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What Can I Use To Cover A Gravel Floor?

By Lisa Hobbie Created: May, 2021

A traditional gravel or pea gravel floor is an eco-friendly and cost effective surface used in so many applications - from a driveway or parking lot to a garage, shed, greenhouse, basement, chicken coop, or other out building. Certain types of gravel are also sometimes used as base surfaces for an outhouse or bathroom, porch, or other area. Although a great base, gravel poses certain problems and uncomfortable properties that lead you wanting to explore the options for flooring over
Greatmats carries a wide range of options for flooring over gravel, with the following 8 products being among the best and representing the widest variety of potential applications:
  1. Outdoor Portable Tile
  2. Perforated StayLock Tile
  3. Straight Edge Standard Sundance Mats
  4. Horse Ring Mats
  5. Greatmats Ground Protection 4x8 Ft Mat
  6. Matrax Light Duty Pedestrian Composite Mat
  7. AlturnaMats Ground Protection Mats
  8. 4x6 Horse Stall Mats

Knowing which of these products would be the best flooring over gravel for your application really just depends on the type of setting you are needing the flooring for and the desired features and benefits your flooring will deliver.

Outdoor Portable Tile is a great solution for flooring over gravel, as it is designed specifically to easily install over dirt, grass, gravel, stone, sand, concrete, or pavement. It is constructed using durable and rigid plastic, and it features a clip together design that makes a great DIY project.

The tile features drain holes for wet areas, and it is non absorbent with an anti-slip surface texture. It comes in 3x3 feet sheets of 9 tiles, making for quick and easy installation, and it works well in numerous settings and situations. It will hold its shape while conforming slightly to gravel or uneven ground below - even when placed under extreme weight.



Perforated StayLock Tile is a product that is often used for pool or patio decking, but it also serves as a flooring solution that can be installed over gravel for outdoor living and play areas. Using these vibrant tiles delivers a fun and high performing flooring option suitable for indoor or outdoor applications. It is a non-slip solution that allows for excellent drainage.

These tiles feature an active interlocking connector design that allows the tile to float over a subsurface. They are waterproof, oil resistant, UV resistant, and easy to clean and maintain. Customers appreciate how they keep people and pets clean by keeping them off of dirty grass, gravel, or mud. The extra cushioning they provide to the feet is an added bonus.



Straight Edge Standard Sundance Mats are made for equine use, so they can be placed right over gravel. They are ¾ inch thick and offer a non-slip pebble top that provides comfort, traction, insulation, and anti-fatigue benefits. If used in equine settings, they also reduce horse stall bedding costs.



Horse Ring Mats are designed for wash bays or other indoor or outdoor wet areas. They are waterproof, durable, anti-fatigue, anti-slip and designed for excellent drainage. They provide a safe and sure footing for animals, but they also work great in industrial applications.



Greatmats Ground Protection 4x8 Ft Mat delivers top notch quality with the ability to be maneuvered easily with the hand holds. They are economical and durable, and easy to place right over gravel. These ground mats provide high traction for heavy equipment up to 80 tons, and they are perfect if you need temporary pathways or protection over sensitive ground. They are made from non-absorbent polyethylene material that will not waterlog.



The Matrax Light Duty Pedestrian Composite Mat is perfect if you’re looking for event flooring over gravel. These outdoor mats perform well for temporary walkways, flooring for tents and events, disaster relief shelter flooring, stadium flooring, and ADA compliant beach access walkways.

It is made in the USA and has a slip resistant diamond top texture, and its cam lock system delivers a sturdy, solid flooring system that is easy to install.



AlturnaMats Ground Protection Mats are made to support heavier loads, up to 120-tons while leaving subsurfaces - like gravel areas - undamaged. They are ideal for building a temporary roadway or working platform in no time, and they offer maximum traction and the highest quality.

Customers appreciate the stability the mats provide on gravel and other surfaces that could otherwise bog down equipment.



4x6 Horse Stall Mats can go right over dirt and gravel, and they are designed to be used in equine stalls, aisles, trailers, wash bays, and more. They are non-absorbent and offer excellent traction, comfort, and protection. They are antibacterial and antifungal, and they are made in the USA of 100 percent recycled rubber. They lower bedding costs and are designed to allow for easy future expansion.

Greatmats - For the Best Flooring over Gravel

The outstanding products featured can all easily be installed right over gravel - without any additional padding, special tools, or extra costs. There are solutions for barn and equine use, pedestrian use, equipment use, and more.

If you have questions about these or other products that can be installed over gravel, just reach out to the Greatmats’ team. Together, you can decide which product is the perfect one for your space or project. Regardless of which one you pick, you can’t go wrong when it comes from Greatmats.
For more on this topic please review our Outdoor Flooring product page.