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What Is The Best Foam Boat Flooring?

Lisa Hobbie // 2020

Foam boat flooring is a great marine solution, as it provides a non-slip surface that will not absorb water. Greatmats has some fabulous foam boat flooring solutions from which to choose, all of which are soft, cushy, and slip resistant. Foam boat flooring provides a softer footing than hard surfaces, and it is often anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, non-toxic, and mold resistant. It can be more economical than other flooring options, as well.

Slip Resistant Foam Marine Flooring


Life Floor Ripple Wet Tiles are an excellent foam boat flooring option to cover the interior or exterior of a boat with. This ⅜ inch thick product is commercial water park and splash pad rated, so you know it will perform well in wet environments. It also meets NSF safety standards for wet surfaces. It is ASTM fall height rated (1 foot), anti microbial, and UV resistant to always look great in the sun. This is a non slip safe and soft flooring option that comes with a 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 boat. This product is easy to install and keep clean.

Also, if you’re concerned that your boat decking will be too hot during mid summer months, you may want to consider this product. This foam boat flooring option provides footing that is cooler to the touch in hot temperatures and sunlight. The even tiles cool down quickly when stepped on! This foam tile is anti-microbial and non-toxic. It features a super grip, ripple surface texture that greatly reduces the likelihood of a slip and fall situation when passengers won't stay in their seat. Remember to have flotation devices for these situations, though! 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.

Temperature Stable Foam Boat Flooring


If you prefer the high end look of slate for your boat flooring, Life Floor Slate Tiles are among the best. This foam provides for a fast and easy permanent boat flooring installation that is backed by a 3 year warranty. It is UV-stable, non-toxic, and antimicrobial. It comes in many colors and features an anti-slip slate surface texture. This foam boat flooring is crafted from PE/EVA foam and rubber blended materials, which results in a soft cushion footing for boat passengers wearing shoes or those in bare feet. Each tile has a material hardness rating of Shore C 65 indicating its tough durability, but the tiles are bendable and a bit soft, making them comfortable to walk on.

Carpeted Foam


Finally, if you’re looking for carpeted foam boat flooring, the Royal Interlocking Carpet Tile is a superb product. A popular product for boat interiors and other marine applications, this carpet tile can quickly and easily be removed and reinstalled, and they can be installed directly with their interlock design over almost any solid surface. They provide an anti-fatigue and insulative value similar to traditional carpet, and they are waterproof and odor proof. These foam backed carpet tiles can simply be vacuumed for easy clean up, and since they will not absorb water, should they become wet, they can be stood on end in the air and dried out. This product is available in many colors beyond simple black.

Note: Keep in mind that this product is not UV treated and will expand and contract with temperature fluctuations and exposure to direct sunlight.

Temporary Foam Boat Matting


Finally, maybe you’re searching for a temporary foam boat flooring, for example, to use on a pontoon or similar boat where kids will be playing or walking around. EVA Foam Puzzle mats would work great for this scenario. 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 boat, 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.

If for some reason the tiles should go overboard or the boat should take on water, the mats also float! When you’re finished with your boating adventure, just take it apart and store it until next time.

Like the interlocking carpet tiles above, these foam mats will expand and contract with temperature variations and sunlight exposure.

Greatmats for your outdoor foam tiles

If you are looking for the best foam boat flooring, 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 Greatmats.com.
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