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5/8" Evolution Rubber Tiles Reviews

 
5/8" Evolution Rubber Tiles
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$35.91 Tile
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  Extremely difficult to install
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Anonymous from Chicago, IL wrote...
The tiles themselves are great as they are strong but have a lot of flex to them. Very easy on the knees during workouts. However, these tiles are next to impossible to ″snap″ together. The rubber male and female pieces do not snap together easily, nor do they always line up correctly. I had to stretch the material a lot to get every little ″nub″ to snap into place. I have a 385 square foot room, which called for 48 tiles, and it took approximately 50 hours to get the tiles down, and it's still not perfect. I have lots of lumps due to the little nubs not lining up or snapping down correctly. I am considering scrapping the tiles and ordering rolls as i think the look will be better.
  Update to below
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Anonymous from Elmhurst, IL wrote...
So I was the 1-star review that had a really hard time installing the tiles. The soap and water trick is a miracle. I wish I thought of that earlier!!! I relaid all of the tiles using this method and was able to install 48 tiles in about 2 hours. Thanks for the tip. Rubber flooring Inc should include that in their installation instructions. Thanks again!
  Good for weight room
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Anonymous from St. louis wrote...
It depends what you want to use the product for. If you want a floor for a weight room its a 5 star. If you do the p90x standing kick boxing, then it will work fine. If you do any floor work, yoga, etc, it will tear you up because its rough. You will need a yoga mat on top of it. It was hard to put down, you will have raw hands afterwards. You have to push hard to drop the holes over the plug to get it to hook. The smell will go away in a couple of months. Mopping between the cracks is a pain in the rear. Water gets down between the cracks and will not give you a fresh clean look. If I could find something without the cracks and a little softer I would buy that product. So this could rate between a 3 or 5 star, its really depends on what you need if for.
  Excellent product, but difficult to put together
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DJL from Minneapolis wrote...
I was looking for a clean, quality, commercial-grade type of floor for my workout room in the basement of my home and these rubber tiles are absolutely perfect. The quality is outstanding...the tiles give you plenty of grip for various exercises while having just enough ″give″ to them so as to not cause foot or joint fatigue. (BTW, I placed my tiles directly onto the concrete floor in my basement.) Because of the shape of my room, I had to cut several of them in order to fit tightly and cleanly against the walls, but with a sharp carpet knife, it was easy to do. My only gripe about these tiles is that they were VERY difficult to ″snap″ together. As you know, these tiles have a male and a female edge to them, and I couldn't believe how hard it was to get the rubber male knobs to fit into the female openings. I thought they would just snap together and all would be good, but since you are dealing with rubber, things didn't line up perfectly every time so it took a lot of pushing, pulling, and prying in order to get each knob to connect to its corresponding opening in the other tile. Ended up with a couple of blisters on my thumbs from pushing down. I also used a rubber mallet which helped at times. You see, if you don't get every knob snapped in its place, then you will not end up with a nice smooth/flat transition from one tile to the next. Since I do a lot of lunges, steps, and jumps in my workouts, I wanted to have a smooth floor with no chances of tripping or catching my shoe on the lip of one tile that might be a bit higher than the other one. But eventually I got them all put together and it looks great. (Plus, as a guy, I actually like the rubber smell that these new tiles give off, but I'm guessing that will fade away over time.) So...all that to say that while I am extremely pleased with the way my floor turned out, I was just frustrated by how difficult it was to fit or ″snap″ all the tiles together. Overall, I would still highly recommend these tiles if you have a workout room that needs an awesome floor; these are high-quality, heavy-duty, commercial-grade tiles.
  Great Floor
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Paul Smith from Frisco TX wrote...
I was setting up my new home gym and researched all the different floors that I thought might work. Settled on these tiles. First, yes they do smell like a Discount Tire store which I knew from reading all the reviews. I had no issues with ordering or delivery, everything happened just as I was told. They arrived around Thanksgiving so my yard was already dormant so I just laid the tiles out in the back yard to air out for a couple of weeks, then moved them to the garage to lay out for 3 more weeks. After a total of about 5 weeks I began the install process. Once installed in the house, it took another month to 6 weeks before we no longer noticed the smell. So just know that this product is going to have a smell for at least a couple of months. Second, and more importantly, the install process. After reading many of the other reviews I learned that a very small amount of soapy water on each of the male connections would work wonders and it did. This product would be almost impossible to lay correctly without a little lubrication for the connecting parts but extremely easy to install using just a few drops of soapy water. 3rd, knowing this product was made from recycled tires, I was a little worried about the difficulty of cutting pieces to fit when that was necessary. Quickly realized that was not a problem. Even though these tiles are very durable, they are also very easy to cut with a box cutter. Each cut I made took 2 passes. The first was to score the rubber, the second was to complete the cut. I installed about 160 sq ft and changed the blade on my box cutter once to keep the cutting easy. It only took me a couple of hours to lay the whole floor. Finally, durability. We have had the floor installed for about 4.5-5 months now and have had no issues. It has plenty of give when jumping or lifting on it but firm enough that when I move any of the equipment in the room, there are no indentions left from the feet of the equipment, this was a big surprise to me. The floor gets a lot of abuse from walking around in cycling cleats but it doesn't seem to hurt the floor at all. The only downside to this product is keeping it clean. Still looking for the right answer for cleaning.
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  Very Happy
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Angela C. from Campbell, TX wrote...
