Incredible shrinking tiles!
In 1986, we installed some 19 11/16″ x 19 11/16″ Roppe rubber floor tiles in a kitchen. Now the kitchen is being enlarged. Luckily, we saved the leftover tiles from the original project, and we intended to use these to extend the floor area. What’s weird is that the saved tiles are now 1/8″ smaller in each dimension than the tiles on the floor! We bought some new (matching) tiles also, and these are the same size as the ones on the floor. Obviously, the leftovers shrank over the 20 years they’ve been in storage! Apparently the ones bonded to the floor were prevented from shrinking. These are 100% rubber, and the leftovers also seem to be much less flexible than the new ones.
Anyone else seen this happen?
Like everything, rubber ages.
How is the color?
Color (black) seems unchanged, but there is less sheen than the new tiles.