Popularity of commercial rubber flooring is boosting residential interest on the West Coast
We learned, in Where Have all the Tires Gone?, that a lot of homeowners are using underlayment made from recycled tires under their hardwood floors.
But a lot of them are using rubber flooring, too.
“We have sold and installed rubber in retail stores and gyms, but we’re also installing it in residential homes,” says Sam Snow, owner of EcoFloors in Portland, OR. “One of the best sellers is Zip Tiles from RB Rubber.” Read the rest of this entry »
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Recycled rubber underlayment and flooring lessen burden on landfills and curb illegal dumping
If that company happens to be focused on durable “green” products, you also know that one of your best underlayment options is made from recycled tires.
“Versa-Quiet (from Renew Brands) is superior in both performance and from the standpoint of the environment,” says Ken Weisbacher, president of KW Flooring companies in southwest Ohio, whose rubber underlayment sales have diverted 125,000 tires from landfills in the past year. “The cost of Versa-Quiet also is no greater than other premium underlayment products.” Read the rest of this entry »
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