How to Install Foam Floor Tiles - 1x1 Meter Interlocking Puzzle Mats

How to Install Foam Floor Tiles & 1x1 Meter Interlocking Mats

Professional interlocking foam floor mats are simple to install. Here's in the 1x1 meter size.
  1. Start by collecting a sharp utility knife, straight edge and a tape measure.
  2. For wall-to-wall installation, begin in a corner of the room over a clean floor. Leave a 1/4 inch gap for foam tile to expand with varying temperatures.
  3. Find the spade-shaped corner and keep the spades on all mats are pointing in the same direction throughout the installation. Push the puzzle-style interlocking tabs together to connect the tiles until you can no longer fit any more full tiles.
  4. Using a tape measure, determine the distance remaining between the mats and the remaining walls. Mark that distance on the tiles you wish to cut and, using a straight edge as a guide, cut a deep score in the mats with a sharp utility knife.Then fold the mat back at the cut, exposing the core. Finish cutting from the opposite side, allowing the utility knife to follow the crease from the inside of the fold.
  5. Keeping the 1/4 inch gap by all walls, lay down the cut mats to finish the job.
  6. Border strips can be used along walls or anywhere else that needs a finished edge, including island installations.

1x1 meter puzzle mats are generally intended for martial arts training and competition. They are also popular for physical therapy rooms, kids play areas and other spaces in need of a padded floor such as indoor dog agility courses. These are the largest interlocking foam floor tiles available at Greatmats, making fast and easy DIY installation a low stress and fun experience.

Greatmats offers the following 1x1 meter puzzle mats:
  1. Grappling MMA Mats 1.5 Inch
  2. Judo Jitu Jitsu Mats Interlocking 1.25 inch
  3. Martial Arts Karate Mat Premium 1 inch
  4. Dog Agility Mats Interlocking Tiles (3/4 Inch)
  5. Pro Taekwondo Martial Arts Mats 20 mm (3/4 Inch)
  6. Commercial Economy Foam Tiles 12mm (1/2 inch)

With such a wide range of thicknesses and surface textures for these jumbo puzzle mats, you're certain to find one to meet your needs.
For more on this topic please review our Foam Mats, Interlocking, Large Thick product page.