Rubber Floors In the Kitchen

We're intrigued by rubber floors in the kitchen. We've seen some great installations of rubber flooring in kitchens across the Apartment Therapy network, and we just saw this sleek kitchen with a rubber floor featured in Metropolitan Home. Read on for a few more examples of rubber flooring in the kitchen, and tell us: do you have rubber floors?

That top image is from a Metropolitan Home spread on a lovely modern home in Iowa. It reminded us of our curiosity and interest in rubber floors in the kitchen. You can see the whole article here:

On the Waterfront (in Iowa) at PointClickHome

London Urchin's Fold-Out Jewel Box - This very memorable Small Cool winner had a stunning kitchen, and there's plenty of information about her rubber floors in this followup Kitchen Spotlight.

Aida's Fabulousness - Going way back into the archives with this kid-friendly rubber-floored kitchen.

Do you have other examples of rubber flooring in the kitchen? We've heard (anecdotally) that it's relatively inexpensive, easy to clean, and comes in many colors. We like the thought of a slightly softer, gentler surface for our kitchen floors. We spend so much time standing in the kitchen (not to mention dropping breakable things) that rubber flooring sounds very appealing.

What do you think?

Related: Gallery: Colorful Rugs for the Kitchen Floor

(Top image: John Reed Forsman/Metropolitan Home)