Interlocking tiles

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What are interlocking tiles? 

Stone tiles are very commonly found in public areas. Stone tiles are not exactly interlocking tiles but are pre-arranged in a pattern and are “glued” on to a piece of paper.  They are then placed on wet sand and cement to keep it in place.

Rubber interlocking tiles, unlike stone, do not require any adhesive to stick to the ground. The rubber tiles have teeth that click together like puzzle pieces. These tiles are laid down one by one, ensuring that they face the same direction to ensure that all the interlocking teeth fit properly.

SPC vinyl tiles, like rubber tiles, do not require adhesive to stick to the ground. SPC vinyl tiles have stepped ridges that click together. The SPC vinyl tiles are laid down across the floor and joined using the interlocking ridges.  

Choice of Tiles

Outdoor application

When considering interlocking tile flooring, the application and location are very important. Stone tiles are often used outdoors due to their durability and resilience. However, installing them indoors would be quite difficult as they require wet work. There are are also minimal benefits besides having a pre-arranged pattern.

Indoor application

For indoor applications, the use and location play an important role when choosing the flooring type. For example, if the purpose of the flooring is to absorb impact, rubber flooring performs slightly better than pvc flooring. In a home gym where weights are used, rubber flooring would be better suited. However, rubber tiles are limited in designs and colour. Therefore, if design and aesthetics are important, SPC vinyl interlocking tiles can offer designs such as stone, wood and many more.

Cost

Stone tiles would cost the most in terms of material cost and installation. Rubber tiles may be less expensive than SPC vinyl tiles but has limited colours and designs.

So what should you choose?

All things considered, if there is no specific need, SPC vinyl tiles would be the best option. It has more designs than interlocking rubber tiles and is cheaper than stone tiles.

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