Rubber floors made from SBR rubber are increasingly being considered for
various commercial applications, especially in high traffic environments.
Styrene Butadiene Rubber or SBR is a synthetic rubber with no natural rubber
SBR rubber floors are recommended for institutional facilities, gyms,
garages, basements and workshops for several reasons. Rubber flooring is
resilient, flexible and durable, resistant to burns and dents, and perfect for
allergy sufferers. Rubber is also impervious to liquid, warm underfoot, and
easy to clean.
Rubber floors allow seamless installations, making them perfect for
environments where bacteria and infections are a threat, and for spaces that
require frequent and intensive cleaning. SBR floors are manufactured with
antimicrobial properties throughout the product. SBR is not poisonous or
noxious when burning, allowing safe egress.
Rubber flooring has excellent slip resistance, exceeding ADA/BCA
recommendations for slip resistance on flat dry surfaces. The resilient surface
also reduces the potential for injury in the event of a fall, and minimises leg
and back fatigue.
Key benefits of SBR rubber flooring also include dimensionally stable
material; greater sound absorbance than common vinyl flooring; resistance to heavy
impact loads, cigarette burns and chemical spills; simple maintenance
requirements with no waxing required; natural resistance to damage from gouges
and scuffs because of their homogeneous construction; superior colour
uniformity; unlimited custom graphic and design options; and no health or
The GECA certified Artigo SBR flooring from Novaproducts Global is
available in many styles and colours to suit every design requirement. Key
considerations including safety, walking comfort, and hygiene have been
incorporated into Artigo rubber flooring during manufacture.