Why rubber over other resilient finishes?
Rubber has excellent sound absorption properties which can be further improved by using the X-Lastic Product. The sound insulation of 2mm rubber is 2.5 times that of 2mm homogenous vinyl.
Anti-bacterial and hygienic
Rubber is impermeable, and because of the sulphur in the vulcanizing process and zinc, prohibits bacterial growth. (Sulphur and zinc have been recognised as antibacterial substances for 2000 years).
Rubber is considered naturally anti-static as it is not plastic; conductive formulations are available on request.
Rubber flooring is resistant to all substances commonly handled using rubber gloves, even iodine stains can be removed from the floor.
Considering that rubber flooring, like vinyl, is available in rolls 1.9m wide, is fully weldable (although this is not generally required) and is 2mm thick, it offers superior value because the flooring requires no coating, sealing or other expensive maintenance.
Durability and water resistance
The durability and resilience and totally impervious nature of rubber is renowned (as demonstrated by car tyres) and is eminently suitable in high traffic areas.
Environmental issues / Life cycle assessment
Spectrum Rubber Flooring has no formaldehyde, extremely low emissions, no plasticisers (carcogenic, a more unstable component) or heavy metals (persistent bioaccumulative toxic chemicals). Spectrum Rubber is also Green Star rated for office interiors, education, multi residential and healthcare.
Spectrum Rubber has excellent slip resistant properties and provides a comfortable and sure underfoot feeling for students, mobility impaired people, as well as staff.