Installation FAQs

How do I install Flexi-Tile?

Flexi-Tile is designed to be easily installed on damaged, uneven or cracked  concrete/epoxy surfaces. We have a Flexi-Tile installation guide available to help get you started on laying your interlocking floor tiles, whether its for a domestic, commercial or industrial flooring project. 

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If you need any advice to not hesitate to contact our expert sales team by calling 028 9262 7284 or emailing info@flexi-tile.com.

Does Flexi-Tile have an operating temperature?

We advise that Flexi-Tiles are laid in areas that have an ambient temperature between 16°C-24°C. In rooms where under-floor heating is going to be used, the heating MUST be turned on and allowed to reach a warm temperature (at least 20°C) before you install the floor.

Can I install the tiles as soon as they arrive?

When your tiles arrive, you will need to allow them to acclimatise for up to 24 hours. If you are in a rush, you can dismantle the pallet and lay the tiles out to help them acclimatiser quicker.

Installation should not take place at temperatures below 15ºC or above 30ºC

PLEASE NOTE: If installation has to take place at a temperature below 15ºC, leave a larger expansion gap between the tiles and any fixed point and / or incorporate an expansion gap in the floor every 8 to 10 meters.

Please Note: We are unable to honour our warranty terms for installations that have taken place at temperatures outside the recommended temperature range (between 15ºc & 30ºc)

Can I install the tiles outside?

Our Flexi-Tile Open 14 has been specifically designed for outdoor use. The Flexi-Tile Open 14 is low maintenance and is designed with drainage holes to prevent liquid build up on the surface.  

What tools will I need?
  • Rubber Mallet to interlock tiles
  • Chalk to mark cutting areas and align tiles
  • Cutting Board to ensure safety
  • Tape Measure to make sure dimensions are correct
How do I cut the tiles?

Flexi-Tiles can be cut using various methods

  • Jigsaw or Bandsaw (Advisable for Flexi-Tile 7 and 10 tiles)
  • Stanley Knife (Advisable for Flexi-Tile 5 tiles)
  • Heavy-Duty Guillotine

More info here

Do I need to glue the tiles down?

Adhesive is required for all tiles put in the area with underfloor heating, exposed to sunlight, or depending on the weight circulating across the floor to avoid the tiles lifting up. Please refer to our installation guide for more information on this.

How do I prepare the existing floor for Flexi-Tile?

Prepare the subfloor by sweeping the existing floor to ensure that the surface is clean and free of dust and dirt.

The tiles can be laid on uneven surfaces (A gradient of up to 7mm per 2m of concrete subfloor and 5mm per 2m for wood subfloor). We recommend using a self-levelling repair compound in areas where there are variations in subfloor surface. If not addressed, floor tiles may ‘dislocate’ at the interlocks (The smoother the subfloor, the better your Flexi-Tile floor will be).

Can I install these tiles over a painted, vinyl or carpeted floor?

Yes, our tiles can be installed over a painted, vinyl or carpeted as long as its level and not slippery or damp.

Do I need to use sealant?

The usage of sealant is not required for dark grey and black tiles.

We recommend using “Dr Schutz” sealant for all light grey and coloured tiles (green, red, yellow, blue).

“Dr Schutz” sealant creates a thin protection surface and makes cleaning easier.

How do I install ESD flooring?

For ESD flooring installation, please refer to our installation manual

Flexi-Tile Installation Guide

Flexi-Tile industrial grade interlocking floor tiles are a low maintenance flooring solution.

Our PVC tiles are designed to be quickly and easily installed on damaged, uneven or cracked concrete/epoxy surfaces, resulting in minimum sub floor preparation time.

Whereas other traditional flooring solutions such as epoxy resin and re-painting, often have long curing or drying times.

if you are searching for a low maintenance floor tile solution Flexi-Tile is packed with features and benefits. With just a few basic tools our customers can install their own floors.  

We have a comprehensive Flexi-Tile installation guide available to help get you started on laying your interlocking floor tiles, whether its for a domestic, commercial or industrial flooring project. Click here to download our Installation Guide.