Ice Arena Floor Covering - Rubber Mats and Rolls

By Paige Cerulli Created: January, 2019 - Modified: February, 2024

The right flooring for your ice rink plays a key role in skater safety. When it comes to choosing quality ice rink flooring, it’s hard to beat rubber products. Rubber flooring is cost-effective, durable, and stylish, so it’s easy to understand why it’s such a popular choice for ice rinks.

What Makes the Best Ice Rink Flooring?

When choosing your ice rink flooring, look for the following qualities.


The floor covering you choose needs to be strong enough to stand up to ice skate blades, but it also needs to give those blades traction as skaters walk around. Rubber flooring strikes the perfect balance. It’s cut resistant and strong enough to avoid any damage from skates, but also has just enough flex to let skaters walk without slipping.

Trip-Free Surface

The flooring you choose also needs to be designed to prevent tripping. Many ice arenas use 4x6 foot rubber mats, but choosing a mat that’s too thin or poorly manufactured can result in the corners curling up, creating dangerous tripping hazards.

Instead, choose flooring systems made of thick, heavy rubber, or choose systems that interlock together to prevent tripping hazards.


Look for a waterproof flooring product. Your hockey rink or skating rink flooring will be exposed to significant moisture, so make sure the flooring you choose is suitable for that environment.


Consider the type of installation a rubber floor product requires. Some interlocking mats can be dry laid, while a glue-down installation is often recommended for rubber rolls.

Ease of Cleaning

Consider the maintenance needs of the flooring, too. Look for a system that’s easy to clean, which will save you time and money on maintenance. Many rubber floors can simply be damp mopped and require no special care.


Finally, make sure that you’re choosing a durable product for your facility. Many rubber products are backed by multi-year warranties, making them a long-lasting investment in your rink.

The Best Ice Rink Flooring

We have many ice rink flooring options available at Greatmats. We’ve highlighted the best to help you shop.

Rubber Flooring Roll Geneva

rubber flooring rolls for ice rink
The Rubber Flooring Roll Geneva has a low odor, so it’s suitable for indoor use. It’s ⅜ inch thick and durable enough to withstand skate traffic. The roll is made from recycled material, which means it’s an eco-friendly and affordable choice. The surface remains non-slip, even when wet.

This roll is sold by square foot, so you can order exactly the amount of flooring that you need to keep costs down and reduce waste. It’s backed by a five-year warranty and is a tough yet resilient flooring choice.

Domination Rubber Gym Flooring Interlocking Tiles

rubber floor tiles for ice rink flooring
The Domination Rubber Gym Flooring Interlocking Tiles are 8 mm thick and are made from 50% recycled rubber, so they’re an eco-friendly choice. These tiles are spike and blade resistant, ideal for ice rink flooring, and they also provide high traction to help prevent slips and falls. The flooring is shock resistant, making it a comfortable choice for skaters and spectators, alike.

Measuring 37x37 inches, the tiles are sized to quickly cover a large floor area. They’re available in eight color fleck options to customize the look of your facility. Additionally, the tiles help to reduce sound, making for a more enjoyable environment.

Rubber Mat 4x6 Feet

rubber mats for indoor skating rink
The Rubber Mat 4x6 Feet is a heavy-duty mat that measures ¾ inch thick. Each mat weighs 96 pounds, so the weight of the mat helps to keep it securely in place, preventing edges from curling up. Trued straight edges help to ensure a perfect fit if you wish to install multiple mats together for a cohesive floor. The mats are guaranteed not to roll, buckle, or curl.

These mats are manufactured with a urethane-free material, so they won’t emit any toxic fumes. They are completely non-absorbent, so they can withstand the wet environment of an ice arena, and their anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties help to create a safe environment. These mats are made entirely from recycled rubber, helping to make them affordable and eco-friendly. They’re backed by a 12-year limited warranty.

Recycled Tire Rubber Floor Tiles

recycled rubber floor tiles for ice skating rink
These Recycled Tire Rubber Floor Tiles are heavy-duty, so you can use them for years in your ice arena. They’re made entirely from recycled rubber tires for environmentally friendly benefits, and while they’re rugged, they’re also aesthetically pleasing. The tiles can be used in areas with cleats and spikes, and they help to maximize traction, even when they're wet. They would be a great choice for the ice arena surrounding areas, entryways, and more since they can be used indoors and outdoors.

These tiles are designed for a glue down installation, ensuring a permanent and long-lasting installation. They are supremely durable and are backed by a limited lifetime warranty.

Buying Ice Rink Flooring

As you explore our different ice rink flooring options, don’t hesitate to contact the Greatmats customer service team for help. We’re here to answer your questions, provide shipping quotes, and help you determine which product is best for your ice rink.