To begin with, decking normally involves the installation of wooden boards to build a strong platform for residential or commercial premises. Generally, decks at home are installed in the outdoor area near the pool, children’s play area, or the garden area.
It would be wise to install rubber decking for your home because rubber makes a non-slippery platform. Most importantly, if you have kids at home who keep running around, they can enjoy comfortably. You need not worry about their slipping and injuring themselves.
Why rubber decks?
Other than being non-slippery in nature, rubber can survive most weather conditions making them ideal for any location. Rubber is suitable for outdoors with temperatures 0 to 100 degrees. Compared to wood, asphalt, and concrete flooring, rubber is gentle and doesn’t get damaged very easily. Rubber can be used on top of these surfaces as well. The wood and rubber combined decks available in the market can also be bought.
Rubber has the ability for absorption of physical impact to a great extent. Due to its natural resistance to water, it makes an ideal choice for wet areas. Rubber flooring is also useful for protecting your deck area from the UV damage caused by the sun.
Another benefit is that the undesirable formation of molds around the house can be prevented with rubber decks. The elasticity of rubber makes it very comfortable to stand in the areas where rubber decks are installed.
Usually, rubber used in strong tires is the raw material used for rubber decking solutions. In some flooring options, to utilize the functions of a rubber floor while giving your floor a more defined look with wood, the rubber is used as an upper filling of wooden decks.
Rubber decking comes in a variety of color options too. So, if you have been using wooden flooring, you might consider the choice of colors while getting a rubber decking for your home done.
Cost and quality
Rubber decks cost around $2 to $3 per foot. It is well worth spending extra on rubber flooring than getting usual floor options that need high maintenance and are slippery too.
Rubber decking sheets or rubber boards can be bought for installation of your rubber floor. Rubber boards are fastened to each other to create a water-proof floor. You do not need any sealer or additional material to lock the floor.
Buffing the rubber decks can enhance the anti-slip feature of the surface. Maintenance Low maintenance is required for rubber floors, and it is easy to clean them. The rubber decking for your home can last for up to 5 years if you have installed it correctly.
Unlike wooden decks, you do not have to spend money on paint, deck sealer and other such costs to maintain the rubber floor.