School playgrounds a decade ago were a big cause of concern with children falling down and injuring themselves on crushed stone grounds or in the dirt. Modern day playgrounds and gymnasiums are made of rubber flooring to avoid injuries.
This kind of flooring is produced from ground rubber that is made of recycled used car tires. For this reason, it is not used for applications since is made of synthetic material containing petroleum products. This flooring is ideal for outdoor usage.
When the flooring is made up of latex, which is a natural product made from rubber trees, it can be used indoors too. Hospitals and gymnasiums have adopted this flooring since helps lower the incidents of injuries due to a fall. Latex has a natural bouncing effect so it automatically steadies a person and also reduces the stress of walking.
A very popular place where rubber flooring is used is the kitchen. When the flooring is made from latex, a person doesn't feel tired standing and cooking. Imagine all those hours women and grandmothers spend in the kitchen cooking thanksgiving dinner and getting aches in their legs. That is not the case anymore. The best part about this flooring is its springiness.
There are many kinds of flooring, ranging from rubber tiles as a permanent flooring solution to rubber pads overlaid on the flooring that already exists to give easy walking benefit that is opted by customers. Many stores keep a stock of such flooring formats with samples so that people can inspect them. Once they are comfortable and happy with the flooring format, they can order and get the flooring installed at home or outdoors.
Rubber flooring controls the static too and is also bacteria resistant. Some flooring are made of sealants and thus become water and stain resistant too.