How Tough is Rubber Tile Flooring?
Updated: Santa Ana, Calif., July 9, 2013
In this video, Hammer McSmasherson tests the durability of various rubber tile flooring options. Hammer McSmasherson, known for his rigorous rubber flooring reviews, puts 1/2-inch Maxx-Tuff, 3/4-inch Shark Tooth, 1-inch Eco-Sport, 3/8-inch Puzzle-Lock, and 2.5 inch Eco-Safety tiles to the test. A good floor protection mat, especially for heavy weights and industrial applications, needs to be tough. The dual nature of rubber that allows it to provide soft cushioning while also being extremely sturdy and resilient makes it such a special material. Rubber is a great buffer between two hard surfaces, keeping both in good working order when they meet! Just how resilient are the different rubber tile flooring products? Hammer McSmasherson had the same question, and he always finds answers.
After laying out all five different products on the warehouse floor, Hammer, being true to his name, started his first test of repeatedly striking the various pieces of industrial floor tile with a hammer. As evidenced in the video above, each floor protection mat looked good as new after the beating with a hammer from Hammer. The next durability test conducted in Hammer’s lab (the warehouse) was a shovel resistance test. In a very similar manner to the first test, the shovel experiment consisted of Hammer smacking the same exact mats from the first test, except this time with a shovel. As evidenced by the video, he doesn’t hold back and really lets loose on each industrial floor tile. Once again, all five tiles survived the cruel punishment from Hammer McSmasherson and structurally looked good as new.
Things really got serious as the next test involved driving a car over each floor protection mat. Applying up to 10,000 pounds pressure on any material is bound to make some structural damage, this is exactly what Hammer McSmasherson thought when he rolled his Toyota over each piece of rubber tile flooring. This was simply not the case as the resiliency and shock-absorbing nature of rubber prevailed yet again. Baffled by these results and embarrassed, Hammer called in a heavy forklift to try and damage at least one floor protection mat. After four rigorous tests, the tiles have prevailed every time, looking like they had just come out of the package at the end of it all. These tests have proven that rubber is a great resilient product that will last for years to come.
The Maxx-Tuff, Shark Tooth, Eco-Sport, Puzzle-Lock Tile, and Eco-Safety rubber tile flooring all passed with flying colors after four rigorous experiments testing strength and durability. The same five tiles were used for all four demonstrations, further proving the resiliency of these rubber products. Each industrial floor tile comes from recycled rubber products, making this an environmentally friendly choice. The durability that has been exhibited in this video makes a rubber floor protection mat great for many applications, such as gyms, playgrounds, and industrial settings. Available in a variety of colors, choosing rubber tile flooring will not only protect your subflooring, but it will also add new life and character to any area it is employed. You have now witnessed one of the toughest rubber flooring reviews in YouTube history, time to grab the rubber tile flooring that makes sense for you and start experiencing all the benefits of rubber.