XL-Series Product Description

(Tiles/Mats/Blocks/Pavers)

The “XL is Unity’s 4” and 4 ½” (2017) thick rubberized safety surfacing, flooring and paver products that are made from 100% recycled (waste) tires and rubber. These double tiles/mats/blocks/pavers have a unique self-interlocking design with “Button-Lock™” Technology (for Ballast) that offers bolt down capabilities (for playground use). The extra large coned bottom (feet and/or legs) allows for free flow drainage to a drainage outlet while at the same time providing cushion from falls onto the surfacing below, passes a twelve (12’) foot fall rating collectively. Our XL-Series are found mostly on TALL playgrounds, daycare centers, recreational areas, pools, climbing walls and in water & amusement parks where very tall drop heights are an issue. They are also used in many other applications that are found indoors and outdoors, acoustical areas for noise reduction and even rooftops where ballast is an issue.




SIZE, WEIGHT, LONGEVITY, SAFETY, QUALITY, DURABILITY is the core of Unity’s products. They are easy to clean. They do not displace during usage resulting in consistent shock absorbency year round. The low life cycle costs make for very good footing and help to prevent leg fatigue. The XL-Series does not harbor foreign objects, such as glass commonly found in loose filled materials, nor does it require constant maintenance. There are no retaining edges needed and all of Unity’s rubberized safety surfacing, flooring & paver products are accessible to the handicapped. They are also water permeable to allow for “free flow drainage” to a drainage outlet..........even on rooftops where ballast protection for wind-up-lift is an important design consideration. They are easy to install and are fully warranted, presenting a superior product that no one can match.

Not only is the XL-Series resilient and can be installed over most existing surfaces and rooftops, but they are also independently laboratory tested to meet or exceed ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act), ASTM (American Standard for Testing Materials), ANSI (American National Standards Institute), FM (Factory Mutual) and CPSC (Consumer Product Safety Commission) safety standards and guidelines for:

  • FALL SAFETY HEIGHTS,
  • SKID RESISTANCE,
  • FIRE RETARDANT,
  • WEATHER (AGING),
  • ACCESSIBILITY,
  • THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY
  • REFLECTANT/SRI,
  • WIND UP-LIFT
  • IMPACT RESISTANCE and
  • LEAD TESTS

Hard materials such as concrete (cement) and blacktop (asphalt) are very unsafe to sit, stand, walk and/or play on, and increase the likelihood of leg fatigue and injury. They fall short of providing safety to an area as well. Loose filled products attract cats and dogs to use as their litter boxes. Bees, hornets, wasps and other insects tend to use these same surfaces as their new homes. Everyone dislikes the fact that loose filled materials build up in ones sneaker or shoe and can be tracked into a clean home, building, school, facility or daycare center. Unity solves these problems by providing you with a solid unitary, resilient rubberized safety surfacing, flooring and paver product that is clean and safe to use, indoors and out.

Testing


These critical tests are the value of avoiding legal problems resulting from lawsuits that stem from inappropriate ground cover.


Unity meets or exceeds these ASTM, CPSC & ADA Standards by up to 40% when compared with other competing products on the market today.

Features & Benefits

Unity has created an impressive way to turn these rubber tiles/mats/blocks/pavers into free-flowing designs (similar to PIP) that is unmatched in the industry today. Coupled with the performance, long term value, color diversity and safety of our products has satisfied architects, engineers, designers building owners and managers economical needs of renovation and/or retrofit projects. Additionally, as a member of the “United States Green Building Council”, you may be eligible to receive “LEED” points and/or credits when using our recycled products.




Our twelve staggered interlocking joints:

1. Lock tightly together thanks to the new “Button-Lock™” Technology. 

2. Provide faster and easier drainage, allowing no foreign objects to harbor between the interlocks which are commonly found in competing products on the market today.

3. Helps prevent our products from shifting away from one another - a necessity in active, “common” areas.

4. Eliminates future problems such as expansion and contraction which may encourage wind up-lift.

5. Allow owners of our products to unlock the tabs in order to remove a damaged product, repair a substrate/roof, or relocate a surfacing/flooring area if necessary.

6. When loose laid pavers are interlocked over the roofing membrane, it will conform to almost any sloped waterproofing membrane system, old or new, while at the same time providing noise reduction and superior protection without limiting the accessibility to the membrane. This versatility is unmatched and decreases the repair expenses to the consumer allowing, for many years of hassle-free use and enjoyment.

