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Would this mat be too soft to dribble a basketball? I'm looking for a floor where the kids can dribble in the house.
Our rubber rolls are very dense and will allow a basketball to bounce the same as if the flooring were hardwood.
What is the best way to clean your 3/8" Heavy Duty Rubber Rolls?
Our 3/8" Heavy Duty Rubber Rolls are very easy to clean. For dirt we suggest using a broom or vacuum. When mopping the rolls, we suggest using a synthetic mop head with a mild soap and water solution.
Will it mildew on concrete floor in the basement.
Our 3/8" Heavy Duty Rubber Rolls are resistant to mold and mildew growth. The only time mold would ground it if there were foot stuck on the floor.
Can this flooring be used in the aisles of a horse barn?
Our 3/8" Heavy Duty Rubber Rolls can be used in the aisles of a horse barn.
Can the 3/8" rubber flooring be installed over a tight knit commercial carpet that is approximately 1/4" thick that was glued to concrete? I don't want to have to tear up the carpet and clean off the concrete floor if not necessary! The area in question is about 45' long x 21' wide. Thanks!
Our 3/8" Heavy Duty rubber Rolls can be placed over 1/4" thick commercial carpet. Under our rubber flooring, we recommend that the surface underneath be flat and solid. The only surfaces we don't recommend placing rubber flooring over are vinyl and plush carpets.
I read you don't recommend using rubber over carpet. I don't have the budget to have someone remove a portion of our basement carpet to put these mats down. What are the reasons you don't recommend just placing the mats on the carpet?
Our 3/8" Heavy Duty Rubber Rolls can be installed over carpet. As long as that carpet is a low pile or commercial carpet. The rolls can still be placed over a high pile carpet, but due to the carpet pad underneath, you may get separation of the rolls which can cause a tripping hazard.
We want to use this product in a machine shop inspection room, and it could be subject to certain petroleum products dripping onto the surface. Will this material be affected?
Our 3/8" Heavy Duty Rubber Rolls are held together by a binder that can be broken down by petroleum based products. Over time, these petroleum based products will break the binder down enough for the floor to start to break down and flake. This process is not an immediate one, but over time the floor would be ruined. In areas where there will be some petroleum products that will fall on the floor, we would suggest putting a plastic sheeting down if possible to protect the floor.
Do these contain latex (natural rubber). If not, what are they made of.
Our 3/8" Heavy Duty Rubber Rolls can contain a very low level of latex. These rolls are made from recycled truck tire treads, and if any of the rubber were to be natural rubber, there is potential for the allergen to be present.
What type of glue do you recommend when gluing the 8mm rubber to a cement finish in a commercial gym? Thanks
For our rubber rolls, we recommend using a polyurethane glue to adhere the flooring to any subsurface.
Hi, I purchased 3/8in rubber flooring for my gym and I wanted to know the best way to clean it? Can I use a hard floor steam cleaner? Thanks.
You can use a hard floor steam cleaner on our 3/8" Heavy Duty Rubber Rolls. That is the best way to clean our floor. If you don't have a steamer, you can also use a synthetic mop with a mild soap and water solution.
Could your rubber flooring be used for the floor of a shower cubilcle?
Our 3/8" Heavy Duty Rubber Rolls can be used as flooring in a shower cubicle. You will want to seal the floor to keep and soap, salt, and dirt from getting trapped in the pores of the floor. Rubber when wet is more slip resistant so that this floor would be a perfect in this environment.
I'm planning on using the 3/8 for our basement. The basement is uneven concrete flooring as its a 1905 house. What do you recommend to keep the seems even and close?
For uneven concrete surfaces, we recommend leveling out the concrete to create an even surface. If that is not possible or is not needed, to keep your seams nice and tight, we recommend using our seam sealer.
Can you park a car on the 3/8" or 1/2" rolled flooring?
You can park a car on our 3/8" and 1/2" rubber rolls, but if your car leaks oil, the roll will start to break down over time. Most other vehicle chemicals will not affect the flooring in this manner.
