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How to Install Rubber Tile Flooring

Rubber tile is a great flooring option for many types of rooms, especially workshops. Learn how to install rubber tile flooring in your home.

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Step 1: Install the First Tile

Using a chalk line as a guide, install the first tile in the corner of the room and then work outward in both directions.

install first tile in corner of room

Step 2: Insert the Pins

Use the plastic connector pins to attach the squares together. When the first square is in place, insert three pins halfway into the pre-drilled holes.

use plastic connector pins to attach squares

Step 3: Install the Remaining Tiles

Install the next tile by pushing the remaining half of the connector pin into the receiving hole of the second square. Continue to insert pins into the receiving holes and push the next tile into place as tightly as possible.

install remaining tiles

Step 4: Close any Gaps

Use a rubber mallet to hit the tile at an angle. This will close any gaps. Any tile can be attached to any adjacent tile.

Step 5: Trim the Tiles

Against the casing, trim the extra rubber away with a jamb saw (Image 1). Use a framing square (Image 2) to cut straight right angles for areas where a full tile won't fit.