Modular Floor Tile, HiddenLock Slate Top Design, Basement Flooring Tiles
HiddenLock Slate Floor Tile Black
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|Manufacturer Warranty||5 year limited|
Top Features for HiddenLock Slate Floor Tile Black
- Hidden locking design
- Designer look slate top texture
- No glue easy installation
- For garage floors use the coin top version
- Durable floor tile
- Made in the USA
- For indoor basement floors, entryways and around the home
Basement Flooring, Entryways and Mud Rooms, Family Rooms and Hallways, Commercial Entrance Mats
PVC Slate Tile, Soft Slate Flooring, Black Slate Tiles
Many people love the ease of installation and the toughness of puzzle style floor tiles. Anyone can install these tiles, as the individual pieces just pop together like a jigsaw puzzle. But if you don't like the look of the curved seams with the puzzle style tiles, the smart design of the Greatmats HiddenLock Slate Floor Tile Black product is a desirable solution, as it has an easy-to-assemble design where the straight seams look more like a natural tile floor.
This slate modular floor tile is extremely tough, yet it also looks great, meaning you can use it almost anywhere. Choose this slate top textured tile for basement floors or entryways. This durable PVC slate tile is resistant to most acids and oils, making it a great option in a woodworking room. (For garage floor installations, we recommend the Greatmats coin top version of this product. Please contact a sales person for details.)
This soft slate flooring will work as a dry lay installation for residential customers, or it can be glued down for commercial locations with the need for a permanent type of installation. You're sure to love the versatility of the HiddenLock slate top design flooring!
The basement floor tiles are able to provide a sharp looking floor because of the way they interlock. The slate modular floor tile pieces have tabs on two sides and hidden slots on the other two sides.
The visible tabs pop into the hidden slots when you lay the HiddenLock slate top design tiles next to each other. This ensures that the seam in the tile will be minimal and will be perfectly straight, giving these basement floor tiles a professional looking finish.
Additionally, there is no loss of coverage area because of the interlocking edges of the tiles, as occurs with puzzle style tiles. This design in these tiles makes it much easier to figure out how many tiles you need in an order to cover the area desired.
These commercial-quality floor tiles may fool some visitors to your home into thinking that they're looking at a slate floor. They also include a slightly textured surface that gives off the look of a slate type of tile. Even though these tiles may look like slate, they are far easier to install than slate.
Here are some of the ways our customers make use of this product that looks like black slate tiles.
Basement: Choose these basement flooring tiles for residential installations. Should you have some problems with water in the basement, these basement flooring tiles are non-absorbent, so they won't soak up moisture.
Entryway: Because this HiddenLock Slate Floor Tile Black product is durable and easy to clean, it works great in entryways. It stands up to significant foot traffic without showing wear and tear. However, it can become slippery if it becomes excessively wet.
Trade Shows: Because you can dry lay this tile and because it has a little flexibility to it, this is a great option for creating a floor for a trade show booth. You may not know how flat the floor will be before you arrive at the trade show, so if there are some slight bumps or undulations in the sub-floor, our slate modular floor tile product works great.
Warehouses: If you have a wide-open warehouse setting where you sometimes entertain customers, our HiddenLock slate top design flooring is the perfect solution to quickly create a temporary meeting area for customers. Just lay out the tiles to create the meeting space and then disassemble and store them again once the meeting is finished. This high-quality flooring will look great in this type of layout.
Workrooms: The tile has plenty of toughness to stand up to rough conditions, such as you might find in a workroom with heavy power tools. Additionally, these slate modular floor tile pieces have a little bit of texture to them, so you'll have sturdy footing.
We should mention that the HiddenLock slate top design flooring is not UV treated, so we do not recommend using these tiles outdoors. Additionally, these tiles are not reversible, so if one tile becomes damaged and you used a dry lay installation, you can just replace the damaged tile with another piece.
Ease of Installation
Our basement flooring tiles are extremely easy to install. All you have to do is line up the tiles correctly, and they'll just pop into place. You can step on the edges of the tiles to pop the tabs into the hidden slots, or you can press the edges with your hands.
