Environmental molding concepts (emc) – rubber paver tile
Paver Tile recycled rubber flooring mats are the ideal surfacing rubber mat tiles to provide enhanced cushion and better traction for your patios, walkways, driveways and garage. Conver old concrete or asphalt pavements into aesthetically pleasing, comfortable and slip resistant surfaces with a simple overlay. Made from 100% recycled rubber, these glue down or pinned interlocking tiles provide a slip-resistant, antifatigue surface when wet or dry. Choose this superior, eco-friendly alternative to traditional flooring materials for better cushion and traction, all while improving the look of old hardscape surfacing.
Garage Paver Tiles
Our rubber paving tiles transform traditional flooring into fatigue-free, slip resistant attractive surfaces. Easy to install and made to last these recycled rubber paving tiles are the ideal choice for the professional as well as the do-it-yourself installer. Unlike other recycled rubber flooring tiles, Paver Tiles have the density to withstand vehicular traffic with a thin design to limit transition heights.
Our rubber tiles can be used both in indoor and outdoor applications. When used outdoors the recycled rubber tiles will be exposed to direct ultra-violet light. Rubber mats have a low relative reflectivity (heat reflection) and a high emissivity (heat absorption) which can cause the tiles to get hot to the touch just like conventional hardscape materials.
Recycled Rubber Tile Installation
Paver Tile rubber tiles can be installed over any hard, stable surface such as concrete, asphalt, compacted stone base, wood or other similar substrates. The type of substrate may affect the quality of the finished installation as well as the look of the tiles. Rubber surfacing substrates should drain freely and should have a smooth plane. Any variations in the substrate plane in excess of 1/4″ across a span of 10 (ten) feet should be corrected prior to installing the rubber tiles.
Rubber mats can be installed using a polyurethane based adhesive for a non-floating application or our SureKONNECT Pin system for a floating application (pinned application only availabe with 1.00″ tiles). The perimeter must contain the installed tiles to prevent them from moving during normal expansion and contraction that will occur. Permanent perimeter containment made from concrete or asphalt make an excellent containment as will our prefabricated rubber transition ramps when glued to the substrate.
EPDM colored Rubber Patio Mats must be fully adhered to the substrate.
Recycled Rubber Tile Expansion and Contraction
Recycled rubber tiles are made from crumb rubber. The natural and beneficial properties of crumb rubber that make it an excellent and proven raw material for drives, paths and garages (resilience and durability), also contribute to tile expansion and contraction with changes to sun exposure and changes in temperature. As the rubber tiles absorb heat they will expand and get larger. As the heat dissipates when the exposure to the sun is removed and/or the temperature drops, the rubber tiles will naturally shrink. This normal and to be expected change in tile size may result in gaps between during cold weather with lower UV intensity.
The best way to minimize “gapping” between recycled rubber tiles from occurring is to condition the rubber tile mats prior to installation and to provide as much shade (natural or man made) as possible above the area of installation. Conditioning the rubber tile mats is done by spreading all of the rubber tiles out in an area that does not have direct sun exposure and allowing them to relax to their natural size. In high heat, high UV exposure conditions (Summer), installations will be more difficult to achieve proper conditioning and may result in the need to make adjustments to the rubber tile installation the following Spring.
Rubber Flooring Tile Benefits
Paver Tiles are an excellent choice for creating a safe and accessible protective surfacing in and around the home or business and in any space you need a slip resistant protective surfacing. The rubber tiles are made from recycled tire crumb rubber that is:
Highly resilient to provide excellent head impact protection under falls in hot or cold temperatures,
Extremely durable to provide lasting performance under extreme outdoor conditions as well as indoors,
Proven safe through extensive in-the-field as well as in the laboratory testing,
Naturally slip and skid resistant in wet or dry conditions,
Lightweight and easy to handle.
Recycled rubber tiles and rubber mats made from recycled tire crumb rubber have a proven history of performance dating back more than 25 years. Paver Tiles have been available to the public since 1996 and during the past 18 years have been installed on projects around the world including in public and private spaces, backyards and commercial and retail businesses.
For a safe, reliable, low maintenance and easy to install rubber safety protective surfacing, choose Paver Tiles and create an inviting area to be enjoyed for years to come.