What Can I Put Under A Playhouse?

By Paige Cerulli Created: October, 2022

When you’re building a playhouse for your child, you’ll need a foundation to place it on. That playhouse flooring needs to be not only firm enough to support the house, but also soft enough to help minimize the chance of injury in a fall.

Whether you’re building a house outdoors in your backyard or want to place one inside, we have plenty of options for playhouse flooring to help you start your project out right.

The Best Playhouse Flooring Options for Sale

Before you build a children’s playhouse, you need to start with the right flooring. You can choose from both indoor and outdoor options right here at Greatmats.


best playhouse flooring foam mats

StayLock Tile Perforated Colors



The StayLock Tile Perforated Colors offers the durability of a PVC plastic tile paired with a 20-inch ASTM fall height rating. That fall height rating can help to prevent injuries, making for a safe space for kids to play.

staylock colorful tiles for under a playhouse

Made in the USA, these tiles are waterproof and fast-draining, so they’re suitable for outdoor use. You can also use them indoors, and they feature a slip-resistant surface that’s perfect for little feet.

The tiles are available in many popular colors, so you can choose shades that pair well with the playhouse colors. They are easy to install all by yourself, and they won’t separate over time.

You can install the tiles on many different surfaces, including concrete and dirt, minimizing the amount of site preparation you will need to do and saving you time.



StayLock Tile Perforated Black



The StayLock Tile Perforated Black is an outdoor deck and patio tile that makes an ideal surface for playhouses. The tile features a 20-inch ASTM fall height rating to help minimize injuries and keep kids safe.

snap together playhouse floor tiles

These tiles are made from recycled PVC plastic, so they’re an environmentally friendly choice. They also make an ideal opportunity to talk to your kids about recycling and protecting the environment.

The tiles feature a perforated surface to quickly let water drain through, so they can create a non-slip area to maximize kids’ safety, even right after a heavy rain. Each tile features 224 holes and a raised base, so moisture quickly drains through and then promptly dries.

The tiles’ soft structure makes them comfortable under foot. They are easy to install, thanks to their active connector system.

You can dry lay the tiles for a time-saving installation, and the tiles are backed by a one-year warranty.



Foam Kids and Gym Mats Premium



The Foam Kids and Gym Mats Premium tiles are an excellent flooring choice for an indoor playhouse. These tiles measure ⅝ inches thick and provide plenty of impact absorption and cushion, making for a safe play space for kids.

under the playhouse foam mats for kids

The tiles are waterproof and stain resistant, so you don’t have to worry about juicebox spills. They are available in 15 brilliant colors that kids love, and chances are you’ll find a fantastic match to your playhouse.

The EVA foam is free of lead and latex, making it a safe choice for kids’ play areas. The tiles’ puzzle-style edges make it easy to connect the tiles, and each tile also includes border strips to create a clean, finished edge.



Home Sport and Play Mat



The Home Sport and Play Mat is made of extra-thick EVA foam, creating a safe spot for kids to play. Ideal for indoor use, these mats are waterproof and stain-resistant, so they can hold up to plenty of use.

foam mats for underneath the playhouse

The scuff resistant texture means kids can play on the tiles while wearing shoes without damaging them. The mats are also easy to clean and can be vacuumed and damp mopped.

Measuring 2x2 feet, these mats are conveniently sized and will quickly cover a larger area. They are incredibly easy to install and connect, and they can also be cut to fit an area.

Since the tiles are double-colored and reversible, you can create fun patterns or just choose your favorite color to display. If one tile becomes worn or damaged, you can reverse it to maximize its lifespan.



Wood Grain Foam Tiles Reversible



The Wood Grain Foam Tiles Reversible are comfortable EVA foam tiles that offer plenty of cushion for indoor playhouse installations. They feature a wood grain pattern on one side, or you can flip them over to display the scuff-resistant texture on the underside.

wood grain foam mats for kids playhouse

Lightweight and easily portable, these tiles feature a puzzle-style interlocking design that creates a secure hold. They measure 2x2 feet, so you only need a few of them to create a base for your playhouse.

These tiles are free of latex and lead, so they’re a safe choice suitable for children’s play spaces. They offer plenty of cushion to help keep kids safe and comfortable as they play.



Ergo Matta Perforated Outdoor Tile



The Ergo Matta Perforated Outdoor Tiles are made of PVC plastic and offer a 20-inch ASTM fall height rating to help keep kids safe. They are made of recycled materials, so they’re an environmentally friendly choice.

flexible pvc interlocking tiles for kids play house floor

The tiles feature plenty of perforations to quickly drain water away, so they’re a popular choice for outdoor use. You can install them on any hard, flat surface, and they easily connect together for a DIY-friendly installation.

These tiles are available in many bright colors to complement your playhouse, and you can even purchase optional border ramps to create a smooth transition onto and off of the surface.

For more on this topic please review our Kids Flooring - Rubber, Foam & PVC product page.