Personal tools
log in | join | help
Sections

Is recycled rubber flooring a green and healthy choice? We're considering it for a basement living space.

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Feb 24, 2012 01:00 AM
Editorial Rating: 1 2 3 4 5
Average Rating: 1 2 3 4 5 ( 0 votes)
by last modified Feb 23, 2012

Hard to find a good answer. Recycled rubber seems very green. But are there harmful outgassing or just nuisance smells? Do these issues go away with time? Are some manufacturers' products safe and others not? Whose are safe? Who certifies this? Will an air cleaner get rid of the rubber smell? Maybe I am on the wrong track. What flooring materials do you recommend for a basement?




 

 

Hard to find a good answer. Recycled rubber seems very green. But are there harmful outgassing or just nuisance smells? Do these issues go away with time? Are some manufacturers' products safe and others not? Whose are safe? Who certifies this? Will an air cleaner get rid of the rubber smell? Maybe I am on the wrong track. What flooring materials do you recommend for a basement?

This is a great question as it presents the challenges of evaluating products with recycled content.

To briefly address some of your questions:

  • Recycled rubber flooring is very green as it diverts used...



 

 

 
 
 

Website migration, maintenance and customization provided by Grafware.