Description - Soft Shapes interlocking foam mats offer a designer series foam tile solution for little boys and girls. These tiles are sold individually and include border pieces so that they can be used to make small kids play mats or a complete kids flooring solution for your child’s playroom or bedroom. These tiles are non-allergenic, light weight, durable, soft to the touch, water proof, and extremely easy to clean. In addition, these tiles can be locked together like a puzzle in mere minutes. This feature allows these tiles to be portable so that when the tiles are not in use, parents can easily unlock them and move them to another location. In addition, these tiles are made of 100% soft and shock absorbing EVA foam which provides cushion for your kids and helps keep them safe in case of falls.
Note: Foam products can be punctured by sharp animal nails, rough use, high heels, and moving furniture.
Material – Closed cell premium grade EVA foam.
Size – 2' x 2' (Note: Tiles do overlap 1.375” where they lock together)
Thickness – 1/2 Inch nominal (~11mm)
Weight – Each tile weighs approximately 1.00 Lb.
Recommended Uses – Soft Shapes foam tiles are most commonly used as a kids play area flooring or a small temporary or portable kids foam mat. These interlocking mats are very popular with parents who have babies, toddlers, or younger kids in general. These foam tile kits are also a favorite of day care centers and preschool teachers to form a fun play area for younger children.
Installation of interlocking tiles is very simple and typically done by the consumer. Typical installation of these tiles is as follows:
- First, clean your sub floor so it is free of all dirt, grease or debris.
- Start in one corner of the room with a corner tile and add border tiles outward along the adjacent walls. Add center, corner, and border tiles where you see fit.
- When coming up to an opposite wall, make sure you cut the tiles to fit the area leaving a gap that’s roughly the thickness of the tiles being used to account for expansion and contraction of the floor tiles in varied temperature ranges.
Note: When piecing interlocking tiles together, adhesives are usually not used since the weight of the locked together product is usually enough to keep the floor tiles from moving. However, if you do experience movement and would like to ensure that the tiles do not slide at all, some double-sided tape or mat tape can be used around the perimeter of the installation to prevent any movement.