How to Cut Rubber Tile Flooring

red and gray rubber tiles
  • 5-10 hours
  • Intermediate
  • 800-3,000
What You'll Need
Rubber tiles
Linoleum knife or utility knife
Measuring tape

Rubber tile flooring is a popular flooring alternative. It's easy to install, and there are interesting varieties to choose from in terms of colors, patterns, and textures. Rubber tile is also relatively easy to maintain, as well as highly resistant. Here are the steps involved to cut rubber tiles yourself. This is a central part of the installation process, so you will need to do it well.

Step 1 - Laying out the Tiles

First, you will need to lay out the tiles on the floor where they are going to be installed. By doing this, you'll figure out where you need to fit tiles of smaller sizes, so as to cover the floor area. These tiles will need to be cut. Take note of the necessary measurements.

Step 2 - Marking the Tile

Utilizing the measurements you recorded, use a marker to draw a line on the tile's back part.

Step 3 - Cutting the Tile

Using a linoleum knife or a utility knife, carefully cut along the marked line. Try to be as neat as possible in order to have a linear result. Repeat these steps for all the tiles you need to trim.