I want to use your flooring on carpet. Will it work? I want the ability to pull it up leaving the original carpet exposed if I move. Do you have to tape the rolls to keep the seams together?
You can install our 3/8" Heavy Duty Rubber Rolls over low pile commercial carpet with ease. No tape would be needed for the seams. Our rubber rolls can be installed over high pile carpet, but there may be some separation of the rolls due to the carpet underneath getting depressed.
Can this material be installed directly onto a hard wood floor without damaging it or transferring rubber to the hard wood?
Our 3/8" Heavy Duty Rubber Rolls can be installed over most hardwood floors without damaging them. If there is concern that the rubber will damage the flooring, we recommend placing a plastic sheet between the rubber and the hardwood floor.
How would the mats handle chairs being used on this from time to time?
Our 3/8" Heavy Duty Rubber Rolls were made with heavy gym equipment being on them in mind. So, chairs ar totally fine on this floor.
I am putting a floor in for a gym which flooring would be best?
Our 3/8" Heavy Duty Rubber Rolls are perfect for both home and commercial gyms. 3/8" thick rubber is the most common thickness found in gyms, especially commercial gyms. This thickness is very functional in all types of gym situations and if very easy to clean and maintain.
Can you use these in workshop such as woodworking where you have stationary and machines on movable bases? if so, which thickness do you recommend? thanks.
Our 3/8" Heavy Duty Rubber Rolls can be used in a woodworking workshop where there are stationary machines on movable bases. Our heavy duty rubber rolls are made to be used in commercial gyms where heavy fitness equipment will be on the floor. This equipment can be stationary or moveable. So, it will be able to withstand any abuse in a workshop.
I am an owner of a Laser Tag arena and we were looking at using the 3/8" rubber rolls for some steep ramps that allow access to a second level of the arena . Would this product be recommended for use on the ramps?
Our 3/8" Heavy Duty Rubber Rolls would be great as walkway flooring. Rubber flooring is very slip resistant and is, even more, slip resistant when wet, which is perfect for a slope where sweat and other liquids may be present. These rolls are made for use in commercial gyms, so they will help to give you ample shock absorption if someone were to fall and will also protect your subfloor from any fall objects.
How do you cut the 3/8" rubber mats? I tried cutting my sample with a utility knife and it was not really working. I could but it would take a very long time.
The best way to cut our 3/8" Heavy Duty Rubber Rolls is with a sharp utility knife and a straight edge. We recommend doing a scoring pass, before starting your actual cut. This will make cutting the roll easier.
If you were to use this in a trailer, would you be able to ride snowmobiles, quads, dirt bikes, etc. over it?
You can drive snowmobiles, quads, dirt bikes, and any other vehicle over our 3/8" Heavy Duty Rubber Rolls without destroying the roll.
Could the 3/8" flooring be used in a commercial application where you would be rolling heavy carts?
Our 3/8" Heavy Duty Rubber Rolls were designed to be used in commercial gyms where heavy weights are dropped on the floor and heavy equipment placed. These rolls are more than durable enough to handle heavy rolling carts.
Is it easy to maneuver a wheelchair across it?
You can easily maneuver a wheelchair across our 3/8" Heavy Duty Rubber Rolls.
Would this flooring be good for a home gym where low to mid impact aerobics are performed?
Our 3/8" Heavy Duty Rubber Rolls would work perfectly for a home gym where low to mid-impact aerobics exercises are performed. This roll is commonly used in commercial gyms like LA Fitness, Gold's and the like and is our most popular rubber roll.
The rubber roll matting; can it be lay under a carport that is concrete? There well not be any cars parking on the matting it for kids to play on.
Our 3/8" Heavy Duty Rubber Rolls can be installed in a carport over concrete.
Does the flooring have any black dust or residue that would track out to other areas and leave marks?
