Is vinyl or rubber a better backing for a mat?
Rubber is usually a better material for the backing of a mat. Not only does it have excellent non-slip properties, reducing the risk of trips or falls, but it is also machine washable, making it easier to keep your mat clean.
Vinyl is less durable than rubber and is also known to release gases over time, especially when placed in direct sunlight. These bring an unpleasant smell and can also be harmful to your health.