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Rubber Floors for Kitchens

By Kirsten Kapsin, (202 words) Posted in Rubber Flooring on February 13, 2009
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Rubber floors are not only water-resistant, they are also antimicrobial, meaning that they resist the growth of mold and fungi. This makes them suitable for installation in moisture-susceptible areas, such as kitchens and bathrooms. Plus, rubber floors come in a wide range of colors and designs, and can be personally tailored to suit your kitchen décor.

A number of manufacturers make suitable rubber floors for kitchen installation. Rubber floor tiles and sheets come in 4 different installation types: loose-lay, interlock, dowel secured and glue down. When installing in kitchens, glue down rubber tiles and sheets are probably your best bet. With glue down rubber floors, water is less likely to get trapped between and underneath the tiles. Glue down rubber tiles are secured to the subfloor (or existing floor surface) with polyurethane or epoxy flooring adhesive.

One of the benefits of choosing rubber floors for kitchens is the fact that they can be installed over most existing floor surfaces. Some tools that you'll need for glue down rubber tiles include:

  • Gloves (always wear when working with flooring adhesive)
  • Safety goggles
  • Notched trowel
  • Felt-tipped pen
  • Seam sealer kit
  • Electric drill
Learn more about glue down rubber tile installation in FindAnyFloor.com's rubber flooring section.

 

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Comments (9)

Bill posted on: March 23, 2009

I recently installed rubber flooring in my new at home gym. I chose the rubber flooring because of its mold resistance and because of the moisture build-up in a gym I felt that this type of flooring would be the most beneficial health wise. I used the glue down rubber flooring instead of the others like loose-lay, dowel secured and interlocking because of the moisture resistance the glue down rubber had. I highly recommend this type of flooring for anyone who is thinking of installing an at home gym.

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