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The Original Metal Studded Rubber Flooring
The Acknowledged Answer to Freight Elevator Flooring Problems

    The Original Metal Studded Rubber Flooring is the realization of almost everyone's vision for the perfect non-dedicated freight elevator flooring. It combines rubber for great traction, rugged resilience, real quietness and ease of maintenance and stainless steel or solid brass studs for a tough-as-nails resistance to dragging metal drums and almost all other kinds of threats to any other kind of flooring except perhaps for an all-metal floor; but who would ever want an all-metal floor in a passenger or convenience elevator?

 

 
Stainless Steel Studs   Brass Studs

 

Application Venues of Note
Dali Museum, St. Petersburg, FL
The Dali Museum in St. Petersburg, FL where The Original Metal Studded Rubber Flooring was used for both its safety and durability but also for its design advantages. See article from the NY Times.

 

Field Photos
A kitchen where The Original Metal Studded Rubber Flooring provides a fabulous contemporary look while offering a safe and easy to maintain floor.

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A mixed use - passenger and freight - elevator with The Original Metal Studded Rubber Flooring presents a neat and sophisticated look that gives passengers surefooted traction and, yet, can stand up to whatever the maintenance staff can throw at it or drag across it. Another view of the Stainless Steel Studded Tiles in a mixed use elevator with the elevator control panel in the view.
Stainless Steel Studded Rubber Tiles in Elevator
Stainless Steel Studded Rubber Tiles in Elevator
   

If your mixed use elevator floor looks like this, you can keep retiling it with a nice looking rubber or vinyl flooring product and then, in a number of months do it again and again. Or, you can use The Original Metal Studded Rubber Flooring and must probably not have to be concerned about retiling the elevator floor for the rest of your career.

While we are at it, take a look at the floor mat they use. It is not trimmed to fit the elevator floor. It is actually a trip hazard. Take a look at how a mat in an elevator should look by clicking HERE.

The owners of this building let the flooring tiles of the mixed use pedestrian and freight elevator go so long as to have the tiles get worn clear through. You might say they sure got their money's worth out of those tiles. Or, you might ask how dangerous, unsightly and unseemly it is to allow a floor that is seen by so many users every day to get. What are they thinking? The Original Metal Studded Rubber Flooring is perhaps a once and done approach that these owners might do well to consider using.

While we are at it, take a look at the floor mat they use. It is not trimmed to fit the elevator floor. It is actually a trip hazard. Take a look at how a mat in an elevator should look by clicking HERE.

Stainless Steel Studded Rubber Tiles in Elevator Stainless Steel Studded Rubber Tiles in Elevator

Size: 1/8" x 12" x 12"

Formulation: Rubber Tiles punched to accept reinforement studs of Stainless Steel or Solid Brass.

Tile Color: Black or from a variety of colorful options.

Marbelized or Hammered Tiles

Flexco Hammered Surface Black with Stainless Steel Studs

Flexco Hammered Surface Black with Solid Brass Studs Burke 701 Ebony Marbelized with Stainless Steel Studs Burke 701 Ebony Marbelized with Solid Brass Studs
4800-888-1212      
       
       
Burke 217 Silver Marbelized with Stainless Steel Studs Burke 217 Silver Marbelized with Solid Brass Studs Burke 204 Fog Marbelized with Stainless Steel Studs Burke 204 Fog Marbelized with Solid Brass Studs (supplied in full
       
Burke 527 Clay Marbelized with Stainless Steel Studs Burke 527 Clay Marbelized with Solid Brass Studs Burke 502 Amethyst Marbelized with Stainless Steel Studs Burke 502 Amethyst Marbelized with Solid Brass Studs
       

