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How to Repair Cracks and Prevent Further Damage to Concrete Floors with Rubber Mats

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Tough and long-lasting, concrete is undeniably one of the best options when it comes to flooring but just like any other material, it is vulnerable to everyday wear and tear.

Common Causes of Damage to Concrete

Falling Objects

Concrete is hard and cannot subdue sudden impacts; it absorbs all the energy, making it more susceptible to damage.

Heavy Objects

Heavy equipment like gym equipment, machinery and large electrical appliances can fracture a concrete floor - fitness centres and kitchens commonly employ rubber flooring to protect the floor from extensive damage.

Daily Use

Walking on concrete floors may seem harmless but it doesn’t come without its own aggressions! The force one person exerts may be perfectly manageable but multiply that by hundreds or even thousands and this can weaken the very foundations.

How to Repair Cracks

What you will need:

  • Protective equipment
  • Screwdriver
  • Wire brush
  • A bucket of water
  • Concrete patching compound
  • Rubber mats

Steps:

  1. Wear proper safety equipment, including glasses and gloves to prevent injuries.
  2. Start by trimming the rough edges of concrete using a screwdriver or a chisel. Rough edges can cause air pockets during the concrete patching process.
  3. Scrape away any dust and fragments of concrete with a wire brush.
  4. Using a bucket of water, flush out all the remaining debris from the crack; wait until the water is completely drained.
  5. Fill the gap with your chosen concrete patching compound, making sure it is totally covered.
  6. To prevent further damage to the concrete, wait for the compound to dry before you install rubber flooring.

With a lot of benefits to offer, concrete still has its weaknesses - simply add rubber mats and you enjoy damage-free concrete floors… they’ll be warmer to walk on too! Coruba supplies various rubber matting solutions that are suitable for different applications. Please call 01702 811 937 and we’ll be glad to help you with all your rubber concerns!



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