2014 Norsk Foam Mat Installation and Care.doc
Norsk™ Foam Mat Installation and Care Instructions
Most applications require only a limited area to be covered. Norsk™ borders can
be used to finish off the edge of the surface area being covered, creating an area
Layout of Room
For covering only a portion of an area or room:
Simply measure the area to be covered and multiply the length x width to some
up with the amount of square feet needed. Divide the total square footage by
33.5 or 16 (depending if you purchased the 8 packs or 4 packs) to get the
amount of packs needed for your application. Simply lay out the Norsk ™ mats
in the pattern desired by connecting the interlocking teeth. Install all corner and
straight border pieces for safety and a finished look. NOTE: all borders will not fit
depending on layout. Simply cut borders to fit to match your application
For a permanent installation of an entire room, follow the following
Tools Needed: Utility Knife, Carpenters Square, Chalk line, straight edge, and
paper and a pencil for tracing.
Treat the room as a rectangle, disregarding offsets,
alcoves, etc. Find the center points of the two end walls
and snap a chalk line between them. Find the center of
the chalk line and, using a carpenter’s square, draw a
second line at right angles to the first line and extend it
to the sidewalls. The room is now divided into (4) equal
Start at the center of the room where the two chalk lines
Intersect by laying a row of Norsk ™ Foam Mats along
one end wall and another to a sidewall. Measure the
distance from the last mat to the wall. If it is less than 6”
move the centerline 6” nearer to the opposite wall. Do
this in both directions. All borders will now be wider and will be
easier to cut and fit. Starting at the centerline, make sure each Norsk ™ mat is
flush with the edge of the chalk line and each mat is connected snugly with the
next one in line.
Fitting the Borders
Place a loose mat directly over the last mat in the row.
Place a loose mat directly over the first loose mat so
that one end of the second mat is butted against the wall.
Now mark the underneath mat with a pencil or a knife.
Cut along the line created and lay the border section of
mat in place, checking for a proper fit. Foam mat can be