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Kids Basement Playroom Flooring Options and Ideas

By Greatmats Staff Created: June, 2017 - Modified: February, 2024

You can easily build a colorful, safe, and soft kids play area in your basement with waterproof eva foam floor puzzle tiles. Interlocking puzzle mats are are some of the most inexpensive basement flooring ideas which are also simple to install and add warmth and comfort to almost any room.

These mats are easy to clean and available in a number of different color combinations. Great for wrestling around on as well as relaxing, these waterproof basement flooring options keep your kids off the hard concrete floor and provide a buffer for accidental falls.

Colorful Puzzle Mats for Basement Playrooms

Colorful Foam Play Mats
Depending on the type of foam floor tiles you select, you can find a number of different colors. Our most popular foam play mat for kids is our Premium 5/8 inch thick foam tile. Available in many bright and brilliant colors, these foam floor mats can be interlocked together in almost any color combination so you can create checkerboards or other fun patterns on your basement floor.

Thick Foam Play Mats with Extra Fall Protection on Concrete

Jumbo Foam Play Mats
The Home BJJ Mats will offer more fall protection and generally have a surface texture that is more gentle on skin for roughhousing type activities. These foam tiles are among the thickest EVA foam mats available and offer up to 4 feet of fall protection against serious head injury, according to ASTM testing.

Interlocking Carpet Tiles for Kid's Rooms

royal carpet tiles in basement
Royal Interlocking Carpet Tiles have the benefits of both foam and carpet. These tiles feature the EVA foam backing with soft carpet on top. The interlocking design is similar to foam puzzle mats. These are available in various colors.

Royal Interlocking Carpet Tiles are impervious to water due to their closed-cell construction. If you have a flood or seepage, simply pull up these waterproof basement flooring options, dry them and the concrete below, and lay them right back down. No ruined carpet pads!

No adhesive is necessary for installation. Simply interlock these mats together and cut them to fit in a wall-to-wall application.