Available in tiles, rolls, and stair treads, rubber flooring is an extremely versatile product. Rubber flooring is commonly used in production facilities, education, and healthcare because of its extended product lifecycle of 20+ years and low maintenance costs. Rubber flooring does not require wax or sealants. Rather, it can be maintained by simply buffing. Additional benefits of rubber flooring include its natural acoustic and environmental advantages. Vulcanized rubber products are derived from the rapidly renewable milky sap of a tropical rubber tree and rubber sport floors are constructed with over 90% postconsumer recycled content (i.e. tires). Rubber floors do not contain PVC and provide excellent indoor air quality. Rubber flooring can also contribute to the achievement of LEED credits. For all these reasons, rubber serves as a small, but important segment in the industry.