Rubber Flooring

Rubber Flooring Group

Introduction

KarZah, Advanced Materials presents in this group an essential flexible type of flooring, which is Rubber Flooring. Natural rubber, synthetic rubber, EPDM floor, SBR and cast-in-place solution are all part of  this group. In response to the rapid increase in requirements and stricter regulations in personal safety, the production and usage of this floor have begun. Because people are vulnerable to falls, rubber’s properties are useful for effectively mitigating fall effects. 

 

Origin of Natural Rubber

 

Rubber Tree

 

Rubber Tree     Rubber Tree

 

Important to realize that manufacturers extract natural rubber from Brazilian Hevea trees, which are present in the Amazon rain forests. Among rubber’s premium properties are its high elasticity, strength, and resistance to tearing, cutting, and bending at low temperatures.

 

 

Rubber Recycling

 

Tire Recycling     Tire Recycling

 

Tire Recycling     Tire Recycling     Tire Recycling

 

Preserving rubber is vital as it is a natural resource. Therefore, many systems are in place to recycle it. Additionally, since tires are a primary source of used rubber, many factories recycle it and supply it to many applications. The stages of its recycling are:

 

  • Collection of rubber waste
  • Isolation of the rubber from the other materials
  • Cutting the rubber into granules
  • Packing it in bags for sale

 

Moreover, because of the increase in demand and perpetual rubber scarcity, the need to manufacture rubber alternatives arose. Consequently, EPDM (Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer), which has similar properties to natural rubber, was synthesized.

 

 

 

 

 

Rubber Flooring Classification

Classification of Rubber Flooring According to Nature of Material

Below are rubber floor classifications based on the type of main raw material used:

 

Virgin Natural Rubber

 

Natural Rubber Floor     Natural Rubber Floor

 

Virgin Natural Rubber is made of natural rubber without any additives and can have the color modified upon request. KarZah supplies natural rubber floor from reputable companies.

 

 

Recycled Rubber

 

Recycled Rubber Floor     Recycled Rubber Floor

 

Initially, this type undergoes sorting, refining, then cutting into small pieces as per specs. It is worth knowing that tire recycling is one of the primary sources in obtaining this type of rubber. Due to the black color of tires, we call this type of material SBR (Solid Black Rubber).

 

 

Synthetic Rubber

 

Synthetic Rubber     Synthetic Rubber

 

This type of rubber flooring consists of granules of colored EPDM, mixed with hard rubber granules.

 

 

 

 

Classification of Rubber Flooring According to Shape of Product

We classify rubber floors according to their shape into four types:

 

Square and Interlock Rubber Tiles

 

Rubber Flooring Tiles     Rubber Flooring Tiles

 

They are black and consist of one or two layers. If the tile is in more than one layer, then the lower comes in SBR. However, the upper layers are colored (green, red, or blue).

 

 

Rubber Rolls

 

Rubber Flooring Rolls

 

Rubber rolls can be manufactured from Virgin Natural Rubber, SBR, or EPDM.

 

 

Cast-in-Place Rubber Floors

 

Rubber Flooring Cast-in-Place     Rubber Flooring Cast-in-Place

 

This type is poured in place using SBR.

 

 

Layered Rubber Floors

 

Rubber Floor Layers    Acrylic Rubber Flooring

 

 

We usually use this type of flooring for indoor sports courts and stadiums. It is important to know that the base layer is made entirely of SBR, like SBR tiles, rolls, or casting. Finally, a polyurethane or acrylic top layer is applied.

 

 

 

 

Classification of Rubber Flooring According to Product Composition

We classify rubber floors according to product composition and product application to the following five types:

 

Flooring Made of Solid Black Rubber Granules SBR

These floors consist of rubber granules mixed with polyurethane glue and colored materials. Square tiles are of different sizes and thicknesses. They also come as a cross interlock. Among the most primary advantages of this type:

 

SBR Solid Black Rubber Granules

 

SBR Solid Black Rubber Floor    SBR Solid Black Rubber Floor

 

SBR Solid Black Rubber Floor

 

          • Used internally and externally
          • There are several colors (blue, red, green, and black)
          • Withstand external factors of heat, sun, water, and moisture

 

 

SBR Rubber Casting Floors

These floors consist of rubber granules mixed with polyurethane glue and colored materials. Rubber is mixed mechanically at the installation site with different components, and then the mixture is poured into a machine. The machine spreads the rubber mixture on the floor with specific thickness and density according to specs. This type of rubber is similar to the previous type (SBR), but it differs in its application. Furthermore, the method of installing and applying this type is easier and faster than laying tiles one by one. Among the most valuable advantages of this type:

 

Rubber Flooring Cast-in-Place

 

