Rubber Flooring Rolls 1/4 Inch Black Geneva

Use Types

Greatmats rubber mat rollsRubber Flooring Rolls 1/4 Inch Black Geneva will protect the flooring underneath from any heavy exercise machines, such as a treadmill or a resistance machine, as well as from small free weights.

Rolled rubber flooring is a popular option in homes, schools and professional gym floors and weight room areas. Rolled rubber is a great product for protecting floors from free weights and exercise equipment. Rubber flooring in rolls will act as a sound dampener and as a floor protector.

This product ships from Wisconsin which makes it a great purchase for Midwest or East Coast customers to save on shipping. This 1/4 inch rubber flooring roll is purchased by the square foot, in any roll length from 25 to 100 foot long. The rolls are 4 ft wide. One linear foot of material is equal to 4 square feet. Please indicate your roll lengths needed in the notes portion of the order at checkout.

This product is made from recycled rubber material in the USA. This flooring option is considered a green product and may contribute to LEED points in green buildings.

Greatmats rubber flooring rolls TRX trainingUsage Ideas

  • Partial Floor Covering: Rubber roll per square foot can be used for island installations, meaning you’ll just place the 1/4 inch rubber in a portion of the room, rather than filling the entire room. This is a smart installation idea if you’re placing the product in a large rec room in a basement, where one part of the rec room has a seating area and another part has exercise equipment.
  • Wall-to-Wall Installation: You also could create a wall-to-wall installation in a basement area, covering the cement flooring with a durable type of flooring that will slow the cold temperatures from the cement floor from reaching your feet. And even though the rubber flooring is firm and tough, it will feel better to walk on than the cement floor. You can cut these rubber rolls to fit any installation area you need. We manufacture the 1/4 inch rubber flooring to within a width tolerance of 1/4 of an inch for the 4-foot width of the roll.
  • Exercise in the Garage: Another usage idea for this rubber mat is to roll out the mat on one side of your garage, while leaving the other side for storing your vehicle. You can then place exercise equipment over the rubber flooring on that side of the garage.
  • Create a Man Cave: Although the rubber material works especially well for exercise areas, you have a few other usage options too. You could lay out this 1/4 inch rubber mat in a basement or garage to create flooring for a man cave. Perhaps the cement flooring in the area is discolored or has cracks. The rubber flooring will cover those, helping you create a seating area that looks nice and will hold up to heavy Greatmats rubber flooring dog agility trainingusage.
  • Dog Training: Rubber flooring is a popular option for dog training and doggy daycares because it provides traction but is gentle on the paws when compared to cement. Any accidents from pets will not damage the floor, but messes should be cleaned up in a timely manner.

Regardless of how you will make use of the Rubber Flooring Rolls 1/4 Inch Black material from Greatmats, you can count on the high quality manufacturing and toughness of this flooring. Our 1/4 inch thick rubber is manufactured within a thickness tolerance of plus or minus 0.02 inches, which ensures you won’t have weak spots. Any weak or thin spots in the flooring – as you sometimes see with poorly-made rubber flooring – could lead to buckling or folding of the 1/4 inch rubber when it’s placed under pressure, leading to a failure of the product. That is not a concern with Greatmats products.

This rubber flooring offers a material hardness rating of Shore A 60, which ensures a firm and durable surface. Additionally, you can count on the quality of this Made in the USA flooring material, as it carries a 5-year limited manufacturer’s warranty.

Installation Options

Greatmats rolled rubber flooringRubber rolls are relatively easy to install. Lay the rubber rolls directly over concrete, ceramic tile, or any smooth, hard, flat surface. For a wall to wall installation, simply unroll the rubber roll and cut the lengths to fit using a straightedge and a utility knife as needed. Rubber rolls are factory cut with precision so they will lay side-by-side with no gaps between rolls. The ends of the rolls are not cut square and will require trimming during installation.

For installation, use double sided floor tape or adhesive to attach the rubber rolls to a clean, hard floor surface. When using a tape down method the rolls should be taped around the perimeter and at the seams. Rubber rolls can be dry laid in small installations under 400 SF. For large installations, a glue down installation may be required.

Cleaning Options

For a basic cleaning of these Rubber Flooring Rolls 1/4 Inch, you can sweep or vacuum it to remove dry debris. Some customers choose to sweep the flooring on a daily basis because of heavy usage, while others only need to sweep or vacuum once or twice a week.

For a more thorough cleaning of the 1/4 inch rubber mat, you can use a damp mop and a neutral pH floor cleaner. Don’t oversaturate the flooring. It can be allowed to air dry, although running a basic household fan in the area after the mopping will ensure the material to dries more quickly.

If you end up with excess water on the floor, either from using too much water while mopping or because of a spill, we suggest you remove the excess water with a wet/dry vacuum or with an absorbent towel.

Learn how to clean rubber floor mats and also how to install rubber floor mats.

Like all rubber flooring, this product does have a noticeable rubber smell that may last for several days after installation. Some people are more sensitive to this odor than others. If you’re installing the flooring in a room with limited air movement, you will probably notice the smell for a longer period of time after installation. A greater level of air movement over time will minimize the odor faster. You sometimes can minimize the odor by thoroughly cleaning the flooring with a mop and neutral pH floor cleaner immediately after installation. Read our blog about removing rubber odor for more ideas.

Please Note: Cut lengths for rolled rubber products are provided as a courtesy at no additional cost to customers. In some 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.

