Rubber Finishes

Our Neoprene and SBR sheets are offered in a variety of different finishes and textures, including:

Skin Cell– This is the most simple and pure finish offered. It does not have any fabrics laminated to the surface and consists of the natural texture, finish and grip of the synthetic rubber itself.

Smooth Skin– This finish is smooth, non-porous and semi-matte in appearance.  Sheets with this smooth finish only come from the top and bottom exterior surfaces of the raw uncut neoprene block during formation.  Smooth Skin sheets have the smooth skin on one side, and either Skin Cell or a laminated fabric on the other.

Mesh Skin (Shark Skin)– With an appearance resembling knit mesh netting, this finely textured tread-like finish is embossed on the surface of the rubber.  This finish offers subtle traction and grip.

Diamond/Hexagon Tread– Exterior finish that is embossed with small or large repeating diamond or hexagon shapes to form a pattern that offers superior tread due to its well-pronounced channels.  Available with or without face fabric laminated over pattern.

Adhesive Backed (Peel and Stick)– A rubber-based adhesive is laminated to the skin side of the neoprene, and then covered with backing paper. The result is a neoprene rubber that can be used in peel and stick applications where light adherence properties are desired.

Airprene– Skin Cell neoprene that has been perforated to maximize breathability and ventilation.  Hole patterns available with 1.5mm and 3.0mm spacing.