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GreenFloors Rubber Tire Tiles

An environmentally friendly flooring, GreenFloors Rubber Tire Tiles are manufactured of 90% post consumer waste from recycled tires. This durable, anti-slip flooring is made for the most demanding indoor and outdoor applications. Perfect for damp or wet areas, ramps, foyers, concourses and as a walk-off mat, Tire Tiles endure even the heaviest abuse.



Tire Tiles Are Sold By The Carton And Are Available In Two Sizes:

12" x 12" squares, 25 sq ft /carton
Gauge: 3/8" nominal
12" x 30' Rolls, 30 sq ft /carton
Price per / sq ft:  $ 9.90 & $12.15

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Architectural Product Specification:

Product Description
  Basic Application

GreenFloors Rubber Tire Tiles are a durable, anti-slip flooring made for the most demanding applications with outstanding sound absorption. GreenFloors Rubber Tire Tiles may be used as a walk-off mat for entryways, lobbies, concourses, and foyers in shopping malls, grocery stores, airports, factories, office buildings, skating rinks, schools, theaters, bowling alleys, ski lodges, and other demanding indoor and outdoor applications. It also can be used in areas subject to cleats and spikes, such as golf pro shops, locker rooms, sports complexes, and athletic equipment rooms. The added traction of the surface makes GreenFloors Rubber Tire Tiles extremely useful for inclined ramps, walkways, stairwells, and airport passenger loading bridges. GreenFloors Rubber Tire Tiles can be installed on flat surfaces or in recessed areas. The tiles can be trimmed or cut easily for borders or other hard-to-fit areas. The rugged brushed nylon surface is a pleasing silver-gray that complements practically any design scheme, so you can create borders, herringbones, standard or diagonal parquets, large geometric grids, countless other designs. Inside or out, GreenFloors Rubber Tire Tiles can stand up to the toughest commercial traffic. Its non-skid, ribbed construction is soft enough to be comfortable to walk on, but sturdy enough to withstand the heaviest wear. Anywhere flooring is going to be abused, where the traffic is heavy, where the dirt and grime is ground in, GreenFloors Rubber Tire Tiles offers both durability and appearance. GreenFloors Rubber Tire Tiles is perfect for exterior installations where the weather can take its toll on flooring. Even when it’s soaking wet, it still retains its non-skid properties and ensures sure footing in the worst conditions. GreenFloors Rubber Tire Tiles stands up to tough customers and endures the heaviest abuse. GreenFloors Rubber Tire Tiles can take the heaviest traffic in stride while enhancing walking comfort and reducing foot and leg fatigue. These are strong claims, but GreenFloors Rubber Tire Tiles is a strong product. GreenFloors Rubber Tire Tiles has a lifetime delamination warranty and a 10-year limited wear warranty.

3.2 Product Construction
GreenFloors Rubber Tire Tiles is a product with approximately 95% of the components comprised of recycled truck and bus tires. The synthetic tire cord is reinforced with a layer of synthetic fiber scrim, and then vulcanized to a thin rubber backing. The nylon cord is then buffed to produce an even, non-glare, tufted surface. The result is a nominal 3/8’ thick tile that is highly resistant to organic deterioration and damage from the elements.

3.3 Product Types and Dimensions
  • Gauge: nominal 3/8" (9.525 mm)
  • Sizes: Tile, nominal 12" x 12"; Roll, nominal 12" x 30 feet
  • Square feet per carton: 12" x 12" tile, 25 square feet; 12" x 30-foot roll, 30 square feet
  • Colors: TW101 , SG504 , DG302 , CG403

4. Technical Data
ASTM D 2047, Static Coefficient of Friction: Exceeds ADA recommended ratings of .60 for flat surfaces and .80 for ramps
4.2 ASTM D 1630, Taber Abrasion: less than 0.003’ at 5000 cycles using H-10 wheels
4.3 Title 16 CFR Chapter II, Subchapter D, Part 1630, Standard for the Surface Flammability of Carpets and Rugs (FF 1-70): Passes

