Your legs and feet consist of a large number of bones, joints and muscles, all working in unison to keep you balanced. The surface on which you stand can have a big impact on your comfort. If you stand for a long time on a hard surface, such as cement, you can experience fatigue and pain in your feet and legs. To counteract this, many businesses put in fatigue mats made from softer materials. One popular type of flooring used is made from rubber. Rubber is fairly inexpensive, and extremely durable. Rubber flooring can be made from recycled car tires, which also makes it an environmentally wise choice. It is also slip resistant and anti-static which makes it ideal in many circumstances.
There are a few downsides to rubber flooring. It can be damaged by exposure to intense light or heat. Some chemicals are also known to interact with rubber, breaking it down.