In the process of constructing a house, there is a point where adding a baseboard is appropriate. They don't only separate the wall from the specific floor material, but they overall make the rooms feel more complete. While searching for this type of baseboard, I found the Roppe rubber baseboard to be of excellent quality.
More specifically, a baseboard is the trim found at the bottom of most new homes walls, they actually cover the seam between the floor and wall. Many homes contain wood baseboards, but they tend to chip after a few years.
If you want quality, once again, the Roppe rubber baseboard will nearly never wear-out. After time wood is opt to deteriorate, while rubber can stay intact over your whole lifespan. You can buy these baseboards in varying lengths, it's your choice whether how much of the wall should be taken up by the baseboard. I have found around 3 to 4 inches to be the perfect size.
Another reason you should go with Roppe's rubber baseboard is the cost. Typically rubber is much less expensive than wood. The type of wood used in many baseboards is a more "premium" material to stop erosion. There is a single type of rubber and the material is both cheap and strong.
You may also want to be reminded that you sure will get your money's worth over-time, you may quickly realize that wood chips quickly, while rubber is flat-out hard to even scratch.
Choose Between Colors
Just like wood, a Roppe rubber baseboard will come in multiple colors. Many customers found that the default white, brown, and beige colors match perfectly to the walls.
While painting the surrounding walls, the three default colors from above match nearly any type of colored wall. For example, a darker colored wall works perfect with white. A lighter colored wall works perfect with brown/beige.
When installing these baseboards, you first will want to measure the perimeter of the room so you know how much of the Roppe rubber baseboard to purchase. Then just assure everything is moved away from the walls so you can begin the installation process.
An adhesive will be needed, but make sure you purchase a cove-base version. Once purchased, you can then apply to the backside of the rubber. A notched trowel should be used to equally spread the adhesive.
The next part is crucial, you will need to cut the baseboard, I would suggest you re-measure the wall exactly to point and complete the same job with the rubber.
You can than apply the material to the wall. The corners will reassuringly be the trickiest part of the task.
Cleaning Rubber Baseboards
Although rubber doesn't take on much dirt as the wood material, you still need to clean them every so often. Thankfully just your basic soap can be scrubbed on to complete a full cleanse.
If you take a look at many schools, hospitals, and other commercial buildings, many of them use the rubber material. Easy to clean and cheap to replace, that is why Roppe's rubber baseboard is such a popular choice among clients.