4460Royal Interlocking Carpet Tile 5/8 Inch x 2x2 Ft.https://www.greatmats.com/products/interlocking-carpet.phphttps://www.greatmats.com/images/carpet-tiles-royal/royal-carpet-color-stack-fan.jpgWaterproof Basement FlooringTrade Show FlooringTodays Sales ClearanceRoom Visualizer App - How to Use on GreatmatsResidential Carpet TilesPortable FlooringMats For Sensory RoomsKids FlooringKids Carpet TilesInterlocking Foam MatsInterlocking Floor Mats and TilesInterlocking Carpet TilesInterlocking Anti Fatigue MatsHome Gym Flooring and MatsHome Flooring All TypesWaterproof Flooring & MatsGym Flooring AllGym CarpetFoam Puzzle MatsFoam Gym FlooringFoam FlooringFoam Floor TilesFoam Floor Mats for KidsFloor TilesFloor MatsFloating Carpet TilesExercise MatsExercise FlooringEvent FlooringDisplay FloorsCommercial Mats and FlooringCarpet Tiles With PaddingCarpet TilesBasement Flooring Near The MidwestBasement FlooringBasement CarpetGreatmats Stocked Products2x2 Foam Tiles24x24 Carpet TilesInStock10.74USD
Easy to install over any firm subfloor
Puzzle edge tiles fit tightly together
Show off your multi-color design skills
Comfortable anti-fatigue properties
Lightweight design simplifies installation
They’re waterproof for use in damp spaces
Finish the layout with included borders
Easy cleaning with a vacuum
Basements, Trade Show Booths, Game Rooms, Home Theaters
Easy-to-Install Interlocking Carpet Tiles
Rather than going through the hassle of installing a heavy roll of carpet, our interlocking carpet tiles make use of a puzzle edge where the tiles lock together without needing glue.
Additionally, because of the already-included backing on these interlocking foam carpet tiles, you don’t have to worry about installing a separate layer of foam before laying out the interlocking carpet squares.
We include two border strips with each foam backed tile, so you can finish the edge of the layout quickly.
Insulate Cold Basement Concrete
One of the most popular use cases for our interlocking carpet tiles is to create a warmer surface for cold floors.
In a basement, where the concrete feels cold, our Royal interlocking carpet tiles with padding insulate those sitting on the floor from the cold. Simply install these carpet tiles over concrete without any pad or plastic layer needed.
With an extremely low cost per square foot, our foam-based carpet squares are a cost-effective option for homeowners.
Yet the reasonable price doesn’t mean you have to settle for a low-quality material. These tiles will last just as long as a roll of carpeting in most use cases.
The foam backing doesn’t wear away or tear when placed under stress, either, which contributes to the long-lasting design. Cleaning the tiles is easy, which ensures they will look great for as long as they last.
Select Among Four Carpet Colors
You have four neutral color options with these cushioned carpet tiles. Because the tiles all use the same design on the puzzle edge, installers can mix and match different colors, if desired.
Additionally, because the tiles do not require glue for installation, you can quickly change the design whenever desired. The color options include:
Ships in cartons via ground service to your door, for larger orders product may ship freight delivery.
Q: I'm afraid these carpets will get dented or punctured by heavy furniture. Do you recommend using furniture sliders to protect these carpet tiles?
A: When moving furniture around, sliders are a good idea. Under the feet of the furniture, you can use coasters to disperse the weight so that the feet don't indent the material.
Q: How do you clean this carpet if you cover an entire basement floor with it? It would be too much work to take them all outside to wash them and then reinstall them. Can you use a rug shampooer?
A: This carpet can be vacuumed and cleaned like other carpet materials. We don't have experience with the steam cleaning option.
Q: Can you wear high heels on this without indenting or messing it up?
A: Yes. High heels will not damage these carpet tiles.
Q: Could you park a lightweight sports car on it?
A: You could, but the weight of the car would most likely leave indentations in the foam base.
Q: Are the edge borders beveled?
A: With this product, they are not.
Q: Could this be used as the flooring in a home gym? (ie., put a pilates machine and a small weight rack on it.)
Is it water resistant? Could I scotch guard it to protect it from sweat?
A: The carpet is waterproof; we are not sure about the Scotchguard, and yes, lightweight home gym equipment can be placed on top of these carpet tiles. Equipment that is too heavy may leave indentations in the foam base.
Q: Can these tiles be used on a covered porch? There is some water that comes in, and the temperature changes.
A: Yes, but then you have to take the carpet up each time it gets wet for drying purposes. Maybe go with a perforated PVC tile like our StayLock Perforated Tile.
Q: Can these carpet tiles be glued down?
A: They can be, and they don't need to be, as they are interlocking tiles.
Q: Would these carpet tiles be good for a classroom rug? Is the carpet soft, or does it have more of a scratchy feel?
A: The carpeting has a soft feel and is made from a polypropylene and polyethylene blend. The material is waterproof and easy to clean.
You may find helpful information in our Buyers Guide about this. This blog addresses the different types of uses other customers have found the tiles to work well for.
Q: Can these be placed over existing carpet?
A: These can be placed over a low pile, no pad carpet if installed wall-to-wall. Small island installations may shift overtop of existing carpet, and if an existing carpet is well padded, some separation may occur between interlocking carpet tiles placed over it due to heavy objects/feet sinking into the padding at the seams.
