Description - Our 3/8" soft wood tiles offer a low cost foam flooring surface with the attractive appearance of a wood floor combined with the softness and cushion of a foam tile. These tiles interlock to make for an easy DIY installation and include detachable edge pieces so that each tile has the ability to be a center, corner, or border tile. Soft wood tiles are also waterproof, easy to clean, and act as an excellent insulator against sound and temperature transmission. Smaller numbers of tiles can be used to make portable and quick to assemble exercise mats.
Note: The wooden design is a thin yet durable veneer like foam surface that can be punctured under rough use and the wooden pattern is not guaranteed to always line up between interlocking tiles.
Material – 3/8" Soft wood tiles are constructed of closed cell EVA foam that helps ensure they are water proof, odor free, light weight yet durable and insulating.
Size – 2' x 2' (Note: Tiles do overlap 1” where they lock together)
Thickness – 3/8 Inch nominal (~9mm)
Weight – Each tile weighs approximately 0.625 Lbs.
Recommended Uses – 3/8" Soft wood tiles have been used successfully as light duty home gym flooring, exercise mats, trade show flooring, exhibit flooring, retail display flooring, living areas, children’s play rooms, commercial applications, conventions, or any other location where an elegant yet cushioning flooring surface would be useful.
Installation of interlocking tiles is very simple and typically done by the consumer. Typical installation of these tiles is as follows:
- First, clean your sub floor so it is free of all dirt, grease or debris.
- Start in one corner of the room with a corner tile and add border tiles outward along the adjacent walls. Add center, corner, and border tiles where you see fit.
- When coming up to an opposite wall, make sure you cut the tiles to fit the area leaving a gap that’s roughly the thickness of the tiles being used to account for expansion and contraction of the floor tiles in varied temperature ranges.
Note: When piecing interlocking tiles together, adhesives are usually not used since the weight of the locked together product is usually enough to keep the floor tiles from moving. However, if you do experience movement and would like to ensure that the tiles do not slide at all, some double-sided tape or mat tape can be used around the perimeter of the installation to prevent any movement.