Patio & Rooftop Rubber & Interlocking Outdoor Deck Tiles
Rubber outdoor deck tiles, Interlocking deck tile options, Waterproof deck tiles
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How to Determine the Best Outdoor Deck Tiles
No matter where the wooden deck is located, it will be exposed to harsh weather. Whether it’s because of sun exposure, precipitation, widely varying temperatures, or humidity level fluctuations, wood decks may splinter, fade, or even warp over time. Waterproof and rubber deck tiles will protect the wood from these conditions, allowing the material to last longer. For a concrete patio area, swimming area, or deck, consider plastic, foam, or rubber patio tiles. These tiles offer a good value to cover a large surface area.
Foam outdoor deck tiles provide the best slip-resistance material in areas that are wet frequently, like pool areas or waterparks. Customers appreciate the foam tiles because of the soft cushioning they provide for bare feet in these areas and because they don’t heat up uncomfortably in direct sun. Should someone slip and fall around these wet areas, the foam yields a soft landing area.
Rubber Deck Tiles
- Durable, heavy-duty tiles with long warranties
- Weather resistance from freezing and cracking, while inhibiting growth of mold or mildew
- Certain tile designs deliver critical fall height ratings
- Extra thickness versus other tile materials
- Tile size simplifies the installation process
Rubber outdoor deck tiles deliver one of the most durable options for outdoor areas. The rubber material works well in any kind of weather, and it can handle extensive foot traffic without showing wear. Rubber stands up to having weights placed on it, such as outdoor patio furniture or lounge chairs, too.
Versus plastic tiles, rubber decking has a longer lifespan and a higher level of durability. A rubber outdoor deck tiles often provides a longer warranty period than a plastic tile product, which gives the purchaser a greater peace of mind and value over time. In fact, rubber tiles sometimes will provide a limited lifetime warranty, while plastic tiles offer warranties up to 5 years.
Rubber decking tiles consist of recycled truck tires, which gives them an environmentally friendly design along with amazing durability. This type of rubber is made to stand up to all kinds of weather without cracking, even when repeatedly subject to freezing and thawing. Rubber deck mats do not draw insects, and they’re naturally waterproof. Certain designs of these rubber tiles will even provide a critical fall height rating, similar to the design of rubber playground tiles.
Another advantage of rubber decking is its thickness level. Typically, rubber tiles range between 1 and 2.25 inches in thickness with thicker mats providing greater durability and cushioning. Thicker rubber deck tiles do cost a little more and are heavier than thinner tiles. Even with the extra weight, our rubber patio tile pieces are conveniently sized, so one person can handle the installation. Some versions of rubber decking tiles will interlock to further simplify installation.
Safe Foam Waterproof Outdoor Deck Tiles
- Anti-slip surface maximizes safety in wet areas, such as pool decks and waterparks
- Temperature stable surface means you can comfortably walk barefoot on foam, even on the hottest days
- Foam offers limited fall height protection to minimize injuries in the case of a fall
- Anti-bacterial and anti-fungal tiles contribute to a healthier environment
For swimming pool decks and waterparks, foam outdoor deck tiles make a popular and practical option. These tiles offer excellent safety and slip resistance, even when the surface is saturated. Another major benefit of foam is the fact that it provides a temperature stable surface, meaning that even on the hottest days you can comfortably walk barefoot on the tiles. In the case of a slip or a fall, foam offers a limited fall height protection and helps to absorb impact, minimizing injury.
Continually wet environments pose particular challenges to outdoor tiles, but foam tiles are designed to withstand such demands. The tiles are both anti-bacterial and anti-fungal, creating a healthier space.
Installation is generally a little more complicated than installing dry decking tiles; foam tiles like our Life Floor Slate Tiles must be installed using adhesive.
Plastic Interlocking Outdoor Deck Tiles
- Waterproof tiles provide excellent durability
- Perforated tiles eliminate standing water, encourage draining, and help to prevent slips and falls
- Easy DIY installation
- Highly economical tile option
- Comfortable, soft surface
Customers appreciate our patio deck tiles because they have a perforated design that allows for drainage. By removing standing water on the surface, the tiles provide sure traction and minimize the possibility of slipping. These tiles stand up to any kind of weather without heating up uncomfortably, and they have a UV stability built into them to prevent color fading, which yields a great value over time. Additionally, our plastic pool deck pavers don’t absorb water, which makes them ideal in constantly damp areas.
