In yesterday’s post we discussed the installation of the G-Floor Garage Floor Mat using the seam tape product. While the layout and other tips are still relevant, and we highly suggest reading the article, there is another method to dealing with the edges and seams, or joints where two mats come together.
In early 2012, G-Floor released its center and edge strip products. These products were designed to make for an easy, Do-It-Yourself garage floor mat installation.
While G-Floor can be installed with no accessories at all, many of our customers are looking for an easy way to connect more than one mat and to provide a finished look at the entrance to the garage. These products provide that option.
While installation of the center strips and edge strips in generally common sense, we wanted to cover a few tips that will make your installation more successful.
How to Install G-Floor Edge and Center Strips
- Looking at the center strip from above, you will notice that the bottom is wider than the top. Â That is how the product should be oriented. The wider portion should be at the base and the narrower portion should be covering your seams.
- G-Floor, like almost any flooring product, will expand and contract. When you are doing your installation you want to leave 1/4″ – 1/2″gap at any walls or posts that you are cutting around. Likewise, when you place the mat into the edge strip or center strip, do not push the mat all the way in. Pull it back about 1/4″ to leave room for expansion and contraction.
- Professional Tip: Making sure to follow the suggestions above, there is one more optional step that can be done. The edge strips and center strips can be secured to the floor using our QuickStick adhesive or double-sided indoor outdoor carpet tape. DO NOT adhere the mats. This will allow your mats to expand and contract freely while keeping your edge and center strips in place. In many cases the edge strip will only be used at the front entrance to the garage.Â
- We have included some images below that you can click on to enlarge.