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Rubber sheeting is a length of rubber material, normally supplied in rolls for ease of applying the sheeting to your desired surface. The rubber sheeting can be cut to fit your required area and is available in a range of thicknesses and lengths to suit your needs. The sheeting is manufactured from an array of rubber types, from natural rubber to a host of synthetic rubbers.
As a material, rubber boasts several impressive resistance features. Rubber is naturally waterproof, resistant to abrasion and tearing, is flexible and resistant to both high and low temperatures. Its overall resilience makes rubber sheeting ideal for use as a flooring or roofing material in high foot traffic areas such as industrial buildings and entryways, garages and workshops and warehouses.
There are 5 main types of rubber that rubber sheeting is manufactured from. Each type of rubber possesses different resistance features and varying tolerances. To help you select the best type of rubber sheeting for your application, we've broken down the key types of rubber and what each one means.
• EPDM rubber - Standing for Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer rubber, this type of rubber is synthetic. EPDM rubber displays an array of sought-after characteristics such as resistance to weather damage, making it ideally suited for products designed to be outdoors such as roofing and seals. EPDM rubber also boasts impressive thermal insulation, making this type of rubber suited for use in automotive applications.
• CR rubber - Chloroprene Rubber (CR Rubber) is more commonly known as Neoprene rubber and is a synthetic rubber. It is highly resistant to burning, abrasion and corrosion. These properties make this kind of rubber useful for use as roofing, window and door seals as well as gaskets or adhesives.
• Natural rubber - This kind of rubber is formed by harvesting Latex - a natural, viscous white sap harvested from rubber trees - and then refining it to form natural rubber. Natural rubber possesses ahigh tensile strength, is both abrasion and friction resistant and is highly waterproof. Suited for general purpose roofing and flooring applications,
• SBR rubber - Styrene-Butadiene Rubber (SBR) is a synthetic rubber. This specific type of rubber boasts improved hardness and resilience when compared to other types of rubber. Designed mainly with the automotive industry in mind or hard-wearing flooring.
• NBR rubber - Nitrile Butadiene Rubber (NBR) is most commonly used in the automotive and aeronautic industry due to its impressive resistance to oil, petroleum, intense heat as well as wear and tear.
• Size - Accurately measuring the size of your flooring, roofing, or area upon which you wish to place the rubber sheeting will allow you to purchase the right length and thickness of material.
• Rubber type - There are several kinds of rubber as outlined above. Each type possesses different key properties. It's best to consider which resistance features are most important to you depending on your desired application and purchase your sheeting based upon which type of rubber would provide the most effective solution.
What are rubber sheets used for?
Rubber sheets are used primarily for flooring and roofing applications. Due to its resistance to multiple substances including oils and petroleum based liquids and its overarching resilience, rubber sheeting is a great choice for flooring in workshops, garages, gyms and industrial buildings. Rubber sheeting also has multiple uses in the automotive industry, frequently being used to make gaskets, bearing pads and floor mats due to its hard-wearing nature and flexibility in use. Rubber sheeting is also used as a waterproof layer on top of flat or low sloping roofs.
Is rubber sheeting semi-permeable?
No, rubber sheeting is an impermeable material, which gives it its waterproof properties.