What Type Of Foam Tiles Can Be Used Outside?

By Lisa Hobbie Created: June, 2020 - Modified: August, 2022

When thinking of outdoor flooring, you may not initially consider foam options. Greatmats has some fabulous outdoor foam tiles from which to choose, however. Foam is soft, cushy, and slip resistant. It provides a softer footing than hard surfaces, and it is often anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, non-toxic, and mold resistant. It is often more economical than other flooring options, as well. 

EVA Foam Tiles for Temporary Outside Flooring

EVA Foam Tiles for Temporary Outdoor Flooring
EVA Foam Puzzle Mats
Some outdoor foam tiles may only be for temporary use. Take EVA Foam Puzzle mats, for example. Perhaps, you want to set up a temporary play area for young kids; one that would provide a place to run, jump, and leap without the fear of injury from a fall. Or, perhaps, you want to create a temporary workout space outdoors. They’ve even been used at campsites, whether as padding for a tent floor or to set up game areas.

Floating Dog Mat
Another great temporary option is Greatmats' Indoor Playground Flooring Tiles. These interlocking EVA foam puzzle mats are 1.5 inch thick and 1x1 meter in size. While not rated for outdoor use, their extreme buoyancy as made them popular for use in pools and lakes for everything from a floating Yoga Platform to a floating dog mat or modular floating foam pad for kids to play on. In some cases, we've received reports of customers using this product for floating platforms for more than 4 years with little to no fading with most colors. (We have received reports of some fading in the red color.)

Foam mats are lead and latex free, waterproof, stain resistant, and easy to install with the interlocking, puzzle connection design. You can add comfort and a variety of colors to a portion of your outdoor space, providing an area of cozy and cute flooring. These foam tiles are easy to install without the use of adhesives; you simply put them down like you would put a puzzle together with their interlock design. This is also handy if a mat should become damaged, as you simply remove it and swap it out for a new one, or, in some cases, just flip it over. When you’re finished with your outdoor activity, just take it apart and store it until next time.

For best results in longevity of interlocking foam tiles for outdoor use, it is best to have a place to store them indoors when not using them outdoors.

When it comes to flooring, the selection at Greatmats delivers the perfect mix of quality, variety, and durability. Greatmats truly has an option to suit any need, preference, and budget. And thanks to the Greatmats guarantee, you can also shop with confidence – knowing you’ll never overpay for a product or find better service. When you're ready to explore options for the best outdoor foam tiles, please reach out to the friendly and knowledgeable customer service team at Greatmats.com. 
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