Plastic Flooring Options and Ideas
Plastic Flooring Guide
Plastic flooring from Greatmats consists of a number of different designs, creating one of the most versatile types of flooring materials on the market. You might even struggle to recognize some of these floors as consisting of plastic.
Make use of plastic flooring indoors or outdoors. Some of the tiles have a solid design, while others have holes that extend through the entire thickness of the tile, allowing water to drain to the ground underneath. It’s easy to clean, too.
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- Before You Buy
- Top 10 Questions
- Top Rated Products
- Product Comparisons
- Featured Testimonials
- Related Product Categories
Before You Buy
Where will you use your plastic flooring?
Plastic flooring has many different uses. To find products for these different use types, visit any of the product categories below.
- Anti Fatigue Areas
- Dog Training
- Exercise Areas
- Ground Protection Mats
- Industrial Areas
- Outdoor Events
- Outrigger Pads
- Pickleball Courts
- Pool Decks
- Sports Courts
- Tennis Courts
- Trade Shows
Who’s going to install it?
Top 10 QuestionsBelow are the most popular questions we've received around plastic flooring. Click the question to find to get a detailed answer and explanation on these topics.
- What Are the Pros and Cons of PVC Flooring?
- How Do Polyethylene Flooring, Polypropylene Flooring, and PVC Floor Tiles Differ?
- What Makes Plastic Flooring Good For Basements?
- What Are the Top 5 Deck Tile Materials?
- What Are The Best Plastic Decking Tiles?
- How Do You Tile a Garage Floor With Plastic Flooring?
- How Do Foam and Polypropylene Backed Carpet Squares Compare?
- How Do You Clean Plastic Garage Floor Tiles?
- What Are PVC StayLock Perforated Tiles Used For?
- How Do You Cut Plastic Roof Tiles?
Pros and Cons of PVC Flooring: PVC is an extremely versatile type of plastic flooring, as it’s easy to clean while providing cushioning. It’s water resistant, too, but it could suffer scratches.
Types of Plastic Floors Compared: PVC flooring offers flexibility that’s great for use indoors or outdoors. Polypropylene floors resist chemicals and can withstand heavy loads. Polyethylene floors can provide significant cushioning.
Basement Flooring Options: Plastic is a great flooring for basements because it is moisture resistant. Foam and rubber also work well in basements.
Deck Flooring Options: Plastic also works well for an outdoor deck, even serving as a runner around a pool. Other options to consider include rubber, foam, wood, and artificial turf.
Best Plastic Decking Tiles: In deck and patio areas, especially around a pool, PVC plastic can provide a fall height rating to protect kids who may be running nearby and who could fall.
Garage Floor DIY Project: Because plastic flooring with interlocking edges is so easy to install, most people can install these tiles themselves over the top of a concrete garage floor.
Carpet Tiles With Plastic Bases: When choosing to install interlocking carpet tiles, you can pick between tiles with a sturdy plastic base and with a cushioned foam base.
Ease of Cleaning Plastic Floor Tiles: When you install plastic tiles in areas where soils and grime commonly appear, such as in a garage, one of the big advantages is how easy these tiles are to clean.
Versatility of Perforated Plastic Tiles: In areas where standing puddles from rain can create slip hazards, installing perforated plastic flooring allows the water to drain away, creating a safer space.
Cutting Plastic Tiles to Fit: When doing a DIY installation of plastic floor tiles, you may have to cut some tiles to a smaller size to fit against a wall. Often, you can use a utility knife for this job.
Top Rated Products
Max Tile Raised Floor Tiles
Our Max Tile Raised Floor Tile provides a look that resembles a hardwood floor. Its raised plastic base makes it perfect to install in a basement or garage where moisture on the subfloor may be present.
Patio Outdoor Tiles
Our Patio Outdoor Tile works well on a deck or patio, as it allows rainwater to drain through the perforations. This PVC plastic flooring is available in several colors and has flexibility for comfort.