Our 3/8" Heavy Duty Rubber Rolls do no have any black dust that would come off the floor and leave marks in other areas. The black dust you see from lower quality rubber rolls is the roll itself. What happens is that the roll will start to break down and flake making the black dust you see. Our rubber rolls are made from high-quality rubber buffings bound together with the top of the line urethane ensuring that the roll does not break down and flake.
Is it necessary to use a vapor barrier when installing the 3/8 heavy duty rubber rolls over a concrete basement floor?
A vapor barrier is not necessary when installing our 3/8" Heavy Duty Rubber Rolls.
Are there any reasons / issues with laying 3/8 on top of ceramic tile floor?
There would be no issues with installing our 3/8" Heavy Duty Rubber Rolls over ceramic tile.
We have read that there are strong odors from recycled rubber, what do you do to inhibit odors from your product?
There can be a slight odor to our 3/8" Heavy Duty Rubber Rolls. To help mitigate this odor, we recommend mopping the floor with a mild soap and water solution and letting the floor air dry. You may have to do this process a few times to fully remove the smell.
Can this be used in hockey locker rooms where ice skates are being worn?
Our 3/8" Heavy Duty Rubber Rolls have and can be used in a hockey locker room where skates will be worn.
We are looking for a durable, floor covering product for heavy foot traffic, at a ski area where people are walking in wet/ icy ski boots, that will not create a slip and fall hazard, can take the punishment from walking on it with ski boots and we can mop or squeegee off water, snowmelt chemical, and track-off. Would any of your materials be appropriate?
Our 3/8" Heavy Duty Rubber Rolls have and can be installed in high traffic walkways where there will be water and heavy abuse from shoes, cleats, ice skates and the like. Rubber is very slip resistant and is more slip resistant when wet. Our rubber rolls are also very easy to clean and maintain and can be mopped, swept, vacuumed, and squeegeed. You will just want to use a mild soap and water solution when cleaning stuck on dirt and grime.
Could this product work as elevator flooring?
Our 3/8" Heavy Duty Rubber Rolls can be used as elevator flooring. Rubber is very slip resistant and more slip resistant when wet. It is also resistant to mold and mildew growth and very easy to clean and maintain.
I'm really worried about the smell. we're installing a home gym next to a bedroom. How long will it take for the strong rubber smell to dissipate? Is there anything beyond mopping to reduce the smell?
The best way to mitigate the smell of the roll is to mop the floor with a mild soap and water solution and to let it air dry. You may have to do this a few times to get the smell to dissipate to a comfortable level. This has been shown to be the best way to get rid of the rubber smell.
Can I use the heavy duty rubber roll outdoors over a soil walkway? Looking for an inexpensive way to cover a dirt walkway 4' x 32' around the back of my house? WIll rainwater sit on top or soak through? Will it fade in HOT Texas sun?
You can use our 3/8" Heavy Duty Rubber Rolls outdoors over a soil walkway. Water won't go through the flooring but will pond on top. The rolls will fade in direct sunlight whether it be in Texas or Alaska.
Do rubber tiles and rolls have fall ratings?
Most of our rubber rolls and tiles do not have fall height ratings, which includes our 3/8" Heavy Duty Rubber Rolls. The rubber products that do have fall height ratings are located on our Playground Flooring page.
Can these rolls be used outdoors over a concrete patio?
Our 3/8" Heavy Duty Rubber Rolls can be installed outdoors over a concrete patio. These rolls are resistant to mold and mildew growth and are more slip resistant when wet. The only issue you may run into is that the floor may fade in direct sunlight.
I have stairs leading out of the home gym. Can this be used on stairs and how would you finish the edges? Could it be used in the risers?
Our 3/8" Heavy Duty Rubber Rolls can be used on stairs. To finish the rolls, you can either butt the two pieces of rubber together to create a joint or you can use stair nosing to protect the rubber from the constant traffic.
