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How Thick Are Patio Tiles?

Outdoor Patio Tile Thicknesses

Lisa Hobbie // 2020

There are many different styles and types of patio tiles - with each being made from a different material and designed to perform in different settings and situations. Different types of patio tiles also have different weights and thicknesses, typically outdoor patio tiles are less than 1 inch up to 2.5 inches thick, that can help determine the best choice for your project.

StayLock Perforated Tile - 9/16 inch Thick


StayLock perforated tiles are designed to allow for premium drainage in an outdoor deck or patio setting. These patio tiles are 9/16 inch thick and are made from super durable PVC plastic material. This provides anti-fatigue benefits and helps to maintain traction and comfort - even when walking or standing on the tile with bare feet or when the surface is wet. 

These patio tiles are connected with a loop-and-tab system that creates a floating floor which will not loosen or separate. They are made in the USA, come in a variety of colors, are waterproof, and are UV stable for at least 7 years. StayLock tiles come with a 5-year limited warranty. If you want high quality at an affordable price, these are a great option!

Life Floor Ripple Tiles - 3/8 inch Thick


If you’re looking for patio tiles that are suitable for extreme temperatures, this 3/8 inch slip resistant option is for you. These thin tiles are designed to reduce slips and falls in wet areas with their super grip, ripple surface texture. They are UV-stable, non-toxic, and anti-microbial and come in many colors. At this thickness, LifeFloor tiles feature a 1 foot ASTM fall height rating, so they are great installed in an area where kids will run and play. (Other thicknesses are available with different fall height ratings.)

For a relatively permanent installation, a commercial grade contact cement is used. These patio tiles can also be installed on ground level concrete or similar hard surface, or they can be installed underwater using synthetic rubber and waterproof contact cement.  

Professional Quality Rubber Roof Deck Flooring - 2 inches Thick


If you want the very best in terms of patio tiles, the Sterling Rooftop Rubber Tile is the option you’re looking for. 

These tiles are 2 inches thick and made from durable patio rubber. They are suitable for residential or commercial installations. 

With a special design allowing water to drain under the tiles and the highest quality manufacturing, these tiles are among the best that money can buy. 

They can easily be installed by adding glue to the tiles at interlocking tabs and are ready to provide solid footing for even the heaviest outdoor furniture. Besides rooftop decks, this rubber paver system can be used in any outdoor space where traditional pavers would be used - from a patio to a hotel bar. 
They are available in numerous colors and have border and corner ramp options. They are also very easy to clean and are made from recycled rubber.

Temperature Stable Rooftop Flooring - 3/8 inch Thick


If your ground patio or rooftop deck leaves you wondering if patio tiles will be too hot during mid summer months, we direct you back to the Life Floor Ripple Tiles. This outdoor flooring option provides footing that is cooler to the touch in hot temperatures and indirect sunlight. They cool down when stepped on!

These ⅜ inch tiles are often used in public pools and other shared wet areas, because they are anti-microbial, non-toxic and temperature stable. They feature a super grip, ripple surface texture that greatly reduces the likelihood of a slip and fall situation. 

These tiles are crafted from closed cell foam and rubber materials which provides a soft flooring solution that combines comfort with durability and safety. They are available in numerous colors and thicknesses, and they come with a 3 year warranty.

Playground Tile - 2 1/2 inches Thick


If your goal is to provide a comfortable space for the entire family, including kids, Playground Tile may be an appropriate option for you.

This 2.5 inch thick product provides superior UV fade resistance, comes in multiple thicknesses and colors, and allows for water drainage around and under tiles. 

It is made in the USA and comes with a 15 year warranty. This playground tile is made from 100 percent recycled rubber and is designed exclusively to reduce the risk of injuries from slipping and falling - plus it’s very comfortable. So, should someone take a tumble, it should not put a major damper on the outdoor party! 

Greatmats for your Patio Tile needs!

Greatmats offers more than 60 designs of outdoor patio tiles, including turf, interlocking PVC, straight edge pavers, commercial grade tiles, and so many more. Residential and commercial users can enjoy any of the patio tile options at Greatmats, all of which look great and hold up well.

With the many safe, comfortable, and attractive decking options to choose from with options to suit any design preference or budget, the team at Greatmats will help you find the flooring option that is perfect for your project!
For more on this topic please review our Patio Deck Tiles Rubber and Plastic product page.