Everything You Need to Know about Rubaroc
Poured-in-place rubber surfaces are growing in their applications, both in commercial and residential environments. The surface is versatile, safe, durable, low-maintenance, and super-customizable. Plus, it can be applied to almost any solid-substrate material like concrete, hardwood, brick, epoxy, asphalt, and stone among others. All this makes poured-in-place rubber a better flooring option than the other choices available today.
Rubber surfacing with Rubaroc is often preferred by rubber surfacing companies and professional installers as it combines EPDM granules with a high-quality polymer resin to create a resilient, non-skid, and safe surface for a variety of spaces. Read on to learn more about Rubaroc!
What Is Rubaroc?
Rubaroc is poured-in-place rubber surfacing that’s applied to a variety of indoor and outdoor surfaces. It comprises small EPDM granules that are mixed on-site, poured in place, and troweled by rubber surfacing professionals to achieve a comfortable and aesthetically-pleasing surface.
Why Rubaroc Is Preferred by Professional Rubber Surfacing Installers?
Rubaroc’s rubber surfacing material enjoys a strong reputation among installers and professional surfacing businesses. Read on to know why!
A. It’s Made Using High-Quality Material
The EPDM granules from Rubaroc are made by randomly cutting and shaping high-grade and durable rubber. Hence, installers prefer Rubaroc material as it’s long-lasting and resilient to daily wear and tear.
The granules are mixed with the polyurethane resin binder which allows each granule to cure and firmly adhere to the subfloor. As a result, the flooring is extremely durable. It can withstand extreme changes in temperature and harsh weather conditions.
B – It’s Moisture and Slip-Resistant
Since rubber surfaces are moisture-resistant, it can be installed in almost every area without a second thought. Today, rubber surfacing installers use Rubaroc for homes, gyms, garages, basements, playgrounds, sports centers, pool decks, splash pads, walkways, driveways, and animal care facilities among others.
Moreover, since it’s slip-resistant (even in wet conditions) and offers cushioning underfoot it reduces the risk and severity of fall injuries. Thus, Rubaroc surfaces can also be used in senior care centers and households with seniors.
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C – It’s Available in a Variety of Colors
The rubber granules used in the surfacing are suitable for indoor and outdoor applications and almost any area. The attractive colors available with us can complement your decor like no other surface. We can also mix different color granules to achieve a speckled look.
D – It’s Inhospitable to Pathogenic Growth
Rubber surfaces made using Rubaroc are impervious to mold or any kind of pathogenic microorganisms. This makes it an ideal surfacing option when compared to high-maintenance floors like cork and wood.
E – It’s a Quick and Easy Resurfacing Solution
Since Rubaroc is mixed on-site and installed by our experts, the entire resurfacing project can be completed within 3 days. Our professionals are trained to understand your requirements and consider all the factors before, during, and after the installation.
For instance, water draining over any surface can be an issue if not considered early in the installation process. Our team considers such factors early on to avoid issues in the future. So, whether you are applying Rubaroc to your unevenly-finished basement or your office, we can guarantee you a seamless finish that’ll add an interesting appeal to the area.
Rubaroc: Frequently Asked Questions
In an attempt to help you know more about Rubaroc, we have put together the common questions asked by our customers. Go through these FAQs for answers to such concerns.
1. How Is Rubaroc Used in Rubber Surface Installation?
During an installation, the Rubaroc rubber granule bags and sealed buckets of resin are brought on the site along with a mixer. The certified rubber surfacing installer then mixes and trowels the mixture on-site to accommodate the surface substrate. Rubaroc material is used on all surfaces in need of a permanent, non-slip, resilient surface.
2. How Long before I Use the Installed Surface?
Liquid rubber usually takes 3-4 hours to touch dry. However, newly-installed rubber surfaces take 24 hours to completely dry, cure, and achieve its springy appeal. The drying period may vary on factors like temperature, humidity, and thickness of the coating.
In most cases, you can start using the surface 24 hours post-installation, unless the installer mentions otherwise.
3. Is the Rubaroc Surface Material Tested?
Since Rubaroc rubber is applied to a wide variety of surfaces, it is tested for critical fall heights, UV stability, slip and stain-resistance, and resistance to mold and pathogenic growth. This makes the surface safe and hygienic for everyone, including pets.
4. Is It Possible to Embed My Company Logo in the Rubber Flooring?
Yes! In fact, our professionally-trained installers have undertaken several such custom surfacing projects. Depending on the intricacy of the design, we choose the rubber granules of the desired colors and work on creating the look you are aiming for. Since each granule of the Rubaroc rubber is colored all the way through, your design will remain as is for many years.
5. Can a Damaged Rubber Surface Be Repaired?
Damaged rubber surfaces are extremely easy to repair. All you need to do is get in touch with our team and schedule an appointment. Our expert installers will cut out the damaged area and re-pour the Rubaroc mixture to leave your surface looking as good as new. The fresh material poured will blend in with the surrounding surface and the repair will be unnoticeable.
Do you have more questions? Refer to our complete list of rubber surfacing FAQs where you will find answers to several such queries.
If we haven’t answered your query yet, feel free to get in touch with our team. You can write to us at YourSurface@rubcorp.com or talk to our customer service professionals on 972.462.7259. We hope the information shared above is enough to convince you that Rubaroc rubber surfaces are a safe, versatile, durable, and low-maintenance flooring solution. If you are considering Rubaroc for your surface, you are in luck! Rubcorp specializes in offering quality Rubaroc surfacing services. We are just a call away!