Mistakes to Avoid When Laying Rubber Floor Tile
Rubber floor tile is a good flooring alternative due to the fact that it is relatively easy to install and maintain. It is available in an interesting range of colors and patterns, so as to suit customers' varying needs and preferences. Being rather easy to install, you should attempt to give it a try yourself. Let us highlight some common mistakes that you should be aware of, so as to avoid doing them.
Not Laying Out the Tiles in Advance
A common mistake is not laying out the tiles onto the floor area. This trial will greatly help you to get a feel of what the layout will look like, how many tiles are needed to cover the whole floor, and how many tiles you need to cut so as to fit them in.
Not Making Any Markings and Templates
Another mistake is to refrain from drawing any markings or guidelines on the floor. A lack of visual guidance will most likely cause a not-so-linear result. You will also err if you fail to draw out templates on the tiles, in places where you need to cut the tiles, or where there are any obstructions.
Not Applying the Adhesive Well
To install rubber tiles you need to apply adhesive. A common mistake is to apply adhesive only on the subfloor or only on the back part of the tiles. It is best to use a notched trowel to spread it evenly, and to apply adhesive on the subfloor and on the tiles' bases.
Failure to Finalize the Job with the Roller
Once all the tiles have been laid, you should press them with a linoleum roller so as to apply an even pressure and fix them in place. Failure to do so may result in bumps and an uneven floor.