There are two types of ramp edging trim pieces for Floor Junkies’ interlocking floor tiles: Ramp Edges WITH Loops and Ramp Edges WITHOUT Loops. These names refer to the loop-to-peg interlocking system on the long side of the Ramp Edge. Given that the tiles are modular by nature, there is no right or wrong decision with your selection of either type of edge for your installation. However, it is advised for you to consider your selection depending on how you start your installation and the type of room in which you are installing the interlocking floor tiles.
- 12” x 2.5” x 1/2″
- High-Impact Polypropylene
- 4 Loops (on the long side)
- Multiple Color Options
- Slip Resistant
- Stain Resistant
- Full UV Protection
- Made for 12” x 12” x 1/2″ interlocking tiles
- Made in the USA
Ramp Edging Trim Installation
Deciding which of the two ramp edges you will need is all dependent on where you begin your installation; the entrance or the back of the room. If you choose to start installation at the entrance of the room, Ramp Edges WITH Loops are needed. It is important to remember that two sides of the tiles have pegs and the other two sides have loops. Therefore, it is recommended that tiles be positioned so that its loops are facing the back of the room and are opposite to the corner from where you begin installing. By aligning the tiles in such a way, you assure an easier installation for your interlocking floor.
Installing a Mat
In the case that you want to create a floor mat, you will need both types of Ramp Edges, plus Corner Pieces. For example, if you need your floor mat to be 18’ x 30’, you would need 48 (18 + 30 = 48) Ramp Edges WITH Loops, along with an equal amount of Ramp Edges WITHOUT Loops to accommodate the mirrored side. Of course, you will also need 4 Corner Pieces for each point on the mat. During this process, it is essential to keep in mind that two adjacent sides of the garage floor mat will have loops and the other two sides will not have loops.
Although Ramp Edges are optional to use alongside the interlocking floor tiles, it is recommended. Since the polymer tiles are 1/2-inch tall, the transition from the subfloor to the top of the actual tiles could potentially cause someone to trip. The Ramp Edges, however, create a smooth, inclined slope to better ease walking or driving over them. Combined with the Corner Pieces, the Ramp Edges provide that finished, high-quality appeal your floor needs.
NOTE: These edges will not interlock with any tiles purchased before 2010. If you bought tiles before 2010, they would not be compatible with tiles produced after 2010 due to differences in the locking system.