When it comes to transforming spaces, few things are as versatile and visually striking as modular flooring systems like GridFlex Pro. These interlocking tiles are not only durable and easy to install, but they also offer a wide range of design possibilities. However, working with GridFlex Pro on an angled floor can present a unique set of challenges. To achieve a flawless result, it’s crucial to follow a few key steps.
Assess the Angle
Before you dive into cutting garage floor tiles, carefully measure and assess the angle of the floor. The angle will determine the complexity of the cuts and how the tiles will align. Use a protractor or angle finder to accurately determine the slope.
Plan Your Layout
Designing a layout that accommodates the angle is paramount. Start by laying out full tiles in a dry run to visualise how they will fit within the space. This step helps you anticipate where partial tiles and cut edges will be necessary.
Gather the Right Tools
Cutting garage floor tiles on an angled floor requires specialised tools to achieve clean and precise cuts. A jigsaw or circular saw with a fine-tooth blade can be used for cutting the tiles but are much harder to get a clean straight cut. All our installers use a specialised tile cutter, but these will set you back thousands. For the one time DIY’er we recommend a circular saw for straight cuts and a jigsaw for more intricate cutting. Additionally, having a straight edge, a marker, and safety equipment like gloves and eye protection is essential.
Measure and Mark
Measure the dimensions of the partial tile needed to fit the angle. Mark the tile’s surface with clear and visible lines indicating where the cut should be made. Double-check your measurements to ensure accuracy.
When making cuts on the tiles, remember that you’re working with an interlocking system. To maintain the integrity of the tiles and ensure a snug fit, cut along the ridges on the underside of the tile. This helps maintain the interlocking mechanism intact.
Safety should always be a top priority. Wear safety goggles, gloves, and a dust mask if needed. Work in a well-ventilated area and avoid rushing through the cutting process to prevent accidents.
Test Fit and Adjust
After cutting a tile, test fit it into the angled space. Check how well it aligns with the neighbouring tiles and the overall design. If adjustments are necessary, trim the edges slightly until you achieve a seamless fit.
Once you’re satisfied with the fit of the cut tiles, secure them in place according to the our recommendations. This may involve connecting the tiles using the interlocking mechanism or using adhesive for added stability.
Seek Professional Help
If you’re unsure about your ability to cut GridFlex Pro tiles accurately on an angled floor, don’t hesitate to seek professional help. Our experts have the necessary tools and expertise to handle complex installations and ensure outstanding results. Also don’t forget to check out our installation guide.
In conclusion, cutting garage floor tiles on an angled floor requires careful planning, precise measurements, the right tools, and a steady hand. By following these steps and maintaining a focus on safety, you can transform your angled space into a visually appealing and functional area that showcases the versatility of modular flooring systems.
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This project required accurate measuring and cutting for left angled side of the garage.
Using a jigsaw for more intricate cutting around the corners of the rear cabinets.
Our installers were able to complete this installation in 2-3 hours.
“Flexspec Victoria team did a great job. Connecting with Chris to check sample, order process, Sarah help over email, and then a perfect installation in a tricky garage with an angle wall and around storage units. I like to thank the entire team from start to end.”