Liquid Lava™ Flooring

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Jockimo was the first Underwriters Laboratories (UL) classified anti-slip flooring tile product on the market. Liquid Lava™ exceeds the ADA (Americans with Disabilitites Act) requirements.

Our tiles are made up of two sheets of polycarbonate. The top is an anti-slip surface and the lower is a shockproof layer. The two sheets are combined and sealed with rigid polycarbonate, becoming a single piece. Polycarbonate is a plastic material that perfectly withstands shock or impact when applied at room temperature. The tiles are approx. 1/4" thick.

Each tile is tested individually by overloading half of the surface with a load distributed which amounts to 500 kg per square meter.

Tiles which do not have proper support (resting on a flat surface) or which are not fixed to the floor could bend slightly because of the passing of time or heat. This problem can be solved prior to the installation process. Please follow the instructions below for installation and storage specifications. It is normal that after a period of use small air bubbles can form within the tile‚ this is normal and one should not be concerned if this occurs.

  • Standard colors are available as well as custom colors if required
  • The liquid within Living Surfaces™ Liquid Lava™ floor tiles is non-toxic.
  • Living Surfaces™ Liquid Lava™ products are patented products. It is normal to see small air bubbles within the tiles‚ this is normal and one should not be concerned if this occurs. In fact, this adds to the playfulness of the product for patrons.

Technical Data
Thickness: 1/4" (6-7 mm)
Weight: 5.8 lbs. each (2.63 kg)
Shore/Durometer: D 66/77

The hardness testing of plastics is most commonly measured by the Shore (Durometer) test. This test method measures the resistance of the plastic toward indentation. Shore Hardness is the preferred method for rubbers/elastomers.


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Installation Instructions

There are three ways to install our Living Surfaces™ Liquid Lava™ flooring tiles:

  1. Butt joint the tiles without sealing the joint. In most instances Living Surfaces™ Liquid Lava™ floor tiles install very much like any ceramic tile - they simply do NOT require grout or mortar. This is the method in which most flooring tiles are installed.
  2. Silicone the joints. This method can be utilized when waterproofing of joints is required. Installation can be messy if the installer doesn't take the time.
  3. In the case of hospitals, etc. the joint lines need to be welded with a pvc cord (small machines which weld the joints together)‚ which is a simple and standard procedure for experienced installers.

Care should be taken when installing tiles in direct sunlight. Direct unprotected sunlight exposure installation is style="text-decoration: underline;"not recommended. Direct sun exposure through a window is ok but the tiles will require appropriate spacing around them to allow for proper contraction and expansion of the tile due to heat build up.

Tiles should always be laid on smooth and flat surfaces. The surface must be:

  • Hard – non pliable
  • Dry – The degree of humidity should not be more than 3%. Test the dryness using a hygrometer if there is a question as to the dryness.
  • Smooth – The surface the tiles rest on should be completely horizontal and flat. Any differences in level can cause a non-uniform color distribution. Apply a leveling product before installation if the surface is not already level.

Use polyurethane or aqueous base bi-component glues - example (MAPEI G19). For a temporary installations use short strips of an industrial double sided tape along the entire perimeter of the tiles. (Use caution during the removal of the tiles.)

DO NOT TRY TO BEND OR FOLD THE TILES IN ANY WAY. Tiles should not be cut in the field - this will cause failure of the tiles.


Storage

Attention should be paid to the environmental conditions which occur during installation and/or storage. Storage should also involve superimposing the tiles two by two to avoid bending of the tiles.

The tiles MUST be kept in a horizontal position during storage.

When the tiles are not installed permanently, the perimeter of the tiles is sensitive to impact blows. Move and handle with care.

The Living Surface™ Liquid Lava™ floor tiles resist temperatures up to 140º F (60º C), however the best results are obtained at room temperatures between 50ºF (10º C) and 104ºF (40º C). The tiles react normally at lower temperatures as well but are more sensitive to damage at colder temperatures.


Maintenance

To obtain best results, periodically use an auto polishing metallic wax. This should be applied ONLY with a mop directly to the surface. (The tiles can be cleaned using common detergents found within the home.) Do NOT use automatic cleaning machinery and polishing wheels on the tiles. The rate at which the tiles should be cleaned depends on the amount of traffic that may occur for each installation.

Do not use solvent wax, and always avoid PVC solvents and acetones. Care should be taken when the tiles butt against carpet or other flooring products which automatic cleaning machinery is used to clean. These machines can cause SERIOUS damage to the tiles, and caution should be used in these installations.

Place protective pads under furniture and chair legs to protect the tile surface.


lava bathroom closeCleaning Advice

  • Ink, Blood, Mustard, Tomatoes, Urine – Use diluted chlorine or hydrogen peroxide (30 volumes) and add a few drops of ammonia or alcohol vinegar. Apply to surface without rubbing and rinse thoroughly.
  • Rust – Use rustproof or oxalic acid (rinse).
  • Paint, Rubber Marks, Ball Point Pen, Marker, Hard Oil – Use mineral turpentine. Rub with detergents and rinse thoroughly.
  • Cigarette burns – Rub slightly with a double abrasive paper. Apply an emulsion over the surface.