PVC interlocking decking tiles give customers a lightweight type of flooring that’s perfect for DIY installations, while maintaining a professional look. The most common connection system on these tiles is a click-together tab and loop system that secures tightly. These floor outdoor deck tiles assemble and disassemble quickly, providing an easy means of installation, as no adhesives are required. Customers can cut these interlocking outdoor tiles to fit any space.
For those who need fall protection in a deck tile, some of Greatmats’ PVC tiles are constructed with this capability. A fall height rated tile is a smart idea in a home with small children.
Top 6 Tips to Choose the Best Outdoor Deck Tiles
- Identify the type of surface that the deck tiles will be installed over, including whether the installation will be outdoors or indoors
- Measure the size of the space that you will need to cover
- Consider all of the seasons, temperatures, and types of weather that the tiles will need to endure
- Establish your budget for the project
- Decide whether a glue down or dry lay installation will be best
- Determine whether you will install the tiles yourself, or if you will hire a professional to handle the installation
3 Popular Types of Outdoor Decking Mats
- Plastic interlocking decking tiles are dry laid, and feature a snap together connection system.
- Interlocking rubber tiles are either glued down or glued together.
- Foam outdoor pool tiles are always glued down. Some tiles feature a peel-and-stick method for indoors.
Top 6 Benefits of Outdoor Tiles
- Preserve your existing deck without needing to replace it entirely
- Protect your deck from the elements, extending its life
- Quickly and easily update the style of your decking surface
- Optimize your deck's safety
- Provide fall protection
- Create a temperature stable surface so you can enjoy your deck in all weather
Interlocking Deck Tiles for Sports Courts
Our decking tile products work great for all kinds of installation choices in commercial and residential settings. Greatmats offers outdoor deck tile system options featuring many different materials, all at great prices. Our flooring experts are ready to answer any questions regarding outdoor flooring.
Some customers choose our decking tiles to provide a sports flooring surface outdoors. These tiles provide the footing and traction required for many types of outdoor sports, including basketball, volleyball, tennis, and pickleball. Our tiles deliver just the right level of cushioning properties to ensure a safe playing surface in all kinds of weather.
One reason why customers make use of our interlocking deck tiles on outdoor sports courts is because of the durability they offer. With UV resistance built into many of these tiles, they can be left in direct sunlight all year around without fading or breaking down. No matter how often athletes play on these tiles, they’ll maintain their integrity and provide a high level of value.
Water resistance is another important feature of our outdoor deck tiles when used for sports courts. Not only are the materials in these tiles waterproof, many styles of tile have perforations in the surface. This allows water to drain away safely, rather than pooling on the top of the tile, which creates a safer surface for athletes.
Waterproof Decking Tiles for Pet Safety
For those who enjoy spending time with their pets outdoors, having a safe and durable type of outdoor flooring is a must. No one wants to install a floor, only to have the surface marred by pet nails or stains from pet accidents. Greatmats offers a host of options for outdoor flooring that will stand up to pets, while also giving them a safe surface.
Many of our customers will choose our interlocking deck tiles to go over the top of an existing wood deck that has suffered pet damage. Pet nails can scratch wood, leaving ugly gouges. If not properly sealed, wood also absorbs pet urine, leading to unwanted odors and stains in the sitting area.
Instead of sanding and refinishing the wood deck, consider adding interlocking patio tiles from Greatmats. Our PVC deck tiles are tough enough to stand up to pet nails. Yet, these tiles are soft for walking, sitting, and laying on, creating a comfortable area for the pet to relax. Many of our PVC tiles have an interlocking installation design, which results in a simple DIY project.
For those who prefer a wood look in the outdoor deck tiles, we also offer a style of garden decking tiles featuring a wood plastic composite material. They’re tough and able to bear plenty of weight, while showcasing a woodgrain surface. With the UV stabilization built into these tiles, they’ll avoid fading when exposed to constant sunlight at any time of the year.
Options for Rooftop Deck Tiles
One of the best places to relax after a long day at work is a rooftop patio. It’s important to have a safe type of outdoor flooring installed in this area, which protects the roof materials while supporting the weight of people and furniture. Selecting the right kind of roof deck tiles helps to make the most of this valuable space in either a residential or commercial setting, such as an outdoor seating area at a restaurant.
Rubber roof decking is one option, as this material delivers a high level of durability. It’s heavy enough to support people and furniture, yet the roof doesn’t need additional reinforcement to support the rubber tiles.
For a more colorful option, some of our customers select a plastic rooftop deck flooring. These outdoor deck tiles are inexpensive, yet they’re durable and lightweight. Plastic tiles do not absorb water and are treated to resist sun fading, which makes them ideal in a rooftop deck setting.