As each of these basement floor tiles measures 1/4 inch in thickness, they don't carry a lot of weight, so it's easy for one person to handle the installation. Each individual tile only weighs 1.2 pounds.
No adhesives are required to pop these slate modular floor tile pieces together. The interlocking design ensures that the tiles will stay together tightly without having to worry about gaps occurring or individual tiles slipping out of place.
Calculating the number of slate modular floor tile pieces you'll need is relatively easy too. The HiddenLock slate top design tiles each measure 12 by 12 inches, which means each tile covers 1 square foot. Unlike puzzle style tiles, you will have no loss of coverage area because of the interlocking edges. Because the interlocking edges are hidden, they don't affect the coverage area measurement.
We also should mention there are no border strips included with these basement flooring tiles. But because these tiles are only 1/4 of an inch in thickness, the lip of this flooring is very small, so you shouldn't have to worry about people tripping over it.
If you need to cut any of these HiddenLock slate top design tiles, you can just use a sharp utility knife and a straightedge. Score the tile deeply and you may be able to break the tile apart along the score line. Or just cut all the way through the tile, which some people find to be an easier process. You also may need to cut these tiles along an edge to remove the visible tabs.
No matter what kind of installation you're performing, you'll appreciate the toughness and durability of this slate modular floor tile. The PVC plastic flooring carries a material density rating of Shore A 75-85, which means it can stand up to constant foot traffic as well as heavy furniture.
The HiddenLock slate top design is a Made in the USA product, so you can count on the quality of the materials used to create these basement flooring tiles. Additionally, you'll appreciate the 5-year limited manufacturer's warranty that the slate modular floor tile carries, giving you the long-term performance that you're going to want to see.
Depending on where you're using this flooring, it may be extremely important to you that this material is able to stand up to and resist acids and oils, giving you time to clean up any spills without damaging the surface of the tiles.
Avoiding Moisture Problems
This type of flooring is especially great to use as basement flooring tiles in areas where you may have to deal with a moisture problem. Basements naturally seem to have more moisture than the remainder of the home, just because they have cooler temperatures, which means humid air will condense, causing moisture to appear. Additionally, the concrete used in the walls and floors of basements will retain moisture, releasing it back into the air or allowing it to seep into the basement.
If you introduce excessive moisture to certain types of flooring, such as carpeting, you could end up having mold and mildew form in the carpet over time. The carpeting and the foam backing may absorb the moisture, retaining it and allowing for the formation of harmful odors.
Our PVC plastic tiles will not absorb or retain moisture, which makes them a smart idea for use in a basement.
If you have a basement where water seeping up from the concrete floor could collect under any flooring that you install, you may end up having a musty smell in the basement. Although our PVC plastic tiles will not absorb the moisture, they could cause it to become trapped under the floor.
In this type of situation, contact the Greatmats customer service team, which may recommend a slightly different type of tile that's raised above the floor slightly. This would allow air to flow under the tile and keep the cement floor dry underneath.
Maintenance and Ordering
These basement flooring tiles can be cleaned with a damp mop, hot water and common household floor cleaners. Because this style of flooring will not absorb water, you don't have to worry about ruining the HiddenLock slate top design flooring through excessive cleaning.
When you're ready to order the HiddenLock Slate Floor Tile Black product, use our online ordering system or contact the helpful Greatmats customer service team with any questions you may have. You'll love the look of these basement flooring tiles in almost any area in your home or business.
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SPECIFICATIONS⌃ Back to top
|Material Type||PVC Plastic|
|SF per Item||1.00|
|Number of Pieces per Package Type||20|
|Interlock Loss||0.00 feet|
|Material Hardness||Shore A 75-85|
|Surface Finish||Slate top|
|Surface Design||Solid color|
|Installation Method||Interlocking dry lay|
|Border Strips Included||No|
|Manufacturer Warranty||5 year limited|
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Is this product slippery when wet?
Employees love it. Already bought more.
Better than expected and very easy to trim with a new razor blade.
PACIFIC GROVE, CA
Floor was easy to lay and seemed to be a well made product. Time will tell how it will hold up under business traffic.
Tinley Park, IL