Greatmats Rubber Flooring Rolls
Whether installing a new floor at home or in a commercial building, rubber flooring rolls provide an economical and resilient flooring option. Greatmats offers rubber rolls in numerous thicknesses and color options.
Characteristics of Rubber Flooring Rolls
All of our rubber rolls feature similar characteristics, designed to provide the best overall results in terms of durability and quality.
- Recycled materials: All of our rubber mat rolls make use of recycled rubber materials, which provides high quality flooring and which helps the environment.
- Non-slip: Our flooring rolls contain a non-slip surface that works great for athletics, preventing slippage from users.
- Durability: The surface of the Greatmats rubber flooring offers durability, resisting scuffs and dents from heavy objects.
- Water resistant: The rolled flooring resists spills from water and other liquids. However, if exposed to water consistently, over time, the floor will absorb water.
- Odor resistant: Because of its water resistance, the rubber mat rolls won’t absorb sweat, allowing it to remain resistant to odors. The construction process we use generates a limited amount of rubber odor when the product is new too.
- Long lasting color: Should you choose to add flecks of color in your rubber flooring, it lasts through years of usage, as the flecks are incorporated throughout the thickness of the floor. This means the color won’t wear away as it would if it were just on the surface.
- Made in America: We’re proud of the fact that all of our Greatmats rubber rolls are made in the USA.
Rolled mat roll specified cut lengths are available upon request. In some cases, some manufacturers may provide the length within two rolls. For example, a 45 linear foot run lay consist on two pieces, one at 20 and one at 25 linear feet. Butt seams are common in a rolled rubber flooring layout.
Use Cases for Rubber Rolled Flooring
If you are looking to install flooring in an area used for athletics and training, rolled rubber is a great product. It protects floors from dents from free weights and exercise equipment, such as treadmills, offering strong durability.
It’s important to note that our rubber mat roll consists of a hard rubber that’s similar in consistency and feel to a car tire. This provides the durability levels found in our products. However, most of this type of flooring offers very little cushioning and isn’t considered a fatigue relief flooring product.
Our flooring fits well for a variety of use cases because of the numerous sizes we offer. When ordering from Greatmats, our rubber rolls appears in 4 foot widths with standard cut lengths of 10, 25 and 50 linear feet. We also provide custom cut lengths. Thickness options include 1/4 inch, 3/8 inch, 1/2 inch and 8 mm (approximately 5/16 inch).
Our thickness measurements on the rubber gym flooring rolls have a tolerance of plus or minus 0.02 inches. The width measurements on each roll have a tolerance of plus or minus 1/4 inch.
Color Options for Rolled Rubber Flooring
To provide different color styles in our rubber gym flooring rolls, we add color flecks to the rubber flooring’s black base. Because the flecks are inserted throughout the thickness of the flooring, you won’t see the color flecks wear away over time. The flooring maintains its color as it ages.
The Greatmats rubber flooring rolls are available in standard 100 percent black or a base black with color fleck options at 10 or 20 percent saturation. For custom options, you can pick color flecks up to 90 percent saturation. You can see examples of the various color flecks on our website. If you choose a custom color flooring, minimum orders are required, depending on the thickness of the flooring.
Natural rolled rubber contain whitewalls from recycled tires in the rubber mix. The confetti color option includes colored materials of varying types of rubber from previous runs. These color mixes vary slightly among each of the rubber mat rolls.
Installation of Rubber Rolls
As long as you’re installing our rubber flooring rolls over a hard floor, these rolls are relatively easy to install, although having at least two people available to help with installation works better than one person working alone.
You’ll lay the rubber mat roll directly over concrete, ceramic tile, a low pile carpet or any smooth, hard, flat surface. For a wall to wall installation, simply unroll the rubber mat and cut to fit with a straightedge and a utility knife. Our rolled rubber products are factory cut with precision at the widths of the rolls, meaning they will lay side by side with no gaps between rolls. However, the ends of the rolls are not cut square and will require trimming during installation.
To adhere the rubber mat roll to the floor, you may use either double sided tape or adhesive. You also may dry lay rubber rolls, but they should be taped at the perimeter and seams to keep them from overlapping or sliding.
Here are some tips for installation, depending on the size of the room.
Small areas: For installations of rubber mat rolls in small homes or small rooms, you may not need to adhere the rubber flooring rolls to the floor, especially if furniture or exercise machines are atop the rolls, holding them in place. Still, we’d recommend using two-sided tape at the edges of each roll.
Medium sized areas: For medium-sized areas of less than 1,000 square feet, a double-sided carpet tape often provides enough adhesive to keep the rolls in place. However, some people prefer to use glue in this type of installation for a more permanent installation.
Large areas: For installations over 1,000 square feet, we always recommend a full glue down installation, especially where climate conditions may change. When gluing down the material, use a full spread glue method, covering the entire floor surface with glue where rubber will be laid.
During installation, pick an area where these rubber mat rolls will not be subject to constant dampness. Although non-porous, this rubber material will absorb water over time when submerged repeatedly or when power washed on a regular basis.
Should this rubber material become excessively wet, it is best to elevate the material off the ground for air drying or hand drying.
Please Note: Cut lengths for rubber mat rolls are provided as a courtesy at no additional cost to customers. In come cases, the manufacturer may provide a cut length within two pieces of material. In other cases, the manufacturer may send material that is over or under the specified linear footage. In all cases, the manufacturer is required to supply the overall amount of material per order. It is common for rolled rubber jobs to have butt seams or cut end seams within one roll or run.