What Type Of Foam Tiles Can Be Used Outside?

By Lisa Hobbie Created: June, 2020 - Modified: July, 2020

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 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.

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.

Wet Area Foam Tiles for Permanent Outside Flooring

Life Ripple Wet Floor Tiles
There are numerous permanent outdoor foam tile solutions, as well. Anytime kiddos will be running and playing in a wet area, such as a splash pad or waterpark play area, Life Ripple Wet Tiles are an excellent option. This ⅜ inch thick product is a non slip safe and soft flooring option that is also commercial water park and splash pad rated.
  • Meets NSF safety standards for wet surfaces
  • ASTM fall height rated (1 foot)
  • Anti-microbial
  • UV resistant to always look great in the sun
  • 5 year warranty

The ripple surface texture provides superior traction, making this outdoor foam tile a great solution for any wet area such as a locker room, swimming pool deck, shower area, or any place a safe flooring solution is needed. This product is easy to install and keep clean. It will truly work well in any wet outdoor space. 

If you’re concerned that your decking will be too hot during mid summer months, you may want to consider this product. This outdoor flooring option provides footing that is cooler to the touch in hot temperatures and indirect sunlight. The tiles cool down when stepped on! 

These tiles are often used in public pools and other shared wet areas, because they are anti-microbial and non-toxic. They feature a super grip, ripple surface texture that greatly reduces the likelihood of a slip and fall situation. These tiles are crafted from closed cell foam and rubber materials which provides a soft flooring solution that combines comfort with durability and safety. They are available in numerous colors.

Life Floor Slate Tiles
Perhaps you prefer the high end look of slate. If so, an outdoor foam tiles solution is the 3/8 inch thick  Life Floor Slate Tile. This product is made from PE/EVA foam and rubber materials that provide an attractive floor that is UV stable, slip resistant, durable, long lasting, and available in numerous colors. This tile is perfect for any area that is constantly exposed to water, such as a pool or hot tub, outdoor bar space, or outdoor deck or patio. This outdoor foam tile provides a very high level of cushion and traction, as it has a grippy slate top texture. It is non-toxic, UV-stable, durable, soft, and slip resistant. It also has a 1 foot critical fall height rating.

Bluebird Life Floor Ripple Foam Tiles
Finally, the ⅞ inch thick Bluebird Life Floor Ripple Outdoor Foam Tiles are another flooring solution that reduces slips and falls in wet areas. This UV stable, bluebird color features a 5 year warranty and a super grip, ripple surface texture. This product boasts an easy, permanent installation, and it works well for hot or cold climates. It has a 4 foot ASTM fall height rating, and it is non-toxic and anti-microbial. 

Greatmats for your outdoor foam tiles

If you are looking for the best outdoor foam tiles, Greatmats is your one stop shop.

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 
For more on this topic please review our Wet Area Flooring product page.