Whether you’re looking for a floor covering for a home gym, commercial facility, industrial building, or even an ammunition room, rolled rubber is a great choice. Excellent for protecting your floor, rolled rubber is tough and relatively inexpensive compared to many other options on the market today.
Rolls of rubber can be used in a variety of different places. For workout areas where gym equipment or weights are used, rolled rubber protects the floor from damage while also keeping equipment safe from dust and debris. For most of these situations, we recommend 3/8″. It is thick enough to protect the floors from day-to-day abuse without being too thick, therefore, and cost prohibitive. If you are using heavy weights and dropping them to the floor repeatedly (100 lbs or more) we recommend at least a half-inch thickness. Otherwise, 3/8″ should be more than sufficient to meet your needs.
3/8″ is also the standard thickness for most industrial applications. Rolled rubber in 3/8″ can be used in high traffic areas, mutions areas, and high traffic walkways in industrial applications. For everyday walkways, the user can usually go with a 1/4″ rubber product.
Rubber Flooring Rolls can be installed with either a tape-down or glue-down method. Rolled Rubber Flooring
can add comfort and durability to an otherwise hard surface. However, it is worth noting that for situations where you will be doing aerobic activity, foam is usually the better product. It is lighter and less expensive to ship. It also provides varying degrees of cushion. (For more information on our foam products, please click here.
Rubber provides more cushion than concrete but it is still hard. Rubber Flooring Roll material is most commonly ordered in 100 percent black or with a 10 or 20 percent color in the mix.
Rolls of Rubber are the most common types rubber flooring
available. The rolls are heavy and will almost always ship via freight truck but the product itself is generally less expensive than other options such as interlocking tiles.
Each roll of rubber will lay flat when unrolled for installation. Rolled Rubber
can be cut with a utility knife for a wall to wall installation. Rubber Roll Floor will withstand high impacts in weight rooms. Rubber Flooring Rolls are all 4 ft wide per roll. The rolls can easily be cut to fit in a wall-to-wall situation with a sharp utility knife and a straightedge. Rubber Flooring Roll material is made with recycled rubber content and is considered a green product by EPA standards. They are manufactured in the USA.
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“Everyone seems very happy with the product and, if needed, we would buy again.” -Bob J.
At the Azalea Dog Training Club, in Wilmington, NC www.adtc.us volunteers have been teaching people how to train their dogs since 1972. A community-focused organization, they help their neighbors with an entirely volunteer staff.
They deal with puppies as well as adult dogs. Depending on customer needs, these animals are taught good manners and can even be prepared for competition and obedience trials. They also do Therapy dog evaluations and certifications and give safety demos to schools and scout troops. Demos are also given at rest homes or wherever else is needed.
The Azalea center used our 1/4” rolled rubber flooring for their facility. Not only does the rubber protect the floors below, it offers great traction for the animals as well as the trainers. At Greatmats, we supply rolled rubber for a wide variety of applications including commercial and home gyms, ammunition rooms, industrial applications, and others. It is an economical and solution for many situations.
“The installation took approximately six or seven hours, “ Bob says. “We worked on it for three nights but the third night was strictly putting equipment back in place. We had about seven or eight people each night…all in all, we are very pleased with the installation. Our installation was on top of an existing concrete floor.”
Installing rolled rubber can be challenging due to the sheer weight of the product. However, the rolls are precision cut so they are square against one another. This provides a tight seam every time. Interlocking rubber tiles are another option for installing rubber floors in your facility. Tiles simply piece together like a giant puzzle. The edges can be cut to fit for a wall-to-wall installation.
Bob says, “I would definitely recommend Greatmats. I have been told another training facility wants to see our mats. Paul (a Greatmats sales rep) was an enormous help to us and was very patient with me as I went from him to our club board and membership. He always had the answers we needed to make our decision.”
Rolled rubber, while heavy is a great and inexpensive way to protect your floors. We offer a number of different thicknesses and types of rubber. Natural rubber is made from recycled tires and is the least expensive option. Black rubber is the most popular rolled rubber we sell. Color mix rubber is also available in a variety of colors and with varying percentages. Because the colors mixed in are virgin EPDM rubber fleck, this is the nicest option we carry.
Questions about rubber flooring or any other products? Don’t hesitate to contact one of our customer service reps today!
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“I am extremely elated and I would most definitely buy from Greatmats again.”
Don chose 3/8” rubber rolls. He used this rubber flooring
to design a fitness center in his basement. Don attended the National Academy of Sports Medicine to become a personal trainer and it has always been a dream of his to own a fitness center and train clients.