Flexco Marbelized colors are available in full cartons of 45 tiles or in broken cartons with no additional charge for broken carton. Please Note: Not all tiles need to be studded.
Marbelized Colors
CE-100 White with Black CE-103 French Grey with Black CE-109 Black with White CE-119 Beige with White
CE-123 Beige with Brown CE-125 Light Grey CE-131 Blue CE-132 White with Blue
CE-135 Delft Pansy CE-143 Charcoal with Black CE-150 Sage CE-151 White with Sage
CE-160 Vintage Plum CE-163 Mediterranian Green CE-164 Honey CE-166 Red with White
       

 

Characteristics:

1. Holes are located 1" apart providing 144 studs per each 12" x 12 " tile.

2. Studs are inserted through the back or underside of the tile. The "Face" or "business side" of the tile is the smooth surface offering the combination of steel or brass studs surrounded by rubber. The ample or wide base of the studs are on the back or bottom of the tile, which gets installed bottom side down on the deck of the elevator floor. Just to clerify; the tiles are to be installed shiney side up.

Technical Specification Flexco: Click HERE for Technical Specification.

Technical Specification Burke: Click HERE for Technical Specification.

LEED Information Burke: Click HERE and HERE .

Please Note:

1. The Technical Specifications for the marbelized colored tiles also encompass the solid black colored tiles.

2. For an overview of the standardized methods of determing flame spread or surface burning characteristics ratings, please HERE.

Adhesive: Click HERE for Material Safety Data Sheet for the epoxy adhesive used for installation Burke #BR-721 Two-Part-Epoxy-Tile-Adhesive. Note Please: See "Section 3.1" on page 3 of the specification page.

How to Measure for Elevator Flooring or Floor Mats: Please click HERE.

 

Installation Instructions:
Important: Be certain that The Original Metal Studded Rubber Flooring and adhesive(s) are stored on site at a temperature of between 70°F and 80°F for 24 hours before installation and that the newly installed flooring is maintained within that temperature range for 24 hours after installatioin.
1. Floor must be clean and smooth. Remove any old floor covering and clean the sub-floor.
2. Install white felt paper or saturated paper as desired with multi-purpose adhesive such as NorthAmerican #1300 adhesive. Alllow to dry. (This is used to allow for easier tile removal should that be required).
3. Studded tiles should be installed with BR 721 epoxy, with the smooth side of the tiles up and with the side with the large disc side of the studs facing the subfloor. Use "V" or "U" shaped notched 1/16" trowel as desired.
4. For ease of cutting tile along walls, remove studs closest to cutting line. Pull studs out from back as one would remove a thumb tack.
5. Punched-out material or waste material from holes is available upon request to plug holes where desired.
6. Roll floor. Allow 8 hours cure time before general use.
7. Maintenance: Sweep and Wash floor with a mild detergent and water. Floor must be dried with a soft cloth. Never leave floor wet.

8. Should the rubber surface of a particular tile or tiles become gauged from the type of use to which freight elevators are often exposed, such tiles can be removed and either rotated to a less visible area and an unmarred or tile or tiles can then be installed in their place.

Please Note: There is no way to patch or otherwise repair the gauged surface of the rubber part of the tiles at this time. The use of marred tiles should not present a hazardous situation, however, common sense must dictate as to whether such tiles are or are not trip hazards. If there is a doubt as to their safety or appropriateness for continued service, they should be taken out of service and replaced with new ones.

Flexible Floor Finish: Mixed use applications such as elevators used for both pedestrian and freight at different times of the day need to "look the part" when pedestrian traffic is at hand; or should we say, "at foot?" The Mat King offers a variety of Flexible Floor Finish products for this purpose.

Excelsior FR-930 is Floor Finish Remover, which is to be used to remove any floor finish that may have been applied eartlier. PR-930 is a finish remover specifically designed to remove topically applied flooring finishes over resilient flooring products that are sensitive to alkalinity, such as rubber flooring and crumb/recycled rubber flooring. PR-930 allows for the removal of these finishes without causing damage to pH sensitive flooring products. PR-930 is designed to remove multiple layers of floor finish, even if heavily soiled or thickly applied.

