How To Install Interlocking Rubber Floor Tiles – Greatmats


Interlocking Rubber Tiles are a popular flooring
solution for home gyms, basement floors and weight rooms. Made in the USA of durable recycled content,
they offer sound and thermal insulation as well as excellent impact absorption. Installation of interlocking rubber tiles
is easy. No tools are necessary for island installations
while wall-to-wall installations require nothing more than a tape measure, straight edge, pen
and sharp utility knife and some elbow grease. For interlocking rubber tiles with a universal
interlocking system, such as Greatmats 8 mm 2×2 foot Interlocking Rubber Tiles, the tiles
can be laid in any direction and the installation can save on waste by using cut tiles in other
positions in the install. When installing a rubber floor consisting
entirely of center tiles, begin in the center of the room layout, and work your way out
to the edges. For wall-to-wall installations, you’ll need
to cut the tiles to fit. Once you’ve reached a wall and can no longer
fit a full tile, measure the distance between the wall and the already laid tiles minus
⅛ to ¼ inch for expansion. Mark that distance on the tile you’d like to cut and line up
a straight edge along the mark. Using a sharp utility knife, follow the straight edge guide
and cut the rubber tiles using a series of shallow scores to keep a clean edge. Keep
in mind that with the universal interlock, you may be able to use scraps for other smaller
sections. Push your cut tiles into place, being sure
to leave the gap for expansion. Greatmats’ offers 2×2 foot 8 mm interlocking
rubber tiles in black and in four different 10 percent color fleck options. Enjoy your Greatmats Interlocking Rubber Tile
Flooring!

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