5. Product Limitations/Precautions
GreenFloors Rubber Tire Tiles must be installed using special adhesives in order for the product warranty to be in effect. GreenFloors Rubber Tire Tiles must not be used in kitchens or in any area that is exposed to oil, grease, vegetable fats, strong detergents, acids, solvent-based paints or coatings, gasoline, kerosene, or other similar solvents that can be absorbed in the tile and cause deterioration of the rubber. DO NOT allow the cross sectional face (side) of the tile to remain exposed. Foot and vehicular traffic could abruptly hit the exposed side of the tile causing a bond failure. Use a  3/8" Carpet Edge Reducer or other appropriate adaptor, threshold, and transition strips where necessary. The 3/8" reducer strips may have to be installed in certain areas prior to beginning the GreenFloors Rubber Tire Tiles installation. GreenFloors Rubber Tire Tiles can be used for indoor and outdoor installations below grade, above grade, or on grade; however, it should not be used in areas that are consistently wet or if there is hydrostatic pressure. Ensure any disinfectant, cleaning agent, dye, floor care product, pesticide, or other chemical (solid, liquid, or gas) that may come in contact with the flooring will not produce permanent discoloration and/or damage to the flooring. DO NOT drag or move objects across the flooring or drop objects onto the flooring that may cause damage to the flooring. The flooring is not to come in contact with direct heat, such as radiators, hot ovens, or other heated equipment. When exposed to direct or indirect sunlight, and/or other outdoor elements, discoloration will occur. Color selections must be made from actual samples as exact matching of color or shade may vary. Follow all local, state, and federal safety standards and practices.

6. Installation
6.1 General Preparation and Conditioning

Read the literature concerning the product description, product limitations, product installation, adhesive information, product maintenance, and warranty before installing GreenFloors Rubber Tire Tiles. All materials are to be delivered to the installation location in its original packaging with labels intact. Store products in a dry area protected from the weather on a smooth, flat, dry surface with temperatures maintained between 65° F and 85° F. Caution: Direct heat form the sun and sunlight will cause material to buckle or cup. When installing outdoors, allow tile to remain inside and/or out of the sun. Only bring out enough material to cover the adhesive that is spread (50 to 75 square feet at a time) so tiles will lie flat while the adhesive cures. Remove all plastic wrapping and strapping from the pallets in the installation area at least 48 hours prior to installation. The installation area, tile, and adhesive are to be maintained between 65° F and 85° F for at least 48 hours before installation, during installation, and 48 hours after the installation. Maintain room temperatures between 55° F and 95° F thereafter. GreenFloors Rubber Tire Tiles is produced with random color tones; loose-lay tile in the room or area prior to spreading of adhesive to determine the proper layout to ensure the best overall appearance and to minimize small border cuts. Inspect all material for proper type, color, thickness, and quality. DO NOT install material with obvious defects. Conduct the proper moisture emission and pH testing on the substrate. Proceed with the installation only when the conditions are proper and correct. A bond test using the proper Adhesive throughout the area approximately 50 feet apart should be performed at least one week prior to the scheduled installation to ensure the surface is suitable. After 72 hours, there should be an unusual amount of force to lift tile from the substrate with adhesive bonding to the tile and the substrate. Close the area to traffic during flooring installation. Install tiles and accessories after other finishing operations, including painting, have been completed. If the back of the tile becomes soiled prior to installation, clean with a soft cloth dampened with a mild soap and water solution, rinse, let dry. Tile may be installed over radiant heated floors, provided the surface temperature does not exceed 85° F. Warning: Follow all local, state, and federal standards and practices for the proper removal and disposal of flooring, adhesives, or other materials. Follow all local, state, federal, and manufacturer’s safety standards for the use of all products and equipment.