Excelsior MF-940 is Matte Acrylic Floor Finish. MF-940 is a durable, scuff resistance acrylic floor finish, developed for vinyl and rubber resilient flooring products such as VCT, LVT, Solid Vinyl Tile, Quartz Tile and Rubber. MF-940 is developed with exclusive technology that combines ease of maintenance with exceptional finish clarity, allowing the flooring material to shine without the unsightly appearance of a high-build finish. MF-940 is infused with Intersept®, an antimicrobial preservative that protects floors against a broad spectrum of bacteria and fungi, including odor and stain-causing microorganisms. Intersept® is registered with the EPA and meets stringent
certification standards.

Excelsior GF-950 is Gloss Acrylic Floor Finish GF-950 is a flexible, extended-wear acrylic floor finish, developed for vinyl & rubber resilient flooring products such as VCT, LVT, Solid Vinyl Tile, Quartz Tile and Rubber. GF-950 is a biodegradable finish developed with advanced polymers that provide excellent durability without creating unsightly buildup. GF-950 is infused with Intersept®, an antimicrobial preservative that protects floors against a broad spectrum of bacteria and fungi, including odor and stain-causing microorganisms. Intersept® is registered with the EPA and meets stringent certification standards.

Excelsior PF-960 is a flexible floor finish that is compatible with most resilient flooring products. It .is a biodegradable finish developed with advanced polymers that provide excellent durability without creating unsightly buildup. PF-960 is infused with Intersept®, an antimicrobial preservative that protects floors against a broad spectrum of bacteria and fungi, including odor and stain-causing microorganisms. Intersept® is registered with the EPA and meets stringent certification standards. Excelsior PF-960 comes in a sheen level referred to as Matte/Semi-Gloss. It can be used on flooring products made from recycled crumb rubber as well as resilient flexible flooring.

The Original Metal Studded Rubber Flooring - Price Chart
Stainless Steel Studded Black Rubber Tiles - Available in any quantity
Product Number Summary Description Detailed Description
Price / Tile
 
4800-101-1212
Solid Black 12"x12" Tiles with Stainless Steel Studs Original Metal Studded Rubber Flooring; 1/8'' x 12'' x 12''; Tile Color: BLACK; 144 SS STUDS/tile; per ASTM E-84 Class B; 1.75#/tile; $/tile (rack#: st-ss-black)
$38.89
Please Call The Mat King at (800)442-6544 to Order. Thank You.
Stainless Steel Studded Marbelized or Hammered Surface Rubber Tiles - Available in any quantity
Product Number Summary Description Detailed Description
Price / Tile
 
4800-888-1212
Solid Black 12"x12" Hammered Surface Tiles with Stainless Steel Studs Metal Studded Rubber Flooring; 1/8"x12"x12"; Tile Color: BLACK; 144 SS STUDS/tile; Flexco Hammered Surface; 1.75#/tile; $/tile (rack#: st-ss-flex-ham-blk)
$38.89
Please Call The Mat King at (800)442-6544 to Order. Thank You.
Product Number Summary Description Detailed Description
Price / Tile
 
4800-801-1212
12"x12" Burke 701 Ebony Marbelized Tiles with Stainless Steel Studs Metal Studded Rubber Flooring; 1/8"x12"x12"; Tile Color: BURKE 701 EBONY Marbleized; 144 SS STUDS/tile; 1.75#/tile; $/tile (rack#: st-ss-burk-701-ebo)
$38.89
Please Call The Mat King at (800)442-6544 to Order. Thank You.
Product Number Summary Description Detailed Description
Price / Tile
 
4800-803-1212
12"x12" Burke 217 Silver Marbelized Tiles with Stainless Steel Studs Metal Studded Rubber Flooring; 1/8"x12"x12"; Tile Color: BURKE 217 SILVER Marbleized; 144 SS STUDS/tile; 1.75#/tile; $/tile (rack#: st-ss-burk-217-slv)
$38.89
Please Call The Mat King at (800)442-6544 to Order. Thank You.
Product Number Summary Description Detailed Description
Price / Tile
 
