Moisture and Rubber Floors

Posted by GreenSource Solutions

Capri Rubber Flooring MassGreenSource Solutions might be the go-to for your usual Boston commercial flooring needs, and that’s because we offer the experience and knowledge to make the smartest flooring decision for your commercial space.  We get plenty of questions about our different products, but one material we are asked a lot about are our rubber floors and moisture. We love to keep our clients informed and have a few answers to our more frequent inquiries.

Does rubber make my floor water proof?

Though this is a nice thought, the only way to prevent water from entering your space through subfloors, like a concrete slab, are to have the surface properly sealed. Just like many other commercial flooring installations, the subfloor conditions often have to meet specific requirements. Otherwise, the adhesive or installation materials might fail.

So, why use rubber floors in environments with moisture?

Rubber might not be the answer to your subfloor moisture problems, but it can sure help on the surface. Rubber is nonporous, which means you can worry less about the damage liquids can cause. Because of this fact, rubber is resistant to mildew and mold that can be found in other porous flooring options.

Where should I install rubber floors, then?

Rubber floors are ideal for these environments where moisture might be a factor. Gyms, medical facilities, schools, and other areas that might track in moisture. Rubber floors are easy to maintain, clean, and offer a solid surface that is also comfortable to stand on. They are perfect for high-traffic areas, entrances- pretty much anywhere you can think!

Luckily, GreenSource works with the oldest and largest rubber flooring manufacturer in the world. Ask us about the many rubber flooring solutions that we offer. We can promise you won’t be disappointed with what you see in both quality and aesthetic. With more questions, call us today at (617) 513-6339 to speak our experts.