3 Common Myths About Rubber Resurfacing

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Rubber resurfacing is the newest trend in the home renovation & upgrades market; not only is it ideal for families with little children and elderly loved ones, but it will help make your unfinished driveway look brand new, increasing your home’s resale value along the way. Unfortunately, there are still many misconceptions that are unfairly attached to rubber resurfacing. Every homeowner needs to understand the truths behind all the misinformation so that they can make educated decisions regarding the resurfacing of their driveways, exterior staircases, and more! Here are three common myths regarding rubber resurfacing:


Myth #1: Rubber Resurfacing Can Be Used for Basketball Floors 


Rubber resurfacing boasts a high level of slip-resistance technology that is designed to keep people and animals from slipping and falling, especially in the winter, when ice is common. Picture this, a basketball is bouncing outside of your general direction, as you leap for it the slip-resistance technology kicks in and you fall scraping your knee or injuring a body part.


Slip-resistance technology is an ideal solution for home patios, playground surfaces and driveways because these are common outside areas where children tend to play, reducing their risk of injury. However, if you will be engaging in competitive or recreational sporting events, you should do so on grass, basketball court, or tennis court.


Myth #2: Rubber Flooring Will Make Your Home Smell Like a Tire Depot


Another common myth regarding the implementation of rubber flooring in your home is that it will make your entire house smell like a tire depot. The fact of the matter is, whatever you decide to add to your home, whether it be a fresh coat of paint to your walls or new hardwood flooring, the smell of the materials may linger for a couple of weeks. As for rubber flooring, the smell of rubber may be present, but the intensity of the odour is very subtle and will gradually subside a day or two after the installation, once the room has had an opportunity to air out. Less than 1% of our customers have made comments about the pungency of our rubber flooring and most have made follow up calls stating the smell had dissipated.


Myth #3: Rubber Flooring Is Not a Great Insulator


This myth is a little more convoluted; rubber does not work adequately as an insulator for temperature conveyance. This means that if you lay rubber on a relatively cold floor, the rubber itself will turn cold. However, rubber does work excellently as an insulator of sound! This is awesome news for anyone interested in transforming a room in their home into a personal gym or a band practice room. You can drop weights or crank the music exceptionally loud without having to worry about your flooring being cracked or other people in your household being annoyed with loud noises!


If you have any questions regarding the installation of rubber flooring in your home, contact Vancouver Safety Surfacing today!

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