Kithen, Breakfast room test prior to installation.
Ayers Morison, Jr., AIA, LEED AP
A very durable surface that we are testing in a kitchen/breakfast room area. This surface is easy to clean with a small amount of soap (Murphy's soap) and water. The 1/4″ thick sample tiles were still very hard without much cushion and will require at least a 1/2″ soft underlayment pad to allow some ″give″ to the product to eliminate foot fatigue and breakage. The off-gassing from just 2, 2' x 2' tiles was significant; but, this did dissipate after a few days. This a fine surface for walking on with the recommended backing; however, no furniture or chairs will slide at all on the rubber surface, even after testing with nylon slides. Lifting and placing furniture would not be a viable solution, especially for older people. Casters may be the only option.