Rubber Interlocking Floor Tiles Installation Instructions.

Rubber Interlocking Floor Tiles Instructions.

Our Rubber interlocking floor tiles are the easiest rubber gym flooring to install on the market today.

Whether you are buying the tiles for a home gym, or a commercial or institutional location, these tiles are the ultimate Do-it-Yourself answer for gym, fitness center, or weight room flooring.

Our rubber interlocking gym tiles come with very tight fitting snap-together tabs that almost disappear when put together. These interlocking tabs allow for an easy installation that can be done by just about anyone.

Have you ever put the pieces of a puzzle together?

Installing our rubber interlocking tiles is about the same as putting a puzzle together without all the time spent looking for the pieces.

You simply start in the center of the room or along a wall and start snapping them together. No glue or adhesive is needed. You simply loose lay them on the floor and you are done.

Will they move once they are installed?

These rubber interlocking floor tiles are made from recycled rubber and due to the size of the tiles and the quality of the interlocks, they simply do not move.

We have installed these rubber interlocking floor tiles in many (large commercial) facilities with great success. The best part is if you decide to move, you can pick up your rubber interlocking tiles and take them with you.

No problem at all and they will not mark the surface they are over.

How are they installed?

Interlocking tiles can be installed in multiple ways, either an “area rug” style installation, or a “wall-to-wall” installation. It all depends on what you would like best for your gym.  

Area Rug installation.

This type of installation is when you do not want to cover the entire floor with recycled rubber flooring tiles. But, you are interested in covering a designated area. 

For example, your gym has existing hardwood floors, and you want to show the natural beauty of the floors while protecting it at the same time.

You would lay our interlocking tiles under the fitness equipment (locking the pieces together) using the needed corners, borders, and center tiles. Using these tiles you can create almost any size that you need. The possibilities are virtually endless.

To figure out just how many pieces (and styles) of tile you need for your room, click on the link below for our Interlocking Rubber Tiles Calculator.

Click Here to use our Interlocking Rubber Tiles Calculator

Wall-to-wall installation.

For a wall-to-wall installation, you are laying the tiles to cover 100% of the room’s floor. Depending on the size of the room (and how square it is) will help you determine if you start along a wall or in the center of the room.

If you have a smaller room, you can start along a wall using border tiles, along with two corner tiles appropriately placed. 

When the first row completed, start on the subsequent rows using center tiles first, using border tiles to finish each row.

Continue this process until you reach your last row, determine if the tiles will fit or if they need to be trimmed. If they need to be trimmed please see below.

Trimming Rubber Interlocking Floor tiles.

These tiles are easy to trim with a few tools. You will need the following: a sharp utility knife or carpet knife, a tape measure, a metal straight edge, and a smooth surface to cut on (like a piece of plywood).

  1. Make your measurements and determine where your cut will be.
  2. Mark the tile with chalk and hold the metal straight edge against the marks.
  3. For the best results, run the blade of your utility knife along the metal straight edge several times until the knife cuts completely through the rubber tile.

Do not try to cut through the entire thickness of the tile with one pass, the denseness of the tile material is very difficult to get a good edge with a single pass.

Take your cut tiles and snap them in place and you are done.

You have now just completed your rubber interlocking gym flooring installation, and you are ready to start using your new sports floor.

If you have any questions please call us at 800-279-1693 and we will be happy to answer any questions.