Friday, April 28, 2017

5 Most Slip Resistant Pool Deck Tiles


Pool Slips Can Cause Serious Problems. Try a Slip Resistant Flooring.


By Kif Richmann

Do you have a pool deck that you need to cover? There are many options, so choosing the exact product can be a challenge. However, if you have the right information and the right selection, you can find a pool deck tile that is perfect for your needs.

Let's take a look at what you should look for in non-slip pool deck mats, then take a closer look at a few of the top options for your home or facility.

What to Look for in Pool Non-Slip Mats
Before we look at the best products for your pool decks, let's explore the specific characteristics that you should seek in a non-slip tile for pool areas. While everyone's needs and preferences will be different, these are a few of the qualities you should find.

First of all, you need slip-resistance when the mats are wet. Pool decks will obviously have lots of dripping water, so you need a quality material that will maintain slip resistance even when it's covered in water. If the surface is ''slippery when wet,'' it won't do you any good as a pool deck covering; you might as well just stay with the hard surface.

You should also look for a soft surface, as most people enjoying the pool will be barefoot. You won't need the gentle cushioning of foam mats that are used for wrestling and gymnastics, but it never hurts to add a little padding to the surface.

The material should also be non-absorbent. Again, with lots of water all over, any material that absorbs water can become a breeding ground for mold and mildew. Although pool water is usually cleaned and sanitized, you never want absorbent materials around your pool.

Finally, you should look for a non-slip tile for pool areas that is pleasing to the eye. You can find non-slip pool mats that are basic black, white, or grey, but you can also choose items that are more colorful and decorative. You certainly have your options when it comes to pool non-slip mats, so be sure to take your time and select a product that appeals to you.

Most Slip-Resistant Pool Deck Tiles


life floor pool deck tiles Greatmats
These 3/8-inch foam/rubber tiles create an excellent surface for pool decks. Not only do they provide the slip-resistance you need, they also give your deck a softer, more cushiony surface, just in case a child trips and falls. With slip resistance and light cushioning, these non-slip pool mats give parents and caretakers added peace of mind while children are at play.

These soft tiles use a UV-stable, non-toxic, anti-microbial material that gives it long-lasting quality and performance. They are designed for both hot and cold climates, so no matter where you live, you can count on these tiles to meet your expectations.

The tiles have a super-grip top that has a textured surface to create a world-class grip that can't be beat. Even when water is present, these tiles are the right choice and will help maintain traction and safety.

The Super Grip Ripple Tiles come in 2x2 foot sections and are available in many different colors, including yellow, green, blue and brown. You can select an elegant color for a classy pool deck or choose a bright, playful color for children. No matter what color you choose, you'll get outstanding traction and slip-resistance.


The soft, PVC plastic material of these Staylock Perforated Tiles is soft against bare feet, so people coming in and out of the pool can enjoy a comfortable surface. Best of all, unlike many other tile options, this tile conforms to uneven surfaces. This allows you to turn any outdoor area into a high-quality space with these non-slip tiles for pool areas. Installation is simple and the swimming pool non-slip mats can be used for resurfacing an raised deck area or covering at ground level. Another benefit of these tiles is that they feature a 20-inch ASTM fall height rating in case there is a fall.

If you have a pool or decking area that is built from wood, you can use these non-slip pool tiles to provide safety and convenience. Adhesives are not  required, and in most cases installation is fast and easy. You can count on these non-slip tiles for pool areas to deliver outstanding performance for a long time!


patio outdoor tile pool deck Greatmats
These patio tiles have everything you expect from a non-slip tile for pool areas. They give you a high-quality surface grip, reducing the chances of injury, and won't soak up water or other liquids. With a perforated surface, they won't trap water, and they clamp together with a firm grip, creating a seamless surface for your pool deck.

One of the most unique qualities of these pool non-slip mats is the perforated top. Perforated tops have special advantages for surfaces that experience a lot of water, such as pool decks or outdoor patios in rainy areas. By allowing the water to flow underneath, they don't pool water on the top. The perforation also allows the water underneath to evaporate, meaning you have less chances for mold build up.

These tiles are made from PVC material and have a unique interlocking system. This flexible PVC material is comfortable for bare feet, making it ideal for pool decks. The tiles are non-absorbent and do not require adhesives for connection. You can choose from three solid colors, in addition to black, when purchasing these outdoor non-slip mats for decking: grey, blue, and brown.

When you need a strong, reliable, and water-resistant decking for your pool area, these non-slip tiles will perfectly fit your needs.


Greatmats heronrib matting pool deck mats
Heronrib Wet Area Matting is a slip-resistant open grid matting made for pool areas. With a 10 mm thickness, the PVC plastic matting is much softer than concrete, asphalt or wood surfaces. They provide excellent traction and comfort to bare feet. Not only that, but they are water-resistant and won't absorb any liquids. This gives them a significant advantage when used as non-slip pool mats.

These pool deck mats are made with strong, non-porous PVC sections with channeled underbars for effective drainage. Heronrib Matting has an embossed textured surface to increase traction. They are also anti-bacterial and anti-fungal for increased hygiene and cleanliness. These mats are UV resistant and can be used outdoors or indoors.

Cleaning is easy with these pools deck mats. All you have to do is hose them down with water!


Greatmats herontile slip resistant pool deck tiles
This is a no-nonsense, highly-reliable tile that you can use to cover your indoor pool deck. When you are searching for non-slip pool mats, you should give serious consideration to the HeronTile. These tiles offer excellent grip, superior durability, and long-lasting performance, making them one of the best choices for a slip-resistant pool deck covering.

Herontiles are perforated, which allows water to drain underneath, keeping the water from congregating at the surface. They are built with PVC plastic, which can stand up to a lot of pressure and abuse. These tiles can interlock together but are flexible and can be rolled up.
These interlocking mats are 15 mm thick and can be used to cover many different spaces. They have an embossed circular surface, which provides grip and traction. These tiles are not UV treated and are recommended for indoor pool areas only.

Other Options for Non-Slip Pool Mats

There are many other options for non-slip pool deck surfaces. Be sure to explore our large selection of pool deck tile and you can find the exact product you are looking for. Pool deck covering can come in dog-bone tile, perforated tile, peel-and-stick tile and more. There are dozens of options, so be sure to explore our inventory. If you need more information, feel free to contact our team to find the exact item you need for your pool deck.

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Greatmats has the top options for any flooring. From specialty flooring for horse stalls to cushioning mats for athletic competitions, we have everything you need in one location.

For more on this topic please review our Swimming Pool Decks Flooring Tiles product page.