Liquid Lava™ Counter Tops/Bars

mojo tall close Our Liquid Lava™ panels can be used in counter top, bar top, and other similar applications. Our tiles are made up of two sheets of polycarbonate. The two sheets are combined and sealed with rigid polycarbonate, becoming a single piece. Polycarbonate is a plastic material that perfectly withstands shock or impact when applied at room temperature. Our tiles are 1/4" thick and can fit easily on top of plywood or acrylic/glass for backlit versions. Our Coarse top surface is perfect for high traffic installations and works well in counter top applications.

Our Transparent Liquid Lava™ counter tops are backlit options of our Liquid Lava™ products that provide an even more exciting effect than our standard opaque Liquid Lava™ products in your project.

Each tile is tested individually by overloading half of the surface with a load distributed which amounts to 500 kg per square meter.

The liquid within Living Surface™ Liquid Lava™ is non-toxic. Living Surfaces™ Liquid Lava™ products are patented products.


Technical Data

Thickness: 1-1/8"
Shore/Durometer: D 66/77
Fire reaction: class 1

The hardness testing of plastics is most commonly measured by the Shore (Durometer) test. This test method measures the resistance of the plastic toward indentation. Shore Hardness is the preferred method for rubbers/elastomers. Liquids used are non-toxic and safe for all environments.


Jockimo Liquid Lava sizesStorage

Attention should be paid to the environmental conditions which occur during installation and/or storage. Storage should also involve superimposing the tiles two by two to avoid bending of the tiles.

The tiles MUST be kept in a horizontal position during storage.

When the tiles are not installed permanently, the perimeter of the tiles are sensitive to impact blows. Move and handle with care.

The Living Surface™ Liquid Lava™ floor tiles resist temperatures up to 140º F (60º C), however the best results are obtained at room temperatures between 50º F (10º C) and 104ºF (40º C). The tiles react normally at lower temperatures as well but are more sensible to damage and colder temperatures.


car tireMaintenance

To obtain best results, periodically use an auto polishing metallic wax. This should be applied ONLY with a mop directly to the surface. (The tiles can be cleaned as well using common detergents found within the home as well.) Do NOT use automatic cleaning machinery and polishing wheels on the tiles. The rate of which the tiles should be cleaned depends on the amount of traffic that may occur for each installation.

Do not use solvent wax and always avoid PVC solvents and acetones. Care should be taken when the tiles butt against carpet or other flooring products which automatic cleaning machinery is used to clean. These machines can cause SERIOUS damage to the tiles and caution should be used in these installations.

Place protective pads under furniture and chair legs to protect the tile surface.

IL topCleaning advice

Ink, Blood, Mustard, Tomatoes, Urine
Use diluted chlorine or hydrogen peroxide (30 volumes) and add a few drops of ammonia or alcohol vinegar. Apply to surface without rubbing and rinse thoroughly.

Rust – Use rustproof or oxalic acid (rinse).

Paint, Rubber Marks, Ball Point Pen, Marker, Hard Oil – Use mineral turpentine. Rub with detergents and rinse thoroughly.

Cigarette burns – Rub slightly with a double abrasive paper. Apply an emulsion over the surface.

Liquid Lava™ FAQs

How is Liquid Lava™ installed?
Please see the "technical" link to the left to see our installation recommendations.

Can Liquid Lava™ be installed vertically?
Unfortunately no. When placed on a wall the liquid within the tile flows to the bottom due to gravity.

Can you produce custom colors and shapes?
Yes. We can match Pantone colors. Custom shapes are available - please send a dimensional drawing of your desired shape for our production review.

How do I get a sample?
Samples of Liquid Lava™ products are available. Due to the high demand for samples of the product we offer a library system of sampling. We send the sample to our customer and they agree to send the sample back to us after the review/presentation. (This period of time is within a couple of weeks of receiving.)  We send samples of our smaller standard sizes tiles which are either 20" x 20" or 10" x 10" depending on availability.

What type of anti slip does the Liquid Lava have?
Liquid Lava™ is UL Classified and exceeds ADA requirements.

What are your lead times?
Standard lead times are 4 - 6 business weeks from the date of order confirmation. (Please contact us if you require quicker turn around times.)

Do you provide bases for the table tops?
Typically not but we can if our customer has the requirement.

How do I attach the table top to a base?
The bottom of our table tops are drilled and tapped to accept standard screws. This allows anyone to quickly install our table tops with a screwdriver.

How do you ship? All Jockimo Liquid Lava™ products are packaged in either cardboard boxes or wooden crates that are produced individually for each order. Shipments are typically made by common carrier, but other shipping methods are available as well. (Additional costs for crating may apply.) All freight is shipped FOB Jockimo studio.

What are your payment terms?
50% deposit is required with order, balance is due prior to shipment of order.

Do you have literature to send customers?
Yes, we have both an electronic and printed binder. However, our website remains our best source to provide customers with the latest updates.

Warranty

  • Click here to view our Liquid Lava™ warranty information (PDF)