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What Is the Best Spa Flooring?

By Kyle Schurman 2021

In a commercial setting, spa flooring needs to serve a number of purposes. It needs to be comfortable and durable, yet it also must provide a sense of relaxation and calmness for the visitors to the spa. If setting up a relaxing, lazy space for a sauna, pool, or spa area at the home, having the right flooring is important too.

Some of the best options for creating spa flooring include:

  • Interlocking Rubber Floor Tile
  • Comfort Matta Solid Tile
  • Perforated StayLock Tile
  • Floorline Matting Roll
  • Life Floor Slate Tile


Flooring for a spa should have a nice level of cushioning for workers who must stand on it for several hours during the day while attending to guests. Those using the spa may be walking in bare feet or socks over the top of the flooring, creating the need for a high level of cushioning.

Slip-resistance in the flooring is important too, especially if the spa includes things like a steam bath or hydrotherapy treatments. Excess moisture is not a problem in the salon when an anti-slip protector layer in the flooring is available.

Finally, the design and look of the floor at the spa is worth considering. The plan for the floors should match the overall decor for the area. When entertaining guests at a hotel, resort, or massage studio, the flooring must give off a finished, professional feel to the room.

Does Rubber Work for Spa Flooring?

Rubber flooring works well in a spa, as it maintains an anti-slip surface, even when wet. It’s highly durable, so it’ll give customers a great value.

Some customers may not like the idea of an all-black floor when they select rubber, which makes the Interlocking Rubber Floor Tile product a popular choice. It has blue, gray, or blue/gray color flecks against the black base color, creating a more interesting flooring.

These tiles measure 2-by-2 feet, which means they can cover a large space in a short amount of time. The tiles each have an interlocking puzzle edge, simplifying the process of connecting multiple tiles without the need to add glue.

What Are Some Tiles That Will Work for Wet Areas in the Spa?

When a spa area includes quite a bit of moisture, keeping guests and employees safe from slips is an important consideration. One of the best materials for providing cushioning, water resistance, and slip resistance is PVC plastic.

The Comfort Matta Solid Tile product is extremely durable, offering a diamond shield tread design that will protect people walking on it. The tile carries a 5-year limited manufacturer warranty, which showcases its durability.

These black tiles measure 20-by-20 inches, which makes the install process easy to handle. Each tile has an interlocking edge that will secure the installation without the need for adhesive.

For those who want to cut down on the noise in the spa, these tiles consist of recycled materials that offer excellent sound dampening capabilities.



If the spa has excessive water in the area, a perforated spa flooring is a better choice, such as the Perforated StayLock Tile. Any water on the top of the tiles will drain through the perforated holes and onto the subfloor in the room.

The underside of the tile includes open drainage channels that allow the excess water to move efficiently toward the floor drain. The PVC plastic resists oils and acids too, which makes it a good choice in a spa where beauty products are in use.

The tiles have hidden interlocking edges that pop together without glue, giving the installer an easy means of laying out the floor.

These tiles are available in five different color choices, including:
  • Blue
  • Gray
  • Green
  • Tan
  • Terra cotta



In spas that require a thin type of flooring to go over the existing floors, a popular selection is the Floorline Matting Roll. This thin roll consists of PVC plastic with dimensions of 3 by 33 feet and only 1/4 inch of thickness.

It goes directly over the top of the current floor, such as a laminate tile, creating the cushioning people need to be able to stand comfortably while working in the spa or salon. The mat has an open grid design, allowing moisture to drain away, rather than pooling on the surface.

Colors available in the rolls include:
  • Black
  • Beige
  • Blue
  • Green
  • Red
  • White

What’s the Best Spa Flooring for a Professional Setting?

Hotels, resorts, and fitness studios that offer spas will want a high quality of flooring that enhances the decor. The Life Floor Slate Tile model consists of a rubber/foam blend, which has a design and color scheme that will enhance the look of any spa area.

The surface texture resembles natural stone flooring, creating an impressive level of quality. They will provide a high level of traction for those walking across the surface.

These 3/8-inch thick tiles carry a 5-year limited manufacturer warranty. They’re anti-microbial and UV-stable as well, so they can stand up to the harshest indoor or outdoor environments.


For more on this topic please review our Waterproof Flooring product page.