          • Used internally and externally
          • There are many colors (blue, red, green, and black).
          • Endures external factors from heat, sun, water, and moisture
          • Ease and speed of application and installation on-site, especially for large areas

 

 

Gym Club Polyurethane Rubber Flooring

 

Polyurethane Rubber Flooring

 

Polyurethane Rubber Flooring     Polyurethane Rubber Flooring

 

These floors consist of a base layer of SBR with a thickness of 8 mm, mixed and applied mechanically with polyurethane glue on site. Alternatively, we can position an SBR of 8 mm rolls on site. We deploy a primer layer to ensure that layers bond together well. A sealing material fills the gaps and level the surface. We pour a self-leveling layer of polyurethane with a thickness of 2 mm. We coat the surface with anti-corrosion substances to ensure that surface does not corrode in the long run. This substance provides UV protection, too. In the final stage, we paint the playground lines as per specs.

 

 

Acrylic Rubber Floors Acrylic System

 

Acrylic Rubber Flooring

 

 

Acrylic Rubber Flooring               Acrylic Rubber Flooring

 

 

Acrylic Rubber Flooring     Acrylic Rubber Flooring     Acrylic Rubber Flooring

 

KarZah provides several types of Acrylic rubber floor systems. These floors consist of a base layer of SBR with a thickness of 8 mm, mixed and applied mechanically with polyurethane glue on site. Alternatively, prefabricated 8 mm SBR rolls can be placed on site.

 

We deploy a primer layer to ensure that layers bond together well. A sealing material fills the gaps and level the surface. Then, we cast the finished acrylic layer with a thickness of 2 mm. In the final stage, we make stadium lines according to the specs of each stadium.

 

 

EPDM Rubber Flooring

Roller rubber floors are composed of black rubber granules (SBR), mixed with polyurethane glue, and some colored industrial EPDM granules added in a percentage ranging between 15-20% of the total components. This type of synthetic rubber comes in various thicknesses, and its density varies between 850 – 900 kg / m³, which makes it distinguished by its high shock resistance. Among the most outstanding advantages of these floors:

 

EPDM Rubber Floor     EPDM Rubber Flooring

 

EPDM Rubber Flooring     EPDM Rubber Flooring     EPDM Rubber Flooring

 

EPDM Rubber Flooring     EPDM Rubber Flooring

 

          • Used internally and externally
          • There are many colors (gray, blue, green, orange, yellow)

 

 

 

 

 

Applications of Rubber Flooring

Natural and synthetic rubber is installed on floors and walls as a type of shock protection system. Rubber floors are generally suitable for the following areas:

 

Landscape Rubber Mulch     Landscape Rubber Mulch

 

Landscape Rubber Mulch     Landscape Rubber Mulch     Landscape Rubber Mulch

 

Landscape Tree Ring      Landscape Tree Ring    Landscape Tree Ring

 

  • Indoor and outdoor gym floors
  • Public garden floors, courtyard floors, university, and school stadium floors
  • Recreation places flooring
  • Outdoor flooring
  • The floors of walking and sports places
  • Indoor and outdoor children’s playgrounds and walls
  • Flooring, home gardens
  • Floors and walls of health clubs and bodybuilding centers
  • Ocean floors, swimming pools, and walkways

 

 

There are also particular uses for this material, the most important of which are:

 

Equestrian Rubber Mulch     Equestrian Rubber Mulch

 

Rubber Floor Horse Stable     Rubber Floor Horse Stable     Rubber Floor Horse Stable

 

Equestrian Rubber Tiles     Equestrian Rubber Tiles

 

  • Equestrian, in horse stables facilities. As the rubber floors give the horses a soft level, they help them protect against joint and cartilage infections.

 

 

 

Rubber Tile and Floor for Military Purpose     Rubber Tile and Floor for Military Purpose

 

Rubber Tile and Floor for Military Purpose     Rubber Tile and Floor for Military Purpose     Rubber Tile and Floor for Military Purpose

 

  • Floors, walls, and ceilings of military and private shooting ranges. To adequately soundproof shooting ranges, we install a particular type of solid rubber granule SBR tiles of 30 – 50 mm thick. These tiles protect the walls from damage due to shooting, too.

 

 

 

 

 

Rubber Flooring Features

 

Rubber Flooring

 

Anti-vibration Rubber Mats     Insulating Rubber Mats

 

Rubber flooring has many features:

 

  • Shock resistant
  • Fall protection
  • Anti-slip
  • Bulletproof if thick and high in density
  • Ease of installation
  • Ease of cleaning
  • Heat and sound insulator
  • It gives an aesthetic view of the land upon installation
  • Rubber floors work for walls internally and externally
  • Does not need accessories for mounting, except for glue