Rubber flooring is made of natural rubber which is coloured by mineral pigments. Oil, solvents, strong soaps and alkalis may damage rubber tile. The rubber floor should be protected against indentation (chair legs) and against deterioration from sunlight. It may become discoloured and lose its elasticity. Abrasive cleaners should always be avoided because they may scratch the tile. Rubber tile has a non-porous, smooth surface and is resistant to stains, acids and mild alkalis. It provides a very durable surface.
Rubber flooring responds well to buffing techniques. Soft brushes are recommended instead of pads. They bring out the natural lustre of the rubber floor and also clean around raised “buttons” contained in many rubber floors as an anti-slip feature.