1. Clean the sub-floor that you are laying the rubber tile on top of. Ensure that it is smooth, dry and free of any dirt and debris. There should be no dust, paint, wax, oil, grease or similar materials on the sub-floor prior to installing the rubber tile flooring. Have moisture and pH tests done if you are installing rubber flooring on concrete to ensure there is no moisture in the floor.
2. Remove the rubber flooring tiles from the boxes and sit them in the room to acclimate to the room temperature for two to four days. This will ensure that the flooring will lay smoothly during installation.
3. Separate the room into four equal sections. Use a tape measure to locate the center point of the room so you can properly divide it. Use chalk to outline the four sections of the room.
4. Begin laying the rubber tile at the corner of one of the four sections. You are just laying out the tiles without any glue. Lay the tile in a pyramid pattern. Check to make sure the tiles are aligned properly.
5. Continue laying the tile by working your way from the center of the room, completing one section at a time. Look at the room once all of the tiles are laid into place to be sure that you are satisfied.
6. Lift the tiles up one by one and apply a rubber flooring adhesive. Although there are various types available, it is recommended that you use either an acrylic-based or epoxy-based adhesive for best results. Follow the manufacturer's instructions for applying the adhesive, as these may vary greatly from product to product.