At Fairmont Industries, we understand the importance of proper installation techniques for EPDM synthetic rubber flooring. EPDM synthetic rubber flooring is a durable and long-lasting flooring option that is used in a variety of applications, including commercial, industrial, and residential settings. However, the durability and longevity of EPDM synthetic rubber flooring can only be achieved through proper installation techniques. In this article, we will discuss the importance of proper installation techniques for EPDM synthetic rubber flooring and provide helpful tips to ensure your flooring is installed correctly.
The Benefits of EPDM Synthetic Rubber Flooring
Before we dive into the importance of proper installation techniques, let’s first discuss the benefits of EPDM synthetic rubber flooring. EPDM synthetic rubber flooring is a popular flooring option due to its durability, resistance to water and chemicals, and ease of maintenance. It is commonly used in high-traffic areas such as gyms, schools, hospitals, and commercial kitchens. In addition, EPDM synthetic rubber flooring is environmentally friendly and can be recycled at the end of its lifespan.
Why Proper Installation Techniques are Important
Proper installation techniques are essential for ensuring the longevity and durability of EPDM synthetic rubber flooring. If the flooring is not installed correctly, it can lead to issues such as bubbling, curling, and unevenness. These issues can not only be unsightly but can also create safety hazards, particularly in high-traffic areas.
Proper installation techniques involve a variety of factors, including subfloor preparation, adhesive selection, and acclimation. Let’s take a closer look at each of these factors and how they contribute to proper installation.
Subfloor preparation is the foundation of any successful EPDM synthetic rubber flooring installation. It involves cleaning, levelling, and priming the subfloor to ensure it is smooth and free of debris. If the subfloor is not prepared correctly, it can lead to unevenness and bubbling in the flooring.
The adhesive selected for the installation of EPDM synthetic rubber flooring is critical. It must be compatible with both the subfloor and the flooring material and be able to withstand the stresses of high-traffic areas. Using the wrong adhesive or not applying it correctly can lead to curling and lifting of the flooring.
Acclimation is the process of allowing the flooring material to adjust to the temperature and humidity of the installation site. This step is often overlooked but is crucial to the success of the installation. If the flooring is not allowed to acclimate properly, it can lead to bubbling and unevenness.
Helpful Tips for Proper Installation
To ensure your EPDM synthetic rubber flooring is installed correctly, here are some helpful tips to keep in mind:
- Hire a professional installer who has experience with EPDM synthetic rubber flooring installations.
- Make sure the subfloor is clean, level, and primed before installing the flooring.
- Select an adhesive that is compatible with both the subfloor and the flooring material.
- Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for acclimation.
- Use the proper tools and techniques for installation, including cutting the flooring to fit the room and rolling it out to ensure a smooth, even surface.
In conclusion, proper installation techniques are critical to the longevity and durability of EPDM synthetic rubber flooring. By taking the time to properly prepare the subfloor, select the right adhesive, and allow the flooring to acclimate, you can ensure your flooring is installed correctly and will last for years to come. At Fairmont Industries, we take great pride in our ability to install EPDM synthetic rubber flooring correctly, and we would be happy to assist you with your flooring needs.