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What Is The Easiest Flooring To Install?

Lisa Hobbie // 2020

Interlocking floor tiles are among the easiest to install. There are a number of different types - from EVA foam and rubber puzzle tiles to PVC, carpet, and vinyl snap together square. There are interlocking floor tiles that are suitable for nearly any type of application, and Greatmats offers the best selection there is.

Foam Mats


For a solid colored, universal EVA foam puzzle mat option that works for so many applications, a Premium Foam Mat is an excellent choice. Interlocking floor tiles made of this type of foam can be used to transform a space into one that provides a vibrant look and a cushioned layer of safety for kids to play on or people to work out on - among other things. 

These ⅝ inch thick puzzle floor tiles are an excellent choice for an area needing some thermal insulation, noise suppression, and/or waterproof properties. They are also stain resistant and come in 15 brilliant color choices, so you can choose one, two, or many colors to create a custom design and pattern. Simply push the jigsaw puzzle style interlocks together and you’re good to go. 

This top quality EVA foam flooring helps children avoid injuries like bumps and bruises from falls and provides shock absorption, too. It also features a thatch surface as the texture on these mats, so they will stand up to constant use and resist scuffing. The ⅝ inch premium interlocking foam mats also include a 1-year warranty against product defects, but you can expect them to last for 10 years or more under normal use.

How to Install: Foam Tile Installation

Interlocking Rubber Tile


For interlocking floor tiles that work for a home gym, basement, or garage, the 2x2 by 8mm tiles made in the USA are an excellent choice. These puzzle tiles with a rubber, universal interlock are very easy to install and fit tightly together without tools. They are designed to withstand the heavy weight of exercise equipment and constant foot traffic, and they also dampen noise. 

The 8mm thickness provides for durable, long lasting surfacing, and they are simply to keep clean by sweeping and vacuuming. They offer a smooth but non-slip surface that will provide years of quality flooring.

How to Install: Interlocking Rubber Tile Installation

Garage Floor Tile


If you want the best easy tab and loop click interlocking floor tiles for a garage application, this product is it. Made in the USA from a tough polypropylene plastic with numerous colors to choose from, this tile presents a floor that looks and feels top notch. 

Durable enough to hold heavy weight loads of 10,000 pounds, this flooring is a great surface on which to park your car, truck, boat, or motorcycle, and also your tools and equipment without sinking like other tiles will. They feature a tight fitting snap together connector system that makes for a quick and easy install using nothing more than the tap of a foot. 

They are waterproof and will not soak up liquids, and they will take all kinds of garage use and abuse. It is also equipped with a slip resistant diamond tread surface texture that provides a safe grip when walking on the flooring. For the best in durability with a clean and professional look, these snap together modular garage floor tiles are the best. 

How to Install: Garage Floor Tile Installation

StayLock Perforated Tile 


StayLock Perforated Interlocking Floor Tiles provide a layer of safety and durability for numerous applications. These tiles are designed to allow for premium drainage in an outdoor deck, pool, or patio setting. 

They are 9/16 inch thick and are made from super flexible and durable PVC plastic material. This provides anti-fatigue benefits and helps to maintain traction and comfort; they are smooth and gentle on skin even when walking or standing with bare feet or when the surface is wet. 

Each piece is connected with a tab and loop system that creates a floating floor which will not loosen or separate. Many people compare connecting the tiles to popping bubble wrap as tabs pop into place using nothing more than your fingertips or palms. 

They are made in the USA, come in a variety of colors, are waterproof, and are UV stable for at least 7 years. StayLock tiles come with a 5-year limited warranty. If you want high quality flooring at an affordable price, these are a great patio, deck, or other outdoor option!

How to Install: StayLock Floor Tile Installation

Reversible Wood Grain Foam


When looking for soft interlocking floor tiles that will work as a great all-around flooring option, this faux wood grain foam floor tile product is it. These 2x2 foot directional tiles are a cushioned, economical alternative to a traditional wood floor, and they work amazingly in an exercise or activity setting. 

This is a great DIY installation soft flooring option. It provides the look and elegance of a wood grain floor with added cushioning that is waterproof and durable. These 2x2 interlocking puzzle tiles are made from 14mm thick EVA foam and feature an anti-fatigue component. 

The colored foam core helps keep the floor looking nice longer if and when wearing starts to occur on the surface. Plus, with a thatch surface on the reverse side, you can easily flip the tiles to preserve your wood grain finished side when high traffic or activity is taking place.

How to Install: See Foam Tile Installation

Interlocking Carpet


Not much beats the look and feel of plush carpet when your feet hit the floor, but traditional carpet is not always an ideal flooring option. That’s where foam backed, interlocking floor tiles made of carpet come in! 

These directional puzzle tiles can quickly and easily be removed and reinstalled, and they can be installed directly over concrete or tile. They are easy to install and can be custom cut to fit any space. They provide an anti-fatigue and insulative value similar to traditional carpet, and they are soft, waterproof and odor proof. They can simply be vacuumed for easy clean up, and since they will not absorb water, should they become wet, they can be stood on end and dried out. 

How to Install: Royal Carpet Tile Installation

Basketball Court Tiles


An awesome vinyl, tab and loop, interlocking flooring option for a basketball court or gym is the Court Tile. This product provides for an easy, DIY project over hard, flat surfaces that is scuff and stain resistant with its commercial quality vinyl top surface. 

It features a beautiful maple wood look and has a 20 mil thick wear layer. It can be installed with a rubber underlayment for a cushioned feel, and it is versatile enough to be used for numerous applications.

How to Install: Pro Court Gym Flooring Installation

Greatmats - Your One Stop Shop for Interlocking Floor Tiles

Not much beats the cost and durability of the flooring products that Greatmats offers, and there are so many options to choose from. Most options come with excellent warranties and will far outlive the time provided. When you’re ready to purchase flooring, let Greatmats go to work for you!
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