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2x2 Interlocking Rubber Mats - Features and Benefits

2x2 Interlocking Rubber Gym Floor Tiles Features and Benefits

By Paige Cerulli // 2017

Greatmats 2 by 2 foot, 8mm thick interlocking rubber tiles are a versatile, durable flooring suitable for many different purposes. These tiles can be installed in basements, for weight rooms, for home gyms, and more. With puzzle-style interlocks, the tiles make installing your own floor easy and convenient, saving you money over flooring types that require professional installations.

If you’re trying to decide on which type of flooring is best for your home gym or other space, be sure to consider these tiles. They offer the strength you’d see from rolled rubber flooring, but they have many benefits that makes them preferable to rolled flooring. From ease of installation to the ability to replace just small sections of the floor, there are many reasons to consider these interlocking tiles.

Durability and Strength

The Greatmats interlocking 8 mm rubber tile is highly durable and resilient, making it suitable for use in home gym floors, workout rooms, weight rooms, and more. The 8 mm thickness creates a long-lasting surface that can help to protect the subfloor from wear and damage. These interlocking rubber floor tiles can withstand the weight of exercise equipment.

The 2x2 rubber mats are made of recycled rubber, so they’re good for the environment, and you can feel confident in your purchase. They are backed by a 5-year warranty and are made right here in the USA with quality materials and craftsmanship.

Ease of Installation

These interlocking rubber mats offer an easy DIY installation. They don’t need to be installed with adhesive and they’re easy to handle, since they weigh just 7.5 pounds each. They can be installed on hard, flat surfaces, and this interlocking rubber matting creates a secure, solid surface when the seams are fit together. The tiles are waterjet cut, ensuring that the seams connect together tightly.
These tiles are reversible and feature a universal interlocking system. This means that you can lay the tiles in any direction and they will still connect together.

If you need to cut the tiles to fit your space, you can do this easily with a sharp utility knife and a straight edge. The tiles are easy to transport and carry, and they’re sized so that they can fit within a home’s hallways and tight spaces. Their size can also help to reduce waste for custom installations, since these smaller tiles require less cutting than you would face when working with rubber flooring rolls or large rubber mats.

Opting for these 2x2 rubber tiles over a solid single piece of flooring also has advantages when it comes to replacement and removal. Because there’s no adhesive needed for installation, you can disconnect and remove the tiles at any time. If one tile becomes worn or damaged, you can remove and replace that one tile, instead of facing the time and expense of replacing an entire larger piece of flooring.

These interlocking rubber floor mats are available with a 10% tan/brown color fleck design, giving them visual variety and a classic look when installed in your home or gym. Three other color fleck options, plus a solid black are also available.

Because these 2x2 rubber floor tiles have been made with a urethane binding agent, they have almost no rubber odor, so there’s no need to worry about airing the tiles out before bringing them into your home or facility and installing them.

Ease of Maintenance

Maintaining your interlocking rubber mat is easy. These mats are water resistant, so they can be cleaned with a damp mop and a neutral pH cleaner. Use hot water and two buckets to help keep the mop clean for the best results.

Are Rubber Mats Safe for Dogs?

Yes, these rubber mats are safe for dogs and are durable enough to withstand dog claws.

Is rubber flooring waterproof?

These rubber mats are made of non-vulcanized rubber, so they are water resistant but not waterproof. You should not pressure wash or soak the mats, which could cause permeation. Damp mopping the mats is fine, and they won’t absorb water spilled from a water bottle.

Are interlocking rubber mats expensive?

The cost of interlocking rubber mats will vary depending on the mats’ thickness, size, and quality. When considering the cost of the flooring you’re interested in, remember to factor in shipping and installation costs and the product’s durability. If you have to hire a professional to install the flooring, the price you’re paying for the finished flooring will increase. If you’re paying less for flooring but it isn’t highly durable, you may need to replace that flooring in a few days, leading to increased costs.

Interlocking rubber tiles may cost more per square foot than rolled rubber or similar products, but they offer an easy DIY installation and superior durability. In the long-term, these tiles are very much worth the investment.


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