4800-804-1212
12"x12" Burke 204 Fog Marbelized Tiles with Stainless Steel Studs Metal Studded Rubber Flooring; 1/8"x12"x12"; Tile Color: BURKE 204 FOG Marbleized; 144 SS STUDS/tile; 1.75#/tile; $/tile (rack#: st-ss-burk-204-fog)
$38.89
Please Call The Mat King at (800)442-6544 to Order. Thank You.
Product Number Summary Description Detailed Description
Price / Tile
 
4800-805-1212
12"x12" Burke 527 Clay Marbelized Tiles with Stainless Steel Studs Metal Studded Rubber Flooring; 1/8"x12"x12"; Tile Color: BURKE 527 CLAY Marbleized; 144 SS STUDS/tile; 1.75#/tile; $/tile (rack#: st-ss-burk-527clay)
$38.89
Please Call The Mat King at (800)442-6544 to Order. Thank You.
Product Number Summary Description Detailed Description
Price / Tile
 
4800-806-1212
12"x12" Burke 502 Amethyst Marbelized Tiles with Stainless Steel Studs Metal Studded Rubber Flooring; 1/8"x12"x12"; Tile Color: BURKE 502 AMETHYST Marbleized; 144 SS STUDS/tile; 1.75#/tile; $/tile (rack#: st-ss-burk-502amat)
$38.89
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Brass Studded Black Rubber Tiles per ASTM E-84 Class B - Available in any quantity.
Product Number Summary Description Detailed Description
Price / Tile
 
4800-201-1212
Solid Black 12"x12" Tiles with Solid Brass Studs Original Metal Studded Rubber Flooring; 1/8' 'x 12'' x 12''; Tile: BLACK; 144 BRASS STUDS/tile; per ASTM E-84 Class B; 1.75#/tile; $/tile (rack#: st-brass-black)
$43.33
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Brass Studded Black Rubber Tiles Marbelized or Hammered Surface Rubber Tiles - Available in any quantity
Product Number Summary Description Detailed Description
Price / Tile
 
4800-988-1212
Solid Black 12"x12" Hammered Surface Tiles with Solid Brass Studs Metal Studded Rubber Flooring; 1/8"x12"x12"; Tile Color: BLACK; 144 BRASS STUDS/tile; Flexco Hammered Surface; 1.75#/tile; $/tile (rack#: st-br-flex-ham-blk)
$43.33
Please Call The Mat King at (800)442-6544 to Order. Thank You.
Product Number Summary Description Detailed Description
Price / Tile
 
4800-901-1212
12"x12" Burke 701 Ebony Marblelized Tiles with Solid Brass Studs Metal Studded Rubber Flooring; 1/8"x12"x12"; Tile Color: BURKE 701 EBONY Marbleized; 144 BRASS STUDS/tile; 1.75#/tile; $/tile (rack#: st-br-burk-701-ebo)
$43.33
Please Call The Mat King at (800)442-6544 to Order. Thank You.
Product Number Summary Description Detailed Description
Price / Tile
 
4800-903-1212
12"x12" Burke 217 Silver Marblelized Tiles with Solid Brass Studs Metal Studded Rubber Flooring; 1/8"x12"x12"; Tile Color: BURKE 217 SILVER Marbleized; 144 BRASS STUDS/tile; 1.75#/tile; $/tile (rack#: st-br-burk-217silv)
$43.33
Please Call The Mat King at (800)442-6544 to Order. Thank You.
Product Number Summary Description Detailed Description
Price / Tile
 
4800-904-1212
12"x12" Burke 204 Fog Marblelized Tiles with Solid Brass Studs Metal Studded Rubber Flooring; 1/8"x12"x12"; Tile Color: BURKE 204 FOG Marbleized; 144 BRASS STUDS/tile; 1.75#/tile; $/tile (rack#: st-br-burk-204fog)
$43.33
Please Call The Mat King at (800)442-6544 to Order. Thank You.
Product Number Summary Description Detailed Description
Price / Tile
 
