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pvc flooring Fitting guide

Helpful steps for transforming your floor:

  • Prepare your area – clear out your space, remove all non-permanent items
  • A clean surface is important – sweep up grit and any other debris that might affect the tiles. Level any holes or indentations. A sloping floor is ok, a wavy floor may cause issues. Check for levels.
  • Start from the front – lay your entrance ramps (where applicable) first, then lay your tiles from side to side over your area. This will result in any cuts all being down one side. If you want equally cut tiles on each side you should start in the centre, after marking this out with chalk lines.
  • Use a nylon hammer to secure interlocks together 
Extra helpful tips:
  • To fit around objects and edges we recommend using a jigsaw. You can get blades specifically designed for cutting PVC which will make things easier. A guillotine or band-saw can also be used. For cutting rubber mats you can also use a solid, straight edge and a sharp stanley knife. There will be resistance here – this is easier done with the mat upside down and scoring repeatedly.
  • Want a straight edge at the sides? For DuraFlex tiles: Simply trim off the interlocking tabs. For Checker Diamond tiles: Remove the male interlocks and put them in the female ones to give your tiles a straight-edge finish all the way around!
  • Always remember to leave an expansion gap for the tiles – we recommend roughly 1.5 – 2.5cm (0.5 – 1 inch) especially in warm summer months. Expansion can be greater in the heat or if the light is shining directly on the floor/matting area. 
  • When laying on a subfloor other than concrete, floor tiles may behave differently. Please contact us for advise before ordering if this is the case.
  • Our PVC and Polypropylene tiles are not advised for outdoor use as increases in thermal energy on the tiles can cause choking and fading. Rubber products are better suited for outdoor use.
  • Ensure taking particular care when laying tiles around heavy furniture and objects. Greater expansion gaps may be needed to prevent mats choking and lifting in places where expansion is possible. If unsure, contact us for advice.

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