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What's The Best Floor For A Screen Tent?

By Lisa Hobbie 2021

A is a great addition to any camping or back yard set up. Offering views of scenery and the feel of fresh air while being protected from critters, bugs, and weather elements, screen tents offer a shady spot that’s perfect to use to enjoy a meal, read a book, take a nap, or play. Whether you use a screen tent in a pop up campsite, outside by a cabin, house, or porch, as an addition to your travel trailer, or to create an instant room by the beach, your experience will be a better one if you have adequate flooring.

Greatmats offers many different screen tent flooring products, with the following 4 being among the best:
  1. Portable Outdoor Tile
  2. Black StayLock Tile Perforated
  3. Ergo Matta Perforated Outdoor Tile
  4. Go Mat Artificial Grass Mat

These screen tent flooring solutions are easy for 1 person to install, portable, lightweight, durable, and versatile. Whether using your screened in clam or dome tent to set up camp for an hour or two, or, for a week’s vacation, any of these solutions would look great and perform really well.

Portable Outdoor Tile is one of the best temporary outdoor flooring products on the market, because it is attractive, durable, and super easy to install over dirt, grass, gravel, sand, concrete, pavement, or anywhere you’ll be putting up a screen tent. Made from robust, rigid, no-break plastic, this tile is non absorbent, has an anti-slip surface texture, and features a DIY clip together design. It boasts drainage holes for wet areas, so it is even safe if it gets wet.

It comes in 3x3 feet sheets of 9 tiles, making for fast and easy installation in larger areas. Once installed, it delivers a floor that looks great and will hold its shape - even when placed under heavy use and weight. So, if you have kids playing around in your tent, or, if you have heavy picnic tables and patio furniture in there, the floor will stay put. This high performing flooring will cost about $2.70 per square foot.



Black StayLock Perforated Tile is among the best solutions if you prefer a clean, classic black tile that will float over an existing subsurface or ground surface, which allows for good air and water flow beneath. It’s made in the USA of strong and durable PVC plastic material that is waterproof, oil resistant, and acid resistant.

The tiles are 12x12 inches that install easily with their active locking connector design and cushioned pedestal base. With a non-slip surface and robust design, these tiles will not separate until you disassemble them. This product adds a level of safety with its 20 inch fall height rating and is frequently used for outdoor deck tiles, pool surrounds, rooftop flooring, outdoor play areas, shower flooring, and spa areas. This versatile flooring solution will cost about $3.50 per square foot and carries with it a 5 year warranty.



Ergo Matta Perforated Outdoor Tile is another great screen tent flooring product that protects against falls, thanks to the 20-inch fall height rating. This product is made from recycled materials and can be installed on any hard surface. It’s perfect for areas like tents where stability under foot is a necessity.

The tile comes in a wide variety of brilliant colors, and it’s easy to assemble and disassemble with its interlocking design. It’s a breeze to clean with a damp mop and common household cleaner, and it comes with a 5-year, limited warranty. It’s priced at about $6.50 per square foot.



Go Mat Artificial Grass Mat is a clean and comfortable turf mat that would work great in a screen tent. The mats are lightweight, and they are easy to roll out to use and roll up to store. They feature a rinse-clean drainage system and a non absorbent backing, so the turf rug will drain quickly and resist staining or odors.
Each mat features a realistic look and feel. It’s made in the USA, and it boasts a clean, finished edge. It will remain soft and will not fade. If you like the classic appeal of grass, this mat would be a great solution. Priced at around $92, the 3x5 foot version is affordable, too.

Greatmats - For the Best Screen Tent Flooring

Although the 4 screen tent flooring products highlighted are among the best and most popular, Greatmats offers a huge selection of other products that would also work. From reversible rubber matting to durable carpet tiles, there are products that would meet all of your needs and preferences.

To learn more about all of the attractive, high performing products at Greatmats, just reach out to the customer service team who is ready to help you determine what the perfect solution for your tent experience would be. Regardless of the product or products you choose, you can feel confident in the fact that you’re getting the best pricing, quality, and service when you purchase from Greatmats.
For more on this topic please review our Outdoor Flooring product page.