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Rubber Flooring Rolls All Sizes and Colors

Greatmats Rubber Flooring Rolls

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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

Greatmats rubber gym flooring rolls

Greatmats rubber gym flooring rolls

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

Greatmats rubber flooring rolls color percentage

Greatmats rubber flooring rolls color percentage chart

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

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Greatmats Rubber Flooring Roll

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.

Greatmats rubber mats in rolls

Greatmats rubber mats in rolls

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.

Greatmats rubber mat rolls

Greatmats rubber mat rolls

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.

Greatmats black rubber mat flooring

Greatmats black rubber mat flooring

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.

Greatmats rubber matting rolls

Greatmats rubber matting rolls

 

Greatmats Rolled Rubber Eureka 8 mm 30% Team Colors Blue Jays

Rolled Rubber Eureka 8 mm 30% Team Colors

 

Greatmats Eureka Rolled Rubber Flooring blue color flecksGreatmats Rolled Rubber Eureka 8 mm 30% Team Colors are designed for areas where shock absorption is needed. This is an affordable gym flooring option. Eureka rubber gym flooring is manufactured in the USA with recycled rubber for a sustainable flooring option.

This slip resistant rubber flooring provides good ergonomics and safety. This 8mm thick rolled rubber is available in a wide selection of team color options. The base color is black with 30% colored flecks in the rubber.

Greatmats Rolled Rubber Eureka 8 mm 30% Team Colors Blue JaysThis rubber flooring is available in 4 foot wide rolls. Cut lengths for rolled rubber products are provided as a courtesy at no additional cost to customers. In some cases, the manufacturer may provide a cut length with 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.

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Champions Centre Takes Advantage of Rubber Flooring

Event-Driven Church’s Switch to Rubber Flooring Allows for Even More Innovation

By Brett Hart

 

For an event driven church like Champions Centre, minimizing costs for maintenance and replacement of its flooring is a big deal – especially as its events become more creative. That’s why, in 2011 it began converting nearly all of the carpeted surfaces of its 180,000 square foot main campus in Tacoma, Washington, over to polished concrete and rubber flooring surfaces.

The non-denominational church has three campuses that include a school and dome event center (which served as inspiration for the Tacoma Dome) and hosts numerous large events throughout the year.

Champions Centre with Greatmats Rubber Flooring in Theater

The Need for Durable Flooring
Steve Shackett, whose father was the founding paster, found that ”our carpets were getting beat to death.”

Drawing upon his construction background, Shackett began looking into flooring that would be easily maintained, durable and long lasting.

”We’re constantly renovating and updating,” Shackett said. ”We have coffee shops and book stores in all of our locations and we allow our folks to bring coffee into the auditoriums. Once you spill a latte, its pretty tough to get it out. So we were looking for that kind of material and we found it. We found something comfortable and lasting in the rubber.”

Champions Centre Event Center with Greatmats Rubber Flooring

Extreme Floor Makeover
Shackett began Champions Centre’s switchover to rubber flooring by installing approximately 6,100 square feet of 3/8 inch thick 3×3 foot rubber tiles – which were black with a 10 percent tan/mocha color flec blend – in the first year.

A year later, he installed another 1,200 square feet of black rolled rubber of the same thickness and an additional 7,500 square feet of the rubber tiles – this time with 20 percent color.

”We like the rubber tiles,” Shackett said. ”We have that in our auditoriums, primarily because you can do it custom with a little bit of color speckles, and it adds just some depth, and it looks better. We use the rolled black rubber in our auditoriums and three different stages just for the solid black color on the platform itself.”

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In each of the last six years, Champions Centre has continued to convert more of its facility over to rubber flooring at a pace of anywhere between 900 and 8,900 square feet per year. From stage areas to hallways, auditorium floors and even stairways, Champions Centre continues to find innovative ways to use rubber flooring to its advantage.

This year, Shackett has a 1,500 square foot installation of rubber tiles planned for the school, bringing its total rubber flooring area to approximately 24,200 square feet – 17,000 square feet in tiles and 7,200 square feet in rolls.

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Serving the Purpose
”We found that that was the most practical and efficient way to maintain our facilities,” said Shackett, who has been with the church for 40 years. ”It should be there until I’m long gone.”

”We do a lot of things in our auditoriums and on our stages with lighting,” Shackett added. ”It’s a progressive way to maintain your facility. It just makes sense. Our last men’s conference, we had motorcycles doing jumps in our auditorium off a ramp and it didn’t do anything to them.”

Champions Centre’s main auditorium seats 2,500 people, and it also has another auditorium with seating for 750.

”In both auditoriums, the rubber is very important to us because it allows us to always look fresh and clean, and yet it is so durable. It doesn’t look worn and beat up.”

To maintain the floor, Champions Centre runs a Zamboni-like floor washing machine across the floor 2-4 times per month, which Shackett says makes the floor look ”brand new and fresh.”

”We’re not a normal church,” Shackett said, noting it has a 7,000-8,000 member congregation and five services per weekend. ”Pastor Kevin Gerald is a forward thinking pastor. … We do a big Christmas production over the holiday. And we have all kinds of sleighs and different things going in and out of the auditorium. You can do so much with it, and you don’t have to worry about covering it or being aware that you may ruin the carpet.”

”Everyone that comes here, the first thing they ask is ‘Hey! Where’d you get that floor?”’ Shackett said. ”We love it. It’s durable. It makes sense. It’s practical and it looks great.”

Champions Centre with Greatmats Rubber Floor Tiles in Hallway

Steve Shackett
Champions Centre
Tacoma WA 98404
For more on this topic please review our Rubber Flooring product page.

Vulcanization

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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