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Best 5 Rooftop Tiles for Rooftop Decks and Patios

By Julia Nass Created: July, 2017 - Modified: May, 2024

In the wide world of rooftop flooring, how do you choose which one is right for you? Of course, there are many questions to consider. How much time and money are you willing to spend? What kind of environment will your rooftop flooring be subject to?

Despite all the different factors, it's likely you already have an idea of what is most important to you in your rooftop flooring. For some, it may be style or comfort. For others, it is finding the lowest possible price. Whatever you prioritize, Greatmats is here to make the choice easier for you. Check out the following products picked as the best five rooftop tiles.

Best Choice for Durability

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Although most Greatmats' flat deck roof flooring is durable, Sterling Roof Top Tiles (2 inch) take it to the next level. Rubber is known to be one of the toughest and most long-lasting materials, and the high-quality rubber of Sterling tiles holds up to its name. The non-slip surface of these tiles is resistant to stains and scratches and will hold up under any type of patio furniture. Ultimately, the long-lasting durability of Sterling Roof Top Tiles is backed up by its limited lifetime warranty.

Other perks:
These roof deck tiles are a versatile choice. Sterling tiles are safe to use over rubber roofing membranes. They are also an attractive option, available in a wide range of stylish colors. Each tile is 2 by 2 feet and weighs 24 pounds. Tiles interlock seamlessly and can be installed with a partial or full glue down.

Best Choice for Style & Color

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Want a rooftop that really pops? Sterling Roof Top Tiles 2 Inch 95% Premium Colors are the way to go. This flat roof deck flooring is just like the flooring detailed above, except in the following colors: Azure Blue, Denim Blue, Emerald Green, Granite Gray, Safari Green, Sangria Red, Sedona Tan, Sierra Brown, Tuscan Red. Each tile is made of high-quality rubber with 95% color. With so many color options, you have the freedom to create a unique design or pattern.

Plus, the 95% color option provides more solar reflectance than solid-colored Sterling Roof Top Tiles.

Best Budget Friendly Option

patio tiles for rooftop
If budget is the number one priority, choose Patio Outdoor Tiles. These tiles are Greatmats' cheapest outdoor flooring tile. Out of all our outdoor flooring options, these tiles are an extremely economical choice. Don't confuse cheap with low quality, however. These tiles are long-lasting, aesthetically pleasing, and comfortable to walk on. Don't just take it from us; Patio Outdoor Tiles received sweeping five-star reviews on

Other perks:
This flat roof deck flooring uses an interlocking system. Disassembly is just as easy; it can be done all by hand, and no special tools are required. Because tiles are perforated and elevated, water can free-flow right through them, which makes these tiles great for wet areas as well.

Best Choice for Drainage

perforated tiles for roof deck or patio
Before choosing rooftop flooring, it's important to consider how wet your rooftop environment is. If your roof sees water from rain, pools, or any other source, it's smart to choose roof deck tiles specifically designed for such. Greatmats recommends Staylock Perforated Tiles for premium drainage. These tiles feature a non-slip, perforated surface that allows water to drain through the surface and air to flow underneath. That way, your flat roof deck flooring won't ever see puddles or standing water. Tiles maintain traction and barefoot comfort even when wet.

Often mistaken for rubber, StayLock Perforated tiles are made from durable PVC material.

Best Choice for Natural Look

best turf for rooftop
Outdoor Rooftop Turf provides maximum comfort and luxury to any rooftop while providing a natural look. Often made of polypropylene plastic, the artificial turf top yields both cushion and warmth to bare feet. These rolls are a wonderful way to transform any cold hard surface into a paradise-like lounge area. Outdoor turfs are flexible enough to contour to surface irregularities while still laying flat. Artificial turf for rooftops is flooring that the entire family will be happy to stand, sit, or even lie on.

open drainage tile for rooftop
Use Roof Open Drainage Tile underneath artificial turf rolls to promote maximum drainage on the rooftop deck while creating a natural, green look.

Looking for Something More?

Even if you don't see what you're wanting here, has everything you need to create an idyllic rooftop patio. With so many industry-leading rooftop flooring products, it's virtually impossible to go wrong. Greatmats' customer service is available to chat and answer any questions no matter what they may be.