbent, durable, and can be used as an overlayment for built-up and single ply membrane roofing systems. The tiles have a Shore A 60 hardness and a smooth flat finish.
Endura Solid Color Rubber Tile is a flooring solution for commercial buildings, museums, schools, and institutions.
These durable rubber tiles are made in the USA and are slip-resistant, low maintenance, and simple to clean. They are available in three surface texture options - round, square and sculptured.
Wood Floor Solutions
This flooring has beveled edges and a UV-cured finish, and it can be installed using a staple or cleat process. This flooring comes with a 35-year residential use warranty, making it an option with an affordable lifetime cost.
These embossed veneer flooring planks deliver country charm with a luxurious finish and beveled edges. It’s a CARB Certified product, and it’s perfect for homes, cottages, cabins, and other residential applications.
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