Lava Lamp Floors?!
November 6, 2013
Remember lava lamps? Actually, you may not even need to remember them as they have been making a comeback of sorts. I’ve seen them creeping into the sores over the last couple of years in the teens’ department. Well, lava lamps have reached a whole new level. There is now a patented floor tile available called Liquid Lava by Jockimo. According to their website these tiles exceed the requirements set forth by the Americans with Disabilities Act. Basically, they are a great non-slip type of flooring.
They are made by combining two sheets of plastic. The top layer is the non-slip sheet while the bottom layer is a shock absorber. Then a patented, environmentally friendly liquid is placed between these two plastic sheet, creating the Liquid Lava tile.
Better yet, these funky new tiles have been created not just for floors, but are being made into table tops and counter tops as well. Cleaning the floor tiles can be a bit tricky when compared porcelain or natural stone tiles. Professional cleanings are not actually recommended. My guess is that the plastic used to make the tiles does not withstand high temperatures very well. It is advised to seal the tiles periodically with an auto polishing metallic wax. After that, they are simple cleaned with everyday household detergents.
It is worth your time to view the pictures of these retro-looking tiles. They would make a fabulous addition to the decor of a teenager’s room or a media room. Very fun! Very far out! Very groovy!
Julie Rosenfeld serves as an Administrative Assistant for Aaron’s Quality Cleaners, a carpet-cleaning company that services the Fresno and Clovis (CA) areas. She is the author of “Julie’s Corner” and provides information and perspective on topics related to the carpet-cleaning industry.
Aaron’s Quality Cleaners performs carpet cleaning, tile cleaning, aggregate cleaning and upholstery cleaning in Fresno, Clovis, Madera and Sanger.