The Best Inground Pool Decking Options For Comfort & Safety

By Paige Cerulli Created: April, 2022 - Modified: April, 2022

When you’re designing a pool deck, you need to find the right combination of flooring that’s cool underfoot in the sun, inexpensive, that drains water away, and that has a texture that helps to reduce the chance of falls. Whether you have an existing deck or are looking to build a new inground pool deck, we have many flooring options that can help.

Inground Pool Decking Options at Greatmats

At Greatmats, we carry several inground pool decking options that you can use to create a comfortable, safe pool surround. These in-ground pool decking options drain away water to create a safe surface that helps to prevent falls.

All of these decking options also feature an easy installation. You can lay them over your existing pool deck, and many can also be removed again if needed in the future.

If you have questions about which product is right for you, please contact our Greatmats customer service team. We’re happy to help you compare your options and determine which product is best for your needs.

Life Floor Ripple Tiles ⅞ Inch

The Life Floor Ripple Tiles ⅞ Inch are foam rubber tiles that are designed for use in both very hot and very cold climates. The tiles are UV-stable and anti-microbial, ensuring long-lasting use and a safe pool deck.

They feature a ripple surface texture for maximum non slip traction, helping to prevent falls. If falls do occur, the tiles feature a four-foot ASTM fall height rating that can help to prevent or minimize injuries.

The tiles are soft and are designed for use with bare feet, and they’re easy to clean with a damp mop. They are designed for you to glue them down to concrete for a permanent installation.

These tiles are backed by a five-year warranty.

StayLock Tile Perforated Colors

The StayLock Tile Perforated Colors are ideal for decks, rooftops, pool surrounds, and wet areas. They’re made in the USA and feature a durable PVC plastic.

The tiles feature a UV stable colorant plus an anti-fungal additive to maximize their lifespan and help to create a clean, healthy space. They’re tough enough to withstand weather and temperature variations and are backed by a three-year manufacturer warranty.

The tiles feature perforations that let water quickly drain through, so feet stay dry. The PVC is non-absorbent, and the tiles offer some shock absorption to help cushion falls.

Installing the tiles is easy, thanks to the tab locking system. The tiles connect together securely and won’t separate while in use.

If needed, you can uninstall the tiles in the future. You can also cut them to fit an area.

Life Floor Slate Tiles

The Life Floor Slate Tiles feature a beautiful aesthetic that can enhance your yard or business space. Slate textured, the tiles are grippy and maximize your safety around your pool.

The tiles are made of a PE/EVA foam and rubber composite, so they’re non-toxic, durable, yet also soft and comfortable underfoot. They’re also UV stable, ensuring their colors won’t fade even with prolonged exposure to the sun.

These tiles also feature a one-foot ASTM fall height rating to help prevent injuries. They’re backed by a five-year warranty and can be easily permanently installed using a commercial grade cement.

Since the tiles feature a closed cell foam, moisture doesn’t penetrate through them. Cleaning them is easy, and you can use a mop and hot water to keep your pool decking looking its best.

3M Safety-Walk 1500 Wet Area Floor Matting

The 3M Safety-Walk 1500 Wet Area Floor Matting is a cushioned vinyl coil that creates a comfortable, safe surface for barefoot traffic. The slip resistant surface helps to decrease the risk of falls, and the cushioned flooring reduces impact.

This matting is antimicrobial and resistant to mildew, fungus, and odor, so it can keep your pool decking area pleasant and enjoyable. It’s suitable for use in a deck that will see light to medium traffic, and can also be used in locker rooms and beneath water fountains.

Cleaning the matting is easy, and you can just shake it off, hose it clean, or power wash it. This matting is a great choice for resurfacing existing decks.

Herontile Wet Area Tile

The Herontile Wet Area Tile features EVA foam that makes it a comfortable, soft surface for your pool deck. The tiles feature a slightly embossed circular surface and are certified slip-resistant to maximize safety.

The open grid design lets water run right through the tiles, so you won’t have to deal with dangerous pools of standing water. You can easily place these tiles over concrete to make a safer pool deck.

The tiles feature a lick-together edge that makes for a convenient installation, and you can also disassemble the tiles as needed. They’re slightly flexible, so you can lay them over a deck that isn’t perfectly flat.

These tiles are available in four colors and retain their vibrant shades, even when exposed to the sun.

For more on this topic please review our Swimming Pool Deck Tiles and Flooring product page.