Granulated rubber, also known as crumb rubber or ground rubber, is a material that is made by grinding up scrap or recycled rubber from car tires and adhering the particles together via resin and other bonding agents. The granules are further reduced in size with the use of mesh or a screen. Due to its origin as tires, granulated rubber is a post-consumer recycled material that reroutes millions of pounds of rubber from landfills back into new products, particularly as sheet or tile flooring products on its own or as a substrate to other flooring products. Products made of granulated rubber provide acoustic insulation, cushioning and comfort-underfoot, water resistance, and durability. It is often used in high-traffic or endurance locations or in places where repetitive standing or walking can cause strain on the individual.