Premium Rubber Flooring - Black
DIMENSIONS: 1m (L) x 1m (W) x 25mm (H)
BENEFITS OF PREMIUM RUBBER FLOORING
- Greater absorption to protect your equipment
- Non slip surface that is easier to clean than granule tiles
- Can last up to 5 times longer than granule tiles
- SGS rating for council and government approvals
- Inside or outside applications
- No odour and non toxic
- Shock absorbent
- Approx. 24kg per piece
- 6mm bevelled top edge around perimeter
- Commercial grade
These Fire retardant premium rubber tile is one of the highest quality gym mats available. With 13mm being made up of recycled rubber shoe soles and the top 2mm being EPDM rubber sheet, it not only has incredible shock absorption, it is far more durable than standard gym tiles.
Most gyms will have rubber tile flooring made from vulcanised granules bonded together with adhesives that will wear away over time. EPDM sheet is different, it is fire retardant, UV resistant and is unbelievably hard wearing as it is a one piece extrusion that will not break apart easily.
The best way to lay the mats is in a stretcher bond (brick pattern).
Lay the first row of mats against the longest straight wall compressing each new mat into the previous mat. When you start the 2nd row start with ½ width mat and compress all the mats towards the corner as you go. This will create a pattern the same as a typical brick wall appears. Continue to compress all mats towards the corner you started from during the entire laying process.
This laying method will remove any minor size tolerances and gaps between each mat and they will all lock together much better than if you were to use a stack bond pattern where all 4 corners of the mats meet at one point.
The best way to cut the mats is with a sharp Stanley knife and a flat straight edge. You will have to make a few passes with the knife to cut through the 15mm depth of the mat. You can also cut shapes by making several passes with the cut and always take extra care by cutting away from yourself and not towards yourself in case the knife slips.
As these mats are a natural rubber product they will slightly expand in the hot summer and contract in cold winter. So it is important to compress the mats tightly together during the initial installation to prevent any small gaps opening up later especially if laying in the warmer months.
If you have mats ending which are not enclosed by walls or physical objects you can either glue the last row of mats down or use a fixed down finishing strip like those used for carpet or floating timber flooring to restrict the mats from moving