Compare the Five Best Materials for Modular Deck Tiles
Deck tiles are an incredibly efficient and budget-savvy way to give your space the design you've been dreaming of. With the world of deck tiles available to you, renovation and creation becomes simple, time-saving and worry-free. When it comes to your outdoor flooring, Greatmats offers a large variety of high-quality deck tiles to fit any vision, and assistance in navigating through all of the choices. Learn about our top 5 deck tile materials, and which would be the best option for you and your space.
1. Rubber Deck Tiles
Greatmats' rubber outdoor deck tiles are made from materials of the highest quality. Each tile undergoes extensive performance testing, which confirms structural integrity and increases overall customer satisfaction. Greatmats offers warranties on rubber deck tile products to ensure the high quality.
Rubber deck tiles come in a variety of colors, styles, and sizes at Greatmats. Flat surface rubber deck tiles come in 6 different colors and a variety of thicknesses ranging from 1.75 to 3.75 inches. Reversible rubber deck tiles are available with a brick pattern on one side and an architectural stone design on the other.
Once you decide on rubber, you can still stylize your space to best fit your home. Whatever product you go with, instillation is a piece of cake. Some rubber deck tiles are made with a surface-to-surface interlocking system, while others simply require a bit of adhesive underneath. Putting in rubber deck tiles can be a simple DIY project.
2. Plastic Deck Tiles
Most perforated outdoor deck tiles are made of polyvinyl chloride (PVC), which is a flexible yet sturdy, non-absorbent material. This outdoor decking has an elevated floor design that allows water to drain-through and leaves the top surface dry and safe for moving feet. The top surface is not only slip resistant but comfortable to walk on barefoot. Underneath, each perforated deck tile is supported by hundreds of pegs. Plastic deck tiles are a smart way to keep people safe and stress-free while walking around accident-prone areas.
Temperature control is another reason plastic deck tiles work fabulously. Because of the drain-through feature, perforated deck tiles do not hold heat. Plastic deck tiles remain cooler and more unaffected than other materials in super hot weather. These outdoor tiles also work well in snow, especially as it melts, as pooling will not occur. Ultimately, Greatmats perforated outdoor deck tiles are an excellent year-round option.
Greatmats offers perforated plastic tiles in an array of sizes and colors. They are put together by an interlocking system, which makes installation and disassembly effortless. No other tools are necessary for either.
3. Foam Deck Tiles
Deck tiles made of pure EVA (ethylene-vinyl acetate) foam are also a great option for enclosed patios and decks. They can, however, transform if left in direct sunlight in warm climates for an extended period of time, which is why they should only be used in enclosed deck areas. Foam tiles are waterproof and durable. They are an easy way to create a soft and comfortable space for both lounging and play. Foam tiles come in a huge variety of colors and even come in a wood grain pattern for an upscale design. With an interlocking connection design, they are super easy to install, move, and re-install.
4. Wood Deck Tiles
Building wooden decks from scratch, however, is time-consuming and expensive, especially if you have to tear out old, existing materials. Further, many wood options cannot resist the inevitable damage of weather and decay over the years. Greatmats wooden deck tiles do not have these issues.
These deck tiles are made from wood sourced from well-managed American forests. They undergo a thermo-treatment that is environmentally responsible; it is free of chemicals and toxic dust. Thus, unlike other woods, Greatmats wooden deck tiles will not warp, shrink, expand, rot, or experience fungal growth. They are drain-through and designed to withstand even the harshest climates. Their 25+ plus lifespan and our 25-year no-rot guarantee makes wooden deck tiles a long-lasting investment.
Outdoor hardwood deck tiles come in a range of woods including Red Cedar and North American White Ash. All wood deck tiles are designed to install without adhesives or fasteners and can be very easily removed, if needed.
Love the wood-grain look but not sold on wood as a material? Check out Greatmats PVC wood-grain deck tiles, which are stylistically similar to the wooden deck tiles but made from a durable, non-slip PVC plastic.
5. Artificial Turf
Greatmats' artificial turf squares work particularly well on condo or apartment terraces, since they do wonders to give a natural feel to an urban setting. Further, they are one of the easier tiles to install and move around, so you never have to worry about how long you will be staying in a certain space. They are waterproof and drain-through; water won't pool up and the turf never becomes slippery. Artificial turf deck tiles are nice to relax around or play on, so they are great for the entire family. With artificial turf tiles, you can turn any space into a plush paradise no matter the weather.
The Choice is Yours
It can be particularly difficult and stressful to invest time and money into a flooring project, particularly for a space you will only be in temporarily or feel undecided about. No matter what material you go with, deck tiles are so easily installed, removed and re-installed, you need not stress. Moreover, all Greatmats' outdoor deck tiles are long-lasting and easy to clean. Ultimately, Greatmats' outdoor deck tiles are the smartest, simplest way to achieve the outdoor space design you've been dreaming of.
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