6.2 Subfloor/Substrate Inspection and Preparation
6.2.1 All subfloors/substrates
must be inspected prior to installation. All subfloors/substrates must be clean, smooth, permanently dry, level, and structurally sound. The substrate must be free of moisture, dust, sealers, paint, curing compounds, parting agents, residual adhesives, adhesive removers, hardeners, resinous compounds, solvents, wax, oil, grease, asphalt, gypsum compounds, alkaline salts, excessive carbonation or laitance, mold, mildew, or any other extraneous coatings, films, or materials that could prevent a successful bond. DO NOT use sweeping compounds, solvents, citrus adhesive removers, or acid etching to clean the substrate. DO NOT install flooring over gypsum-based or plaster based leveling or patching compounds. DO NOT install new floor covering over old floor covering, as the old floor covering may not be adequately bonded, hide possible structural defects, or cause plasticizer migration into the new flooring. Follow The Resilient Floor Covering Institute’s (RFCI) recommended work practice for removal of existing floor covering and adhesive, and all applicable industry, local, state, and federal standards. Care must be taken to analyze the conditions and correct any problems prior to installation. Follow the manufacturer’s recommendations for any patching or underlayment materials.

6.2.2 Concrete substrates must be tested in accordance with ASTM F 1869 to quantitatively determine the amount of moisture vapor emission at least one week prior to the installation. Conduct a minimum of one test for every 1000 square feet of flooring. The anhydrous calcium chloride test kits and pH pencils are available from Flexco®. The moisture emission shall not exceed 5 pounds per 1000 square feet per 24 hours. If the substrate does not meet the moisture emission requirement, the flooring shall not be installed until the problem has been corrected. DO NOT install the flooring if there is hydrostatic pressure. Every concrete floor slab on-grade or below grade to receive resilient flooring shall have a permanent, effective moisture vapor retarder installed below the slab. A pH test must be performed to test for excessive alkalinity using a pH pencil or litmus paper and deionized water. A scaly, sandy, or powdery surface is an indication of some form of contaminant, usually excessive alkalis or an alkali-silica residue. A pH reading higher than 10 is an indication of a potential problem and the concrete must be neutralized using a 10% muriatic acid and water solution (10 parts water to 1 part muriatic acid). Apply the solution on the substrate with a mop, allow the solution to thoroughly dry, and then rinse the substrate with a mop using clean water, let thoroughly dry, and retest. Continue to neutralize until the pH level is acceptable. Follow the recommended safety practices when using muriatic acid. Moisture and alkali salts in the concrete can cause the following problems after installation: adhesive deterioration, bumps, ridges, bubbles, discoloration, mold, mildew, bacteria growth, efflorescence, tile shifting, tile peaking, or curling. Ensure concrete is of adequate strength, which generally should be 140 pounds per cubic foot or more. Joints such as expansion joints, contraction joints, isolation joints, or other moving joints shall not be filled with patching compound or covered with resilient flooring. Expansion joint covers designed for use with resilient flooring should be used. Any surface cracks, grooves, depressions, saw cuts, control joints or other non-moving joints, and other irregularities shall be filled and smoothed with a high quality grade Portland cement-based, water resistant, non-shrinking, non-staining, mildew resistant, alkali resistant underlayment having a minimum compressive strength of 3500 psi after 28 days. Some underlayments may fail under excessive weight; an epoxy caulking compound may be required for certain repairs. Mechanically cleaning the substrate by shot-blasting, scarifying, or sanding shall be performed to achieve a flat, smooth, clean surface to prevent irregularities, roughness, or other defects from telegraphing through the new resilient flooring. The surface of the concrete shall be flat to within the equivalent of 3/16" in 10 feet, as described in ACI 117R. The surface shall be cleaned of all loose material by scraping, brushing, vacuuming, or other methods, or a combination thereof, immediately before commencing installation of resilient flooring. Follow the proper safety practices during the preparation and installation. Follow the recommendations of the American Concrete Institute (ACI 302.1R, Guide for Concrete Floor and Slab Construction; ACI 360.R, Design of Slabs on Grade; ACI 223, Standard Practice for the Use of Shrinkage-Compensating Concrete); The American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM F 710, Standard Practice for Preparing Concrete Floors and Other Monolithic Floors to Receive Resilient Flooring), and the American National Standards Institute (ANSI A157.1, Recommended Practice for Concrete Floor and Slab Construction) for the preparation of concrete to receive resilient flooring. Refer to 6.2.1.