Very Happy
  Great Quality, can be tricky to install
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Matthew L Newsom from Fayetteville, AR wrote...
The tiles look and function as expected. Makes my gym area in the garage look professional and delivers the right support for plyometric/weight lifting exercises. Tiles do not come apart like my previous ones did. Connecting the tiles can be tricky. Use a spray bottle with soap and water to make the process easier by spraying the males and female sides of the connecting sides. This will make the install process much easier and save tons of time. 12 tiles took me about 45 minutes.
  Great Flooring - Questionable Quality Control in M
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Nick from San Diego, CA wrote...
Installed about 600 sq ft. of this in my gym. The tiles themselves are very heavy, durable material. Once installed, they look great and I think they will hold up very well. To install they just push together with your fingers or a rubber mallet. 95% of the tiles come together great and seal very nicely. Now to the other 5% - some of the tiles just DO NOT go together like they should. It seems like the little nubs or the little holes that must connect are off by like a millimeter or so. This makes them incredibly difficult to connect. After much fighting and sore fingers, these eventually did connect. Given how about 95% of the tiles connected perfectly, I can only attribute this issue to a manufacturing defect.
  good for high intensity
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greg from san diego wrote...
These tiles are excellent for p90x or insanity training. Very good construction. Easy to put together. Does not slide around.
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  Sports Performance Facility
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Delbert J. from Albuquerque, NM wrote...
I purchased three types of flooring from your company for my Sports Performance Facility, in New Mexico. Your products help turn a warehouse into the finest training facility in the state, THANK YOU
  Great product bad smell
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Steve from Orange County CA wrote...
Very happy with product not as difficult as many said in write ups to install. I allowed to vent in garage before installing in an upstairs very well ventilated room with numerous windows. It has been 3 weeks and the smell is very bad and not getting better.
  not so easy
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Anonymous from Sunset, SC wrote...
the product is not so easy to install as seen on the you tube video. Everything has to be perfectly lined up and has the potential to be a bad zipper. The finished product turned out ok however.
  Good product, expensive shipping
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Anonymous from Maple Grove, MN wrote...
So far all is good with the rubber tiles. We really struggled going back and forth with the tiles or a rubber mat. I think we made the right choice but the cost of shipping these is ridiculous! These better last forever otherwise we made the wrong choice. Rubber smell is not that bad and does slowly go away over time. Not to hard to install but our area is only roughly 6'x9'
  My knees thank you
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Stan from Wichita, Kansas wrote...
Since starting P90X, my knees have been becoming sore. Not any more! These tiles work great. My knees and joints in general don't ache at all. I looked into foam, but realized that foam wouldn't work for my type of workout. Thank you.
  Difficult to install unless....
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Anonymous from 33158 wrote...
The rubber pegs are very difficult to get into the matching holes, even with a rubber mallet. However, if you use soap and water on the pegs to make them slippery, the tiles easily snap together by hand.
  Good product could be better
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Dylan from Jacksonville, FL wrote...
Pretty good product, a little expensive compared to horse stall mats. The mats link together pretty well while the edge pieces dont always seem to line up correctly. One of my mats arrived torn, but seems to function well enough. Sometimes they lift up while doing movements like heavy lunges.
  Good Durability for Light/Moderate Use
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J Copeland from McKinney, TX wrote...
I have had these installed for a little over 3 weeks and as other have said installation can take a bit of work to install. Soap and water help out a lot in this area! Trimming to fit with an utility knife normally takes only 2 passes. The tiles do have a smell which has subsided and is now only noticeable in the room in which they were installed. I suspect the smell will eventually be gone completely. The performance of the tiles is not to my liking. I do appreciate the fact that they have a good amount of give and aren't too hard but they do not perform as stated under loads, specifically my treadmill. My treadmill has six points of contact to distribute the load, two rubber feet at front followed by a set of wheels about a 1/4 way down followed by another set of wheels at the rear. After my first couple of runs one of the tiles tore under one of the rear wheels. I could stick my finger through the tear. So I ended up placing rubber furniture pads under the rear wheels to keep any further damage from occurring and it seems to be working nicely but after 3 weeks there is now a noticeable impression under all areas of contact in the front. So although the Details and Q&A sections says they'll hold up I wouldn't recommend it. Customer service has been very responsive to my concerns and will be replacing the torn tile but apparently these are now on back order which is not unusual as with many of these items during the COVID-19 outbreak.
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  Loving my salon floors
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Annette R. from New York, NY wrote...
Loving my salon floors
  Nice tiles- great customer service
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Steve from Salt Lake City, UT wrote...
The tiles are great, perfect for my home gym. They are Heavy duty yet easy to install; Firm enough but not hard like cement floor. They don’t move or slide under pressure like yoga mats. They arrived and 2 of the tiles were damaged in transit and they made it right by sending replacements. The customer service was amazing. Erin helped me out and the communication was quick and friendly. I highly recommend this company and product.
  Great product!
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Anonymous from New York wrote...
We purchased the evolution mats for our home gym. They offer a great soft non slip texture we are able to cut them to size somewhat quickly with a sharp utility knife. Joining the mats can be challenging as stated in other reviews, as it was expected we didn’t hold it against the mats. The mats a vacuumed after each workout with a Dyson V7 keeping them clean has been easy rolling a workout bench on the mat isn’t a challenge. The only thing I would say is a negative is the mats are harsh on bare skin, adding a yoga style mat on top for floor exercises might be a must.
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