I bought one of your rubber pads to protect my flooring while doing kettlebell workouts. Now I find out that rubber can damage/discolor vinyl flooring. Is there anything I can do to prevent this from happening? Maybe a plastic sheet under the rubber mat?
We recommend when installing our 3/8" Heavy Duty Rubber Rolls or any rubber over vinyl flooring that you place a plastic sheet between the rubber and the vinyl. This will prevent and staining that could possibly occur.
I have a professionally installed epoxy floor with a clear coat in my garage and would like to use this rubber for a home gym floor in a portion of the garage. What's the best way to get the mats to stick/not slip around on the epoxy floor?
Our 3/8" Heavy Duty Rubber Rolls are pretty heavy and typically will not slip on their own. If they do, we recommend using double-sided tape or adhesive to keep them in place.
Is this rubber flooring eco-friendly? Are there any cancer risks with it being installed indoors?
Our 3/8 Heavy Duty Rubber Rolls are very eco-friendly as they are made from recycled truck tires. Every year, millions of tires are ground up and repurposed as flooring, underlayment, mulch, and much more. All of our rubber rolls are very safe and virtually latex free. The material used to make our flooring is thoroughly cleaned to ensure that any hazardous materials are not present in your floor. If you would like further testing results for our flooring, please feel free to reach out to one of our Flooring Heroes via chat, phone, or email and they would be more than happy to provide you with it.
Does this product have Any soundproofing quality? I'm considering using it to totally covering the floor of a Jeep Cherokee.
Our 3/8" Heavy Duty Rubber Rolls do possess some sound reducing properties. Typically our rubber rolls have STC and IIC around 45.
How long does the material take to off gas?
We don't have a specific timeframe as to when the rubber will finish off-gassing, but to help mitigate the smell of our 3/8" Heavy Duty Rubber Rolls, you will want to clean it with a mild soap and water solution and let it air dry in a well-ventilated space. You may need to repeat this process a few times to eliminate the smell.
I have two of the 3/8th inch mats placed over medium pile carpet and pad to create my home gym (rower, free weights). I have found that the mats are constantly moving apart forming a "crack" and bulging. I assume this is just the nature of being on a carpeted surface. So, I would like to attach the mats together to try to minimize this movement and creation of a crack...is there a product you recommend?
For this situation we would recommend using our Double-Sided Carpet Tape on your 3/8" Heavy Duty Rubber Rolls. This will keep the rolls in place and also will keep them tight with each other.
Could the 3/8" be used over compacted gravel for an outdoor basketball court?
You can install our 3/8" Heavy Duty Rubber Rolls over compacted crushed gravel as a basketball court. These rubber rolls are slip resistant and are more slip resistant when wet. These rolls are also very resistant to the elements and are easy to clean and maintain.
I want to use this for the floor in my home gym which is approximately 15 feet by 20 feet. Do these rolls need to be glued to the floor? Can they just be placed on top? Direct over concrete? Do I have to glue them down? Do you recommend going right up to baseboard and using a quarter round molding to keep in position?
You do not have to glue our 3/8" Heavy Duty Rubber Rolls. You can loose lay them in most residential uses. If there is some movement, you can always put some double-sided tape under the rolls or our 5900 Series adhesive if necessary. We do recommend leaving a 1/4" gap between the flooring and the baseboard to account for any expansion or contraction that may occur. To help cover up this gapping, we recommend installing a quarter round around the perimeter to give your floor that finished look.
Would this hold up on a snowmobile trailer with carbide runners and studs in the track? If so do you recommend glue it down or screw it down?
You can install our 3/8" Heavy Duty Rubber Rolls in a snowmobile trailer with carbide runners and studs. These rolls are commonly used in baseball dugouts and ice skating rinks and can withstand the abuse. You don't have to glue or screw our rubber rolls down, but to keep them in place properly, we would recommend using our polyurethane adhesive to keep the rubber rolls in place. You can also screw them down if that is an easier option for you.
