Installation with G-Floor® Vinyl Flooring

From fixing up your garage to bringing home a new puppy, G-Floor has you covered! Before making your purchase, it's important to determine the best installation method for your application. With the choice of free floating or wall-to-wall installation, here is a brief overview for each!


Prior to any installation, the subfloor should be clean, scraped, and swept free of any debris or chemicals. Unroll your mats 48-72 hours prior to installation to allow the vinyl to acclimate and relax for best results.


  1. Single Mat Installation
  • It can be as simple as unrolling the mat just outside of the area you are planning to cover, and then gently pulling the mat back over itself to position into place with the textured side up! Click here to see how easy it really is!
  • Double sided tape is not required, but if you notice any shifting of the mat, you can add double sided tape along the leading edge of the mat.


  1. Two Mat Installation
  • Seaming two mats requires seam tape or center trim.
    • The main difference between the center trim and the seam tape would be the smooth continuous look of the seam tape, compared to the ease of the center trim installation.  
  • Or, you can use two mats side by side with a 1” minimum gap.
  • AVOID overlapping mats as this can be a tripping hazard and could trap moisture underneath.


  1. Three or More Mats
  • When installing three or more mats, it’s important to use G-Floor Center Trim to give the mats room to expand and contract.
  • Using seam tape in this case will lead the center mat to buckle.


  1. Wall-to-wall
  • For a wall-to-wall, full floor installation, we highly recommend adhering the mats. This will keep the vinyl from expanding and contracting and allow for a smooth, long-lasting installation.


SPECIAL TIP: When using G-Floor pet flooring, no adhesive is required. You can simply roll it out and you’re good to go. However, if you have a pet that is a big chewer, messy eater, spills or drips while drinking water, or has accidental messes you might want to add a piece of weatherstripping around the edges to lift the edges (outside of the restrained area, to keep your pet from chewing the lifted edges and) yet contain the fluids.


For more in-depth explanations with images, please visit Installation Options.