1. Can Flexi-Pave be installed onto the following materials?
    • Wood: YES, The Urethane binding agent that is used penetrates the wood giving an immense grip.
    • Steel: YES
    • Aluminum: YES, The aluminum must be specially primed and then re-primed as per the installation manual.
    • Concrete: YES
    • Asphalt: YES
    • Roofing Felt: YES
    • Compacted Aggregate: YES, Crushed concrete, crushed asphalt, crushed marble are fine. Limestone products are not acceptable as they will become less porous over time.
    • Enamel Tile: YES, The tile has to be acid-etched prior to priming.
    • Fiberglass: YES, The fiberglass surface must be made coarse in finish and primed with flat primer.
  2. Is Flexi-Pave resistant to the following materials?
    • Chlorine: YES
    • Ozone: YES, for pools which use ozonation.
    • Bromine: YES, for pools which use bromine instead of chlorine.
    • Muriatic Acid: YES
    • Salt Water: YES
    • Oil: YES
    • Transmission Fluid: YES
    • Hydraulic Fluid: YES
  3. Is Flexi-Pave slip-resistant?
    YES – The surface is composed of thousands of rubber granules giving it incredible non-slip qualities.
  4. Will Flexi-Pave crack?
    NO – Because of the elastic properties.
  5. Will Flexi-Pave have to be resealed because of ultraviolet light breakdown?
    NO – Unlike two-part epoxy resins the products are bound together with a single component urethane that has the same durometer as that of the rubber granule and which is totally resistant to UV degradation.
  6. Will Flexi-Pave fade in time with exposure to the sun?
    YES – Everything fades at certain speeds with continual exposure to sunlight and obviously at different speeds depending upon your location. Flexi-Pave has UV inhibitors in the colorization process therefore giving longevity to color-fastness.
  7. Is Flexi-Pave porous?
    YES – The products are manufactured using a nominal 3/8” rubber granule and this enables fast evacuation of water through its thickness because of the “open-pore” design.
  8. Do freeze-thaw conditions affect the integrity of Flexi-Pave?
    NO – It is like one large and continuous expansion and contraction joint. Because of the elastic properties of the urethane and the compression capabilities of rubber, the pressure that is exerted by freezing water does not interfere with the mechanical strength of the products.
  9. Is Flexi-Pave flammable?
    NO – Tire chips were tested in accordance with the Federal Hazardous Substance Act (16 CFR 1500.44) to determine whether tire material would be considered flammable (a material is considered flammable if it ignites and burns with a self-sustained flame at a rate greater than 0.1 inches per second along its major axis).
    From the test results it was concluded that scrap tire material is considered a non-flammable.
  10. Does Flexi-Pave smell?
    YES & NO – Only initially, similar to a new carpet having a smell. Once it has been installed a few days the smell goes away.
  11. Can Flexi-Pave be installed in the rain?
    NO – Flexi-Pave is a moisture-cured product and if the product were actually mixed in the rain the curing would be greatly speeded up, causing the mixture to stiffen and making it impossible to work with. However, when Flexi-Pave has just been installed the rain will accelerate the curing process, which is why in certain cases a light spray of water is used to accelerate the curing process.
  12. How long does Flexi-Pave take to cure?
    Under normal conditions it is recommended that a period of 24 hours be allowed.