Why Choose Rubber Bathroom Flooring?
One of the big advantages of rubber bathroom flooring is the way it feels.
Durable, resistant, and resilient, these materials can take a beating, but unlike hard tile they still provide you with a plush, cushy comfort that can make your bathroom more inviting. At the same time this soft demeanor reduces the risk of injuries that can occur if someone slips on a puddle or slick spilled soap. That makes it particularly useful in children’s bathrooms and elder care facilities.
While the surface of rubber tiles are flat, they also have a subtle texture to them which can give a little bit of traction in wet bathroom environments. Normally, Pastille Alpha is recommended as it has an R10 anti-slip rating.
Use in a shower tray though, is not recommended due to chemicals used while cleaning that could cause degradation of rubber. It must be cleaned with a neutral pH cleaner such as our REMP Hyperclean
Slipping and falling in the bathroom is a common occurrence – most of us have done this at least once in our lives. However, with the right type of bathroom flooring, not only do you reduce your chance of slipping, you also protect yourself from the risk of incurring injuries. We offer Dalsouple rubber, which is an effective and affordable flooring solution to minimise the risk of slipping. It’s also low maintenance, easy to clean and waterproof, making it perfect for the bathroom.
Can you use it as a shower tray? Short answer - NO!
There can be problems if the tile is laid incorrectly, as well as allowing for run-off into drainage areas. Also the various chemicals used in showers (yes that includes nail polish and nail polish remover acetone) can blemish or compromise the impervious nature of rubber and its appearance. It may "spot" with acid attack.
Our recommendation is to use stainless steel in a shower tray. Its easy to clean and has no tiresome cleaning associated with grouted ceramic tile.
However, the Dalsouple has been used on interior shower walls quite effectively without problems, but it is outside our warranty and at the owners risk..
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Dasouple’s rubber flooring of the bathroom offers a broad variety of benefits. These include:
- Shock absorbency – Perfect for the bathroom as dropped items such as glasses and mirrors will not break.
- Waterproof – Ensuring that excess water from the sink, shower or washing machine causes no damage to your floor.
- Cost-effective – Cheaper than tile and slate. Furthermore, these may easily become cracked or broken, requiring expensive replacement.
- Non-slip properties to minimise your risk of falls. If you do fall however, rubber flooring will provide a softer landing surface.
- Easier to clean than other materials and is low maintenance.
- Comfortable standing surface.
- Provides a lifespan of up to 20 years, ensuring long lasting durability
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Please note that although rubber is designed to offer a good degree of slip resistance underfoot in dry conditions, it can still be slippery when wet if Uni Smooth flooring is being used as there in no texture.
To minimise the risk of slippage, it is a good idea to use bathmats when installed in a domestic bathroom for instance.
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DalTex 2.5mm Pastille Alpha Tiles 682mm x 682mm R10 anti- slip (colour - Lagon)
If you’d like to learn more about Dalsouple natural rubber for bathroom flooring, contact us for more information and expert advice. We offer a range of colours, textures and types, including environmentally friendly recycled options. Having supplied the country with high quality rubber for over 20 years, you can be sure that you’ll receive hard wearing and long lasting products you can trust.
Arrange for a quote today – give us a call on (03) 9773 9933, or contact us through our online contact form.