Temporary Flooring Guide

Temporary Flooring Customers - View All

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2nd Annual Wisconsin State Taekwondo Championships
2nd Annual Wisconsin State Taekwondo Championships
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Carpet Tile Gym Floor Covers at American Fork High School
Carpet Tile Gym Floor Covers at American Fork High School
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Sport Karate Mats Testimonial - Infinity National Championships
Sport Karate Mats Testimonial - Infinity National Championships
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BJJ Mat Testimonial - Rafael Ellwanger Gracie United BJJ
BJJ Mat Testimonial - Rafael Ellwanger Gracie United BJJ
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Vinyl Gym Floor Covering and Rolling Storage Rack - Colfax Schools
Vinyl Gym Floor Covering and Rolling Storage Rack - Colfax Schools
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Mark Lund - Car Show Garage Floor Tiles - Eleva, WI
Mark Lund - Car Show Garage Floor Tiles - Eleva, WI
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Tournament and Dojang Taekwondo Mats Testimonial: Brookings TKD
Tournament and Dojang Taekwondo Mats Testimonial: Brookings TKD
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Interlochen Center for the Arts - Gym Floor Covers - Interlochen, MI
Interlochen Center for the Arts - Gym Floor Covers - Interlochen, MI
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Marley Studio and Portable Dance Flooring: Christine's Dance Company
Marley Studio and Portable Dance Flooring: Christine's Dance Company
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Event Rentals - Gym Floor Covers - Spartanburg, SC
Event Rentals - Gym Floor Covers - Spartanburg, SC

Temporary Flooring How To's - View All

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Temporary Walkway Over Mud or Grass - Temporary Sidewalk Ideas
Temporary Walkway Over Mud or Grass - Temporary Sidewalk Ideas
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How to Choose the Proper Tent and Event Flooring
How to Choose the Proper Tent and Event Flooring
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How to Install Vinyl Gym Floor Covering
How to Install Vinyl Gym Floor Covering
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How to Install Foam Tiles - Easy Installation over Hard Floors
How to Install Foam Tiles - Easy Installation over Hard Floors
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How to Create a Temporary Road Using Mats
How to Create a Temporary Road Using Mats
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Can You Put Laminate Over Tile, Concrete Or Plywood?
Can You Put Laminate Over Tile, Concrete Or Plywood?
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Indoor Event and Trade Show Flooring Key Features
Indoor Event and Trade Show Flooring Key Features

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What To Use For Temporary Floor Protection During Events
What To Use For Temporary Floor Protection During Events
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Special Event Flooring Key Features
Special Event Flooring Key Features
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Temporary Flooring Over Carpet Ideas for Home and Dance
Temporary Flooring Over Carpet Ideas for Home and Dance
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Touring Ballet Dance Subfloor - St. Paul Ballet
Touring Ballet Dance Subfloor - St. Paul Ballet
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Gym Floor Cover Options and Ideas: Protective Surfaces
Gym Floor Cover Options and Ideas: Protective Surfaces
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Options for Basement Flooring Over Concrete
Options for Basement Flooring Over Concrete
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Car Show Display Flooring - Options and Ideas
Car Show Display Flooring - Options and Ideas
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Where Can I Buy Event Tent Flooring?
Where Can I Buy Event Tent Flooring?
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What's the Best Temporary Patio Flooring?
What's the Best Temporary Patio Flooring?
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Top 5 Temporary Basement Flooring Options for Kids - Soft and Padded
Top 5 Temporary Basement Flooring Options for Kids - Soft and Padded

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Portable Dance Subfloor for Stage Installations
Portable Dance Subfloor for Stage Installations
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Best Portable Tap Dance Floor Kit Video
Best Portable Tap Dance Floor Kit Video
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How Much Does Temporary Outdoor Flooring Cost?
How Much Does Temporary Outdoor Flooring Cost?
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Modular Garage Flooring for Motorcycles, Cars, Trucks and More
Modular Garage Flooring for Motorcycles, Cars, Trucks and More
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Portable Base Layer for Home and Traveling Dance Floors
Portable Base Layer for Home and Traveling Dance Floors
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Event Tiles For Temporary Dance Floors
Event Tiles For Temporary Dance Floors
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Are gym floor protection covers worth the cost?
Are gym floor protection covers worth the cost?
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How Much Are Temporary Floor Tiles
How Much Are Temporary Floor Tiles
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How Thick Are Gym Floor Covers?
How Thick Are Gym Floor Covers?
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Where Would You Use Portable Access Mats?
Where Would You Use Portable Access Mats?