7. Provide "free-flowing designs" similar to PIP systems.

Step & Repeat

Contributing to design, our interlocking system can provide a monolithic “step & repeat” method of installation that allows anyone to stagger the products interlocking joints anywhere as if you were installing “brickwork”, commonly known as a “staggered bond” or “running bond” method of installation.

This technological development acts as a backup to resist product-to-product separation, curling, peeling and most importantly wind up-lift. These patented systems, along with the sheer size, weight and durability of our product allows architects, engineers, designers, municipalities, building owners and operators to truly set the standard by which all others are measured.  

Size does matter in this case as it allows installers to install twice the square footage per man hour then the conventional square tiles, a savings that is unmatched in the industry today.

Self-Interlocking w/Button-Lock™

The patented C-shaped self-interlocking design is built directly into the product itself, It locks tightly together thanks to the supporting "back-wall", which prohibits unnecessary separation, curling, pealing, shifting and wind up-lift. It is installed with our specially formulated glue/adhesive, while still providing unlimited access to sub-base materials for any maintenance related issues.


Furthermore, our authentic, quadruple, self-interlocking design that is 40% larger in size with 60% more area to glue/adhere, which eliminates the need for accessory items such as:fasteners, pins, clips, blocks, grids, etc., to hold the product together. This new technological advancement in design further strengthens the Pull Force of our products, both horizontally AND vertically, as it is locked into place in all directions, which in turn will truly provide the strongest locking mechanism along various parts of our products. A characteristic that can only be found here.

Bolt-Down


Another patented feature that we have to offer is the BOLT-DOWN capabilities of our products. This unique system is found within the male portion of our interlocking joints to provide added strength and security. It is counter-sunk, and laboratory tested, to avoid any “hard-spots” within the product itself. It is capable of being placed under the most extreme environmental conditions and/or usage. WE DO NOT RECOMMEND THE “BOLT-DOWN” PROCEEDURE ON ROOFTOPS WHAT-SO-EVER.

Sub-base/Installations


Our products place in the intermediate category regarding installation difficulty. Contractors carry out most of the installations. An installation manual/guide is available upon request (and is shipped with every order). Adhesive must be applied to the solid sub-base and interlocks of our products, both inside the joint and on top. Bolts may be applied to the male interlocks and countersunk for added strength and security. Tools that are common for most installations include: an extension cord for electric use, a utility knife and/or jig saw for cutting, a straight edge to make your cuts accurate, a string line and tape measure. A trowel and/or caulking gun may be needed for gluing purposes as well as a drill for bolt-down applications. As with any construction site, it is always important to have a cleaning compound and medical kit on standby just-in-case.

Thicknesses


The pre-molded size of the “XL” products are 22” (inches) by 44” (inches), which equals 6.72 sq. ft. per unit. Please allow for a ¼” tolerance due to heat related expansion and contraction of our recycled rubber products.

Thickness Size Weight Per Unit Weight Per Foot
4.0" or 4" (inch) 22"X44" ~53.76 lbs ~8 lbs
Custom: 4.5" or 4 ½" (inch) 22”X44” ~56.95 lbs ~8.5 lbs

Colors

All of Unity’s products are made with clean tire buffing and/or crumb rubber granules recycled in-house and mixed with a clear urethane. Colorized products are made with pigmented dyes combined with black recycled rubber that do not release harmful VOC’s, and are produced free of zinc, latex, lead, phthalates and heavy metals. These pigments are dispersed throughout the top of our products for consistency at an economical price. A wide variety of colors to choose from include: black, splash, silver, red, green, tan, blue, white, teal, brown, purple, and TPV/EPDM TOP.

 

EPDM/TPV Blending 

With limitless imagination, our Splash Design and solid TPV/EPDM top tiles/mats/blocks can be manufactured using diverse color combinations and/or percentages generated from a plethora of TPV/EPDM granules listed below. This superior alternative can have unlimited design potential that would compliment any area allowing architects and designers to express design through creativity in blending. Manufactured with Aliphatic Binders, the TPV/EPDM chips exhibit superior UV and abrasion resistance that will last a lifetime. The TPV/EPDM choices include:


Click HERE to download a PDF version of our XL series “Product Description” and “Architect Specifications” for your review and consideration.