6.2.3 Wood subfloors should be of double layer construction with a minimum thickness of 1". Crawl spaces underneath wood subfloors shall be in compliance with local building code ventilation practices and have clearance of at least 18" of cross-ventilated space between the ground level and joists. Wood joists should be spaced on not more than 16" centers. Place a moisture retarder, having a maximum rating of 1.0 perm, on the top of the ground under the wood subfloor overlapped at least 8". APA, The Engineered Wood Association, Underlayment Grade plywood, minimum 3/8" thick, with a fully sanded face is to be used. Use APA approved exterior grade plywood if finished floors are subjected to moisture. OSB, lauan, maranti, solid-core mahogany, waferboard, particleboard, chipboard, flakeboard, tempered hardboard, glass mesh mortar units or cementitious tile backer boards, sheathing-grade plywood, preservative-treated plywood, or fire-retardant treated plywood are not recommended as some manufacturers may use resins or other adhesives in the manufacturing of the product that may cause discoloration or staining of the flooring. The warranties, performance, installation, and use are the responsibility of the manufacturer and/or contractor. DO NOT use plastic or resin filler to patch cracks. DO NOT use cement or rosin coated nails or staples or solvent-based construction adhesive to adhere the plywood. Installation on a sleeper, a wood subfloor system constructed over the top of concrete, is not recommended. Installation directly over Sturd-I-Floor panels is not recommended. All wood subfloors, single construction plywood floors, single and/or double tongue-and-groove strip floors, and wood plank floors must be prepared to receive resilient flooring in accordance with federal and industry standards. Follow the recommendations of the APA, The Engineered Wood Association, Design/Construction Guide, Residential and Commercial, and ASTM F 1482, Standard Guide to Wood Underlayment Products Available for Use Under Resilient Flooring, for the installation and proper construction of the panels to receive resilient flooring. It is the contractor’s responsibility to determine if the subfloor is acceptable to receive the flooring. Refer to 6.2.1.

6.2.4 Terazzo and ceramic floors to be used as subfloors/substrates are to follow the procedures recommended for concrete in 6.2.2. Ensure all glazed, smooth, and/or shiny surfaces are properly sanded. Fill all grout lines and other irregularities with a Portland cement-based underlayment with a minimum compressive strength of 3500 psi. The subfloor must be structurally sound. Inspect the intended substrate to ensure there is an adequate bond of the flooring to the original substrate. Flexco® will not warranty the product if there is a bond failure caused by problems related to the old flooring. Refer to 6.2.1.
6.2.5 Metal floors to be used as a subfloor/substrate must be thoroughly cleaned of any residue or rust and properly sanded to provide a smooth, level, clean substrate to receive the resilient flooring. The metal subfloor shall be structurally sound. Deflection of the metal floor can cause a bond failure between the adhesive and metal substrate. Refer to 6.2.1.

6.3 Adhesive Information
The adhesive is a single-component, waterproof, synthetic rubber based adhesive that can be used for indoor and outdoor installations over porous and non-porous substrates. When used on non-porous substrates, the adhesive must be allowed to "flash off", but not allowed to get dry to the touch. Rain immediately after installation may slow the set up time, but will not otherwise affect the bond. Spread coverage using a 1/8" x 1/8" x 1/8" square notch trowel is approximately 75 square feet on a smooth, porous substrate. Coverage will vary according to the type of surface, surface texture, spreading angle, and adhesive temperature. Adhesive is available in 1-gallon and 4-gallon pails. Shelf life is one year stored at 70° F in an unopened container. Remove excess adhesive and clean tools with paint thinner. Follow the manufacturers recommended safety procedures when using paint thinner. Adhesive freeze/thaw stable to 00 F; however, it is recommended to protect all adhesive products from freezing. If frozen, DO NOT stir until material has completely thawed. Label information is in English and Spanish. The adhesive is flammable. Caution: DO NOT use near any flame, sparks, battery or electrically operated equipment, or any other apparatus that could generate a spark or static electricity that could ignite the vapors. Read all the Adhesive MSDS information and follow the proper safety procedures. Installations that may be subject to heavy traffic by wheeled conveyances or in installations that require a solvent free adhesive, may require specific adhesives.







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