Hot Tips (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, despite an array of performance
requirements, heavy use and substantial staining.
Rubber flooring is a sustainable material
made from natural and synthetic rubber. Its
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 money.
Maintenance is far less intrusive, because
occupants do not need to be moved from areas
for extended periods of time while floors are
cleaned and waxes are stripped, reapplied and
allowed to dry. For the same reason, maintenance
is not restricted to holiday and summer
breaks, eliminating the cost of running the HVAC
system to keep staff comfortable and meet the
needs of stripping and waxing protocols.
The resiliency of rubber flooring makes
it easier to move equipment and furniture
across the floor. 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 for institutions
looking to save money and create safe,
comfortable and attractive environments.
This article originally appeared in the December 2016 issue of College 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.