How to install rubber flooring in your garage

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Installing rubber flooring in your garage is a great way to convert the space into something more useful such as a home office space or a kid’s play area. It’s slip resistant, easy to do and it will help your garage floor.

Tools and materials

Broom

Gloves

Mask

Rubber Flooring Panels

Shovel or Paint Scraper

Straight Edge or Level

Tape Measure

Utility Knife

1. Clean up your space

Rubber-backed flooring is fantastic if you want to turn your garage into a home office or games room for the kids – but you’ll need give the area a good clean up first. Wipe everything down, and then give the surface a scrape with the shovel to make sure there are no impurities on it. If your slab isn’t sealed you could consider doing this first – Bunnings has a great range of sealers in store that will do the job, but it’s not necessary.

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2. Measure up

Grab your tape measure and measure up your space, taking into consideration any fixed objects or items (in our case, we were working around an existing bookcase). Record your measurements and cut your pieces to fit if you need to – a Stanley knife is perfect for this job.

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3. Start laying your floor

Start from the furthest back corner and work your way forward. All your flooring sheets will have an arrow on the back of them indicating the direction of the pattern. Make sure you pay attention to this and lay everything accordingly, so you get a nice, even design. We are loose-laying our pavers, but you could also glue them down if you wanted something more permanent. 

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4. Smooth into position

Piece your flooring panels together and smooth into position – give the area a good stomp down once your done.

5. Admire your handiwork

And you’re done! How easy was that? You’ve instantly transformed your space!

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Health & Safety

Asbestos, lead-based paints and copper chromium arsenic (CCA) treated timber are health hazards you need to look out for when renovating older homes. These substances can easily be disturbed when renovating and exposure to them can cause a range of life-threatening diseases and conditions including cancer. For information on the dangers of asbestos, lead-based paint and CCA treated timber and tips for dealing with these materials contact your local council's Environmental Health Officer or visit our Health & Safety page.

When following our advice in our DIY videos, make sure you use all equipment, including PPE, safely by following the manufacturer’s instructions. Check that the equipment is suitable for the task and that PPE fits properly. If you are unsure, hire an expert to do the job or talk to a Bunnings Team Member

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