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Sustainability of Rubber

Lady tapping rubber treeIt is DRF Ltd's aim to help create a harmonious relationship between a building and the immediate environment. We strive to be eco-conscious in everything we do.We are fully committed to reducing our carbon footprint. We operate a completely paper free business, negating paper waste, and the carbon footprint of postage. We recycle bottles, office equipment, printing and packaging. Use of superior quality products that are also environmentally resourced i.e. FSC plywood and wooden equipment.

Orders are despatched from the Manufacturer and delivered to our clients/site. This will dramatically reduce transportation costs both economically and environmentally, i.e. vehicle emissions, re-packaging and time. Spot checks will be carried out at random to ensure the highest quality is being reached. Please refer to the 10 year guarantee which reflects our assurance of quality

95% of the range is available in Natural Rubber. Not only is this a much better option for the environment and your project's BREAM rating it is also a far superior product in terms of strength, elasticity and stability.

Why choose Natural Rubber flooring?

Natural rubber is a rapidly renewable raw material. The Hevea Brasiliensis rubber Trees live for around 30 years, during which time they continuously produce latex. Tree utilised by the Manufacturer are ethically sourced from well managed Rubber Plantations, adding to the country's economy and benefiting the wellbeing and lifestyles of the local communities.

As well as excellent properties including strength, elasticity, resistance to change in temperature, impermeable to gases, resistant to heat, electricity, chemical action and abrasion, it also inhibits the build up of friction from heavy traffic and is Stain and damage resistant.

It has a long life expectancy (hence 10 year guarantee).

Easy to clean and maintain:  Rubber creates a hygienic surface with prolonged life which in turn reduces the cost of replacement and subsequent waste. Something to consider – Of a Buildings life cycle typically only 20% is made up of the construction and a massive 80% is maintenance! By choosing a better product in the first instance will therefore reduce costs and occurrences of refurbishments due to wear and poor quality materials. Planning for the future is essential to create the most sustainable, eco-conscious building that will last and look great for many years. Renewal of flooring is not only expensive but is also disruptive for business and the people who use the building.

Due to the naturally dense surface No PVC coatings are required – creating a much healthier internal environment which is easier to clean and less susceptible to dirt. Additional properties include the prevention of unsightly tracks and pathways from regular traffic and helping to create and maintain the building envelope.

No joint sealing is required as the product will not shrink like PVC alternatives. Creating a more uniform look throughout.

100% Recyclable.

The Benefits of Recycling after use are not only environmental but also economic and social:

  • Cheaper to produce than any other type of rubber, including synthetic
  • Some of the existing properties are improved further
  • Requires less energy to produce
  • Excellent way to dispose of unwanted product
  • Conserves non-renewable petroleum used in production of synthetic rubbers
  • Generates work for people in developing countries

We also use the waste rubber from samples in our Equestrian Surfacing.

All our products: 

  • Available in tile format rather than rolls to minimise waste and unnecessary production. An added bonus of using tiles is that these have increased stability and prolong the life of the product further.
  • Bespoke Production Plants that only manufacture flooring, making sure the best possible procedures are being used for the production of their products.
  • SBR from sources that comply to highest safety and environmental standard.
  • Environmentally friendly packaging which includes recycling and using recycled wooden pallets.
  • Metallic waste is recycle.
  • Water is pumped from the ground to cool our machines then returned to the groundwater without any pollution.

Manufacture is to the highest health & safety standards as well as Strict Environmental standards.

Products are tested and regulated to the following standards

  • COV (CDPH IAQ) and COV (ISO 16000
  • COV G13931C (CDPH IAQ) and COV G13931A (ISO 16000
  • These reports can be used for Floor score, Gleenguard and LEED project
  • More testing has been carried out according to European Standard EN ISO 1600
  • Comparable to AgBB, GUT, BLUE ANGEL and CDPH section 01350 but with higher standard requirement
  • BREAM in Norway