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Top Gaga Ball Pit Flooring Options

By Paige Cerulli Created: December, 2023 - Modified: May, 2024

Whether you’re designing a gaga ball pit at your home, at a school, or in another commercial space, creating a safe and enjoyable pit starts with choosing the right flooring. At Greatmats, we offer several DIY-friendly court tiles and flooring options for you to choose from.

How to Choose Flooring for a Gaga Ball Pit

When choosing court flooring, it’s important to find a product that offers the following qualities.

Smooth Surface

Your gaga ball pit needs to have a smooth surface that allows for ball rolling and bouncing. If you’re considering using flooring tiles, make sure that they connect together securely and that they won’t separate during use.

Shock Absorption

During active games, slips and falls can happen. Look for a flooring material that offers some shock absorption to help prevent injuries when falls occur.

outdoor wood gaga ball kit with rubber flooring underneath


If you’re installing an indoor ball pit, then choosing waterproof flooring isn’t as essential. But if you’re planning an outdoor gaga ball pit, then be sure to choose a product that can withstand the outdoor elements, including snow and rain. A UV-stable floor is also advisable since it will help to prevent fading and can better withstand the sun’s rays than flooring that lacks UV stability.

Easy Installation

Consider how easily the flooring can be installed. Tiles, mats, and flooring rolls all offer great benefits, but they’ll also require a slightly different installation process. A flooring product that offers a DIY-friendly installation process can save you installation time and money, and it’s a great choice if you want to get started on your ball pit right away.


If you’re going to build a ball pit in an area that needs to serve multiple purposes, then it’s a good idea to choose a modular, portable floor. Using modular floor tiles means you’ll be able to remove and store away those tiles when needed, so you can use the space for other purposes.

Top Gaga Ball Pit Flooring Options

With so many products to choose from, we’ve highlighted some of the best flooring options available at Greatmats. We do have some options specifically for indoor gaga pits here.

Patio Outdoor Tile

The Patio Outdoor Tile can help you to create a surface that will maximize gameplay and players’ safety. This tile is flexible and offers a bit of cushioning, helping to keep players safe if they fall or slip. The tile also has non-slip properties to give players the traction they need, while its surface allows for ball roll and bounce.

outdoor interlocking tiles for gaga ball pit multiple colors

Perforations drain away water, making the tile suitable for indoor and outdoor applications. This waterproof flooring is also flexible, and it can be installed over compacted surfaces or concrete. Measuring 1x1 feet square, the tiles are conveniently sized for easy transportation and installation. The tile is backed by a one-year limited warranty.

Blue Sky Outdoor Interlocking Tile

The Blue Sky Outdoor Interlocking Tile is a rubber paver that features a flat surface, making it ideal for gaga ball pits. The paver’s design lets water flow freely underneath for faster drying and the prevention of mold and fungus growth. The high-traction non-slip surface helps to prevent falls, and since the paver is ASTM fall height rated, it can help to minimize the effects of falls and tumbles that do occur.

outdoor thick rubber tiles for gaga ball floor

Made from recycled rubber, this tile is a highly durable choice for your court. It’s resistant to fading and can withstand outdoor weather extremes. Designed for a glue-down installation, the tile features a five-year limited warranty.

Play Time Artificial Grass Turf Roll

If you’re looking for realistic and comfortable flooring for your gaga pit, consider the Play Time Artificial Grass Turf Roll. This artificial turf reacts naturally underfoot, delivering a consistent performance and a forgiving surface. It looks great year-round and can withstand high-traffic use, such as within a ball pit. The grass offers an optimal combination of cushion and durability.

artificial grass turf can be used for gaga ball pit flooring

It’s designed to be installed with infill, which can create additional cushion and support. The turf is available by the square foot, which can help to reduce your costs and minimize product waste. It’s backed by a limited lifetime warranty.

Ergo Matta Perforated Tile

The Ergo Matta Perforated Tile is constructed for PVC, so it combines durability with valuable cushion and shock absorption. The tile features a 20-inch ASTM fall height rating to contribute to player safety. The diamond shield tread design helps to maximize traction, and the tiles also help to dampen sound for a more enjoyable play environment.

green interlocking outdoor floor tiles for gaga ball floor

These tiles are available in bright and bold colors, so you can create an eye-catching ball pit. The perforations drain water away quickly when used outdoors, and the rectangular-shaped tiles create a distinctive look. These tiles feature a locking lug connection system that makes for an easy installation, and which gives you the ability to remove and reinstall the tiles if needed.

Ordering Your Gaga Ball Pit Flooring

Contact Greatmats customer service today with any questions that you might have about these or other products. We’re happy to answer questions, provide shipping quotes, and help you decide which product is best for your gaga ball pit needs.