Outdoor Walkway Mats
Temporary Pedestrian Path Panels and Tiles
When seeking to create areas outside that will be safe for people to walk and push carts or strollers, trust the multiple product choices in outdoor walkway mats from Greatmats.
Customers can find mats that work for creating a temporary walkway made from firm plastic or PVC plastic. Both materials are extremely durable and will not absorb moisture, so they work well for outdoor installations. You can deploy them continuously for a few hours, for a few months, or somewhere in between.
Size and Shape Options
Because these products serve as portable outdoor walkway mats, customers are looking for sizes that they can move into and out of storage as needed.
You can find large mats that measure around 4 by 8 feet that are made to create walkways and pathways for people and vehicles. You can also find interlocking tiles that work for quick assembly and disassembly and typically measure around 1 by 1 foot.
As another option, we offer rolls of flooring made for indoor or outdoor use. These rolls often have a grid design that allows water and other liquids to drain through to the subfloor or ground underneath. Rolls can be anywhere from 33 to 80 feet in length and 2 to 4 feet in width.
PVC plastic is one of the most common materials used for outdoor walkway mats. It has a lightweight design that is ideal for portable matting, yet it is extremely durable. Customers can use PVC plastic mats for long periods without worrying about sun damage, creating good value.
Other options for outdoor walkway mats are polypropylene plastic and polyethylene plastic. Both of these have a greater level of hardness than PVC plastic, which helps them support significant amounts of weight. Yet, they are not brittle materials, so they will stand up to repeated uses for many years.
None of these materials soak up liquids, so they are usable in areas where rain could fall. Many of these products will have perforated holes in them. Rainwater will drain through, meaning puddles will not form on the surface of the tiles or mats.
Pattern and Texture Options
Our outdoor walkway mats may have a smooth texture, a raised pattern texture, or a grid texture layout.
Smooth-surface tiles have a clean look that works well in spaces where water and mud rarely appear. If rain will commonly fall on smooth tiles, consider purchasing perforated tiles that allow the water to drain through rather than pooling on top.
In areas where customers want to provide extra traction for those who will be walking on the mats, look for a raised pattern molded into the surface of the tiles.
Multiple colors are available in these mats. Many of the options involve neutral colors like gray and black. Darker colors for these mats help to hide dirt, meaning customers do not have to clean the mats as often. Bright colors are available in some of these mats as well, helping those who want to create a certain look or feel in the space.
Common Use Options
Many of our customers will install these mats at a construction site, creating a safe place for people to walk around the site. Visitors to the site will not have to walk through dirt, wet clay, or sand when these mats are available.
When you want to protect your yard when carrying large items from a home to a moving van, lay out these tiles. The tiles will absorb the weight of people walking back and forth on them rather than allowing them to sink into a soft lawn after a heavy rain.
Park departments, schools, or golf courses may use these mats to create temporary walkways over soft or muddy ground.
At your home, you can use our mats to create a walking area to reach a backyard wedding or party. People using a walker or wheelchair can safely move across these mats.
The installation process for these mats will depend on the type of mat selected. Some tiles use an interlocking edge that allows the installer to snap them together quickly to create the layout and to pull them apart just as quickly afterward. Installers do not need to use glue.
Some mats have designs where the installer will insert pins and clips in the edges to connect the mats together.
With the larger mats and rolls, the weight of the material often holds it in place without the need to tack it to the ground or to the concrete underneath.
Cleaning and Maintenance Requirements
With the majority of these outdoor walkway mats, customers can simply rinse them with a power washer or a garden hose and a spray nozzle. This process should remove mud, grass, or other debris that can accumulate during normal usage. After washing the mats, allow them to dry before storing them.
If using the mats in a primarily dry location, customers can sweep them with a push broom.