Top Pool Deck Tiles for Fall Protection

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

We all love pools. They are fun for people of all ages and provide fantastic exercises, especially for people with injuries or knee, hip and joint problems.

However, pools are often surrounded by slippery surfaces. When water gathers around the pool's deck, slips and falls become almost inevitable. This can create a significant risk for injury.

Pool safety mats, however, provide the safety and convenience you need. By increasing traction and providing a soft surface in the event of a fall, a quality pool deck tile will make for a much safer area.

Fall protection is a smart choice for your pool area, and Greatmats has some of the finest pool deck tiles around!

Why You Need Fall Protection for Your Pool Deck

Having a home pool is a dream come true for many people. The luxury, convenience and cleanliness of a home pool makes it one of the highlights for thousands of homes across the country.

However, the pool deck is often insufficient. Concrete, asphalt and wood pool decks can become slippery, and if someone slips and falls, the hard surface can cause injuries ranging from bumps and bruises to broken bones or even concussions. For this reasons, you need to cover your surface with pool safety mats.

What to Look for in a Pool Deck Tile

So what should you be looking for when you start shopping for pool deck tiles? First of all, you need a surface that is slip-resistant. Having a slip-resistant pool deck flooring will enhance the safety and reliability of your outdoor area and will reduce the chances of injury to your friends and family.

Of course, you also need fall protection. No matter how good the slip-resistance, falling can occur, so you need a surface that will provide padding and support to reduce the chances of injury. With proper fall protection and padding, falls that could result in injury are little more than an inconvenience. If you are a parent, having fall protection on your pool deck in one of the most important aspects of a surface tile.

While the tile needs a non-slip surface on top, it should also have a non-slip bottom. If the tile slips on the concrete or asphalt, it won't provide the safety and reliability you expect.

Pool Deck Tiles With Best Fall Protection

Let's now take a look at the best pool deck tiles with fall protection for your home or facility. each one of these tiles is visually-attractive, gives strong grip, and provides cushioning protection. As an added advantage, all of the pool safety mats listed below are one inch thick or less, meaning they provide the protection you need while still giving a firm walking surface.

Staylock Perforated Tiles

When you are looking for a pool deck tile that locks together firmly and provides outstanding grip and performance, StayLock Perforated Tile is it. The interlocking tiles are made from PVC plastic. They are soft, strong, and durable and offer a 20 inch ASTM fall height rating. When placed over a concrete pool deck, these tiles provide added fall protection, especially for children who may be running and playing around the pool.

One of the aspects that makes these tiles so effective for pool deck safety is their perforated surface. Instead of lingering on the surface, water falls through the small holes in the tile and flows underneath. This means children are less likely to slip in large puddles of water, and also allows the surface to dry much faster.

These pool deck tiles are available in multiple colors, including blue, green, gray, terra cotta, and tan. This allows you to select the perfect option for your exterior and you can match the pool deck mats to your patio furniture, creating a world-class look!

Ergo Matta Perforated Outdoor Tile

With a perforated surface, high-quality PVC plastic, and a perforated surface, the Ergo Matta Perforated Outdoor Tile can be used with nearly any pool deck. They are made for outdoor use and have a 20-inch fall height rating from the ASTM. Best of all, these tiles can be installed over any flat surface, including dirt, grass or pavement. No matter what type of exterior you need to cover, these tiles will deliver quality and performance.

These tiles are often used for playgrounds and preschools, but they are also effective for pool decks because they are non-absorbent and UV treated. You'll not only have a surface that is safe for children, you won't have to worry about the tiles soaking up water or breakdown in the sun.

These tiles are made to withstand scorching summer heat. They are suitable for temperatures up to 194 degrees, so no matter where you live, these pool deck tiles will withstand the temperatures.

Other Quality Options for Your Pool Deck

The products listed above are just a couple of the many options available for enhanced pool deck safety. Check out our full selection of pool deck tile products and you'll be able to find the exact mats you need for any pool or hot tub area.

Find the Perfect Mats for Your Pool Deck and More

No matter what type of facility you have; no matter what type of surface you need to cover, when you purchase from Greatmats, you'll get outstanding products backed by a team of professional experts.

We believe that quality mats and flooring will enhance your entire area, so contact us now and let us help you choose the right pool deck tile for your home.