Description - Our recycled rubber interlocking zip tiles offer a low cost solution for commercial grade rubber tiles that are also well suited for the home user. These tiles are die punched tiles and each tile is a center cut tile meaning locking tabs are found on all four sides of the tile. Some cutting of the tiles is often required to square off the edges and that is why we often recommend purchasing 5-10% more tiles than it takes to actually cover the desired area. Cutting of these tiles to custom fit them to your room can be easily done with a utility knife and straight edge like a yard stick or ruler. The tiles are safe to use outdoors although the color flecks can fade in direct sunlight over time and no adhesive is required to install these interlocking tiles.
Material – Recycled crumb rubber and colored EPDM virgin rubber flecks. Recycled crumb rubber is a low cost recycled rubber derived from recycled rubber tires. It is designed to be very durable and cost effective.
Size – 28.5" x 28.5"
Thickness – 8mm or 3/8 Inch
Weight – 10 Lbs or 12 Lbs per tile depending on thickness.
Origin – Made in the USA
Recommended Uses – Zip rubber tiles have been used successfully in home gyms and weight rooms, commercial gyms, as both a permanent and temporary flooring for use in areas where ice skates and spiked shoes are used, as trade show exhibit flooring, at doggy day care facilities and dog parks, kid’s play rooms, around pools , decks, and patios to help prevent slipping in areas that frequently get wet, etc.
Zip rubber interlocking tiles are quick and easy to maintain. Cleaning of these interlocking tiles typically includes:
- Vacuuming any loose crumbs, dust, or debris from the tile surface when necessary.
- Periodic damp mopping of the rubber floor tiles with a mild soap and water mixture. Some soaps commonly used include Dawn dish detergent and/or Tide laundry detergent.
Note: Do not use any solvent or oil style cleaners such as Pinesol, Lysol, Murphy’s Oil Soap, WD40, paint thinner, etc. since these types of cleaners will break down the flooring over time.
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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.
- Snap a chalk line on the sub floor 24” from one wall in your room. Snap another chalk line on the subfloor 24” from an adjacent wall. You should now have a pair of perpendicular lines making an approximate 90-degree angle.
- Begin laying the interlocking tiles along the chalk lines, snapping the locks together as you go.
- Leave the perimeter of the room open until the field is installed.
- After the field is covered, go back and cut in lines along the walls in the room. Leaving a gap at the wall roughly the thickness of tiles being used is recommended 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.
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