Why choose Rubber flooring?
Rubber flooring is growing in popularity, both in commercial and
recreational settings, and for good reason! Although many
specifiers are interested in rubber flooring, particularly its
environmental benefits, they are put off by the unknown: Is it
expensive? Are there different types? Where can I use
it? Is it really better than other resilient options?
Are there local installations of it?
It depends on the type, thickness and patterns chosen. You
can select anywhere between Regupol Classic 4mm, which is
equivalent in price to our mid range vinyl collections, to Nora's
upper end selections which are about double the cost.
Generally speaking, rubber flooring isn't a budget-oriented
flooring choice; instead it should be considered ideal for projects
where environmental consciousness outweighs strict budget
concerns. Don't discount rubber flooring based on your budget
though - contact one of our experts and we'll
help you to find a solution to fit your project - for example, some
project have successfully met their budgets by using a smaller area
of rubber flooring, matched with a less expensive complementary
Yes! Jacobsen have the Nora and Regupol brands.
Regupol is 4 to 12mm thick, depending on the application,
manufactured from pre and post consumer materials (eg EPDM chips
and car tyres). It is excellent for enhanced resilience
underfoot (the 4mm is fabulously comfortable to walk on).
Nora looks like vinyl and can be used in almost exactly the same
way. Nora's range includes the traditional 'pirelli' round
studded look, plus hammered and smooth textures. It has some
great bright colours - check out this installation at Mystery Creek
Events Centre in Hamilton.
Regupol is widely used for leisure facilities - gyms, around
pools etc. It's also ideal for retail (the matt black is very
stylish, and can be inlaid with patterns) and is great for
underfoot comfort in breakout areas in the office, including
kitchens;as well as corridors and stairways in open plan
Nora is used extensively in education, and office facilities
looking for environmental friendliness.
Regupol is not applicable for healthcare, toilets and
Lots of places! Here are a few examples for inspiration,
some are featured on our website (click to view photos):
Auckland, Biotechnology Labs
Otago, Plaza Building One (good example of studded
Victoria University, The
Hub (great example of Nora in a large area)
Aecom (Regupol used for acoustics - reducing
footfall noise in an open plan space)
BNZ Head Office (used both
Nora and Regupol in this Green Star building)
Mystery Creek Events
Centre (glorious colour!)
Strategy (matt black
with Scandanavian style)
Telecom HQ (another example of Regupol
used for acoustic benefits)
True (definitely inspiration for something a
Glen Innes Pools
Lincoln Event Centre
Te Rapa Waterworld
Westhaven Marina gangways
Jacobsen are the rubber flooring experts and we're here to
help! Contact your local rep by phone or
email with your project queries, or to request samples. You
can also download brochures and technical info:
> Regupol product info
> Nora product info
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