Sport Flec Rubber Matting Surface
INSTALLATION AND CLEANING TIPS
FOR ROLLED RUBBER GOODS
Rolled rubber products must reach ambient room temperature to ensure a
tight installation with minimal size fluctuation. Each piece
be completely unrolled and allowed to set for a full 24 hours prior to
installation. This allows the product to relax from being rolled
to size-stabilize at the typical room temperature. Inspect the
prior to installation for measurable defects or variations.
Do not use recycled rubber products in conjunction with any petroleum
products. This includes solvents, adhesives or sealants. All
(especially new concrete) must be fully cured for a minimum of 28 days
to installing rubber products.
Rubber may be laid over existing low-pile carpet without adhesive for a
floor. Due to natural oils existing in natural rubber, it is
to either treat the carpet with a “Scotch Guard” type product or cover
carpet with a non-porous sheeting prior to installation.
Using double-sided carpet tape:
Apply the Double sided quality carpet tape on the floor completely
the inside perimeter of width and length of the roll.
Tape will need to be overlapped to
connect both pieces (if this is not done double the amount of
tape will be required) Call us at 541-342-4500 if you have any
questions. Do not remove the release
paper. At the beginning of the seam, fold back the rubber at the
point so that the tape in viewable. Remove release tape and ease
back down into place. Do not allow to “flop” onto the tape, as it
create air pockets. Press to adhere. Continue this process
the remainder of the floor.
Note, leave an 1/8" to 1/4" gape when abutting up next to wall to allow
IF EDGE GLUING & SEALING
Leave an 1/8" gap between pieces to receive glue, use blue painters
tape on mat edges to keep sealant in the gap and to facilitate easy
cleanup after glue starts to set, scrape sealant level with mats
(about 10-20 minutes) then pull up tape.
NOTE: If using adhesive or carpet tape: after the first 60
have passed, and the adhesive has begun to set, thoroughly roll the
row of matting with a 50 – 100 lb carpet roller to assure bonding
the rubber to the adhesive. Be careful not to shift the roll
of the chalk lines while rolling. Rolling should be done again at
and at 90 minutes after the initial placement of the roll onto the
Rolling should be done both width wise and lengthwise. This will
intimate contact and ultimate bond.
This procedure works best when using a non-retractable utility
When using a utility knife, be sure to keep the blades sharp to aid in
cut and help reduce the possibility of injury due to dull blades.
1. Mark the rolls you will need to cut with chalk or
2. Put your straight edge on the corresponding marks
have placed on the rubber.
3. Holding the straight edge firmly in place, score
mats two or three times. **
4. Grab the rubber close to the score line, lift and
the mat toward you. The score line will “break open”.
5. Make several more passes with the knife, working
and away from the cut, until the cut is complete.
** This process may be made easier by cutting the mat on a raised
such as a 2 x 4 wood block. Gravity will depress the cut edge
and away from the cut, and will be less likely to catch the knife blade.
Indoors, sweep, sponge mop or vacuum rubber flooring for everyday
Outdoors, a water hose, leaf blower or broom is usually sufficient.
Use cleaner/deodorizer, disinfectant or mild detergent with a sponge
and water for more extensive cleaning.
Century NORTHWEST LLC
775 Vincent Street
Eugene, Oregon 97401
Phone: (541) 342-4500 Fax: (541) 485-5566