Who knew that the same rubber and foam floors and mats that are often used in home gyms are also an excellent choice for
your child’s nursery, playroom, or daycare center? In fact, multi–purpose foam and rubber flooring and mats are a
healthy alternative for any room in your home including basements, bathrooms, and kitchens. From bright, vivid colors to
wood grain designs, rubber and foam mats and floors work just about anywhere!
Overview of Rubber and Foam Mats and Floors
Rubber and foam mats and floors are usually made of interlocking floor tiles that snap together like puzzle pieces to form
larger mats and flooring. This interlocking type of floor makes rubber and foam flooring installation an easy
do–it–yourself project. In addition to the interlocking tiles, rolled rubber and foam flooring is also available
for wall–to–wall floor installations. Whether you are installing rolled rubber or foam flooring versus
interlocking mats, the seams are often taped on the backside (underneath) for added stability. In some cases where
appropriate, foam and rubber flooring can be glued directly to the subfloor during the installation. For glue–down
floor installations, a professional installer is recommended.
Rubber flooring and mats can be made from natural or synthetic rubber. For those that are allergic to latex, it is
recommended that you choose synthetic rubber over natural for an allergy friendly floor. Foam flooring and mats are made of
high–density Ethylene Vinyl Acetate (EVA) foam which is also latex-free, on top of being lead–free,
PVC–free and non-toxic, making them an automatic allergy friendly flooring choice.
Rubber and foam mats and floors are oil and chemical resistant, shock absorbent, waterproof, easy to clean and can even
add additional insulation to your home. In addition, both rubber flooring and EVA foam flooring are slip–resistant
making them not only kid and allergy friendly, but also disability friendly flooring choices for those that use canes,
walkers, or crutches.
Foam and Rubber Home Gym Floors and Mats
One of the most popular uses of foam and rubber mats and floors is in home gyms and exercise
rooms. When it comes to foam
and rubber flooring mats for your home gym, there are a variety of different choices available. Foam and rubber home gym
mats fall under a number of different categories including exercise flooring, personal fitness mats, yoga mats, martial arts
flooring, safety mats, and many more. It’s best to choose the foam or rubber mat or all–over flooring that has been
tailored to fit your preferred workout for best results. For example, thick, cushiony, martial arts flooring should not be
used for dance workouts and vice versa. For more information about foam and rubber home gym floors and mats, check out
FindAnyFloor's blog on Home Gym Flooring and Exercise Mats.
Kid Friendly Foam and Rubber Floors and Mats
When it comes to kid friendly foam and rubber flooring mats, you will also find an
expansive selection to choose from.
Kid friendly rubber and foam flooring comes in bright vivid colors. Incorporating bight vivid colors into your child’s
surrounding has been shown to promote brain activity and health. In addition, kid play mats can be found in colorful
interlocking puzzle tiles that fit together to forum shapes, numbers, or letters to help your child learn as they play. Some
foam and rubber flooring companies also offer reversible interlocking tile mats and custom–made designs. To learn
more, check out our information on Foam and Rubber Mats for Nursery, Playroom, or Daycare.
Whether you choose foam or rubber flooring, or even mats, you can have a lot of fun with the variety of different
textures, designs, colors, thicknesses, and densities. With so many choices available, you can find the right foam or rubber
flooring to use as a healthy and safe alternative for your home, be it in a home gym, nursery, playroom, or even outside in
some cases around a children's play area. For more information or help on finding rubber and foam flooring in your area or on
the internet, use our Chat Live feature at the top of every page of this website to chat with one of our rubber and foam