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Rubber Garage Flooring vs PVC Garage Flooring

Thursday, 1 September 2016

GarageWhich one is the right one?

Choosing the perfect flooring for your garage can be tough. Garages are often just a cold colourless concrete floor that is uninviting, and not very pleasing. The best solutions are garage floor tiles, but which ones? Rubber or PVC?

When deciding which floor to choose, you have to determine the most important features you want your flooring to have, which means you need to know exactly what your garage will be used for. Storing your car, a workshop, a gym space, or maybe a mixture of them all. Lets look at some of the most common and important features for garage floor tiles.

Installation Process

Garage rubber roll

Rubber

Rubber garage flooring comes in tiles and in sheets. This means that you will have a choice between them. There is little to no prep work to be done, but when in sheet form they need an adhesive to be applied to make sure the flooring stays in place and does not move or shift. In addition, the tiles are often not interlocking, meaning you would need to spend extra time ensuring the tiles are placed properly without gaps or spaces.

PVC

PVC garage flooring come in interlocking tiles, making them an easy and DIY friendly flooring to install. They can be cut with ease to fit perfectly in any space and corner. By simply interlocking the grooves and edges of the tiles together, you can install these PVC garage tiles in not time. Thanks to the interlocking system, there is no need for any extra adhesives or glues, giving you the opportunity to replace an individual tile or area without hassle or damage.

While Rubber garage tiles can be easy, depending on the format and area, PVC garage tiles are less of a hassle and take away the need for any messy adhesives!

Durability and Reliability

garage pvc texture

Rubber

As far as durabley, both Rubber garage flooring and PVC garage flooring are extremely durable and hardwearing, making them suitable for use in areas where it will be handling a lot of stress. Both of these floors are resistant to abrasions, scratches and damages from sharp objects such as tools.

PVC

Since PVC garage tiles are naturally more flexible and softer than rubber tiles, they are less prone to damage and are more likely to withstand wear for a longer period. The PVC garage tiles are also resistant to chemical and oil spills, giving them a longer life.

Versatility and Safety

garage pvc design

Rubber

Rubber garage flooring can be used in almost any setting, whether it be in a garage, gym, or any space, it can be used without hassle. The only down side to the rubber garage flooring is if the flooring becomes wet. Rubber flooring can become slippery when it is wet, meaning it can be dangerous. Since rubber garage floors can come in rolls, this eliminates the ability to mix, match and create colourful patterns and designs in the floor.

PVC

PVC tiles are also great in almost any setting, including commercial industrial and of course residential. Unlike rubber garage tiles, PCV garage tiles are slip resistant and are safe to use in areas where they may become wet. The surface of the tiles have a textured finish and have properties that make the flooring soft yet durable for all areas. PVC garage flooring come in tiles of all colours, giving you the opportunity to create a design, mix colours and even strategically divide a room into sections. This allows for more freedom, versatility and creativity.

So which one is better?

PVC garage tiles are a more versitile, and colourful option for your garage flooring. The endless possibilities are possible with Fortemix Fortelock Garage Floor Tiles. You can find the different ranges of Fortelock PVC tiles on our online store, and even order a sample to see for yourself.

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