Recycled Rubber Tiles - ProsThe best thing is the "recycled" part. In this age of everything green, it's becoming more important to reuse and recycle as much as possible. Used-up rubber tires are an insidious mess, clogging landfills, creeks, and oceans. What better way to get rid of old rubber than flatten them out and turn them into a floor?
Gerbert's ECOsurfaces boasts 100% post-consumer recycled materials. Any kind of mix-in color is about 30% post-consumer recycled.
Also, recycled rubber floors do have insulating properties and are very comfortable to walk on.
Porosity is a FactorBut consider the fact that these rubber floors are very porous. So, they really don't do well in kitchens or other areas where you can expect a lot of spills.
Even Diamond Safety Concepts, a leader in recycled rubber flooring, says, "For some athletic flooring applications the relative thickness and porous attributes associated with most recycled rubber materials may not be the best choice."