StayLock Tile Perforated
Another high quality plastic flooring for use on a deck, play area, or roof top is the StayLock Perforated Tile. Installation simply involves snapping the tiles together, and the finished layout carries a fall height rating of 20 inches.
Staylock Tiles Bump Top
A PVC plastic mat that’s ideal for use in a home gym or commercial sports gym is our StayLock Bump Top Tile. The surface of the plastic has a textured pattern, helping athletes to maintain a sure footing.
StayLock Tiles Orange Peel
A type of plastic floor that provides anti-fatigue benefits for a gym or a trade show is our StayLock Orange Peel Tile. These tiles snap together for a DIY project in very little time with a hidden interlocking system.
Popular Products Comparison
|Max Tile||StayLock Perforated||Staylock Bump Top||Court Floor Tile||Perforated Garage|
|Thickness||5/8” thick||9/16” thick||9/16” thick||5/8” thick||5/8” thick|
|Location||indoor||indoor/ outdoor||indoor||indoor||indoor/ outdoor|
|Material||polypropylene plastic||PVC plastic||PVC plastic||polypropylene plastic||polypropylene plastic|
Texture Options for Plastic Flooring
- Diamond Plate
- Orange Peel
- Button / Bump
- Raised Squares
L.E. Phillips Senior Center
The L.E. Phillips Senior Center is able to hold regular fitness classes for its residents on the Max Tile, which has excellent durability. It’s easy to clean and easy to install as well.
Product: Max Tile Raised Floor Tile
Homeowner Jason Ballard
After a flooded basement from a failed sump pump left Jason Ballard with ruined carpet, he needed a new solution. Our raised carpet tiles have a plastic base that lifts away from the subfloor, allowing moisture evaporation underneath the tiles.
Product: Modular Carpet Squares
Homeowner Doug VanWormer
After years of scraping and re-staining his deck, Doug VanWormer was on the lookout for a less time-intensive solution. Our perforated PVC plastic tiles went directly over the deck surface, creating a stylish look that stands up to the elements.
Product: Patio Outdoor Tile
Homeowner Ashley Radetich
As a fitness and nutrition coach, Ashley Radetich knows the importance of great flooring in a home gym. She chose to install our interlocking PVC tiles with an orange peel texture directly over existing carpeting with excellent results.
Product: StayLock Orange Peel Tile
Car Show Enthusiast Mark Lund
When Mark Lund began traveling with his vintage restored automobiles at car shows, he needed to install a temporary show floor under the car at each location. Our interlocking polypropylene plastic tiles look great, while being easy to transport, install, and disassemble after the show.
Product: Garage Floor Diamond Tile
Ramsey County Family Service Center
When the Family Service Center needed highly durable entrance tiles to handle significant foot traffic, they chose our Entrance Linear Tile. It has a PVC plastic base with carpeting sections over the top that deliver traction. Perforations in the plastic allow liquid from shoes to drain away.
Product: Entrance Linear Tile
Neuman K9 Academy
Having an indoor training area for dogs during Minnesota winters was important when Neuman K9 Academy opened a new facility. The facility used our raised PVC tiles as a base layer to combat moisture before placing foam tiles over the top for maximum comfort for the animals and handlers.
Product: Patio Outdoor Tile
To create sturdy base layers under its thin marley dance floor, Northwoods Dance used our polypropylene plastic flooring and foam tiles. The mixture of sturdiness and cushioning in the base layers is ideal for giving dancers the safest area to practice.
Product: Court Floor Tile
Home Dancer Timmorie Freeman
When professional dancer Timmorie Freeman needed to create a home dance studio for practice and for giving video lessons, she turned to Greatmats. Our polypropylene plastic flooring created the perfect base layer underneath her roll of marley dance flooring.
Product: Flat Top Click Tile
Outdoor Flooring with PVC Patio Outdoor Tiles
How To Cut PVC Floor Tiles
Perforated Garage Floor Tile 10x10 Install