Tire Veneer

A Favorite Resilient Floor Material

Tire Veneer has many uses and design advantages. Tire Veneer is available in rolls or tiles and in standard or premium grade.

Tire Veneer is probably the most popular resilient flooring material in use today. Tire Veneer comes from the automotive industry.  It is based on what is called buffings, which are small granules of rubber that are removed from the old tire tread that is going to be retreaded. Thus, buffings are a by-product of a tire recycling effort and this by-product is then used to make Tire Veneer sheets, rolls and tiles. Rubber tires are made from SBR (Styrene Butadiene Rubber). Polyurethane is used to bind the rubber granules together into a strong but slightly porous material. The most basic and least expensive color of Tire Veneer is black. To add some visual interest to black Tire Veneer, colored EPDM rubber is added to the black tire buffings before they are all bound together with polyurethane. The EPDM rubber is not recycled, which means that only the solid black Tire Veneer contains 100% post-consumer recycled rubber. EPDM stands for Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer. For colors, our standard is 20% EPDM so that the material still contains a significantly high percentage of post-consumer content.

Tire Veneer is made in the USA. The dry rubber granules are blended together with a polyurethane binder and then formed through a process of heat and pressure into 2 basic forms, block or cylinder. Premium Tire Veneer comes from blocks. These blocks are about a square yard in size and several inches thick. Sheets are sliced off the top of the block in various thicknesses. This is a slower low-volume process but results in a perfectly flat sheet. By far the most cost-effective method of production is the cylinder. A cylinder is about 4 feet in diameter and 4 feet long. It is positioned against a peeling knife and the entire cylinder is peeled in one operation. A cylinder peeled into 6 mm (1/4″) sheet will yield 385 linear feet of Tire Veneer.

Finally, this versatile material is available in eight standard colors and almost unlimited custom colors, EPDM percentages, and additives such as EPDM dust and cork – See Tire Veneer Options. The standard Tire Veneer comes in 4-foot widths with 3-foot widths and square cut and interlocking tiles as custom options. Premium Tire Veneer is the same standard colors and is available in 3′ x 3′ straight cut and interlocking tiles.

Tire Veneer Color Chart for Standard Colors

Tire Veneer non-standard colors require full cylinder or maximum roll lengths by special quotation.
Tire Veneer may be color batch sensitive.

Tire Veneer Uses

  •        Commercial
  • Athletic
  • Gyms
  • Playground
  • Cargo & Truck Mats
  • Canine & Pets
  • Upholstery
  • Equine
  • Home
  • Step Treads
  • Acoustical Underlay
  • Ballistic Tiles
  • Vibration Dampening
  • Weed Barrier

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Use Tire Veneer for heavily traveled environments. Locker rooms, weight rooms, gym floors, laboratories, workshops, garage floors, entrance ways, commercial kitchens, walk-in coolers, factory and plant floors, multipurpose floors and temporary gym floor covering are ideal candidates for this material. This resilient material when installed on a concrete floor reduces fatigue and noise. The rubber sheet material is versatile and works for many other applications, such as consumer products, vibration dampeners, and furniture surfaces. Tire Veneer has many exterior applications such as sports & recreation, animal housing, truck beds and weed control.

Tire Veneer Prices for Standard Rolls – Per Square Foot

6.4mm thick x 4′ wide
25′ or 50′ lengths
$1.89 Black
$2.21 for 10% Color


8mm thick x 4′ wide
25′ or 50′ lengths
$2.49 Black
$2.89 for 10% Color


9.5mm thick x 4′ wide
25′ or 50′ lengths
$2.95 Black
$3.43 for 20% Color


12.0mm thick x 4′ wide
25′ or 50′ lengths
$3.73 Black
$4.34 for 20% Color


  • The maximum roll lengths for Tire Veneer are –
    6.4mm (1/4″) – 360 linear feet or 1,440 square feet
    8.0mm (5/16″) – 270 linear feet or 1,080 square feet
    9.5mm (3/8″) – 235 linear feet or 940 square feet
    12.0mm (1/2″) – 170 linear feet or 680 square feet
  • Tire Veneer lengths other than what is shown above are available by special quotation.
  • Tire Veneer thicknesses of 1mm, 2mm, 3mm, 4mm and 9mm are available by special quotation.

