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Perforated Floor Tiles

In areas where moisture and spills frequently appear, having perforated floor tiles from Greatmats allows the liquid to drain through. This creates a safer space for people to stand on and walk across than solid flooring where water pools on top.

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When going with this format, it is important to select tiles with holes that extend through the entire thickness of the tile, which ours do. Don’t pick cheap tiles where the hole in the tile is only in the surface layer, allowing the water to collect, rather than flow through the tile and out the bottom.

Size and Shape Options

The majority of our perforated floor tiles will have a square shape. Using square tiles simplifies the process of installing and calculating the number of interlocking tiles needed to complete the layout.

Many of these tiles will measure 1x1 foot, making them easy to handle and carry during the installation process. For mats made to cover larger spaces quickly, some of our tiles may measure as large as 3x3 feet.

A couple of models of rectangular shaped tiles with perforations are available too, and these measure about 10x20 inches. They also offer interlocking edges to simplify installation.

Material Options

Perforated floor tiles are available in a few different types of materials. Because many of these models have a design made for outdoor use, they need to be able to stand up to all kinds of weather and constant sunlight.

PVC plastic is a common type of material to use for these tiles. It is lightweight, yet it remains extremely durable. StayLock model PVC plastic tiles are available in multiple colors, and the colors do not fade with constant sun exposure.

For indoor use in a kitchen or along an assembly line, rubber tiles are frequently put to use. The rubber provides cushioning for people who must stand and work. It can withstand having many types of chemicals and materials spilled on it.

For areas that need to support significant amounts of weight without buckling, while also providing drainage holes, firm polypropylene plastic is a good choice in the tile material. Polypropylene will work for either indoor or outdoor use.

Pattern and Texture Options

Perforated floor tiles will not contain unusual textures on the surface. However, through the use of materials like rubber and PVC plastic that have a natural grippy surface, they often are still able to provide a sure footing for people walking on them.

The choices of patterns with these tiles will primarily relate to the size and shape of the perforations. Larger holes will allow water and spilled liquid to drain through faster. However, larger holes can weaken the ability of the tiles to support a lot of weight.

In areas around offices where business professionals may be wearing high heel shoes, perforations in the flooring can create a trip hazard. If the heel sticks into one of the holes, the wearer could stumble. Look for a type of tile with extremely small perforations in a case like this.

Common Use Options

Customers will install these perforated floor tiles in areas where water and liquid commonly appear on the floor.

Some people install these tiles around a swimming pool, creating a raised area above the ground. They work nicely on an outdoor patio or deck too, preventing rainwater from pooling on the surface.

When creating a seating access area in grass for an event like a wedding in the park or backyard, using firm plastic perforated tiles is a great idea. Firm tiles also work in a garage to support the weight of a car, while allowing moisture and snow to drain through the perforations.

Some of these rubber tiles work nicely in a barn, giving horses a comfortable place to stand while allowing urine and spilled water to drain through to the dirt floor below.

Installation Options

Installation of these perforated floor tiles is an easy process. Just line up the tabs on one tile with the loops or slots on the adjacent tile and press them together to secure the layout. The interlocking edges fit together tightly, holding the flooring together without the need for glue.

Installers can create flooring layouts that resemble an island in the center of a room. The island layout does not require cutting any tiles.

For a wall-to-wall layout instead, installers will need to cut some tiles to fit tight to the wall. PVC plastic is the easiest type of tile to cut, using only a utility knife. For rubber and polypropylene plastic, a circular saw with safety guards may be a more efficient means of cutting these tiles.

Cleaning and Maintenance Requirements

These tiles will stand up to exposure to spills and soils, and they’re made to be easy to clean. To clean the surface of the tiles, just rinse them with a garden hose or run a mop over the top, and any excess water will drain through the perforations.

To clean stubborn soils from the surface, use a neutral pH cleaning solution and warm water with a mop.