EverTop (for Indoor) Specs



A. Section Includes: Poured recreational and high-traffic surfacing system.

Specifier Note: Revise paragraph below to suit project requirements. If a reader of this section could
reasonably expect to find a product or component specified in this section, but it is actually specified
elsewhere, then the related section number(s) should be listed in the paragraph below. Add section
numbers and titles per CSI MasterFormat and specifier’s practice. In the absence of related sections,
delete paragraph below.

Specifier Note: Site materials and methods, equipment, substrate preparation and similar work are
provided by others and are described in other sections. Consult with manufacturer for specific substrate
preparation requirements. Edit, retain or delete paragraph below to suit project requirements and
specifier practice.

B. Related Sections: Division 2 Sitework Sections: Materials and Methods, Excavation, Asphalt Paving,
Concrete Paving and Equipment.

Specifier Note: Article below may be omitted when specifying manufacturer’s proprietary products and
recommended installation. Retain References Article when specifying products and installation by an
industry reference standard. If retained, list standard(s) referenced in this section. Indicate issuing
authority name, acronym, standard designation and title. Establish policy for indicating edition date of
standard referenced. Conditions of the Contract or Division 1 References Section may establish the
edition date of standards. This article does not require compliance with standard. It is a listing of all
references used in this section.


A. American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM):

1. ASTM D412 Standard Test Methods for Vulcanized Rubber and Thermoplastic Rubbers and
Thermoplastic Elastomers-Tension.

2. ASTM D624 Standard Test Method for Tear Strength of Conventional Vulcanized Rubber and
Thermoplastic Elastomers.

3. ASTM D2047 Standard Test Method for Static Coefficient of Friction of Polish-Coated Floor Surfaces
as Measured by the James Machine.

4. ASTM D2859 Standard Test Method for Flammability of Finished Textile Floor Covering Materials.

5. ASTM E303 Standard Test Method for Measuring Surface Frictional Properties Using the British
Pendulum Tester.

Specifier Note: Article below should be restricted to statements describing design or performance
requirements and functional (not dimensional) tolerances of a complete system. Limit descriptions to
composite and operational properties required to link components of a system together and to interface
with other systems.


A. Performance Requirements: Provide a 1 layer rubber-urethane surface, which has been designed,
manufactured and installed to meet the following criteria:

1. Flammability (ASTM D2859): Pass.

2. Tensile Strength (ASTM D412): 60 psi (413 kPa).

3. Tear Resistance (ASTM D624): 140%.

4. Accessibility: Comply with requirements of ASTM F1951.

Specifier Note: Article below includes submittal of relevant data to be furnished by Contractor before,
during or after construction. Coordinate this article with Architect’s and Contractor’s duties and
responsibilities in Conditions of the Contract and Division 1 Submittal Procedures Section.


A. General: Submit listed submittals in accordance with Conditions of the Contract and Division 1
Submittal Procedures Section.

B. Product Data: Submit manufacturer’s product data and installation instructions.

C. Verification Samples: Submit manufacturer’s standard verification samples of 9″ x 9″ (229 x 229 mm)

D. Quality Assurance/Control Submittals: Submit the following:

1. Certificate of qualifications of the surface installer.

E. Closeout Submittals: Submit the following:

1. Warranty documents specified herein.

Specifier Note: Article below should include statements of prerequisites, standards, limitations and
criteria that establish an overall level of quality for products and workmanship for this section.
Coordinate article below with Division 1 Quality Assurance Section.


A. Qualifications: Utilize an installer approved and trained by the manufacturer of the surface, having
experience with other projects of the scope and scale of the work described in this section.

B. Certifications: Certification by manufacturer that installer is an approved applicator of the surface.
Specifier Note: Article below should include specific protection and environmental conditions required
during storage. Coordinate article below with Division 1 Product Requirements Section.


A. General: Comply with Division 1 Product Requirement Section.

B. Delivery: Deliver materials in manufacturer’s original, unopened, undamaged containers with
identification labels intact.

C. Storage & Protection: Store materials protected from exposure to harmful environmental conditions
and at a minimum temperature of 40 degrees F (4 degrees C) and a maximum temperature of 90
degrees F (32 degrees C). Specifier Note: In article below, state physical or environmental limitations
or criteria for installation such as weather, temperature, humidity, ventilation or illumination required for
proper installation or application.


A. Environmental Requirements: Install surface when minimum ambient temperature is 40 degrees F (1
degree C) and maximum ambient temperature is 90 degrees F (32 degrees C).

Specifier Note: Coordinate article below with Conditions of the Contract and with Division 1 Closeout
Submittals (Warranty) Section. Use this article to require special or extended warranty or bond covering
the work of this section.


A. Project Warranty: Refer to Conditions of the Contract for project warranty provisions.

B. Manufacturer’s Warranty: Submit, for Owner’s acceptance, manufacturer’s standard warranty
document executed by authorized company official. Manufacturer’s warranty is in addition to, and not a
limitation of, other rights Owner may have under contract documents.

Specifier Note: Coordinate subparagraph below with manufacturer’s warranty requirements.

1. Warranty Period: 7 years from date of completion of work when aromatic urethane is specified. 10
years from date of completion of work when aliphatic urethane is specified.


