The Flooring Lady
The Flooring Lady
helps you figure out what to put
under your feet

Rubber Kitchen Flooring

Rubber kitchen flooring isn't just for commercial kitchens anymore. Rubber flooring in your kitchen saves your knees and back from the strain associated with hours of standing, it's slip resistant, and durable. Rubber flooring is good not only for kitchens but also commercial establishments, playgrounds, and decks. Rubber flooring in residential kitchens is as important as it is as a professional kitchen floor. The benefit of rubber flooring is not only for the people using and cleaning it, but also for the environment. Rubber kitchen flooring for restaurants is logical, but don't let that stop you from using it home too.

Rub-a-dub-dub, three men in a tub, what are your kitchen floors made of? Rubber is not just for tires anymore. You can install rubber flooring in your home or restaurant kitchen. There are many different reasons that people turn to rubber flooring to cover their floors. The kitchen is an especially good area for rubber flooring because it is slip-resistant and easy to get clean after those spills and accidents that can occur in the kitchen.

There are many other benefits to having rubber kitchen flooring. The reasons people install rubber flooring in their residential and commercial kitchens include it is durable, cushiony, non-slip, and easy to clean. Rubber flooring is also very durable and can withstand years of wear and tear. This flooring is comfortable enough to stand on for many hours, which is common when cooking and baking, because it helps to reduce leg and foot fatigue. It is also very easy to clean, which is why it is used so often for professional kitchen floors. And the fact that rubber is a non-slip surface makes it great for areas that are susceptible to having liquids and greases spilled.

Rubber flooring is used in many commercial establishments, not just commercial kitchens. In addition to using it in restaurant kitchens, it is used on sales floors, in day care centers, and as restaurant flooring. Rubber is also good for decks and playgrounds. The wide variety of colors and shapes that rubber flooring offers makes it a choice that many home and business owners turn to. It creates a beautiful, durable floor that will last for years and years.

Rubber flooring comes in tile, interlocking tile, and sheet form. You can also buy different shapes and sizes to mix and match the colors and shapes creating a custom floor, and one that will last for years. Rubber flooring can also be used just in the high traffic areas where spills are common, such as in front of the sink, stove, and food preparation area so that you can help reduce falls and slips. Because the color runs entirely through the flooring, the color will remain bright through the years as well. With a little cleaning and maintenance, your rubber flooring will last through years of traffic and abuse.

The added benefit of rubber flooring is the fact that it is environmentally friendly. Rubber flooring can be made from recycled rubber. This means that the rubber that would normally be thrown into the landfill is being repurposed for flooring. This is a great way to keep our landfills less full.

Rubber flooring is great for your kitchen because of all of the traffic and all of the different activities that happen in the kitchen. It is a non-slip surface, which is great for the kitchen where liquid and grease spills occur. Spills on rubber flooring are easy to clean. The variety of colors and shapes gives rubber flooring another good selling point. No matter what your decorating style is, you are sure to find some rubber flooring for your kitchen that will look great. So rub-a-dub-dub, three men in a tub, now we know what your kitchen floors are made of.

Comments

Could you name some manufacturers of rubber kitchen flooring? Most of what I have found on the internet is very black with some speckles of color or the rubber dot flooring.

Mrs. Davis at February 5, 2008 6:56 AM

I have found lots of companies who sell rubber flooring products. NoraRubber.com has a variety of colors and textures. Tuflex.com also offers non-black rubber flooring. Gerberltd.com, Dinoflex.com, and ECOsurfaces.com are just a few of the rubber flooring companies I find. Their products may not be designed specifically for kitchen flooring, but I don't see a reason to avoid kitchen use.

The Flooring Lady at February 5, 2008 10:27 AM

I am thinking of a rubber floor for my residential kitchen. Do you have any pictures of residential kitchens with a rubber floor?

Thank you!
Todd

Todd at February 5, 2008 6:52 PM

I don't have any photos, and in fact don't think I've seen one. But I'd love to have that experience and the photos. Please share if you find any.

The Flooring Lady at February 6, 2008 9:21 AM

Rubber deteriorates when exposed to grease. If you're going to use it in a kitchen, you need rubber that's been treated to resist grease. Don't just buy anything that looks good--make sure it's designed for kitchen use.

Laura G at February 26, 2008 4:06 PM

Me again.

ECOSurfaces.com says their rubber is specifically not for kitchen use (see the FAQ).

Gerbert Ltd (gerberTltd.com, don't forget the T) is a distributor of ECOSurfaces brand rubber. See above.

Laura G at February 26, 2008 4:36 PM

If you are looking for rubber floors I recomend to visit www.mondousa.com They have nice floors with pictures.

The site looks like a spam site because of the Beijing Olympics focus, but it seems to be legitimate. The Contract tab is the one with the rubber flooring -- The Flooring Lady]

Alex at March 25, 2008 1:34 PM

You keep saying easy to clean... rubber flooring.. I have rubber flooring in my gym and need to clean it, the people we bought it from will come and clean it for me at almost the same price as I bought it for.. Can you help me and tell me how it is so easy to clean? and what I would need?

Thank you
Kim

Kim at April 27, 2008 1:13 PM

Hi Kim,
Do you know who the manufacturer was for your flooring? Usually, following the manufacturer's advice is best as well as safe (not to mention it can keep you from voiding their warranty!).

