How to install 1x1 meter interlocking foam mats and tiles
Date Published: 02-11 - 2016
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1x1 meter interlocking foam floor mats are simple to install. All you need is a sharp utility knife, straight edge and a tape measure. For wall-to-wall installation, begin in a corner of a clean floor and leave at least a 1/4 inch gap for tile expansion.
Look for the spade-shaped corner and make sure the spades on all mats are pointing in the same direction. Push the interlocking tabs together like a puzzle - until you can no longer fit full tiles
Using your tape measure, determine the distance remaining between the mats and your other walls. Mark that distance on the tiles you wish to cut and, using a straight edge as a guide, cut most of the way through the mats with a sharp utility knife.
Then pick up the mat and fold it back at the cut, exposing the core. Finish the cut from the opposite side, by allowing the utility knife to follow the crease from the inside of the fold.
Making sure to keep the expansion gap by the walls, lay down the cut mats to finish the job.
Most of Greatmats 1x1 meter interlocking foam mats come with border strips that can be used along walls or anywhere else that needs a finished edge, including island installations.