Everlast sport surfacing with Nike Grind is manufactured using post-consumer SBR tire rubber, pre and post-consumer Nike Grind, and our own ColorMill EPDM. All types of rubber granules are combined using an elastomeric network in huge cylinders. The result is a polymerically bound cylinder of recycled rubber that is peeled into 4’ wide rolls or cut into tiles in a variety of thicknesses.
SBR (Styrene-Butadiene Rubber) is the most widely used type of synthetic rubber. Its manufacturing involves copolymerization of three parts butadiene with one part styrene. Perhaps, the most widely used application is tires.
SBR is ECORE International’s chief raw material. The SBR used in the production of Everlast sports surfacing with Nike Grind is recycled black scrap tire. The scrap is cleaned to remove fiber, metal, and other impurities. Additionally, the SBR is ground to specified sizes for use in manufacturing.
EPDM (Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer) is an organic synthetic elastomer which, when cured, has many properties equivalent to or better than those of natural virgin rubber.
During the production of the EPDM polymer, there are several additives which are used to enhance color stability, wear characteristics, durability, and flexibility.
The original state of this EPDM is actually scrap derived from the manufacturing of virgin EPDM. This scrap material is contaminated with water, metal, and other by-products suitable only for landfill disposal. In order to take advantage of this available scrap, ECORE International has the EPDM thoroughly cleaned and re-processed in order to remove all contaminants and meet the strictest of quality assurance standards. The color for ECORE’s EPDM originates primarily from carefully selected organic dyes and, for a few special colors, inorganic pigments.
Nike Grind is made from sports footwear manufacturing byproducts as well as post-consumer athletic shoes collected through the Nike Reuse-A-Shoe program. The Nike Grind material is processed and refined using technology developed by Nike engineers. The Nike Grind material is blended with ECORE's highest quality recycled tire rubber to create Everlast sports surfacing products.
Our rubber is supplied by industrial facilities that originally obtain the tires from landfills all over the country.
We receive two types of tire rubber: whole tire from passenger vehicles, which comes in round granules; and truck retreads, which comes in shredded form. The blend of rubber (round or shredded) utilized varies by each product.
The rubber is triple distilled in order to ensure all dirt, fiber and metal is removed from our Everlast sports surfacing with Nike Grind.
Everlast sport surfacing with Nike Grind conforms to the criteria established by the State of Washington for indoor air quality.
Our adhesive, E-Grip III produces 50% lower VOCs than the most stringent national standard – the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) – and can contribute to obtaining credits toward LEED certification. Please see the “Everlast with Nike Grind and LEED” document for more detailed information.
Our recommended cleaner and sealer from our own ECORE Accessories line meets criteria established by SCAQMD.
Our flooring products do NOT contain PVC or formaldehyde
Nike Grind is made up of pre and post-consumer content.
The exact composition of recycled content varies on the particular product and color. Please see our green technical data sheet entitled “Everlast with Nike Grind and LEED” for a detailed breakdown of recycled content.
YES! Everlast sports surfacing with Nike Grind can assist by potentially contributing toward earning up to 7 points in 2 out of the 6 categories of LEED-NC (LEED for New Construction and Major Renovations) and 12 points in 2 out of 6 categories of LEED-EB (LEED for Existing Buildings). Please refer to our “Everlast with Nike Grind LEED” document.
Everlast sports surfacing with Nike Grind is available in standard 48” wide rolls, up to 50’ feet in length, and 36” x 36” tiles. Custom roll sizes are also available. Everlast rolls come in 8mm standard thickness. Minimum yields apply to 6mm and 9mm roll orders and all tile orders.
Everlast sports surfacing, the leading sports surfacing manufacturer, has partnered with the Nike Corporation, the leader in athletic shoes and sportswear, to produce a high quality line of sports surfacing products that now contain an additional source of recycled content. All Everlast products now contain Nike Grind that has been collected from Nike’s Reuse-A-Shoe program.
By using Nike Grind material in Everlast sports surfacing, nearly 300,000 pounds of unused Nike footwear by products and unwanted athletic shoes will be rescued from landfills each year. The Everlast/Nike partnership demonstrates our companies’ commitment to preserving the environment and passion for using our resources responsibly.
For an average surface of 1,000 square feet, Everlast sports surfacing will contain 21kg (44 lbs.) of Nike Grind rubber which is equivalent to the outsoles on just over 100 pairs of new sneakers or the waste rubber generated from the manufacture of nearly 700 pairs of new sneakers.
UltraTile is Everlast’s patented, modular tile product that can be installed over an existing floor. The 24”x24”x1” tiles are extremely durable and strong enough to hold heavy cardio equipment and to withstand dropped free weights. No adhesive is needed since UltraTiles are installed using a unique dowel rod fastening system.
Everlast Performance is Everlast’s newest addition to the sports surfacing line. It is made by laminating 4mm Everlast with Nike Grind to our own SBR Sports Underlayment. Available in two standard thicknesses, Everlast Performance is ideal for indoor jogging tracks, gymnasium surfacing, tennis, and aerobic flooring. Saturated color allows for variations in lane colors and reduces wear visability.