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Nursing Beyond the Vital Signs

Nursing is so much more than simply popping a thermometer in a patient's mouth or recording a blood pressure. In my time as a nurse, I have participated in life saving efforts when time was critical, I have held a mother's hands when her newborn baby was being prepped for surgery, and I have looked into the terrified eyes of an elderly person in pain. Nurses literally go into battle, serving in military operations all over the world. They also learn and implement the latest in medical technology. This blog is to highlight nurses and prove that they deserve respect and appreciation for all that they do.

Tips To Care For Rubber Gym Floor Tiles

From the product's ease of installation to its ability to protect the flooring underneath from the damage caused by heavy-duty workouts, foot traffic, and weights, there are several benefits to choosing rubber flooring tiles for your home gym. The best way to protect the tiles and the flooring underneath is to properly care for the flooring. Here are a few simple tips to help you properly care for your rubber gym floor tiles.

Sweeping and Vacuuming Your Rubber Floor Tiles

The best way to eliminate dirt, debris, and dust from your rubber floor tiles is with a broom or a vacuum. If you use the gym area often, you will need to sweep or vacuum the surface of rubber flooring more often. Use a vacuum that does not feature a brush, as this can scratch the rubber flooring. Instead, turn off the brush or raise its height to avoid any damage.

Cleaning Your Rubber Floor Tiles

Clean your rubber floor tiles several times per year, or according to the rubber flooring manufacturer's recommendations. Mix the rubber floor cleaner with water according to the package directions and with a mop, thoroughly clean the flooring. If there are seams, use a small scrub brush to eliminate any dirt or dust from the seams.

Use the homemade floor cleaner or the commercial cleaner and a scrub brush to spot clean as needed. There are products specifically designed for use on rubber flooring. Do not use any products that are acidic or abrasive, as this will cause damage and leave small scratches on the rubber. This can eventually cause the rubber to break down over time.

You can also create a homemade rubber flooring cleaner from a mixture of mild, fragrance-free dish soap, white vinegar, and water. Refer to the flooring manufacturer's recommendations before using a homemade product or for a recommendation for the ideal product to clean your rubber flooring.

Sealing Your Rubber Floor Tiles  

Finally, periodically sealing your rubber floor tiles is a great way to protect the product and extend its life. Mix the sealant with water according to the package directions before applying the product with a mop. Depending upon the manufacturer, you may need to apply several coats of sealant.

Proper care and maintenance of your rubber flooring tiles will protect your investment and ensure you do not need to replace the product for several years to come.

Ask a rubber tile company like North West Rubber - FitFloor for their recommendations on how to clean your rubber gym floor tiles.