Given that I want these tiles to essentially constitute three free-floating mats, I decided to try 2 mm cable ties to lash them together at the corners. That process went like this:
|Arrange the visual pattern, flip the tiles over, and mark the drilling locations.|
|I fitted a cable tie to figure out which was the optimal drill bit size, given that I need the ties to lay flat.|
|Drill, baby, drill.|
|Probably not - it's a disruptive carpet pattern with black in it. Plus I can kind of "fluff" some carpet fibers over the cable tie where it emerges on the front side.|
For the two sets of three Flor tiles bound together down the center of the van, this is not likely to be a problem because the ties are pushed to the absolute edges of the carpet tiles. That leaves the pair in front of the slider door as possible issue in this regard. I stepped on a head in bare feet, and while I could feel the head, the carpet cushioned the experience, and it wasn't like stepping on a pebble or anything.
I had to trim the fore-most (as opposed to aft-most) pair to size, and Airstream's squaring of the cabinetry opposite the sliding door was atrocious.
|It was off-square by 1.5 cm over a span of just 19.7".|
|Wide angle GoPro shot from above. Freakish.|
Anyway, these groupings are fairly heavy now that they are cable-tied together - they tend not to slide around. Next I will road test this assemblage and see if they need any additional measures to keep them in place.
|Another wide angle shot.|