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Most Slip Resistant Pool Deck Tiles

By Kif Richmann Created: August, 2017 - Modified: September, 2023

Do you have a pool deck that you need to cover? There are many options, so choosing the exact product can be a challenge. However, if you have the right information and the right selection, you can find a pool deck tile that is perfect for your needs.

Let's take a look at what you should look for in non-slip pool deck mats, then take a closer look at a few of the top options for your home or facility.

What to Look for in Pool Non-Slip Tiles

Before we look at the best products for your pool decks, let's explore the specific characteristics that you should seek in a non-slip tile for pool areas. While everyone's needs and preferences will be different, these are a few of the qualities you should find.

First of all, you need slip-resistance when the mats are wet. Pool decks will obviously have lots of dripping water, so you need a quality material that will maintain slip resistance even when it's covered in water. If the surface is ''slippery when wet,'' it won't do you any good as a pool deck covering; you might as well just stay with the hard surface.

You should also look for a soft surface, as most people enjoying the pool will be barefoot. You won't need the gentle cushioning of foam mats that are used for wrestling and gymnastics, but it never hurts to add a little padding to the surface.

The material should also be non-absorbent. Again, with lots of water all over, any material that absorbs water can become a breeding ground for mold and mildew. Although pool water is usually cleaned and sanitized, you never want absorbent materials around your pool.

Finally, you should look for a non-slip tile for pool areas that is pleasing to the eye. You can find non-slip pool mats that are basic black, white, or grey, but you can also choose items that are more colorful and decorative. You certainly have your options when it comes to pool non-slip mats, so be sure to take your time and select a product that appeals to you.

Most Slip-Resistant Pool Deck Tiles

1. Patio Outdoor Tile

Patio Outdoor Tile
These patio tiles have everything you expect from a non-slip tile for pool areas. They give you a high-quality surface grip, reducing the chances of injury, and won't soak up water or other liquids. With a perforated surface, they won't trap water, and they clamp together with a firm grip, creating a seamless surface for your pool deck.

One of the most unique qualities of these pool non-slip mats is the perforated top. Perforated tops have special advantages for surfaces that experience a lot of water, such as pool decks or outdoor patios in rainy areas. By allowing the water to flow underneath, they don't pool water on the top. The perforation also allows the water underneath to evaporate, meaning you have less chance of mold buildup.

These tiles are made from PVC material and have a unique interlocking system. This flexible PVC material is comfortable for bare feet, making it ideal for pool decks. The tiles are non-absorbent and do not require adhesives for connection. You can choose from three solid colors, in addition to black, when purchasing these outdoor non-slip mats for decking: grey, blue, and brown.

When you need strong, reliable, and water-resistant decking for your pool area, these non-slip tiles will perfectly fit your needs.

2. Staylock Perforated Tiles

indoor pool with grey perforated tiles surrounding pool
This is a no-nonsense, highly reliable mat that you can use to cover your pool deck. When you are searching for non-slip pool tiles, you should give serious consideration to the Staylock Perforated Tiles. These tiles offer comfort, superior durability, and long-lasting performance, making them one of the best choices for a slip-resistant pool deck covering.

The surfaces of these tiles have small perforations, which allow water to roll underneath, keeping the water from congregating at the surface. They are also soft on barefeet.

3. SoftFlex Floor Tiles

Sterling Roof Top Tile
Like the name says, the SoftFlex Floor Tiles are much softer than concrete, asphalt, or wood surfaces, and they provide excellent traction to both footwear and bare feet. However, these are recommended for indoor use only. Use them for your indoor pool, sauna, or indoor hot tub area. These tiles are also perforated to allow water to drain through.

The SoftFlex Tiles are available in beautiful neutral color options like various shades of grey, teal green, ocean blue, and tan.

4. Ergo Matta Perforated Tiles

Sterling Roof Top Tile
For bright and bold color options, choose the Ergo Matta Perforated Outdoor Tiles. These feature bold colors including blue, yellow, red, and green, but also more neutral colors of black, tan, gray, and white. Mix and match these colors to create fun designs or to designate walking paths or other areas. While most deck tiles are square, the Ergo Matta tile is rectangle shaped to create a unique look.

These feature a 20 inch ASTM fall height rating to increase the safety of your pool deck should someone slip or fall. These tiles also can roll up for storage or to move to a new place. It's a great option if you are looking to install a small section near the pool ladder or stairs.

5. Herontile Wet Area Tiles

herontile wet area tile
Herontile Wet Area Tile is certified slip-resistant but also soft and comfortable on bare feet. They are ideal for indoor use for pool area, saunas, hot tub rooms, and locker rooms. These pool are tiles feature anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties to improve hygiene in pool areas.

Herontiles click together to create a seamless flooring solution. They can also be rolled up for easy cleaning.

Other Options for Non-Slip Pool Mats

There are many other options for non-slip pool deck surfaces. Be sure to explore our large selection of pool deck tile and you can find the exact product you are looking for. Pool deck covering can come in dog-bone tile, perforated tile, peel-and-stick tile and more. There are dozens of options, so be sure to explore our inventory. If you need more information, feel free to contact our team to find the exact item you need for your pool deck.