How to Cut Rubber Mats? Easy DIY Instructions for Rubber Flooring Tile
Updated: Santa Ana, Calif., July 9, 2013
Rubber floor coverings comes in many varieties; thicknesses, texture, color, and length are some of these qualifications that are different among products. Regardless of the type, when attempting to lay down rubber floor tile there may be a time when you need to cut your flooring for a perfect fit. Cutting rubber mats is an absolute cinch and requires nothing more than a utility knife. Watching the above “How to cut rubber mats” video in conjunction with this “How to” article will have you creating your own custom-cut mat in no time.
Since rubber is typically sold in tiles or rolls, laying down rubber flooring tile in an area with an irregular shape or unique protrusions can warrant the need for a custom-cut mat. Laying down your own rubber flooring is a simple do it yourself project that is made even easier with the ability to custom cut your flooring for a perfect, professional fit every time.
The process of cutting rubber mats is very painless and requires no electric tools or heavy machinery. The only prerequisites needed for personalizing the shape of your rubber floor coverings are gloves, a measuring tape, a sharp utility knife, and it is also not a bad idea to have a straight edge handy as a guide for straighter cutting. After gathering these simple household items, find an area with flooring that you would not mind potentially damaging, as your utility knife could easily scratch this surface when performing your cut. Next, use the measuring tape to properly map out the correct length for your custom-cut mat. Another tip to make this cutting process a bit easier, is to dip your utility knife in soapy water, this will help your knife move much more smoothly through the rubber.
Once this is done, put on your gloves because you are now prepped and ready to begin cutting your rubber flooring tile. After lining up your straight edge guide with your designated cutting line, begin cutting your rubber floor coverings with long swipes from your utility knife. Regardless of the thickness or type of mat, this shouldn’t take more than 5 easy swipes. Simply pull your rubber pieces apart, as cutting rubber mats really is that easy and quick.
No other flooring installation is as simple and painless as the installation of rubber floor tile. Simply moving and clearing everything out of your designated space, cleaning up the area with a mopping or sweeping of a broom, and laying down your flooring is all it takes. No extravagant tools or confusing machinery is necessary for installation, allowing any regular person to install like a pro. The hardest part of employing a new rubber floor tile system will be choosing which style and color matches your particular area best. You now know how to cut rubber mats and can begin the easy installation of rubber floor coverings like you’ve been doing it your whole life. So grab a utility knife, pick a region to transform and begin your very own project today!