To Install Interlocking Floor Tiles
Interlocking floor tiles – is a wood composite material topped with a plastic veneer that mimic various types of flooring, including ceramic or stone tile, cork and wood. Unlike all the materials are not the interlocking laminate tiles actually glued or nailed to anything; they are just sitting on a padded surface, locked together by a milled system on the sides of tiles and held down at the floor trim. It is a quick and easy project for a homeowner and can be laid over almost any existing flooring except carpet.
With your hammer and pry bar, remove all floor trim from space. Keeping it intact as you remove it. Take nails and set it aside. Set your floor spacers every few feet along the walls on all sides. Turn off your padded surface in rows, cutting them to fit the end with your razor knife. Put duct tape along the seams between the rows to keep them together for interlocking floor tiles.
Begin sets your interlocking floor tiles from one corner of the room, working your way outwards. Cutting the tiles along the edges, using your tapping block and hammer to fit them tightly. Use your miter saw to cut tiles at the far walls as needed. Pull out wall spacers. Use your trim nailer to reinstall your floor trim that covers the hole around the edge of the floor. Make sure to trim nail into the wall and not through the new floor.