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1/2" Eco-Soft +™ Questions & Answers

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1/2" Eco-Soft +™
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How do these mats lay over carpet? Its not a real high pile carpet. I was Just wondering do they slide or come apart or when you step on one does it go lower than the other.
Our Eco-Soft + tiles work great over carpet. In most instances, you will not have any issues with separation or with the tiles sliding around. The only time separation may happen when the carpet is a high pile carpet. If the tiles were to move for any reason, you could use a little double sided tape underneath the tiles.
Are Eco Soft mats made from Rubber? Do they contain Flame Retardants, Formamide or PVC? Please send the MSDS so I can see what's in it before purchasing.
Our Eco-Soft + tiles are made with EVA foam. No rubber is used in the making of these tiles. All of our foam tiles are tested regularly and contain no hazardous materials or allergens. That means our tiles are formamide, phthalate, PVC, and flame retardant free. To get testing for our foam tiles, please feel free to reach out to one of our Floor Heroes and they can email it to you.
Where are these tiles made?
Our 1/2" Eco-Soft + Tiles are made of a closed celled EVA foam.
If you had to cut the edges to create a straight edge, how easy (hard) is it to do that?
Our 1/2" Eco-Soft + tiles are very easy to cut with a sharp utility knife and a straight edge.
Will this interlock with the set of rainbow mats?
Our Eco-Soft + will interlock with our Rainbow Play Mats, but the thickness will not be the same.
I am looking for something that has some kind of grip on the bottom so it won't slide around.
Evan Hardwick
Our Eco-Soft + tiles are made of closed-celled EVA foam and have a smooth bottom surface. Because these tiles have a smooth bottom surface, during certain movements these tiles can move. We recommend the use of a double sided tape to help prevent this. For a product that is more slip resistant, we do offer a wide range of rubber tiles that will stay in place during many different types of exercises. Our most popular tile for home gyms is our 8mm Strong Rubber Tiles.
Can the premium soft tiles and eco soft tiles + be used together and if not, is there a red option at all for the soft tiles?
Our Eco-Soft + Tiles and Premium Soft Tiles can not be interlocked together. For a true red, we recommend purchasing our Rainbow Play Mats.
Are Eco-Soft + a good choice for a daycare center?
Our Eco-Soft + tiles are a great choice for a daycare center and are one of our most popular tiles used in them.
Can this be installed over vinyl flooring?
Our 1/2" Eco-Soft + tiles can be installed over vinyl flooring.
I bought the 1/2" Eco-Soft foam tiles for my grandkids room and placed carpet foam for extra protection when the fall, would this make the foam tiles buckle up since they are not in contact with the cement foundation? Other than that, we love the look and feel of these tiles!
Regulo Barajas
Adding a carpet pad under our 1/2" Eco-Soft + tiles will not cause them to buckle. As long as the pad is not too thick, you shouldn't have any issues with separation.
Can these be used outdoors in a screened gazebo 24/7? using it as child's play area. how long do you think it would take for them to degrade outdoors?
Our 1/2" Eco-Soft + Tiles can be installed in a screened in gazebo. These tiles have been used for this type of application successfully and have lasted for 2+ years in this type of installation.
Are the foam tiles safe for hardwood floors?
william kurtz
Our 1/2" Eco-Soft + Tiles are safe to use over hardwood floors.
Do I have to install these over carpet or are they thick enough to install straight over the sub flooring?
We recommend installing these tiles over a flat subfloor and not a high pile carpet.
What makes them "eco"? The name says eco but the description is exactly the same as several other interlocking foam mats that don't title as "eco". Please tell me what the difference is? As far as I can tell these are all closed-cell EVA foam. Thank you.
The "Eco" in our 1/2" Eco-Soft + tiles stands for economy. These are our most basic foam tiles and are not as polished as our other foam tiles. So if you are looking for a good deal on a foam tile, this product is the one for you.
Can this withstand a kid (under 75 LBS.) riding a bike on it?
Steve Calvaneso
We don't recommend riding a bike over our Eco-Soft + tiles, but you could ride a bike over the tiles. Over time, they will wear and will need to be replaced.
I have a treadmill and total gym that I want to put on the foam tiles. Will they hold up to that?
You can use our 1/2" Eco-Soft + under a treadmill or total gym, but they will indent from the weight of the equipment. To help alleviate this issue, we recommend placing furniture sliders under the machines.
I bought these tiles in 2015 and need more. Just so I'm clear, this note indicates that this won't work with my previous purchase, correct? "These tiles will not interlock with our Eco-Soft Tiles - 2015."
Any Eco-Soft tile bought before 2015 will interlock with our Eco-Soft + tiles, but will not be the same thickness. If you need further tiles to expand your flooring, please feel free to contact one our Flooring Heroes, and they will be more than happy to assist you with expanding your flooring.