Specifier Note: Retain article below for proprietary method specification. Add product attributes,
performance characteristics, material standards and descriptions as applicable. Use of such phrases as
“or equal” or “or approved equal” or similar phrases may cause ambiguity in specifications. Such
phrases require verification (procedural, legal and regulatory) and assignment of responsibility for
determining “or equal” products.


Specifier Note: Retain or delete paragraph below per project requirements and specifier’s practice.

A. Manufacturer: Ecore International, provided and installed by Surface America Inc.

1. Contact: PO Box 157, Williamsville, NY 14231; Telephone: (800) 999-0555, (716) 632-8413; Fax:
(716) 632-8324; E-mail: info@surfaceamerica.com; website: http://www.surfaceamerica.com.

B. Proprietary Products/Systems. Poured recreational and high-traffic surfacing system, including the

1. EverTop Primer:

a. Material: Urethane.

2. EverTop Surface:

a. Material: Blend of recycled EPDM (ethylene propylene diene monomer) rubber and aromatic or
aliphatic urethane binder.

b. Thickness: Nominal 1/2″ (12.7 mm), minimum 3/8″ (9.5 mm), maximum 5/8″ (15.9 mm).

c. Color: [Standard] [Terra Cotta Red] [Primary Red] [Orange] [Gold] [Beige] [Yellow] [Bright Green]
[Army Green] [Hunter Green] [Teal] [Sky Blue] [Royal Blue] [Purple] [Pearl] [Eggshell] [Brown] [Light
Gray] [Dark Gray] [Black] [Custom color – specify requirements].

Specifier Note: Aliphatic urethane is recommended for certain colors (blue, teal, purple, pearl, eggshell
and grays) because aromatic binder “yellows” slightly upon exposure to ultraviolet rays. Most of this thin
layer of urethane wears off with foot traffic and weathering typically within two to six months. This
characteristic applies industry-wide.

d. Dry Static Coefficient of Friction (ASTM D2047): 1.0.

e. Wet Static Coefficient of Friction (ASTM D2047): 0.9.

f. Dry Skid Resistance (ASTM E303): 89.

g. Wet Skid Resistance (ASTM E303): 57.

Specifier Note: Edit Article below to suit project requirements. If substitutions are permitted, edit text
below. Add text to refer to Division 1 Project Requirements (Product Substitutions Procedures) Section.


A. Substitutions: No substitutions permitted.

Specifier Note: Specify proportions and procedures for site mixing materials. Mixing is the preparation
of materials for use and is considered to be part of the manufacturing process.

2.03 MIXES

A. Required mix proportions by weight:

a. 22% urethane (ratio: 18% urethane divided by 82% rubber). 18% urethane, 82% rubber (based on
entire rubber & urethane mix).


Specifier Note: Revise article below to suit project requirements and specifier’s practice.


A. Comply with the instructions and recommendations of the surface manufacturer.

Specifier Note: Specify actions to physically determine that conditions are acceptable to receive
primary products of the section.


A. Site Verification of Conditions: Verify that substrate conditions are suitable for installation of the
surface. New asphalt must be fully cured – up to 30 days. New concrete must be fully cured – up to 7

B. Do not proceed with installation until unsuitable conditions are corrected.

Specifier Note: Specify actions required to physically prepare the surface area or site or to incorporate
the primary products of the section. Variation in the surface substrate, including cracks and surface
irregularities, will be telegraphed through to the finished surface. Existing surface materials should be
prepared to ensure an acceptable finish. Consult Surface America, Inc. for more information on product
limitations and recommended and excluded uses.


Specifier Note: Retain, edit or delete paragraph below to suit project requirements and specifier

A. Existing Substrate Preparation:

a. Remove from substrate any loose or delaminated material that would be deleterious to application of
the new surface.

b. Fill cracks in existing concrete with cementitious patching compound.

B. Surface Preparation: Using a brush or short nap roller, apply primer to the substrate perimeter and
any adjacent vertical barriers that will contact the surface, at the rate of 300 ft2/gal (7.5 m2/L).

Specifier Note: Coordinate article below with manufacturer’s recommended installation requirements.


A. Do not proceed with surface installation until all applicable site work, including substrate preparation,
equipment installation and other relevant work, has been completed.

B. Primer Application: Using a brush or short nap roller, apply primer to the substrate perimeter and any
adjacent vertical barriers that will contact the surface, at the rate of 300 ft2/gal (7.5 m2/L).

C. Surface Installation:

1. Using a hand trowel, install surface at a consistent density of 58 pounds, 9 ounces per cubic foot
(938 kg/m3) to a nominal thickness of 1/2″ (12.7 mm) or as otherwise specified (minimum thickness
3/8″ (9.5 mm)).

2. Allow surface to cure for a minimum of 48 hours.

3. At the end of the minimum curing period, verify that the surface is sufficiently dry and firm to allow
foot traffic and use without damage to the surface.

4. Do not allow foot traffic or use of the surface until it is sufficiently cured.

Specifier Note: Specify provisions for protecting work after installation but prior to acceptance by the
owner. Coordinate article below with Division 1 Execution Requirements Section.


A. Protect the installed surface from damage resulting from subsequent construction activity on the site.