Tire Veneer Tiles

From our Tire Veneer rolls, we water jet cut interlocking and square tiles. Our interlocking tiles and our square cut tiles measure 24″ x 24″ and 36″ x 36″. Both are available in thicknesses of 6.4mm, 8mm & 9.5mm. This standard Tire Veneer material, when glued down, or loose laid for the interlocking will provide an excellent, durable and economical floor covering, that wear well and will look good for decades.

Square Cut Tile of Tire Veneer
Square Cut Tile
Standard 24" x 24" Interlocking Tile of Tire Veneer
24″ x 24″ Interlocking Tile
Square Cut
6mm x 24″ x 24″
Black – $12.35
20% Color – $13.85


Square Cut
8mm x 24″ x 24″
Black – $14.35
20% Color – $16.80


Square Cut
9.5mm x 24″ x 24″
Black – $16.50
20% Color – $19.00


Square Cut
6mm x 36″ x 36″
Black – $24.05
20% Color – $27.50


Square Cut
8mm x 36″ x 36″
Black – $28.55
20% Color – $34.15


Square Cut
9.5mm x 36″ x 36″
Black – $33.40
20% Color – $39.00


6mm x 24″ x 24″
Black – $13.55
20% Color – $15.05


8mm x 24″ x 24″
Black – $15.50
20% Color – $18.00


9.5mm x 24″ x 24″
Black – $17.70
20% Color – $20.15


24″ x 24″ Interlocking tiles cover 3.2 square feet/tile


6mm x 36″ x 36″
Black – $25.40
20% Color – $28.80


8mm x 36″ x 36″
Black – $29.85
20% Color – $35.45


9.5mm x 36″ x 36″
Black – $34.75
20% Color – $40.35


36″ x 36″ Interlocking tiles cover 8.1 square feet/tile

Note: 24″ x 24″ and 36″ x 36″ square tiles do not interlock.

For orders less than 100 tiles, add $160.00

Tire Veneer Accessories for Installations

Polyurethane Adhesive
Masterweld 941
75 sf/gal coverage
2 gallon unit
27 lbs. ship wt.
5 gallon unit
57 lbs. ship wt.


Chemrex CX-941 is now called Masterweld 941
Contact cement may also be used to bond Tire Veneer to any substrate, including curved and vertical surfaces. A bond test with any adhesive is recommended before the installation process begins.

Double Stick Tape
75 ft. per roll
$37.55 each

12′ Transition Strips
4 to 6 or 8 to 9.5mm
$52.50 each

Betco-Hi-Tech Finish
Gloss (Wet Look)
1500 sf/gal coverage
1 gallon unit
12 lbs. ship wt.


Betco Best Scrub
Hi-Preformance Cleaner
1 gallon unit
12 lbs. ship wt.


Betco pH7 Neutral
Floor Cleaner
1 gallon unit
12 lbs. ship wt.


Betco Extreme
No Rinse Stripper
Low Odor
1 gallon unit
12 lbs. ship wt.

Tire Veneer Rubber Flooring Options

Tire Veneer can be produced in many color combinations, visit Tire Veneer Options if you would like to see examples of what is possible. Custom options such as these are special orders the customer is required to purchase the maximum length roll of the desired thickness. Contact us for availability and pricing.

Tire Veneer Rubber Flooring Shipping Information

Tire Veneer ships in rolls strapped to a wood pallet. Tiles are shipped flat stacked on a wood pallet. Both are shipped LTL (Less Than Truckload). Single cartoned rolls weighing less than 70 lbs. will ship via courier. The Tire Veneer weight calculation formula is: L” x W” x T” x 0.04 = lbs. Add 75 lbs. per pallet and 5 lbs. per carton. Tire Veneer rolls are shipped LTL as Rolled Rubber, NMFC – 4620-5 class 65 and as Rubber Tiles, NMFC – 182600-1, class 70. Packing Charges: Pallets $50.00.

Tire Veneer Material Data

YH Terms of Sale

Colors may be batch sensitive.

Prices and availability may change without notice.

All inquiries are quoted and all orders are acknowledged to the customer.

All orders are subject to our Standard Terms and Conditions.

Payable by check that is drawn on a US bank.

Finally, the specifier and/or customer is responsible for determining the suitability of these products for their applications. Contact us for physical samples.