Q: Which color has less of a seam appearance when put together in a large area?
A: Maybe the darker colors will show fewer seams. If you are ok with a checkerboard pattern, alternating colors is the best way to disguise any color variations that may be present.
Q: What is the best way to install wall-to-wall if your room is not square?
A: The tiles can be custom installed with custom cuts using a sharp utility knife.
This blog and video in our Buyers Guide walk you through the installation process, including custom fitting the carpet tiles if they need to be cut.
Q: Are the edge-borders separate thin strips, or can the tiles be purchased such that the perimeter tiles have the edge-borders ''built-in'' to the edge tiles? i.e., do the four corner tiles and the 12 interior edge tiles on a 10' x 10' have a straight edge?
A: All of the tiles are the same, all of the borders are separate snap on pieces, and no tiles have a built in edge.
Q: I need area rugs/anti fatigue mats in a basement that gets water seepage during heavy rains. When this happens, my anti fatigue mats and area rugs get soaked and are very heavy to remove and take outside to dry out. Is your product a solution? Do these soak up water if I get water in my basement? Or will they remain dry, and the water will travel around them?
A: The carpet tiles do not absorb water themselves. I would also consider using a perforated modular tile, such as our Patio Outdoor Tile, underneath your existing fatigue mats.
Q: How well does this help with insulating the floor?
A: The carpet tile will stay at the same temperature as the room.
Q: How would you cut the tiles to fit around a semi-circled fireplace hearth?
A: Cut these interlocking padded carpet tiles with a sharp utility knife. Perhaps make a template for the curved area.
Q: I'd like to lay this over a concrete floor that has been revealed to have old black mastic adhesive. Is it OK to put a vapor shield under these tiles?
A: Yes, you can install a plastic vapor sheet under these interlocking carpet tiles.
Q: I'm looking for a product that can be used on radiant heat floors. Would this work?
A: Foam tiles are completely safe to use over in-floor heating systems. However, the foam does provide a layer of insulation between the floor and the room, so it may block a small amount of heat from escaping the floor. Further, foam tiles can expand with changes in heat and humidity. We suggest allowing the foam tiles to acclimate to the room before installation. It's also smart to allow for a small gap between tiles and walls when executing wall-to-wall installations.
Q: Will the tiles lay flat on uneven floors?
A: These interlocking squares will flow with slopes and work well over slight imperfections. If you have large gaps or divots, they should be corrected before adding another floor.
Q: I'm looking for a carpet tile to go on my deck boat that will hold up so I don't have to pull all my seating and everything off just to replace the floor and walk way area. Would this product work for that? I have a lot of friends with pontoon boats who would buy it for the same reason.
A: These mats are not designed for outdoor use. Customers use these for their boats and pontoon decks with success. We suggest taking them up when not in use or covering them. These mats can be cut to fit using a sharp utility knife to fit around your seating.
Q: Do these tiles emit a smell?
A: These carpet mats have not been known to smell. We suggest getting a sample.
Q: Can I use this carpet tile under a soft sided hot tub? It is a 6' round shape that holds 300 gallons (about 2,400 pounds). The weight is spread out over the entire bottom (no legs). I want to carpet the entire room (12x12) and place the movable soft tub on top. There is a concrete floor underneath.
A: We suggest placing the carpet tiles around the perimeter of the tub, not beneath it.
Q: How wide are the border strips? It looks like they add about an inch to the tile. Is that right?
A: The borders add about a 1/2'' to the tiles per border.
Q: Will this carpet hold up to roller desk chairs moving around on it?
A: This is a soft, padded carpet tile. We recommend using a firm vinyl or PVC desk chair mat over the top of the carpet tiles where you'll be using roller desk chairs.
Q: Can you install this material on the walls? If so, what kind of adhesive?
A: You can try contact cement to attach them to the walls.
Q: Will these interlock with the 5/8 foam kids and gym mats?
A: No, it's a different interlock.
Q: What if the interlocking pieces get smushed/crushed? Is there anything I can do to help them regain their shape and thickness?
A: Depending on the severity of the affected area, allowing the tiles to lay flat over time may help them regain their shape.
Q: Is the backing still a polypropylene and polyethylene blend, and is this material toxic? Do you know how it compares to EVA foam?
A: The foam backing on these tiles is EVA foam, which does not contain BPA or phthalates.
Q: How much weight do they hold?
A: These carpet tiles are strong enough to last under tables and chairs. However, heavy furniture left in place for an extended period will likely leave indents if furniture coasters are not used beneath the legs.
Q: Is it possible to remove a damaged tile and replace it with another after installation?
A: Yes. Replacement of damaged tiles is simple as they are not glued or taped down and the interlocks do not clip or overlap from top to bottom.
Q: Will this significantly reduce ambient noise if installed in a playroom on the first floor of a house?
A: Our customers tell us this is a huge help in noise reduction and acoustics.
Q: Will these interlock with the black rubber ones as well? Like to make an easy clean up area near a door wall?
A: No, the interlocks are different.
Q: Does pet hair stick to these tiles? Or does it vacuum up easily?
A: While these tiles do vacuum nicely, results with pet hair could vary depending on the length and texture of the animal's fur.