Customer Reviews For ground protection mat at Greatmats:
Folding Gymnastics Mats 4x8 ft x 1.5 inch V4
fast, efficient service very impressed with product & service Thanks Laurie :)
Playground Swing Set Mat Earth 32x54 x 2 Inch
Great customer service & delivery was on time too.
Most Common Product Questions For ground protection mat at Greatmats:
What is the best tool for cutting tiles?
To cut the tiles, use a sharp utility knife. Visit our blog about <a href='/deck-tiles/how-to-install-staylock-peforated-deck-and-playground-tiles.php'>installing these tiles</a>.
I live in Arizona. I. Want to put these a over concrete patio. How long will they hold up under the Arizona sun?
Black is a good color for outdoors for fading concerns, as black has no color to fade out, however it will be hotter than other colors. The color options in this tile are rated for average sun exposure outdoors for 7 years, however this is not part of the product warranty. All PVC and rubber outdoor tiles will eventually fade in the sun.
how thick is this product
This perforated floor tile is 9/16 of an inch thick. For this and other products please check the Spec tab on our product page for tile sizes.
what is the fall height for this product, I understand that it meets the ASTM 1292 rating, but is there an actual number like 5' or something?
This outdoor tile features a 20 inch fall height rating.
Can this product be used on a TPO roof?
Yes this flooring tile is safe for installation on a rubber TPO roofing membrane.
Would this product be appropriate for a basement laundry area?
Sure this would be a great option for indoor basement floors, perhaps consider the solid surface version.
Can the tiles be taken apart if a mistake is made during installation?
Depending on the size of the installation. For rooftops, portions of the tiles may need to be glued down, depending the available perimeter constraints for the installation. We recommend a collar be a part of the installation to hold the tiles in place over time. The installation instructions are recommended for review. For smaller jobs under 400 SF, the tiles can be free dry laid.
The Weight Loading on the posted Specifications Data Sheet references 'patio furniture,' which can be both very light or very heavy. Can you quote a specific weight? Can these tiles support grills and relatively heavy planters?
Planters are fine, grills are also ok in most cases, because if the weight is dispersed over a few inches pad, then it will not crush the tiles in a small area.
Can these be used over concrete steps?
I think it would be to use a 1/2 inch thick outdoor rated rubber tile material for steps. With a glue down installation.
can these tiles be laid over grass and dirt
This tile can be installed over almost any outdoor surface, yes to grass and or dirt. Make the surface as smooth as possible first and cut the grass short. Review our blog about <a href='/patio-tiles/overcoming-uneven-ground-with-flexible-patio-tiles.php'>installing patio tile over grass and dirt</a>.
would this withstand the weight of my car? I would like to place it in my carport
This tile is not designed for use with cars. I would suggest a hard plastic polypropylene tile that is perforated.
Does the staylock tile get hot in the sun and if barefooted?
We have tested the tiles ourselves with a hand touch test method and we do not find that the tiles get any hotter than concrete, however we did have one customer that said otherwise.
Does this product work well over an older deck-the wood is good, but I am tired of painting, and would like a flooring were the grandkids would not get any slivers. I live in Wisconsin, so would it be ok outside year around. Also can you put a rug over it for decorating if wanted? Nancy
Yes this is a very good application for this floor tile, exterior use, all climates.
Could these be used as an outdoor basketball court?
They are a little soft for basketball, I would recommend our Patio Outdoor Tile, When installed over a hard flat surface. Shown here. https://www.greatmats.com/tiles/interlocking-patio-tiles.php
Is this product suitable for use in a basement that gets occasional water leaks? And can it support a washer/dryer or exercise equipment?
This tile can be installed in a basement, and its not been tested under equipment.
It says it’s not suitable for heavy objects on top of the tiles, but there is a photo of a wood play set on top of the tiles so I’m confused. Can a play set be placed on top of the tiles? This is the exact purpose for which I wanted to use them. Thanks.
These tiles are a flexible PVC Plastic. We recommend cutting the tiles to fit around play equipment.
can you use this on a garage floor?
These tiles are made from a soft PVC Plastic. They are not designed for vehicle use. We do have a perforated garage tile here: https://www.greatmats.com/garage-floor-tile/perforated-flow-drain-garage-tile.php
can this product be used over gravel for a wheelchair path?
These tiles can be used over gravel. However, we suggest a harder tile for wheel chair use.
Can this product be used over an EPDM roofing surface.
Absolutely. They have a rounded foot system that is safe over EPDM roof surfaces.
What should I expect in a heavily wooded lot re: cleaning leaves and pine needles from the grids? Sweep off? Hose off? Remove and shake off?
Debris can fall through the perforations. To clean out, lift the tiles to sweep or use a leaf blower. You can hose them off as well.
Can it be used on an outdoor surface in the winter if there is a lot of snowfall in my area? Would I be able to run a heated cable under the product to help melt the snow without damaging the product?
These tiles can be used outdoors in all climates and left outside in the winter. Heat will cause them to expand.
We have a flat roof terrace that recently got a new membrane put on. It has slight ridges where the pieces connect and are tarred together- is this product recommended to create a more even surface? Or is there a different tile you suggest? Also- are these tiles stackable if we wanted to get higher off the floor?
The tiles are not tested as stackable, so we dont really know. The tiles will following the underneath surface in terms of flatness.
Would this work over a flat asphalt roof? Should I use an underlayment? And are the tiles substantial enough to have patio table and chairs on them?
The StayLock tiles have only been tested over rubber membranes, not asphalt. Light patio furniture only. No heavy tables and chairs. No underlayment.