Does the rubber flooring expand in the heat? If so, what is the expansion rate and are there guidelines to accommodate such expansion? I have used the typical puzzle rubber flooring in the past, and the expansion would ruin the floor.
If you install our 3/8" Heavy Duty Rubber Rolls in a space that is not temperature controlled, you will want to make sure that you have ample room around the flooring for expansion and contraction. We recommend leaving at least a 3/8" gap between the flooring and wall. This will allow the flooring to expand and contract properly. There are no real parameters for when the flooring will expand and contract, but if there is a large temperature change during the day or night, the flooring will respond accordingly.
Is this flooring nonporous and easy to clean for a dog daycare? Also, want to make sure that black does not get onto dogs pads or fur.?
Our 3/8" Heavy Dury Rubber Rolls are semi-porous but are great as doggy daycare flooring. They are very easy to clean and will not get black on dogs paws or fur. To make these rolls non-porous, we recommend using our Rubber Floor Finish and Sealer and our Seam Sealer to create a homogeneous floor. The sealer will fill in the pores, and the seam sealer will keep any urine or other liquids from seeping to the subfloor below.
Can this product be used in a commercial restaurant kitchen? Is there a customer review?
Our 3/8" Heavy Duty Rubber Rolls can be used in a commercial kitchen and have. Since flooring in commercial kitchens needs to be non-porous, we recommend using our Rubber Floor Finish and Sealer on the flooring to make it non-porous. At the seams, you will want to use our Seam Sealer Glue. This will ensure that no liquids or oils get under the floor. Rubber flooring is great for kitchens because it is slip resistant even when wet and very easy to clean. Rubber flooring is also mold and mildew resistant which is important for any commercial kitchen.
Can this flooring be used in an entire garage where a car (or two) will be parked?
You can install our 3/8" Heavy Duty Rubber Rolls as flooring in a garage. These rolls will not be damaged by a car being parked on them and will not be affected by the daily pulling in and out of a car. The only issue that you may notice is that if your car were to leak oil that the flooring over time may break down. To prevent this, we recommend placing one of our Nitro Rolls or Auto Floor Guard mats under the vehicle that is leaking oil.
Can a rubber floor sealer be applied to these tiles or is it not advised?
You can use our Floor Finish and Sealer on our 3/8" Heavy Duty Rubber Rolls. We recommend using it on anything with some color flec in it as it will help to keep the colors looking bright and fresh, but you can use it on black rubber as well. We typically recommend not using it on an all black rubber floor as the finish will dull out the black color, but people have done it and have liked the look that it gives. You would follow the instructions on the pail for placing the finish on our rubber flooring. Once applied, you will clean your floor with any mild soap and water solution. To remove the sealer, all you would need to do is apply our Rubber Floor Cleaner and Degreaser. Once removed, you can reapply a new coat(s) of the sealer.
How much drag would it create for heavy carts? We are looking for a noise dampening product to place in a hotel service corridor.
If you were to roll a heavy cart over our 3/8" Heavey Duty Rubber Rolls, there would be no drag to the cart. A heavy cart would roll better over our rubber flooring than over carpet.
Can this be used over vinyl plank flooring?
If you are installing our 3/8" Heavy Duty Rubber Rolls over an LVP, LVT, WPC, or SPC, you will not have to worry about the rubber staining your vinyl flooring. The wear layer on the flooring protects the vinyl from interacting with our rubber flooring. If you have a vinyl floor that does not have a wear layer, you will have to worry about the vinyl being stained by the rubber flooring.
Do you make rubber driveway rubber rolls?
You can install our Heavy Duty Rubber Rolls in a driveway. These rolls are very durable and would be able to withstand the constant back and forth of car traffic. The only thing that will affect these rolls is oil from your car. If your car were to leak oil, over time, the binder that holds the rubber together starts to break down.
does your product have a smell? does it require ventilation after being installed?
There can be a slight odor to our 3/8" Heavy Duty Rubber Rolls. To help mitigate this odor, we recommend mopping the floor with a mild soap and water solution and letting the floor air dry. You may have to do this process a few times to fully remove the smell.
