Supratile FAQ

Is ArmorPoxy the manufacturer? Yes – ArmorPoxy specializes in the design and manufacture of interlocking flooring systems. We are the world’s leading producer and sell our product range worldwide. We have a large range of designs and are constantly bringing new and innovative products to the market. Being a manufacturer enables ArmorPoxy to offer the most competitive pricing and products that are of the highest standard. Unlike most internet resellers we are a real company with a physical address, showroom, offices and warehouse located at 1260 North Ave, Plainfield, NJ 07062.

Where can SupraTile be installed?
The versatility of the SupraTile range makes it the ideal product for installation in many different environments ranging from industrial and commercial to domestic applications.

Does the substrate need to be repaired before installing SupraTile?
No – except for areas that have large cracks or missing cement pieces or divots. High spots and ‘concrete slugs’ should be grinded down.  In this instance these areas will need to be filled in with a self-levelling compound (commonly referred to as Skim Coat) before SupraTile is installed. All that is then required is to sweep or vacuum the floor before starting installation. It is not necessary to sandblast or detergent wash the floor when the tiles are being loose laid.

Can SupraTile be installed on a floor that has not been degreased and is damp?
Yes – because SupraTile is a loose lay system it can be installed on contaminated substrates and can also be used in environments where the substrate is damp as the joints allow for evaporation.

What happens if water gets under the tiles? – will there be a smell?
Although the unique design of SupraTile provides an extremely strong join, we do not claim that it is 100% waterproof. If large amounts of water are spilled and left on the floor, it is possible for some seepage to occur. However, this water evaporates quickly as the interlocking system allows the floor to breathe. We have been manufacturing interlocking flooring systems for many years and have never had any instances where spillages have resulted in odors or substrate damage.

Can I use heavy machinery such as floor jack or forklift?
Yes. When installing SupraTile in environments where heavy machinery such as forklifts is in use, we recommend that our 7mm industrial full dovetail join is used. The uniqueness of this joint provides an interlocking system which is superior to that of our competitors. In some instances, it may be necessary to adhere the tiles with the SupraTile Adhesive. For advice on this please contact our sales team.

How soon after installation can I use my floor?
You can use your SupraTile floor immediately after it has been installed. This is one of the many advantages of the SupraTile flooring system.

Why Armorpoxy interlocking flooring systems?
At first glance when comparing the price of SupraTile to other flooring systems such as vinyl, paint or resins, it may appear that SupraTile is more expensive. However, when you take into account the following points, SupraTile is a more resilient product that actually costs less installed.

What tools are required to install SupraTile?
One of the many advantages of using SupraTile is that no special tools are required other than:

Rubber mallet to connect the interlocking joints
Shop knife and snips
When cutting the industrial SupraTiles an alternative to the Shop knife is an electric jigsaw or a table saw. A blade suitable for cutting timber is best.
Straight edge
Cutting board and tape measure
Pencil or chalk marker
Do we offer an installation service?
ArmorPoxy runs installation crews in the Northeast United States. Depending on project size we can arrange installation nationwide. We also can provide an on-site supervisor to supervise your labor.

In what instances do I need to use an adhesive with SupraTile?
In the vast majority of applications, the tiles can be loose laid and no adhesive is required. Exceptions to this are when the tiles are to be installed in an area where a forklift truck with a very high point loading is being used. Examples of this are:

A reach truck or a 3-wheeled forklift truck that is operating in a confined space with very tight turning circles.
We also recommend that adhesive is used in installations with extreme variations in temperatures.
Any area with a south or west facing loading bay door that is exposed to any direct sunlight or heat source.
How are the tiles maintained?
Please refer to our installation and maintenance instructions for a more in-depth guide to cleaning but in general terms we recommend that firstly you sweep or vacuum up dust and then damp [not wet] mop the tiles. Water by itself or with a small quantity of detergent will suffice with either a mop or a rotary scrubber dryer if available. You can use a buffer with a lamb’s wool pad to buff a clean dry floor to an amazing shine. If required you can hose off the floor with your garden hose or a power washer [under 1300 psi].

What is SupraTile made from?
The tiles are made from 100% PVC polymer compound and we also offer a range of recycled tiles in black and grey.

Can SupraTile be installed outside?
No, we do not recommend the use of SupraTile outdoors.

Can the tiles be installed over a vinyl/carpeted/painted floor?
We recommend that the tiles can be installed over vinyl and painted floors however when the tiles are to be installed in an area where there is carpet or carpet tiles it is recommended that these are removed before installation. They can be installed over residual carpet glue and adhesive.

When using SupraTile in a garage environment what needs to be considered?
SupraTile has been successfully installed worldwide in domestic and commercial garages creating a clean and smart, dust free environment that is aesthetically pleasing. SupraTile is an outstanding choice for residential or commercial garages.

What are the differences between the various thicknesses and designs of SupraTile?
We recommend that our 7mm industrial dovetail tile is used in environments where forklift trucks or very heavy traffic is present. For all other areas the thickness and surface design is a matter of customer choice.

Raw materials, quality, and the environment – why should I use SupraTile?
ArmorPoxy is the world’s leading manufacturer of interlocking tiles hence we are able to purchase the best raw materials at the most competitive pricing. Our factory is state-of-the-art and every tile produced is of the highest quality. ArmorPoxy operates to 9001 Quality Standards and any tiles that are rejected are recycled to be used in the production of black tiles.

Can SupraTile be used in conjunction with under-floor heating?
SupraTiles do conduct heat. Please note when SupraTiles are to be installed in conjunction with an under-floor heating system, the under-floor heating must be turned on before starting installation. Lay the tiles out in batches of 5 to allow them to acclimate and to settle to the temperature of the under-floor heating for at least 24 hours before starting installation. Please note that large temperature swings can cause the tiles to expand and contract, so in these cases adhesive may be required.

Can SupraTile stain or discolor?
Staining from car tires – Rubber tires will stain almost every type of floor including bare concrete, painted and vinyl flooring. The stain is a chemical reaction and will not damage the tiles or have an impact on their durability.
What causes the staining? The staining is caused by a component used within the manufacture of car tyres called ‘6PPD’ [phenaline diamine]. 6PPD is an anti-oxidant and is added to rubber products to resist environmental attack by ozone and ultraviolet light. It also has other beneficial effects in the moulding of rubber itself. Since it adds to the cost of making tires, manufacturers usually only add it to the softer high performance tyres. The staining is dark grey/green in appearance and will show within 4 – 5 hours of the tire being located on the tile. The stain cannot be removed as it is a chemical reaction between the 6PPD and the surface it is in contact with. If you are concerned with this possible issue, putting a small piece of carpet or other material under the tires directly will protect the floor from possible staining.
How to avoid the staining issue – because the stain is a dark grey/green it is far less obvious in the darker colors and is almost indistinguishable from the colour of our Dark Grey [which also happens to be one of the smartest and most popular colors]. It is also less obvious in the black and green colors. Light grey, yellow, white and red should be avoided if you have concerns about staining. If you wish to use the lighter coloured tiles to brighten up the garage or workshop, design the floor in a layout that incorporates different colours using the darker coloured tiles where the car will be parked. The following examples may be of help:
use black or Dark Gray tiles where the tires will sit
place strips of black/dark gray where the tires rest
add black/dark gray under the engine where oil may drip