Ecore International, a company that transforms reclaimed waste into performance surfacing, has been issued U.S. Patent #8,728,260 from the United States Patent and Trademark Office for laminated interlocking surfacing systems with a recycled rubber backing.

These products are created using Ecore's itstru technology, a process that takes a wear layer and fusion bonds it to a 98% recycled rubber backing, according to the company. The patent encompasses products in Ecore’s Ecosurfaces, Everlast Fitness Flooring, and Knot Carpet brands.

“This patent covers the methods and processes associated with the manufacture of Ecore's revolutionary itstru technology interlocking flooring systems,” said Arthur Dodge, III, CEO and president of Ecore International. “This process incorporates the lamination of a wide spectrum of recycled underlayments to an almost infinite variety of wear layers, including rubber, vinyl, cork, artificial turf, carpet, and linoleum, as well as woven and non-woven reinforcing layers.” 

According to the company, this new patented itstru technology reinforces its commitment to modular and, virtually, self-installing, adhesive-free performance flooring systems.

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