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Reinventing a tired classic

“Rubber flooring is a bit boring”. We regularly hear that from customers. It was developed in the 1900s and grew in popularity after WW2 and, in many respects, has remained unchanged since then. So we were very interested when we came across Liquid Rubber, an innovative material that rewrites the flooring rulebook.

 

It’s applied as a liquid and cures overnight to a seamless, flexible finish. 

It’s carbon-neutral and free of oil-based compounds and chemicals.

It’s tough enough to cope with the busiest of commercial spaces.

It offers bags of design flexibility.

 

What’s not to like?

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Most rubber floors are synthetic, not natural, and are made from oil-based Styrene-Butadiene plastic. This is non-biodegradable and has been identified as a potential source of microplastics in the environment. Butadiene is also a known carcinogen. Synthetic rubber has a high carbon footprint typically generating 12-16 kg of CO2 per metre in production and use.

Greener and cleaner
 

In contrast, Liquid Rubber is a bio-polymer, made from vegetable oil, not crude oil, and other natural ingredients. And, it uses around 50% recycled content in its production. This helps to make it virtually carbon neutral with a carbon footprint 92% lower than typical rubber flooring.

 

Liquid Rubber is a semi-permanent solution. It’s engineered to last 30 years+, much longer than many other flooring materials. This also reduces its carbon footprint and maximises the return on production resources. And, at the end of its life, the material can be recycled.

 

It’s made from organic components so is free of the potentially hazardous chemicals which are present in most synthetic flooring products.

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Zero Carbon targets in construction cannot be met without a shift away from high-carbon, oil-based flooring products like synthetic rubber. Growing awareness of this issue is driving many to seek out more sustainable, viable alternatives and an increasing number of architectural and design practices have made public commitments to make this change.

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Top Performer

The seamless, flexible finish of Liquid Rubber offers other lots of advantages in busy commercial environments:

 

It’s super hard-wearing (Class 34) and resistant to scrapes and spills

It’s great on fire safety (B rated) and slip safety (available with R11 finish)

And because there are no seams or joins, it’s very hygienic and easy to maintain

 

There are over 50 organic colours in the range and custom mixes can be made to your target reference. So, Liquid Rubber ticks all the boxes - sustainability, performance and design - so it’s a great alternative to synthetic flooring in education, healthcare and public buildings.

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