Resilient flooring consists of materials that offer greater flexibility compared to hard flooring. These materials demonstrate a property known as resilience when pressure is applied to a surface. In other words, they are flexible and capable of returning to their original shape once the external force has been removed. Rubber flooring is among the materials that belong to this category.
It’s a material that is widely used in public buildings, such as hospitals and schools, thanks to its properties and the colours available.
For environments that require special levels of soundproofing or thermal insulation traditional indoor flooring – consisting of a floor foundation and a top layer subjected to trampling or wear – may be insufficient, and one must resort to special techniques such as the use of resilient flooring.
Furthermore, such flooring is equipped with a layer of cladding composed of resilient material that can convert most of the mechanical energy generated by walking or impact with objects into thermal energy. It is therefore significantly useful for dampening the sound of footsteps.
Laying this type of flooring requires a dry floor foundation that has been perfectly smoothed and levelled. Given the flexibility and reduced thickness of the materials used, any imperfections in the floor foundation will be evident on the surface if the foundation is not properly smoothed and levelled.