How to Cut Foam Floor Tiles - Puzzle Mats - In 4 Simple Steps

By Brett Hart Created: October, 2017 - Modified: March, 2023

Cutting EVA foam is simple and be done using a few common household items. If have access to a straight edge, utility knife and a pen, you can cut a puzzle mat yourself with ease, following this four step process.

  1. Use a pen to mark where you'd like to cut.
  2. Align your straight edge with your cutting line and hold it firmly in place.
  3. Use a series of shallow scores to cut most of the way through the mat.
  4. Fold the mat back at the cut and finish cutting from the opposite side, following the crease.

Note: Having a fresh sharp blade is essential to creating a nice clean cut. Not only will it make the job of cutting foam squares much easier, but it prevents the shredding, tearing or fraying of the foam material, leaving you with a great finished look.