Care and

Maintenance Tips

Now that you have new thick rubber flooring, you might be wondering, how do I take care of it? If you’ve recently invested in installing rubber floors, chances are you want to protect them. This article is going to walk you through the basic care and maintenance of your floors. We are also going to include our favorite tips that will prolong the life of your rubber floors. Get ready to bookmark this article and refer back to it as needed.

GENERAL CARE AND CLEANING

The suggestions offered in this section will give you some insight into the daily care of your floors. Some of these suggestions are for regular use while others are on an as-needed basis. 

  • Keep Entrances Clear – You will want to make sure the walkway into the room with your rubber flooring is free of debris, dirt, or sand. These elements can wear your rubber flooring down faster and embed into the surface. 
  • Sweep & Vaccum – The best tools to clean your rubber floors are a broom and a vacuum. These tools will remove and clear debris quickly and keep the surface free of particulates. We also suggest doing this before getting the floor wet for cleaning. 
  • Mops for General Cleaning – After the floor is clear of particulates, you can use a mop and the manufacturer recommended cleaning products. Take note, however, you don’t want to saturate the floor with water or cleaning products. A damp mop with mixed in product is really all you will need to get your floors clean. Go light on any product you use with the water as they tend to leave a residue on rubber floors. 
  • Avoid Getting Your Floor Wet – The only exception for this is if your floors are installed near a pool or similar space. If that is the case, different care is needed. But for those who have rubber floors in their basement or their home gyms, you’ll want to avoid getting the floors wet. Rubber flooring can collect mildew if they are consistently fighting moisture.
  • Fury Friends – If you plan on allowing pets on your rubber floors there are a few things to consider. Keep nails trimmed so they don’t leave unwanted scratches on your floors. When accidents happen, try to clean these messes up as quickly as possible. This is especially true for wet messes as they can seep into your floors causing stains, residue, and odors. You can use a dry cloth to clean the mess up and a damp mop. A disinfect can be be used on the floor, such as with a spray cleaner, just be sure to test it out before using it on a widespread area.