FAQ

How Durable are Eco-Flex® products?

Since Eco-Flex® products are manufactured from recycled tires, it takes on the same durability characteristics as a tire. It takes a long period of time for tires to disintegrate. Eco-Flex® products are 97% tire rubber they will last for many years.

Are Eco-Flex® products slippery?

Due to the rubber content in Eco-Flex® products they have excellent anti-slip properties.

Is heat a problem for Eco-Flex® tiles?

Similar to concrete or brick paving stone, Eco-Flex® rubber tiles will warm in the sun. Darker colors retain more heat, for example, black tiles be warmer.

Do Eco-Flex® tiles have an odor?

All our Eco-Flex® products are manufactured with low VOC (volatile organic compound) ingredients. Each rubber granule is encapsulated so it does not off-gas.

How do you cut Eco-Flex® tiles?

The 1/2″ to 1″ tiles are best cut with a utility knife using a straight edge as a guide. Score the tile using a straight edge and bend the seam and cut until through.


2″ tiles can be trimmed with a reciprocating saw or a jig saw with a wood blade.

Do Eco-Flex® products fade?

Eco-Flex® products are manufactured with UV stabilizers, allowing the color to hold.

How do you clean Eco-Flex® tiles?

All Eco-Flex® products can be cleaned using a pressure washer or a garden hose. Snow can be removed using a shovel with plastic blade or snow blower. Eco-Flex® products are not affected by de-icing products. Over time the carbon starts to surface on the tiles, and they tend to look darker, you can use a product like Spray Nine® to refresh them. Spray the tiles, give them a light scrub with a stiff broom or brush and rinse. The tiles should come out bright and clean.

Do Eco-Flex® products need be glued/ fastened?

-For our full interlocking designs the product can be installed over a leveled and compacted sub-base without requiring any adhesive.

-For our under/overlap link system tiles it is recommended these tiles be both glued and fastened together. Doing so will mitigate expansion, contraction, and movement.

-If the installation is over concrete or wood, gluing is recommended to prevent movement.

Some of the common problems are the loss of filling material between blocks, the erosion of the subgrade, drainage issues, and plants growing in between. Would this material address these issues better?

Eco-Flex® products do not require any filling materials between seams as our proprietary interlocking or overlap design fits tight in all directions and prevents any lateral separation.

Eco-Flex® large format tiles have tighter seams which mean less erosion of the sub-base, a reduction in plant growth underneath or the embedding of airborne seeds planting in the gaps.

What type of subgrade is required for Eco-Flex® products?

The subgrade for Eco-Flex® products would be the same as for interlocking brick, asphalt, or concrete pavers.

Does it come in blocks or tile/sheet?

Eco-Flex® products come in tile formats, ranging from 4 sq.ft. Per unit up to 105 sq.ft. Per unit.

Is Eco-Flex® rubber products useful for wheelchair ramps?

The non-slip properties of Eco-Flex® products allows for safer handicap accessibility.

How does Eco-Flex® rubber material withstand vandalism?

The density of this rubber surface allows for spray paint to be power washed away if done so within a few days.

The surface is not porous, gum will not as readily stick to the surface and can also be power washed away.

The density also provides durability against knives for carving initials, etc.

As for theft or vandalism due to removal, the sections are quite heavy and not that easy to access or lift once installed.

It would be as cumbersome as stealing interlocking pavers. As for burning, the product is fire rated and will not ignite on the surface.

What is the flame spread rating?

Astm e162 tested. Surface flammability flame spread index 131.18 at an average temperature rise of 157.7 c.

Material meets ANSI z124.1 and z124.2 appendix iii requirement for an average dm of 450 or less. Self-extinguished.

What is the Taber abrasion?

Astm c 501 tested: wear index 270 (using heavy duty abrading wheels and 100 grams pressure on each wheel at 1000 cycles).

What are Eco-Flex® products made from?

Eco-Flex® products are made from recycled rubber crumb from tires and urethane resin binder.

What is the density hardness?

Astm 2240 tested: shore a 63, compressed to 2000 psi.

What is the coefficient of friction?

Astm c 1028 tested: 0.92-0.96 dry & 0.89-0.92 wet.

What is the skid resistance?

Astm 303 tested: average 66 dry & 43 wet.

Will salt/chloride stain?

Astm b117 tested: no stain or residue after a 24hr test.

What is the xenon arc weathering(UV test)?

200 hrs UV testing. No change after 2 years. * urethane binder UV inhibitors.

What is the structural compression?

Eco-Flex® products are pressed 2000 psi.

What is the static dissipation?

Negligible.

What is the thermal resistance?

R-value of 2.20 per 1″ of thickness. (ie) 2″ thick tile provides R-value rating of 4.40

Can I use my shipping company?

Eco-Flex® uses certified licensed shipping brokers to find the best rates. If the customer would like to use a third party shipping company of their choosing they can do so, but the customer is responsible to pay the carrier directly.