1. Clean up your space
Rubber-backed flooring is fantastic if you want to turn your garage into a home office or games room for the kids – but you’ll need give the area a good clean up first. Wipe everything down, and then give the surface a scrape with the shovel to make sure there are no impurities on it. If your slab isn’t sealed you could consider doing this first – Bunnings has a great range of sealers in store that will do the job, but it’s not necessary.
2. Measure up
Grab your tape measure and measure up your space, taking into consideration any fixed objects or items (in our case, we were working around an existing bookcase). Record your measurements and cut your pieces to fit if you need to – a Stanley knife is perfect for this job.
3. Start laying your floor
Start from the furthest back corner and work your way forward. All your flooring sheets will have an arrow on the back of them indicating the direction of the pattern. Make sure you pay attention to this and lay everything accordingly, so you get a nice, even design. We are loose-laying our pavers, but you could also glue them down if you wanted something more permanent.
4. Smooth into position
Piece your flooring panels together and smooth into position – give the area a good stomp down once your done.
5. Admire your handiwork
And you’re done! How easy was that? You’ve instantly transformed your space!
Liked this project?
Find more flooring projects in our D.I.Y. Advice page.