We’ll let him tell his story:
“I wanted the flooring to be durable, flexible, comfortable, and compliment the red and black color scheme of the equipment…I researched some home gym flooring companies online and at brick and mortar…I decided to use Greatmats flooring rolls…the flooring is solid, sturdy, and does not shift when training.”
is a great option for home gym flooring where weights and exercise equipment is going to be used on a regular basis. Interlocking rubber tiles are more common for home applications because they’re easier to install and require no adhesives. This makes the flooring easy to transport if you decide to change locations and want to bring your rubber flooring with you. However, rolled rubber is less expensive and is often found in commercial applications. Since Don is using his basement fitness center as a business, it makes sense that he would go this way with the rubber flooring
Don goes on to say, “when friends, family members, and potential clients visit my fitness room, they say the flooring looks really nice. One friend who I showed the pictures of the flooring to indicated that it looked professionally done. The installation went perfectly as explained by Tina (one of our customer service reps). Thanks, Tina, for your superb advice. It took 3-4 hours because I wanted it done neatly…the most rewarding part of this project: I saved over $2500 by purchasing the flooring and doing it myself…the website elucidated and depicted the different styles of flooring, percentage of coloring and method of how to request the sample. I thought it was convenient to get a written quote that included the shipping freight and the total cost…the main reason I purchased my material from Greatmats was because of the superlative customer service, knowledgeable customer service associate, quality products, competitive prices, and concise written quotes. Moreover, without the rubber flooring
my training room would be incomplete. I appreciate your company assisting me in achieving my long term goal.”
So, Don, would you recommend Greatmats to your friends?
“Yes, with a favorable endorsement!!!!1”
Thank you, Don. We’re glad you’re happy with your rubber flooring. We’re sure you’ll enjoy it for many years to come.
Our rubber flooring products are available in various roll and tile sizes and types. Be sure to check through your options to determine the product that it best for your unique application. Do you have questions? Don’t hesitate to contact one of our customer service representatives and we’ll help you decide the best product for you!
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Rubber is an amazing invention. It can be used in a number of remarkably different applications because of its versatility. Natural rubber, for example is extremely elastic. It can oftentimes be found in products where its unique flexibility is desired like rubber bands or some types of gaskets. It can also be found in some types of specialty flooring. However, natural rubber is also brittle when it gets cold and tends to lose shape when warm. It is for this reason that vulcanization is required for the manufacture of many rubber products. (Many products such as rubber flooring, tires, and hockey pucks are created from vulcanized rubber.)
The process was initially pioneered by Charles Goodyear (of Goodyear Tire fame.) He found, accidentally, that rubber tended to char like leather when it came in contact with heat. He also found that, regardless of the temperature, the rubber would not fully melt but rather continue to char when heated in sulfuric acid. He was able to char the rubber to the point where it became resistant to heat and cold and found that the process was irreversible. The rubber would maintain these new properties indefinitely. This made rubber products such as tires and eventually rubber flooring possible. Further developments after Goodyear’s initial experimentation eventually led to vulcanization as it is performed today.
Vulcanization is a chemical process that cures rubberor related polymersinto more durable materials by adding various accelerators (which is sulfur in most cases.) These additives change the polymer by forming crosslinks between the individual polymer chains. The process was named after Vulcan, Roman god of fire. Hard vulcanized rubber is used to make hard rubber articles such as bowling ballsand mouthpieces for band instruments. Vulcanized rubber materials tend to be less sticky and have superior mechanical properties to natural rubber.
There are a variety of methods used for vulcanization. The most important method (used for the vulcanization of tires) uses high pressure and temperature. This type of vulcanization is called compression molding. In this scenario, the rubber article adopts the shape of the mold. Other methods, for instance to make door profiles for cars, use hot air vulcanization or microwave heated vulcanization.
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If you need a small area of rubber flooring material, this product is a great and economical solution. Perfect for use as home gym mats, this 4×10 foot, solid piece of 1/4 inch thick rubber is available in either 100% black or a 10 percent fleck of a variety of colors. Excellent as cushion for standing on hard floors or easily cut it into gym mats, rolled rubber can be used under exercise equipment where tough and durable rubber flooring is needed. It will reduce vibration and noise as well as protect the floor. This rolled rubber material is a high density material that will easily withstand the weight of heavy equipment and high traffic areas. Use it as a home gym mat, for aerobics, or other exercise to minimize stress on your joints. Rolled rubber has anti-fatigue properties. This product can also be used in the basement or garage to create a safe and durable flooring surface. It is waterproof and easy to install. Better still, rolled rubber is a green product. With the color choices available, this roll of rubber will enhance the appearance of any room. It will also increase safety and protect your floors from wear and tear.
Installation is easy. Rolled rubber can be applied using a double sided, tape-down method or, in smaller residential locations, you can simply dry lay it. If you would like to use it as rubber mats, simply cut the piece to desired length and take it with you wherever you want to go. Rolled rubber is lightweight and easy to transport and install.
Clean this roll of rubber with a damp mop and floor cleaner with a neutral ph.
At Greatmats, we keep rolled rubber in stock and will ship direct to your door via UPS ground. It typically arrives within 3-6 working days from the time of order and comes with free shipping in the lower 48 states.
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