Plan on using it as the floor for an indoor cycle studio, will the bikes rock or sink into the surface?
Cycles will not sink into our 3/8" Heavy Duty Rubber Rolls. These rubber rolls are very dense and will create a solid, comfortable flooring surface for indoor cycles. Our rubber flooring has been used in both commercial and residential gyms successfully and even in cycle studios all over the country.
If in a 12" wading pool, will it stay on bottom or float to the top?
Our 3/8" Heavy Duty Rubber Rolls are pretty heavy and would stay on the bottom of the pool, but we would recommend gluing the rubber to the bottom of the pool to ensure it doesn't move when walked or played on.
Can you install this flooring over an epoxy floor?
You can install our 3/8" Heavy Duty Rubber Rolls over an epoxy floor.
Is this material appropriate for behind a bar?
Our 3/8" Heavy Duty Rubber Rolls can be used behind a bar. Our rubber flooring is very slip-resistant and is more slip-resistant when wet. Behind a bar, we would recommend sealing our flooring with our Rubber Floor Finish and Sealer. This is done to ensure that no food or liquids get caught in the floor. After you seal the floor, you would just simply sweep any large dirt and debris with a broom and then mop the floor with a mild soap and water solution.
How durable is your product outside?
Our 3/8" Heavy Duty Rubber Rolls are very durable outdoors. These rolls are made from the treads of commercial truck tires, so they would behave the same way as your car tires do in the elements. Rubber flooring is naturally mold and mildew resistant and is also very slip-resistant even when wet. The only thing you will notice is that in direct sunlight, these rolls will fade over time.
What is the recommended way to install these mats to a basement concrete floor?
Depending on your application, there are a few ways you can install our 3/8" Heavy Duty Rubber Rolls. For most basement installations of our rubber flooring, simply rolling the rubber rolls out with no glue or tape is typically sufficient. This allows you to pick up the rolls in the instance there is a major flood. If for some reason the rubber rolls do move at all, you can put down some double-sided tape to keep them in place.
Does the rolled rubber flooring you sell have a solid rubber surface? The Lowe’s product has small cavities that catch dirt and are unacceptable.
Our 3/8" Heavy Duty Rubber Rolls are not vulcanized and would have small pores in the flooring. These pores are not very large and typically do not trap dirt and debris. If you are looking for something that is non-porous, you will want to look at our vulcanized tiles and mats. These don't have those small pores and would ensure that no dirt and debris gets trapped in the flooring.
Is 3/8" or 1/2" rubber flooring better for a home gym, installed over a concrete floor? It will be mostly floor exercise and machines such as treadmills and ellipticals.
All of our rubber thicknesses are good for home gyms. For most home gyms where no heavy weight is being dropped, we recommend going with our 8mm thickness. For gyms where some heavy weights will be dropped, we suggest going with our 3/8" rubber. This is the most common thickness found in commercial gyms. Our 1/2" thickness is typical for anyone who is wanting to do any Olympic lifting. This will ensure that when weights are dropped from overhead, the subfloor won't be damaged. All thicknesses of our rubber flooring will be able to handle heavy weight equipment with ease.
Can the 3/8" rubber flooring be installed over laminate without damaging the laminate?
Our 3/8" Heavy Duty Rubber Rolls can be installed over laminate flooring without damaging it. Our rubber flooring can be installed as a floating floor over any solid, flat subfloor or existing floor.
Can this product be fused together at the seams? And if so, is it waterproof?
You can seam to 3/8" Heavy Duty Rubber Rolls together with our seam sealer glue. Our rubber flooring is not waterproof, but it is water-resistant. To make these floors more water-resistant, you can apply our Rubber Floor Finish and Sealer, which will fill in the small pores that are found in our rubber flooring. This, in conjunction with the seam sealer, will help to create a floor that is as close to waterproof as they come.
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