Best Screened in Porch Flooring That Are Pet Friendly

By Julia Nass Created: September, 2017 - Modified: June, 2023

Pets bring cuddles, friendship, and smiles into the house. Unfortunately, that's not the only thing they bring. There's no stopping the dirt, stains, scratches and other accidents pets cause. If you have a screened in porch or patio connecting the outside to the inside, that room is particularly subject to such pet messes.

Obviously, you can't stop accidents from happening. However, you can save yourself a lot of trouble with the right flooring. By choosing the right pet-friendly flooring, you can save time, energy and money.

Pet Safe Flooring Porch Floor Tile Features

There are several features to keep an eye out for when searching for the right screen in porch flooring for your pet.
  1. First of all, you'll want something scratch resistant to prevent damage from pet nails and claws.
  2. Second, you'll want a floor that is durable enough to withstand wear and tear.
  3. Further, it helps to have a floor that can withstand accidents. That means something that is non-absorbent and won't stain with moisture. You'll obviously need to clean up after the messes your pet leaves, so you want to choose something easy to keep clean.
  4. It's also a good idea to install a floor with good traction, so scurrying paws won't slip around at all.
This might seem like a lot to be looking out for, but there are plenty of products that uphold all those benefits and more. Here's an overview of some of them.

PVC Matting for Porch Flooring

Heronrib Wet Area Matting is designed to last for a long time outdoors and can certainly face pet elements as well; they are drain-through, waterproof, and won't grow mold and mildew. Heronrib Matting can easily be rolled out to install.

If you need to sweep underneath the matting, just roll it back up. This matting can be sprayed with a hose or mopped for extra cleaning.

PVC Tiles for Porch Flooring

StayLock Perforated Tiles are another durable, drain-through option. These PVC porch floor tiles are made from quality plastic material in the USA and come in a variety of fun colors. They are waterproof, slip-resistant and won't be damaged by nails. These porch tiles are a great option if you have kiddos as well, as they are soft underfoot and offer limited fall protection.

StayLock Perforated Tiles are made with super easy interlocking system. Installation is easy as snapping together tiles by hand. Cleaning only requires a damp mop and common household cleaners. It is best to avoid using bleach on this product.


Greatmats also offers another perforated PVC tiles excellent for just such applications. The Patio Outdoor Tile offers all of the same benefits listed above for the StayLock Tiles but are a bit firmer.

Modular Vinyl Screened in Porch Flooring

Vinyl is an excellent choice for pet flooring. Vinyl is slip, wear, scratch and stain resistant, which makes it one of the most popular flooring choices for pet-owners. Greatmats' offers raised vinyl tiles that provide all of these benefits and more.

Max Tile Raised Floors sit above the existing porch surface to allow air-circulation, which is particularly important in moist environments. These vinyl porch floor tiles are durable and designed for heavy traffic and furniture. Max tiles are often used as dance floors and basketball court flooring because they are so scratch and wear resistant. The protective surfacing will never need refinishing. Nevertheless, Max Tiles are extremely comfortable and inviting to bare feet and pet naps.

If you're interested the aesthetics of wood, you can choose one of the wood-grain varieties these tiles come in. Tiles are also offered in a slate design.

Max Tiles stay together with a tight fitting connector system that gives the floor strength and stability. Installations and removals are a simple project you can do all by yourself. Tiles can be cleaned with a damp mop and household cleaner.

Overall, Max Tiles are one of the best non-absorbent vinyl laminate modular floor tiles on the market, and one of the best pet-friendly flooring options out there.

As you can see, you and your pet have some great options for your screened-in porch flooring. You'll be able to rest easy knowing the right pet-resistant tiles will save you from having to deal with damage down the line. Even better, choosing Greatmats patio flooring guarantees you long-lasting quality and the best service around.