Glossary: Resilient Flooring
A type of flooring material designed to be comfortable to stand and work on, stain resistant, and durable enough to withstand heavy traffic.
There are several static-control options within the resilient flooring category, at a range of price points. The most common types of resilient flooring are made with vinyl, rubber, and recycled rubber. These materials are all known for being extremely durable while providing some level of cushioning (as compared to hard concrete). Rubber is especially good for this, providing an exceptional ergonomic walking surface.
Another common trait of resilient flooring is resistance to stains, including chemicals, dirt, and liquids. Resilient flooring also resists penetration by water, making it less likely than textile-based materials to become a breeding ground for mold and mildew.
Resilient flooring withstands heavy foot traffic. The materials used to make resilient flooring resist scuffing and damage from rolling furniture, dollies, or pallet jacks that are dragged across the floor. Rubber flooring is also slip resistant, making it an ideal solution for wet applications in manufacturing facilities.
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