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Interlocking Floor Tile

Rubber Interlocking Floor Tile Installed in an Art Studio

Red Eco-Sport Rubber tile floor next to a planter outsideHave you ever had your home improvement plan slow to a halt because of an unfinished project? It can be frustrating, not to mention difficult! If you don’t have the proper tools and materials, polishing up that backyard deck or new sunroom can definitely be tricky. When you’re in a pickle and don’t know exactly how to remedy your home improvement project, that’s when “DIY To the Rescue” steps in! “DIY To the Rescue” is a reality television series that highlights simple do-it-yourself solutions to some major home scenarios. Between renovated patios and refurbished porch decks, there is a solution to just about anything!

In one episode of “DIY To the Rescue,” a family is stumped by their unsightly art studio. The studio floor was never finished because they knew that it was going to be messy no matter what. However, over the years, the unfinished floor went from being an eyesore, to being a hazard! It deteriorated to the point where aspiring artist TJ was concerned for her own safety, as well as the safety of her young son. Eli wouldn’t go in the studio with bare feet, because he might get splinters! This would only become a growing problem, so that’s when the reality show got to work.

Red Eco-Sport Rubber tiles under a foosball tableThe solution they penned for the family’s art studio was an all-new system of soft interlocking floor tiles. Made of durable and cushiony recycled rubber, these tiles would be ideal for the studio because they are safe for Eli to play on, as well as easy to clean. First, they marked off straight lines with chalk, and started at the corner of the room. Working with one rubber interlocking floor tile at a time, TJ and the show hosts began connecting them to create a large, uniform surface. Once the new studio floor was finished, Eli was overjoyed and TJ was definitely relieved and happy with the finished result!

One of the best qualities of modular flooring systems is the fact that each of the interlock floor tile(s) can be individually removed by simply taking out the connecting pins. Rubber is a tough material that stays put under its own weight, so no adhesive is necessary during installation. As a result, it is easy to take out tiles that may need replacing, so no matter how messy TJ’s art studio gets, she doesn’t have to replace the entire floor!

We almost forgot to mention that rubber crumb used in the production tiles were from recycled tires! That means that each individual rubber interlocking floor tile used on the floor used to be tires on the road! Rescuing them from the landfill is a great eco-friendly statement, especially when it is on your floors!