What Are the Best White Floor Tiles?

By Kyle Schurman Created: January, 2021 - Modified: March, 2024

  1. What White Floor Tiles Work for High Traffic Layouts?

  2. Will Glue Down Tiles Work for White and Black Checkerboard Layouts?

  3. What White Floor Tiles Can Be Installed in a Basement?

White floor tiles deliver a unique look for rooms in homes, outdoor locations, or in commercial buildings. This is a striking color choice. Some materials that can create white floor tiles include:
  • Interlocking PVC plastic
  • Perforated PVC plastic
  • PVC plastic with a tread pattern
  • Vinyl surface layer over an interlocking plastic base
  • Glue down or tape down vinyl or laminate

Some designers and homeowners may be wary of installing white flooring for dance floors, for use in a high-traffic room in a home, or in a retail location. Light colors like white can be difficult to clean and can show scuff marks. Choose a durable material for the tiling to ensure it is easy to wash and maintain like new.

What White Floor Tiles Work for High Traffic Layouts?

When installing a light-colored tile in a place that has quite a bit of foot traffic, it needs to be a durable material that will resist soils and maintain a like-new look. PVC plastic (short for polyvinyl chloride) delivers a bit of flexibility to the floor, but it also will resist the buildup of dirt and soil, making it a good choice for white floor tiles.

One of the best ideas for a PVC plastic flooring installation is the Tuff Seal Floor Tile product. These tiles include an understated surface pattern of either smooth, stud, or marquis, providing just the right amount of traction in a high-traffic location to help visitors resist slipping.

Tuff Seal Floor Tile

Additionally, with the flexible PVC material, this flooring has anti-fatigue properties, ensuring that those walking on the surface all day will have a reduced chance of sore knee and ankle joints.

This tile measures 1/4 inch in thickness and has dimensions of about 17.68 by 17.68 inches, which allows for a quick installation for a single person. This made-in-America tiling has outstanding durability.

Another tile that works well in busy areas is the Ergo Matta CushionTred Solid tiling.

Tuff Seal Floor Tile

These tiles have a bit more softness than the White Tuff Seal Tile, yielding even greater anti-fatigue properties. For ergonomic flooring in a factory or industrial setting, these models will provide comfort for the workers who must stand to perform their jobs.

They even work as playground flooring, protecting children who fall, thanks to their cushioning properties. With the grippy diamond shield tread pattern on the surface of the PVC material, children will have less of a chance of slipping and falling, though.

Each rectangular interlocking tile has a size that’s ideal for one person to perform the installation alone.

For white floor tiles made for use outdoors, consider the Ergo Matta Perforated Outdoor Tiles, which have perforations in a diamond pattern that extends through the thickness of these 9/16 inch PVC plastic tiles.

Ergo Matta Perforated Outdoor Tiles

In terms of size, shape, and flexibility of the material, these tiles are very similar to the CushionTred. However, the perforations and slightly thicker design make these a good choice for use outdoors. Water from rainstorms will not collect on the top of the material, draining through the perforations instead.

They’re easy to clean too, as customers can wash them with a garden hose or a gentle pressure washer, leaving them looking clean and new. To remove stubborn soils, try a mon-metal scrub brush.

Will Glue Down Tiles Work for White and Black Checkerboard Layouts?

For an all-white show floor or a checkerboard pattern, the Rosco Tile TV Studio Flooring is an excellent choice. This high gloss tile is available in white, gray, or black, meaning a single-color layout is possible. A checkerboard pattern is possible by mixing colors.

Rosco Tile TV Studio Flooring

It lays out in very little time, using either a permanent glue-down method or a semi-permanent vinyl tape method.

Each tile measures 3 by 3 feet, meaning installers can cover a large area in a short amount of time. The vinyl is thin, measuring only 3 mm in thickness (about 0.12 inches), so the layout will need to occur on a flat subfloor without cracks or sharp debris.

What White Floor Tiles Can Be Installed in a Basement?

A popular choice for white floor tiles in basements or other areas that can become damp is the SupraTile Designer Vinyl Top Series. It is available in various colors, including white granite and white terrazzo colors.

SupraTile Designer Vinyl Top Series

The colored finish exists in a PVC Plastic material. The base provides a hidden interlocking edge to simplify installation. These PVC-colored floor tiles are non-absorbent and feature a material hardness of Shore A 92. It’s made to support up to 2,000 pounds and is designed for indoor installations only.