What is vulcanized rubber?
Vulcanized rubber is made through the process known as vulcanization, which involves mixing crumb rubber from recycled tires and additives, then bringing them to high temperatures and molding them into the desired shape. The result is a strong, durable, and completely non-porous material that can be used for a wide variety of applications, ranging from shoes to rubber flooring.
Does vulcanized rubber have a strong odor?
Not all vulcanized rubber is created equal, and some do have a stronger odor than others. We do not recommend using high off-gassing rubber in an indoor setting. Our VersaRUBBER® vulcanized rubber mats have a slightly higher smell to them than our GatorPRO rolls, which are made of urethane bonded rubber, but they are still considered to have low VOC and are well below industry standard. Our VersaRUBBER® vulcanized rubber sheets have been used in a wide variety of applications, ranging from home gyms to skating rinks, animal and dog facilities, commercial spaces and many more!
Our DuraRUBBER® mats, which are also made of vulcanized rubber, are great for outdoor use and have more off-gassing than our VersaRUBBER® sheets. While DuraRUBBER® mats are not as offensive as some other cheap rubber stall mats, we still recommend them for outdoor applications or in well-ventilated areas. We have supplied these rubber mats to customers for boats and docks, dairy rubber matting, equine and horse stall mats, outdoor sports flooring, as well as for oilfield rubber matting.
Why choose vulcanized rubber flooring?
Vulcanized rubber flooring is becoming increasingly popular due to its longevity and ability to provide a safe, slip-resistant surface that can withstand heavy traffic and high-impact activities. Due to it being completely non-porous, it is easier to maintain and clean, making it more hygienic and the ideal surface for both commercial and residential applications. This also makes it the ideal option for applications where water may be present, as well as outdoors!
As you can see, vulcanized rubber flooring is an incredibly versatile material that can be used for a variety of applications. With its superior durability, shock absorption, and slip-resistant qualities, it is an excellent choice for any space that needs a dependable flooring solution.