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Commonly Overlooked Benefits of Foam Flooring Tiles

Do Foam Flooring Squares Require an Underlayment?


By Julia Nass

Here are the top five things you probably didn't know about foam flooring.

1) It's cheap - really cheap.

Foam floor tiles are one of the cheapest flooring options out there: you can get high quality foam tiles for less than a dollar per square foot. Clearly, the upfront price is a low one, but there is more. Foam flooring continues to pays itself off because the cost of maintenance is so low.

Installing tiles is simple enough that even the kids in the family can put the floor together, which means that unlike other floors, foam floor tiles do not require a single cent for the installation process. No extra tools or adhesives are needed. Plus, if any serious damage occurs on some part of the floor, foam floor tiles can easily be swapped out for new ones. That means that if and when accidents happen, one can forget about the stressful and costly process of replacing the entire floor. Just a few low-cost replacement tiles can do the trick.

2) Underlayment for foam flooring squares is not necessary.

Many people inquire about underlayment for foam flooring squares. There is an idea that they may need extra padding to increase the comfort of the floor. However, foam mats are designed for comfort, padding and insulation. Although they can be used on top of other types of flooring, foam tiles are designed to be used on hard flat surfaces like concrete. There is no need for underlayment for foam flooring squares, because the foam itself does the trick.

Foam floor tiles come in a wide variety of thicknesses and densities. For those that desire extra cushion, padding or insulation, simply choose thicker tiles. These should provide the desired effect without purchasing underlayment for foam flooring squares. However, if you are feeling attached to the idea of underlayment for foam flooring squares, a leading flooring expert at Greatmats.com would be happy to work with you to find the best option.

3) Foam tiles allow for a lot of creative freedom

There are more color and style choices for foam tiles than almost any other kind of flooring option. They come in tens of brilliant and vibrant colors that can be mixed and matched to create fun designs. For example, many users go for a checkered pattern, strips, or big blocks of different colors.

Not only do foam floor tiles come in different colors, but they also come in different styles and textures, such as faux wood. Whether someone is interested in an all black floor or a room with three different colors, foam tiles give room for users to achieve whatever their stylistic vision may be.

4) Foam tiles can be used for a ton of different things

Foam floor tiles are super popular in kids rooms and playrooms. The cushioned and comfortable nature of foam make them a sensible choice to protect kids while they are running around and playing. Plus, they are waterproof and super easy to clean.

Take it from Erin from Indian Harbour Beach, FL. They wrote about their experience with foam tiles for a kids play area: ''I am very pleased with these mats. I own and operate Play Plus for Kids, an indoor play facility. These mats are now the flooring for the infant/toddler play area. They come clean with every mopping, as I just proved with a ''white wipe'' test. My customers have been impressed with the look and the feel of the flooring in that area. Thank you!''

These reasons, among many others, make foam tiles a perfect choice for a surprising number of other spaces. Some other popular uses include: home exercise and gym floors, martial arts flooring, trade show flooring, anti-fatigue mats, and dog agility mats. The list does not stop there. Other purposes include bathrooms, yoga studios, wall padding, padding for truck beds, portable horse stall flooring, and even halloween costumes.

5) Greatmats is your go-to source for foam floor tiles

Greatmats.com stocks more than 80 different foam floor tiles and mats. Their Foam Floor Mats 5/8 Premium are hands down one of their most widely revered and popular products. At Greatmats.com, you can read hundreds of reviews written by satisfied users of foam flooring.

Greatmats provides a wealth of information and support for those on the hunt for a new floor. Whatever question or doubt you may have, you can get in touch with a flooring expert for the answer. Give them a ring or send them a message via online chat for more help in finding the perfect foam floor.


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