We’ve put together this quick fitting guide to help you lay your floor tiles and get the best results.
Step 1 – Prepare Area
Begin by clearing out your garage or work space, removing all non-permanent items.
Starting with a clean surface is important. We recommend a long-handled stiff brush to sweep up grit and other debris that might affect the tiles.
Step 2 – Choose Starting Point
We always recommend a front to back approach when laying floor tiles. This way, the best edge is at the visible end of the space, assuming other edges may need cutting to fit.
IMPORTANT: Remember to leave a 1/2 inch gap around the floor area to allow for expansion of the tiles, which may occur in certain conditions. It is also a good idea to attach any entrance ramps to the front row of tiles first before leaving a gap.
Step 3 – Lay Tiles
Working from side to side, lay the tiles over the area, making sure they are joined securely. We recommend a good quality nylon hammer to secure the interlocking edges together.
Some tiles may require cutting to fit around objects and awkward areas. If you are cutting tiles, we recommend a strong utility knife and a solid straight edge.
Step 4 – Add Ramps
If you are using ramps to finish the other edges of your area, add these once all the tiles are laid in place. We recommend working from corner to corner rather than in the middle of the side.
IMPORTANT: Remember PVC tile corners come as two adjacent ramps in a set. These are different from standard male and female ramps.
Step 5 – Finish
When you’ve completed laying your tiles, check all the joints are connected properly and clear up any debris or cuttings.
Now you can enjoy your new garage floor!