Hot Tips (Rubber Flooring)
Simplify Maintenance with Rubber Flooring
- By Tasha Hughes
- December 1st, 2016
Maintaining floor coverings throughout
educational facilities can be challenging.
Floors in these buildings are subject to a
variety of uses. Foot traffic is significant and
opportunities for staining numerous. Rubber
flooring offers a solution that simplifies
maintenance. Here’s why:
- Rubber flooring is a sustainable material
made from natural and synthetic rubber. The
floor’s dense, homogeneous surface repels
dirt while resisting staining. As a result, the
floor stays clean longer and can be maintained
with little more than water.
- The dense surface does not absorb water,
chemicals and other liquid spills, which
makes for easy cleanup, while minimizing
the potential for slips.
- Rubber flooring never requires waxing,
labor-intensive stripping or the application
of sealants, saving valuable time and the
costs of purchasing wax and sealants.
- Maintenance is far less intrusive, because
groups of students do not need to be moved
from areas for extended periods of time
while floors are cleaned and waxes are
stripped, re-applied and allowed to dry.
- Scheduling maintenance is easier because
large areas do not need to be closed for
lengthy periods of time. For the same reason,
maintenance is not restricted to holiday and
- The resiliency of rubber flooring makes it
easier to move equipment and furniture. It also
ensures the comfort of housekeeping staff,
protecting against muscle fatigue and aching
backs, legs and feet.
In addition to these maintenance
benefits, rubber flooring offers a variety of
performance features and the durability that
make it an attractive long-term investment
This article originally appeared in the December 2016 issue of School Planning & Management.
Tasha Hughes is a marketing specialist, PR, for nora systems, Inc. (www.nora.com/us). She can be reached at Tasha.firstname.lastname@example.org or 800-332/NORA.