How dirty is your floor? Are we talking really dirty or just need of a regular cleaning? Is it to the point where it needs to be stripped?

What did the flooring people say needs to be done? Did they say it needs to be stripped or are they just going to clean it. Some more info would be helpful.

If you'd like to try cleaning it yourself, there are Ph neutral cleaners that you can buy. There are strippers as you can apply yourself as well.

The Flooring Lady at April 27, 2008 10:35 PM

I also own a gym..our rubber floor is sooooooooo gross...we have no idea how to clean the silly stuff...HELP...at this point I would trade my ??? I don't know what..for wood floors.

Jeannie DeGruccio at July 2, 2008 1:11 PM

Oh from Jeannie again...could you name some stripper agents and also can you steam clean the rubber floors????????????

Jeannie at July 2, 2008 1:12 PM

Hi Jeannie,

Do you know who manufactured your rubber flooring? There's many products for cleaning rubber floors, but I think it'd be best to see what the manufacturer recommends. Depending on if your flooring is still under warranty or not is a big consideration in what products you should use.

If nothing else, do a search at your favorite search engine for cleaning "rubber flooring". You'll find lots of different products that way.

I apologize, but I really don't feel that I can recommend a particular product without knowing more about the product & warranty.

The Flooring Lady at July 2, 2008 10:22 PM

Do you know if you can put rubber flooring over concrete that has in floor heating>

Carol at July 5, 2008 8:20 PM

Hi Carol,

I'm not certain, but I think it would be ok, though your in-floor heating may not feel as warm anymore due to the extra layer. I'm presuming you want to lay down rubber flooring for the sake of comfort? If not, you may want to consider painting or staining the concrete - you can get very creative using either method. ;~)

The Flooring Lady at July 6, 2008 5:46 PM

my flooring is by Dalsouple and covers a small bathroom floor. When I purchased it,I was not advised of the huge cost in sealing and cleaning it after it was laid. Aprox £65.00 for a do it yourself kit !The Recommendation is to use this kit, but I cannot afford this and need an alternative cleaner. Can you help.
Diane

Diane at September 23, 2008 3:08 AM

Hi Diane,
I hate to say it, but if this is what is recommended, then it's probably best to use it - mainly so you don't void the warranty. All you need is the PRO3 and PRO4, the PRO 1 is only for stripping. Here's the link where you can view the warranty, care instructions, etc.

Flooring sealers are rather expensive, even here, across the pond.

IF you don't care whether you void the 10 year warranty or not (which only covers the flooring material itself, not adhesives, labor, sealers, etc.) then you can always do a search for sealers and cleaners. It seems that sealers are polyurethane (I would assume water based) - the choice is up to you.

You didn't mention if your flooring is synethtic or natural rubber, this can make a difference.

The Flooring Lady at September 24, 2008 6:09 AM

Thanks.After a little more research, have found a cleaning kit from a company called The Rubber floor store which is suitable for domestic dalsouple flooring at the price of £29.95 + package and posting. A better price than quoted before.Thanks for your advice.Diane

Diane at September 25, 2008 2:42 AM

Fantastic!

The Flooring Lady at September 25, 2008 6:04 AM

I have just bought one of the Dalsouple Pro cleaning products from http://www.ufitflooring.com/products/dalsouple-rubber-flooring/ It was Pro 3 - the dressing product. Cost around £16 with postage. The three products are also available for around £35. Best call them than use the website as cheaper delivery and possibility of splitting the products as i did. From experience i found the pro 3 runs out more quickly and it's the one you need to maintain a good protective shine.
Patrick

Patrick Welsh at January 17, 2009 6:28 AM

Thanks for the info Patrick!

The Flooring Lady at January 19, 2009 9:45 AM

Hi, Can you recommend a sealer to put down on a plywood floor before I put down padding and carpet? I inherited my aunt's bungalow, and she had incontinent pets. Despite vinegar, bleach and everything else, the floors in three rooms still smell, especially when the house is closed up for awhile. Is there an inexpensive way to "Seal" off the stink? I'm afraid just padding and carpet won't do it. The house is charming, but unliveable because of the odor. Any economic suggestions? Thanks.

Lucy at March 3, 2009 8:50 AM

I requested samples for rubber flooring and this is the response I received. Ever hear of this?

"We do not recommend rubber flooring for a kitchen because any animal fats and/or
vegetable fats spilled on the floor may actually break down the rubber over time.
Rubber is fine for petroleum products such as oil and gas, but not kitchen fats. It
is a great product for almost all other applications."

Claudia at March 4, 2009 9:51 PM

Hi Claudia,
Pretty odd, since there are resaurants that use rubber flooring. I would think it's going to depend on the manufacturer.

The Flooring Lady at March 5, 2009 11:57 AM

Hello, I found my deal at Rubber Flooring Inc. They provided me with rolled flooring for only $1.45 per sqft. By far the cheapest online.

Hope that helps.

Larry at June 1, 2009 11:58 AM

Thank you Larry.

The Flooring Lady at June 6, 2009 12:09 PM


Copyright © 2005 - 2014 by Sage Blossom Consulting, Ridgway Colorado.
All Rights Reserved worldwide. May not be copied, stored or redistributed without prior, written permission.