If you choose rubber tiles, you are doing a lot for the preservation of the environment. These tiles are made from used car tires and are recycled during the process. The most common types of rubber that are popularly used for making tiles are EPDM, SBR, NBR, IIR, and PBR. Although many prefer EPDM rubber because it is very durable and of high quality. Compared to typical rubber tire granules (i.e. material obtained from the recycling of car tires), EPDM is odorless and can withstand harmful UV rays for a lifetime.
Rubber tile manufacturers can even add bespoke ingredients to make these tiles suitable for specific needs. These tiles are processed using various chemical and mechanical processes to increase their resistance to atmospheric agents and rough use.
Vulcanizing – Rubber tiles are processed with sulfur or similar chemicals to improve their mechanical properties. In general, interlocking rubber tiles are treated with vulcanization. This process makes the tiles less sticky and suitable for outdoor use. Even strength and other mechanical properties improve dramatically after the process.
– Layering – Rubber tiles consist of several layers, the thickness and mechanical properties depend on these layers. Thin tiles are preferred for indoor use. However, thicker tiles are recommended for outdoor use. They also come with additional treatment for a completely non-slip surface.
– Texturing – As an important part of the decor, these tiles are also available in different textures and patterns. Makes it easy to combine these tiles with other interior designs and themes. Tiles were invented as floors for industrial use. The main reason for using these floors was to provide shock-resistant, weather-resistant terrain with an acoustic dampening effect.