4800-905-1212
12"x12" Burke 527 Clay Marblelized Tiles with Solid Brass Studs Metal Studded Rubber Flooring; 1/8"x12"x12"; Tile Color: BURKE 527 CLAY Marbleized; 144 BRASS STUDS/tile; 1.75#/tile; $/tile (rack#: st-br-burk-527clay)
$43.33
Please Call The Mat King at (800)442-6544 to Order. Thank You.
Product Number Summary Description Detailed Description
Price / Tile
 
4800-906-1212
12"x12" Burke 502 Amethyst Marblelized Tiles with Solid Brass Studs Metal Studded Rubber Flooring; 1/8"x12"x12"; Tile Color: BURKE 502 AMETHYST Marbleized; 144 BRASS STUDS/tile; 1.75#/tile; $/tile (rack#: st-br-burk-502amet)
$43.33
Please Call The Mat King at (800)442-6544 to Order. Thank You.
         
         
Stainless Steel Studded Marbelized Colored Rubber Tiles per ASTM E-84 Class B
Available in any quantity
Product Number Description
Price/Tile
 
4800-102-1212 Original Metal Studded Rubber Flooring; 1/8' 'x 12'' x 12''; Tile: [Color]; 144 SS STUDS/tile; per ASTM E-84 Class B; 1.75#/tile; $/tile (rack#: st-ss-color)
$38.89
Please Call The Mat King at (800)442-6544 to Order. Thank You.
       
Brass Studded Marbelized Colored Tiles per ASTM E-84 Class B
Available in any quantity
Product Number Description Price/Tile  
4800-202-1212 Original Metal Studded Rubber Flooring; 1/8' 'x 12'' x 12''; Tile: [Color]; 144 BRASS STUDS/tile; per ASTM E-84 Class B; 1.75#/tile; $/tile (rack#: st-ss-color)
$43.33
Please Call The Mat King at (800)442-6544 to Order. Thank You.
       
Non-Studded Black Rubber Tiles per ASTM E-84 Class B
Product Number Description
Price / Tile
 
4800-001-1212
Original Non-Studded Rubber Flooring; 1/8''x12''x12''; Tile Color: BLACK; per ASTM E-84 Class B; $/tile (rack#: nost-black)
$15.56
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Non-Studded Marbelized Colored Rubber Tiles per ASTM E-84 Class B
Product Number Description
Price/Til
 
4800-301-1212 Original Non-Studded Rubber Flooring; 1/8''x12''x12''; Tile Color: [Color]; per ASTM E-84 Class B; $/tile (rack#: nost-black)
$15.56
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Adhesive
Product Number Description
Price/gallon
 
4809-001-0001 The Original Metal Studded Rubber Flooring 2-part Epoxy Adhesive; coverage: 82-100 SF/gallon (use 1/8" notched trowel) 14#/gallon; $/gallon (rack#: st-adhesive)
$189.44
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Flexible Floor Finish
Product Number Description
Price/gallon
 
5580-001-0940 Excelsior Performance Floor Finish MF-940; 1 gallon bottle; Sheen Level: Matte; coverage = 2500-3000 SF; 8#/bottle; $/bottle (rack#: CT-GEXMF-1)
$142.09
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Product Number Description
Price/gallon
 
5580-001-0950 Excelsior Performance Floor Finish GF-950; 1 gallon bottle; Sheen Level: Gloss; coverage = 2500-3000 SF; 8#/bottle; $/bottle (rack#: CT-GEXGF-1)
$91.78
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Product Number Description
Price/gallon
 
5580-001-0960 Excelsior Performance Floor Finish PF-960; 1 gallon bottle; Sheen Level: Matte/Semi-Gloss; coverage = 2500-3000 SF; 8#/bottle; $/bottle (rack#: CT-GEXPF-1)
$120.04
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Floor Finish Remover
Product Number Description
Price/gallon
 