Could I put a wooden table and chairs on this? When I pulled the chairs out to sit on them, would they end up snagging on the seams between tiles?
Justin Bishop
You can put a table and chairs on top of our Eco-Soft + Tiles. If you do put furniture on these tiles, you will see indentations where the furniture has sat. To prevent this, we recommend placing furniture sliders under any heavy furniture. You won't typically be able to slide chairs in and out on these tiles. With furniture sliders, you would be able to. If you don't use them, we recommend picking the chairs up and moving them out before trying to sit in them.
Is foam flooring good on a cement floor under a ping pong table?
You can install our Eco-Soft + tiles under a ping pong table over concrete. The weight of the ping pong table will create indentations in the flooring. To prevent this, we recommend placing furniture sliders under the legs of the table. These tiles will help to insulate any room they are installed in and will also provide comfort underfoot.
Are these tiles formaldehyde free?
Our 1/2" Eco-Soft + Tiles do not contain formaldehyde.
Does the 1/2" eco-soft + product meet Class A flame spread ratings to be suitable for use in commercial construction? We are interested in installing this in a medical office.
Andy Messmer
Our 1/2" Eco-Soft + Tiles are not technically considered flooring, so they are not tested in the same way as other materials are tested for flammability. For a toy, they passed the testing requirements set forth under 16 CFR 1500.3(c)(6)(vi), Flammability of Solids.
Hi, I have a home gym with free weights (barbell, rack, steel plates, etc.). Does this flooring provide a soft feel when standing on it? Example: if you were doing squats with a heavy bar would your feet shift slightly or is the foam fairly stiff? (in comparison to rubber tiles)
Our Eco-Soft + tiles are very comfortable underfoot. They are made out of foam so that they would be soft. We don't recommend using these in an area where squats would be performed because they will depress underfoot and could shift slightly causing a risk of injury. If you would like a product that is more suitable for this, please feel free to check out some rubber flooring options on RubberFlooringInc.
Can these tiles be used in my garage?
Edward toro
If cars will be driving in and out of your garage over out Eco-Soft + Tiles, then they would not be the recommended floor. If the garage is more of a play space or extra room, then these tiles would work perfectly. People have used these tiles as garage flooring, but over time the tiles start to tear and breakdown and separate quite often from the torque caused by driving in and out of a garage.
Would these 1/2" Eco-Soft+ tiles interlock with any of the interlocking carpet tiles. I have a basement gym and would like to use black Eco-Soft+ tiles under the gym equipment but have carpet elsewhere surrounding it.
Randy Dorsey
Our 1/2" Eco-Soft + tiles will not interlock with any of our soft carpet tiles.
Will mold and/or mildew grow under these tiles if used in basement over concrete? When we have heavy rains, the concrete gets a little damp.
Mold and mildew can grow underneath any surface in the right conditions. We would recommend sealing the concrete / putting a vapor barrier to reduce moisture from coming up through and getting trapped underneath the floor. Otherwise, the interlocking design of the Eco-Soft tiles make it easy to pull up while allowing drying time.
Do these tiles stay in place when covering a concrete floor? It's a rather big space, so it would be a lot of tiles put together.
Sunje O'Clancy O'Clancy
Our Eco-Soft + tiles are interlocking tiles and interlock tightly. When installed, under normal use, they will not come undone. The weight of the floor will keep the tiles in place.
What is the size of each tile?
Our Eco-Soft + tiles are 2' x 2' in size.
We're thinking about using the Eco-Soft tiles for an indoor playground at a church. What is the fall rating for these tiles?
Our Eco-Soft + Tiles do not have a fall height rating associated with them. They will help to deaden falls, but they are not tested to protect from various fall heights. If you are looking for products that are tested for this, we recommend checking out our Playground Flooring products. We offer a wide range of tiles, mats, and mulch that will provide you with various fall heights from 1 ft to 10 ft +.
Can these tiles be nailed to the wall and then have velcro strips attached to the front to display items such as cardboard fans and and other collectible cardboard items?
Kathleen DeVore
Our Eco-Soft + tiles can be nailed to a wall. These tiles have been used for projects like this, among other craft type functions.
Do the tiles come with an interlocking flat edge trim?
Edward Dougherty
Each Eco-Soft + Tile comes with two removable edge pieces that allow you to turn any tile into a corner, border, or center tile. These edges are not beveled and are indeed flat. These edges come with the tiles for free, so no need to try and purchase them separately.
Can these be used for a dog kennel floor and can a heating pad be used on top?
Since our Eco-Soft + tiles are made from EVA foam, we don't recommend them to be used in a dog kennel. Dogs nails can easily rip them, and if a dog was a little awry, they could tear them up pretty quickly. We do offer a wide range of floors that would work really well as flooring in a dog kennel, and you can find them on our dog kennel flooring page. A heating pad can be used on our foam tiles as the melting point for our foam is around 210 degrees.
