iRubber – Offering Sustainable, Green Rubber Flooring with Our Product Stewardship!
As an Australia company, we have decided to offer voluntary stewardship on our range of rubber products. That means we will take back the rubber at the end of its life and recycle it. Most of our high end products have a 10 year guarantee but expected to last much longer, more like 15 to 20 years.
There are many recycling facilities in each city, including several that specialise in recycling rubber. This makes it easy for us to guarantee that any natural rubber installed this year will not end up as landfill in future years. With this guarantee in place, we strive to continue upholding our reputation as provider sustainable flooring.
Sample Reclamation Program
iRubber rubber product samples are now able to be returned to our vendor partner for reuse in other products that promote our shared desire to prevent landfill use.
What products can be recycled?
- Dalsouple (all classes),
- Burk Industries Endura /Rouleau,
- Burke Base, REMP (all classes)
- Pinnacle Rubber Base, AlphaBase®,
- Pinnacle Plus Wall Base,
- Rubber Corner Blocks,
- Dimensions Rubber Tile,
- Smooth and Marbleized Rubber Tile,
- Raised Design Rubber Tile and Tread,
- SafeTcork®Rubber Tile and Tread, Fiesta® and Marble Fiesta®Rubber Tile and Tread,
- Health & Learning Rubber Tile and Tread,
- Designer’s Choice® Rubber Tile,
- Spike/Skate Resistant Tile,
- ESD Rubber Tile,
- Tuflex® Recycled Rubber Tile and Rubber Accessories.
Please contact iRubber Pty Ltd 03 97739933, for more information.
In Victoria we choose to use ACEWaste as the preferred recycling company. Other branches / associations are located state wide.
Costs of uplift and transport to these companies is the clients responsibility in all cases.
How The Program Works
For four years, we have been placing bins on construction sites to take back any offcuts from installations.
Though it’s very hard to change the building industry, where all rubbish often gets dumped in a large skip, we have been able to occasionally rescue large offcuts.
These offcuts are then cut up and sent to architects and designers as samples.
Rubber produced from reclaimed rubber requires less energy than virgin rubber to produce. Using recycled rubber is a way of knowing that material has been saved from landfill.
Green Rubber Flooring
Rubber can be recycled over and over again, making it one of the most sustainable flooring materials available. There are also a multitude of benefits – as well as benefitting the environment, rubber produced from reclaimed rubber requires less energy than virgin rubber to produce, lowering costs. Using recycled rubber also provides a way of knowing that material has been saved from landfill, resulting in a green rubber floor option that you can feel good about.
Another company selling rubber flooring in Australia wrongfully informs customers that the rubber can be disposed of in landfill or incinerated. What happens to their product after 10 years? As it’s not recycled, many resources are wasted, negatively impacting on the environment.
Case Study –
The designer for the Smart Energy House in Sydney installed DalChoc recycled rubber flooring in the kitchen, as they wanted a green rubber flooring that wouldn’t end up as landfill at the end of its life. The flooring was also made from post-consumer waste, making it an extra sustainable flooring choice. You can see the attractive DalChoc green speckle on black flooring on both the kitchen floor and stairs.
What Products can be Recycled?
Dalsouple: DalNaturel natural rubber flooring, Dalsouple SBR rubber, DalChoc, DalZone, DalOmni, DalRollo and DalRollazzo.
Roppe: Pinnacle Rubber Base, AlphaBase®, BaseMates®, Pinnacle Plus Wall Base, Rubber Corner Blocks, Dimensions Rubber Tile, Smooth and Marbleized Rubber Tile, Raised Design Rubber Tile and Tread, SafeTcork® Rubber Tile and Tread, Fiesta® Rubber Tile and Tread, Designer’s Choice® Rubber Tile, Spike/Skate Resistant Tile, Recoil Fitness Flooring, Tuflex® Recycled Rubber Tile, and Rubber Accessories.