Rubber gym type flooring that does not off gas/ have noxious fumes
There are many sources on the internet to procure pieces, tiles or rolled lengths of recycled rubber mat flooring. This seems like a great solution of a non- slip, durable yet easy to replace, easy to clean, sound deadening, etc. floor for a laundry room / mud room, exercise room, etc. There are even blogs of people who have used this type of floor for a bathroom.
However, there are also many posts about how bad the floor smells initially. Even though it is a recycled product, the off gas smell makes me think there is something noxious/ unhealthy in it.
Is the smell just the used tires, and is that unhealthy?
If so, is there a similar product that is green/ healthy, etc.? I know there are similar products that are foam and vinyl, but they do not last anywhere near as long/ are not as durable.
What are the differentiators to look for between the healthy and unhealthy products?
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