Can eco-soft tiles be used on a concrete floor instead of carpet?
Mary-Beth Holland
Our Eco-Soft + tiles can be installed over any hard, flat surface, so a concrete subfloor would be a perfect subfloor to install our tiles over. Plywood, asphalt, and commercial carpet are also great subfloors for our tiles as well.
What would be the best way to clean any dirt from these tiles?
The best way to clean out Eco-Soft + tiles is with a mild soap and water solution and rag or mop. For any large dirt and debris, you can use a broom or a vacuum without the brush bar.
Can Foam Tiles be cut to fit smaller spaces? If so, scissors or what?
You can cut our Eco-Soft + tiles with a sharp utility knife and a straight edge. You can use scissors, but you will have much more success using a utility knife. When cutting these tiles, we recommend making sure to measure twice before making any cuts.
How easy is it to disassemble these tiles? I am considering whether it would be feasible to put together and take apart the floor for use one day a week.
Our Eco-Soft + Tiles were designed to be a floating floor and are very easy to install and uninstall. These tiles can be put together and removed and easily stored on a weekly basis easily.
Can these be used as floor protection in an art studio? Will a chair or stool with casters get stuck in it or tear up the foam?
You can use our 1/2" Eco-Soft + tiles as floor protection in an art studio. Chairs and stools can leave indentations on these tiles. We recommend placing rolling mats over the tiles or putting furniture sliders under the legs of chairs to keep them from damaging the tiles.
Can these be used on an outdoor patio? If so, will they withstand being out in the rain and not mold?
Since our Eco-Soft + Tiles are made from foam, they may not last very long outside in the elements, but you can install them outdoors. These tiles are mold and mildew resistant and are also easy to clean and maintain. We would recommend ordering back up tiles for any damage that may occur. One other thing you will notice is that the tiles will fade in direct sunlight over time.
Are these sold by the box or can any number of tiles be purchased?
Jack & mary Eastman
You can order as many 1/2" Eco-Soft + Tiles as you like. We don't sell these in box quantities.
Can these be used outdoors? For example, a playground underneath rubber mulch?
Since our 1/2" Eco-Soft + tiles are made from EVA foam, they are not the best option to be used outdoors, but they can be used outdoors. Since they are non-porous, they may not be the best option under rubber mulch, as water would not be able to drain properly. We would recommend using one of our Lawn Pads or Play Pads under the mulch to allow water to drain properly.
Can these be glued down over linoleum or concrete?
You can glue our Eco-Soft + Tiles down to a concrete or linoleum floor. We offer a wide range of adhesives to use for this, but we would recommend using either our spray adhesive or one of our polyurethane adhesives.
What do you recommend to clean the tiles?
Janene Gilmartin
The best way to clean out Eco-Soft + tiles is with a mild soap and water solution and rag or mop. For any large dirt and debris, you can use a broom or a vacuum without the brush bar.
How do the 1/2" Eco-Soft Mats differ from the Rainbow Play Mats?
Brenda D. G. Travis
Our 1/2" Eco-Soft + tiles and our Rainbow Play Mats are the exact same product. The only difference is that the Rainbow Play Mats come in 6 pack sets while you can order as many tiles as you like of the 1/2" Eco-Soft + tiles.
I was just wondering how slippery they are when they’re wet. I am considering putting these in our pool house. Debating over these in the carpeted ones.
When wet, our 1/2" Eco-Soft + tiles can be very slippery. These tiles are made of a closed-celled EVA foam and don't have much slip resistance when wet.
For the 1/2" eco-soft tiles, is the white color option pure white? It looks like a light gray in the photo. Thanks
The white in our 1/2" Eco-Soft + tiles is as true as a white you can get. Since the background of our site is white, and the tile is white, we have had to grey out the color on the site a bit so that you can see the color swatch.
Will the color of the mats rub off onto you?
The color on our 1/2" Eco-Soft + tiles will not rub off. The color is baked into the material.
Can these be used under an elliptical trainer on a laminate floor?
Our 1/2" Eco-Soft + tiles can be used under an elliptical trainer over laminate flooring. Since these tiles are made from foam, they will depress under the weight of the elliptical. We recommend placing furniture sliders under the wheels of the elliptical to prevent permanent depressions in the flooring.
How are these tiles installed?
Oisin Daly
Our 1/2" Eco-Soft + tiles are interlocking tiles. You just interlock the tiles like giant puzzle pieces.
Are the 1/2" Eco-Soft mats recyclable?
Shawn Brown-Knoernschild
Our 1/2" Eco-Soft + tiles are not recyclable and are not made from recycled material.
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