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How to Install 1" Monster Tiles

When installing Monster tiles, there are two common methods of installation which both require the recommended dowels in order to lock the towels together:

No Cut Kits

Tools needed:

  • Dowels

Directions:

  1. Clean your sub floor so that it is free of all dirt, dust, grease or other foreign material.
  2. Start in one corner of the room with two of your border beveled ramp pieces and a center tile and add border ramps and center tiles outward along the adjacent walls. Add center tiles to fill the space out in the center of the area you would like to cover. Add border pieces to the remaining two sides of the area you would like to cover. Beveled ramp pieces are typically either loose laid along the edges or adhered to the border tiles.

Wall to Wall Installation

In this method of installation, tiles are chosen so that they fit the closest size over your room size. Some cutting of tiles may be needed.

Tools needed:

  • Utility Knife
  • Straight Edge
  • Edge Dowels

Directions:

  1. Clean your sub floor so that it is free of all dirt, dust, grease or other foreign material.
  2. Snap a chalk line on the sub floor 24” from one wall in your room.
  3. Snap another chalk line on the sub floor 24” from an adjacent wall.
    You should now have a pair of perpendicular lines making an approximate 90-degree angle.
  4. Begin laying the interlocking tiles along the chalk lines, snapping the locks together as you go.
  5. Leave the perimeter of the room open until the field is installed.
  6. After the field is covered, go back and cut in tiles along the walls in the room. Leaving a gap at the wall roughly ¼” is often recommended to account for expansion and contraction of the floor tiles in high temperature range climates.

Note: Sometimes it is usually easiest to start in one corner of the room with a center tile, line the adjacent walls with border tiles and fill in the rest of the room with center cut tiles. This way if some cutting of the tiles is required to complete the wall to wall installation, cutting only has to be done along two of the walls rather than all four of the walls.

Note: When piecing monster 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 some movement and would like to ensure that the tiles do not slide at all, some double sided carpet tape can be used around the perimeter of the installation to prevent any movement. In commercial gym installations, a full glue down method of install can be used however it is not normally required nor recommended.