Temporary Floor Tile, Mat and Roll Blogs, Videos and Testimonials

When you’re working on a flooring project that will be temporary, it’s essential to choose the right flooring product for your needs. While temporary flooring might only be used for a few days or a few months, it still needs to put in the same quality performance that you would expect of permanent flooring.

That’s why Greatmats carries a wide assortment of products designed specifically for the demands of temporary use. Offering everything from an easy installation to the durability needed for repeated installations, these temporary flooring options are suitable for many different applications.

With so many products to choose from, this buyers guide can help you to narrow down your choices. We’ve gathered temporary flooring ideas and highlights of flooring features to help you determine which product is best for your needs. We’ve also included customer highlights and plenty of how-to’s to guide you along the way.

Uses for Temporary Flooring

One of the great benefits of temporary flooring is its versatility. A single product can serve countless uses, and the vast selection at Greatmats is suitable for indoor use, outdoor use, and more.
Consider the following projects that you can complete with temporary flooring:





grey temporary floor tile with holes installed over gravel


  • Basement flooring
  • Commercial and residential kitchen flooring
  • Kids’ rooms and playroom floors
  • Martial arts studio floors and competition floors
  • Event runways
  • Gym flooring
  • Bathroom and locker room flooring
  • Dance studios and performances
  • Vehicle showrooms
  • Trade show displays
  • Patio and deck surfaces
  • Temporary walkways
  • Temporary roadways for ground protection
  • Rental equipment
  • Tent and event flooring



Types of Temporary Flooring

All of our temporary flooring products are designed for easy and fast installation. Most of these products are tiles or mats that have integrated interlocking systems to create a cohesive floor, but we also offer some vinyl flooring rolls and covers that can be easily unrolled over surfaces like gym floors.

Our tile options are available in many different styles, and the types of materials used make them suitable for different applications. Many of these tiles are made of foam, carpet, and PVC.

Foam tiles add cushion and comfort to an area. They’re a top choice for kids’ rooms, schools, and even home gyms and workout areas. These tiles offer valuable shock absorption properties, and some specialty tiles, like our martial arts tiles, offer fall height ratings and can help to minimize or prevent injuries to athletes.

Carpet tiles are a popular choice for use in gyms, basements, and other spaces where you want a comfortable, welcoming surface. They can give you the same look and feel of carpeting but without the permanency of carpet rolls.

PVC tiles and mats are also highly popular and versatile. Designed to create secure connections, these tiles can be easily installed. Depending on the tile, you may enjoy waterproof benefits, a perforated design that lets moisture run through, a slip-resistant surface, and other perks. Many of these tiles are suitable for indoor and outdoor use, and some are resistant to UV rays, oils, and chemicals. They are very popular in areas such as decks, patios, and garages. Some PVC tiles are even great for home gyms.

Many temporary flooring products are available with different finishes, so you can often get the exact aesthetic that you’re looking for. Wood, marble, and other stone finishes are common, closely resembling these materials at a fraction of the cost that you would pay for them.

Installing Temporary Flooring

Depending on the product that you’re considering, your temporary flooring installation method can vary. Tiles intended for indoor use can usually be laid down over a firm, flat base, like a concrete floor. This dry-laid installation saves time and increases the tiles’ versatility, allowing them to work for many different solutions in your home or business. This keeps installation costs cheap, and most tiles can be installed by a single person.

Large outdoor tiles and panels can be laid on a variety of surfaces, and some are designed for use over grass. These tiles are designed for easy cleanup after use, and can often be hosed down for a quick cleaning before being dried and stored away.

When you no longer need your flooring, or if you need to remove it and reinstall it, doing so is easy. Some tiles can be disconnected in larger sections, making for a faster installation process next time. You might also choose to separate the tiles individually for more compact storage and stacking.

Choosing the Best Temporary Flooring

Whether you’re buying temporary flooring for the home or commercial use, it’s important to choose the product that’s right for your needs. That isn’t a problem at Greatmats, where our wide selection includes options for tent flooring, dance floors, patios, and so much more.

When choosing your flooring, think about the properties that are most important to your needs. You might find some inspiration in the projects completed by other customers, and in the great results that they saw.

Our Greatmats flooring experts are always happy to help you. We’re here to answer questions, provide pricing and shipping quotes, and help you to determine which option is best for your needs. While this buyer's guide offers a great place to start, don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions you may have.