Rubber Floor Tiles Installation — Rubber Flooring Direct

Rubber Floor Tiles Installation - Rubber Flooring Direct

Rubber Floor Tiles Installation

Installation instructions for Rubber floor tiles.

Before you begin, please refer to Sub floor and site conditions requirements.

So just how do I install my Rubber Floor Tiles?

First of all, always remember that the experts at Rubber Flooring Direct are here to help. Please do not hesitate to call or email us if you have any questions regarding your rubber floor tiles installaion or are just a little unsure or overwhelmed by the entire process. We pride ourselves in being available to answer your questions and to help our customers if and when they need it.

If you have any questions you can call us at 1-888-555-1212.

Ok, so we have that out of the way and you are looking for instructions on installing your new Rubber tiles. Let’s begin.

The very first step is to mix tiles from several boxes. As is common with any tile, there may be slight color variations and by mixing the tiles from all of the boxes this will minimize this problem

Note:  Rubber Floor tiles must be installed in the same direction. Take a look at the bottom of your tile and you will notice a directional arrow. All rubber flooring has a directional grain and by installing in the same direction you will not notice any difference in the rubber grain

1. Room Layout.

The first thing you want to do is determine how you are going to lay out the room. This will vary depending on if you have a large or small room and depending on just how square the walls are. Many buildings are less than square and especially with tiles it is important to determine this before beginning.

For a small room tile layout.

With a small room you can simply dry lay the tiles starting in a corner closest to the door and take a look to see how they end up. Take a look and see if the tiles look even and if the overall look of the floor layout is going to be visually appealing. Take a look at the opposite walls from where you begin to see if you are going to need to cut the tiles to fit and determine if the cut pieces will look good or if they are a size that will not be visually appealing. If you do not like the look of the layout proceed to large room layout and use the center of the room method. If your opposite walls look good and you are pleased with your dry layout, proceed to step 3 – Adhesive applications.

Large room layout.

For a large room you want to start by finding the center of the room. For our example we will use a 12’ x 16’ room.

Find your center point.

To find the center point of the room start with the 2 longest walls and measure the length of these walls. In our example the measurement is 16’ long. Divide that by 2 and mark a line on the floor at exactly 8’. Do this on both 16’ sides of the room and measure and repeat this on the 12’ walls.

You now should have 4 lines marked, one in the middle of each wall of the room. Using your chalk line, take one end and anchor it to one of your markings which is at the midpoint of the wall. Stretch the line across the room to the opposite wall and anchor the line at your midpoint mark. Make sure your line is tight and “snap” the line by lifting the line up a little and letting go so it snaps a nice clean chalk line across the room. Repeat this step on the other wall and when completed you should have your room divided into 4 quadrants. Where the lines intersect will be the center of your room. Now take your tape measure and measure from the center point to each corner of the room and each of these measurements should be equal.

Congratulations, you now have your room measured and your center point found so it is time to move on to dry laying your tiles.

Dry lay your tiles.

Dry lay simple means to lay out your tiles without any adhesive in order to get a visual on how tiles will look once installed and to determine if you need to make any adjustments.

Start in one quadrant by laying out one tile next to where the 2 lines intersect. Follow each line and continue laying out tiles in both directions until you reach your walls. Stand back and take a look to see how the tiles will look where they meet the wall. Do this in the adjoining 3 quadrants and determine if you need to make any changes.

Follow the diagrams below and dry lay tiles to check fit in the room.

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