When the rubber hits the floor

If you’re looking for a green home, and you’re thinking about green flooring, think rubber. It’s easy to clean.

Using rubber as a flooring material is a rather innovative idea that many people likely would not think about. Ever given some thought to changing your flooring material to rubber? It’s a green alternative and easy to clean. If you do want to give this type of flooring a spin, it’s a good idea to think about it before you build a new home or make plans to remodel an existing one.

You don’t know what you need for your new flooring? Easy, do the research and find out what your options are. Having several options will help you choose what you need and what you want, as often those are two different things. First take some time to sort out what you want from new flooring. For instance, what about rubber floors?

While rubber floors may sound a little like something out of a madhouse, it’s honestly a great idea. This kind of flooring is usually found in schools because it’s durable and so easy to clean. Kind of makes some sense doesn’t it? Think about all the traffic a rubber floor can handle and then think about your recreation room or your basement. They’re great places for rubber floors, right? The beauty of this kind of flooring is that it can take just about anything you and your family throw at it and on it and it’s an easy keeper. No fuss, no muss and no wax or scrubbing.

Think a rubber floor might look at tad… different? Well, here’s a thought. You can always dress it up with area rugs. Many families just starting out can’t always go for the gold when it comes to flooring materials and find they have to stick to a strict budget. Rubber flooring may be a viable option for them to consider.

So, if you’re on a budget and can’t really see your way clear to buying marble tiles or other natural stone tiles, then consider all the options out there before deciding what you want to do. Changing your flooring is a big decision. You want to get it right the first time, or at least get something you know you can upgrade later when you have more money.

You will want to keep it simple to install and simple to clean, particularly if you have kids and animals. Maybe you will want to install it yourself. That’s definitely an option, but make sure you choose something that is easy to install in the first place. Think about your lifestyle. How much traffic do you have in various parts of your house? How much time do you want to spend cleaning?

When you have some answers, then you make your decision. You don’t have to be in a rush to do anything. Just take your time. After all, you have to live with your choice of flooring for many years to come. Make it a good one, but don’t stress out about it. If you have questions, call a knowledgeable local flooring contractor and ask what the latest trends are in flooring. They have their fingertips on the pulse of the industry and know what customers like.

Dean Dupre is with Champion Tile, a Clearwater Flooring, Tampa Flooring, and tile installation company. To learn more, visit Champtile.com.

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