Description - Our interlocking soft rubber tiles are an ideal solution for people looking for a non slip rubber matting surface that also has the exceptional cushioning properties of interlocking foam floor mats. These floor tiles are new to the market and are constructed using an innovative production process that bonds a recycled rubber top surface layer to a high density closed cell foam base layer. Due to this unique construction method, these tiles are more durable and slip resistant than standard foam tiles, and like foam tiles, are sound proof, water proof, shock absorbent, and insulating in addition to being light in weight as compared to standard all rubber tiles. These tiles also use are patented interlocking tile design where each foam rubber tile has two removable edge pieces which allows each tile to be either a center, corner, or border tile.
Material – Recycled rubber top layer bonded to a closed cell EVA foam rubber base.
Size – 2' x 2' (Note: Tiles do overlap 1.875” where they lock together)
Thickness – 3/4" nominal (~18mm)
Weight – Each 3/4" tile weighs approximately 4.00 Lbs.
Recommended Uses – Soft foam rubber tiles have been used successfully as interlocking home gym mats, as inexpensive trade show flooring, in schools, churches, and day care centers for kid’s play mats, and in a variety of other locations where an foam matting with a rubber top surface would be useful to provide cushioning and traction under foot. These mats are not normally recommended for use in commercial gyms or areas where heavy weight equipment will be used since the foam backing will compress a fair amount under heavy weight.
Installation of interlocking tiles is very simple and typically done by the consumer. Typical installation of these tiles is as follows:
- First, clean your sub floor so it is free of all dirt, grease or debris.
- Start in one corner of the room with a corner tile and add border tiles outward along the adjacent walls. Add center, corner, and border tiles where you see fit.
- When coming up to an opposite wall, make sure you cut the tiles to fit the area leaving a gap that’s roughly the thickness of the tiles being used to account for expansion and contraction of the floor tiles in varied temperature ranges.
Note: When piecing interlocking tiles together, adhesives are usually not used since the weight of the locked together product is usually enough to keep the floor tiles from moving. However, if you do experience movement and would like to ensure that the tiles do not slide at all, some double-sided tape or mat tape can be used around the perimeter of the installation to prevent any movement.