How to lay VERVE Rubber Gym Flooring

How to lay VERVE Rubber Gym Flooring


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Have you just received your VERVE Rubber Gym Flooring, but not sure how to lay the gym flooring to avoid the mats looking unaligned and to make it stay in place?

Please see below the method we recommend:

To minimise movement and to avoid the mats looking 'out of alignment' we suggest laying the mats in a brick pattern. The mats can't slip past one another when laid in a brick pattern so they won't move. If you lay them corner to corner you may end up spending a lot of time trying to align dozens of corners with one another.

When you reach the opposite wall, trim the last mat a little larger than what the gaps measures. For a 5m run, trim the last mat 5mm wider than the gap. For a 10m run trim the last one 10mm larger than the gap. Then pack that last tile down by standing on it, and pushing back against the other rows until it sits flat. Over time rubber floor tiles will shrink a little, so it's a good idea to lay them packed as tightly as possible.

If you have any doorways at the edges of the flooring, the mats will be difficult to contain. Your options include either gluing the open edge down, or if the floor surface doesn't allow for that then other options include a steel strip screwed in to the floor surface, or double sided carpet tile tape also works well on a concrete surface

To trim the tiles, the easiest option is to use a Stanley knife with a fresh blade, and a straight edge to make your first cut nice and straight. Once the first cut has been made its a good idea to lay the mat over an edge to open up the cut and make it easy to see. Then you can continue to pass the knife along the cut line until you're right through. Light pressure is adequate when the blade is sharp, and minimises the chances of making a mess of the cut.

Keep any full width offcuts, as you can use these to refinish any gaps that open up in years to come.

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