5581-001-0930 Excelsior Performance Floor Finish Remover FR-930; 1 gallon bottle; Sheen Level: Matte; coverage = 150-450 SF; 8.07#/bottle; $/bottle (rack#: CT-GEXPFR-1)
$104.04
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Please Note:

1. Prices are exclusive of shipping.
2. For Custom Quotation: Please provide color of tiles required, i.e. stud style: Stainless Steel or Brass, number of tiles required, destination city, state and Zip Code along with contact name, company name, phone and Fax numbers and e-mail address for a custom quote.
3. Deliveries to NY, CT or NJ will have applicable State Sales Tax added to invoice. Please provide Resale or Tax Exempt Certificate with Purchase Order.

Please Note:

There is no need or requirement for a flooring material to be Class A unless it is used as a wall covering or ceiling covering, which neither The Mat King, nor the manufacturers of the flooring tiles used to create The Original Metal Studded Rubber Flooring, recommend.

The Class A category is for Interior wall and ceiling coverings or finishes and that material is tested in accordance with ASTM E84. It is not for Interior Finish floor coverings. The correct test for floor coverings, per the NFPA and all Building Codes is, to our knowledge, ASTM E648. All of the flloor coverings used in the manufacture of The Original Metal Studded Rubber Flooring have a Class I rating when tested in accordance with ASTM E648.

There has been much confusion between the correct test for Interior Finishes wall and ceiling coverings and Interior Floor Finishes. In an effort to clarify things:

Flame Spread Index per ASTM E-84 (Steiner Tunnel Flame Test): This test is for determining the burning characteristics of wall and ceiling materials.

This requirement is not to be confused with the ASTM E-648 Critical Radiant Heat Flux test for Interior Floor Finishes. The Steiner Tunnel Flame Test (ASTM E-84) is only required for Interior Wall and Ceiling Materials.

Due to the number of incorrect product specifications, the United States Federal Government developed a task group in 1997, in conjunction with the GSA, DOD, AIA and many other military and civilian specifying organizations, to eliminate any reference of this test requirement in Interior Floor Finish specifications.

 
 

Please Note: The followning Standard is for "Interior wall and ceiling finishes" but not for flooring systems.

ASTM E 84
Standard test method for surface burning characteristics of of building materials.
The flame spread Index and Smoke Developed Index values obtained by the ASTM E 84 test are used by code officials and regulatory agencies in the acceptance of interior finish materials for various applications. The most widely accepted classification system is described in the National Fire Protection Association publication NFPA 101 Life Safety Code
1. 2006 International Building Code
a. Section 803 Wall and Ceiling Finishes, Paragraph 803.1 General states, “Interior wall and ceiling finishes shall be classified in accordance with ASTM E- 84.Such interior finish materials shall be grouped in the following classes in accordance with their flame spread and smoke-developed indexes.
i. Class A: Flame Spread 0-25; smoke-developed 0-450
ii. Class B: Flame Spread 26-75; smoke-developed 0-450
iii. Class C: Flame Spread 76-200; smoke-developed 0-450
Class A,B, and C correspond to type I, II, and III respectively in other codes such as SBCCI, BOCA, ICBO. They do not preclude a material being otherwise classified by the authority of jurisdiction.
2. NFPA 101®, Life Safety Code®
a. Chapter 10 Interior Finish, Contents, and Furnishings, Paragraph 10.2.3 Interior Wall or Ceiling Finish Testing and Classification states, “Interior wall or ceiling finish that is required elsewhere in this Code to be Class A, Class B, or Class C shall be classified based on test results from NFPA 255, ASTM E-84, or UL 723.”

 
Helpful Links:
 
 
United States Department of Commerce - Technology Administration - National Institute of Standards and Technology - 1992 Evaluation of Precision ASTM E648-91A Standard Test Method for Critical Radiant Flux of Floor Covering Systems - Click: HERE
 
A Major Floor Covering Player on: "What U.S. specifications apply to resilient flooring?"
The Critical Radiant Flux Test - Click: HERE

 

 
 
 

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