Can you wear high heels on deck and patio flooring Unofficial Test
Date Published: 09-30 - 2022
If your deck or patio is home to parties, celebrations or gatherings where people may be wearing high heels, it's important to be aware of how this type of footwear will impact the flooring system and vice versa.
In this video, we tested four different interlocking plastic deck and patio tile products by walking on them with a pair of high heel pumps with a 3 inch heel with a 1 cm top piece.
The products tested were:
Patio Outdoor Tile: https://www.greatmats.com/tiles/interlocking-patio-tiles.php
Perforated Garage Tile: https://www.greatmats.com/garage-floor-tile/perforated-flow-drain-garage-tile.php
Portable Outdoor and Tent Tile: https://www.greatmats.com/portable-floor/portable-floor-outdoor-tent-tile.php
StayLock Tile Perforated: https://www.greatmats.com/tiles/decking-tiles.php
3 of the 4 tiles worked well with these high heels. The lone exception was the perforated StayLock tile, which did allow the heel to poke through the perforations and become stuck.
Something to keep in mind with the 3 tiles that did pass the test is that they offer different levels of stability and cushion. The Patio Outdoor Tile is made of a flexible PVC material, so you will feel more cushion underfoot. Both the Perforated Garage Tile and Portable Outdoor and Tent tile are made of a rigid polypropylene plastic that will not flex nearly as much. The garage tile also has more aggressive surface texture than the portable outdoor tile, which does increase the chance of slight slipping of skinny heels into the grooves.