Rubber floor tiles are great for use in home gyms, children’s rooms, basements, and other areas where a softer floor is desirable. Not only are they comfortable to walk on—they can also act as a thermal and moisture barrier in some applications.
Proper maintenance can ensure that your rubber floor tiles can last for a long time. It will allow you to extend the useful life of your flooring for many years and keep it pristine as the day it was installed.
Maintenance is actually quite simple and easy as long as you follow the right techniques. The only tools you need to maintain rubber floor tiles are a vacuum cleaner, a good mop, and some mild detergent.
For permanently installed rubber sheeting, it is best to always keep it clean of dust and soil particles. Constant exposure to these abrasive particles will eventually destroy the rubber floor surface. You can clean stains and liquids off the rubber matting with a damp cloth and some mild detergent. Avoid strong chemical cleaners, as they may react with the rubber compound and ruin or destroy your floor. Regularly vacuuming and mopping will help keep your rubber matting clean, tidy, and damage-free, making them last longer.
You can maintain rubber tiles with the same treatment. But since the tiles are movable, it would be a good idea to move and rotate them periodically. Swap rubber tiles between low-traffic and high-traffic zones to ensure that the flooring wears out evenly and to extend the life of the tiles. You may also take out individual tiles and clean them by hand when needed. As with rubber sheeting, avoid using strong cleaners, as they will react with the rubber compound and ruin the tiles. Unlike rubber sheeting, rubber tiles can be replaced as individual sections wear out, making them much easier to maintain and repair in case of damage.