Patio Outdoor Tile

These interlocking patio tiles are ideal for nearly all hard, flat, outdoor spaces. With their perforated design and drain-through technology, these patio tiles make an excellent pairing with wet areas such as those around pools, showers and hot tubs. Versatile and easy to install, these interlocking patio tiles are a popular product for outdoor use.

Patio Outdoor Tile Benefits
– Waterproof and slip resistant, these outdoor patio tiles can create a safer experience for everyone
– Drain-through system provides excellent drainage to avoid mold and mildew buildup
– Unique interlocking connection system makes for easy DIY installation but doesn’t pull apart
– Forgiving surface is comfortable to stand or play on
– Sturdy build is firm enough to handle the weight of patio furniture
– Easily cut for wall-to-wall installation
– UV stable, this durable tile is a great investment
– Easy to maintain; just damp mop the tiles with a common household cleaner

Patio Outdoor Tile Features
– Tiles measure 11.5-inches wide x 11.5-inches long x 1/2-inch thick
– Waterproof and slip resistant surface
– PVC floor tile with unique interlocking connecting system
– UV stable
– Drain-through system prevents water pooling
– Flexible PVC material does not absorb water
– Available in light grey, blue, and terra cotta
– 1 year limited warranty
– Minimum order of 30 tiles


These patio floor tiles are designed to be versatile and are perfect for outdoor use. Made of a flexible polyvinyl chloride (PVC) material, the tiles do not absorb water. Each tile is equipped with 265 pegs on the underside to secure the elevated tile, while the top surface is comfortable on the feet. Patio outdoor tiles are ideal for nearly all hard, flat, outdoor foot traffic surfaces.

The modular patio floor tiles feature a perforated square design which allows water to drain right through them, eliminating the issue of standing water during inclement weather. The elevated tile floor’s drain-through technology allows water to flow out for improved drainage, preventing the growth of mold and mildew. Tops of the tiles remain consistently dry, and these patio tiles are equipped to handle indoor and outdoor areas where moisture is present.


Greatmats interlocking patio tiles feature an advanced hook-and-loop connection system to ensure sturdy snap together construction that you can accomplish all by yourself at home with no extra tools. Disassembly is also effortless. This interlocking tile design allows for dry lay installation on any flat surface without need for special adhesives, and 265 pegs on the underside of each tile ensure that the tile stays in place. Border strips are not available for this product.

Each interlocking patio tile weighs 1 pound and measures 11.5 x 11.5 inches with a 1/2 inch thickness. These dimensions make for simple planning and installation in spaces of any size and shape. The tiles are also easy to handle and transport, and a single person can perform the installation.
While these patio tiles do not have a UV rating, the tiles have been UV treated and come with a 1 year limited warranty.

These tiles are not suitable for rubber membrane rooftop surfaces.
Please contact customer service at 877-822-6622 for availability quantities of more than 3,000 tiles.

Patio Outdoor Tile Uses
Greatmats outdoor interlocking tiles are versatile and suitable for potentially countless uses. Consider using these interlocking outdoor tiles for the following:
– Patios and outdoor lounge spaces
– Wet areas around showers, pools, and hot tubs
– Boat and dock flooring
– Basketball and tennis court flooring
– Underlayment in moisture-prone areas
– Gaga Pit Flooring
– Locker room and shower flooring
– Deck Flooring
– Utility and Mud Room flooring
– Greenhouse flooring
– Tavern Flooring
Read our product reviews to see how our customers have already used Patio Outdoor Tiles for these purposes.

These interlocking patio tiles are versatile and durable, making them a great choice for many outdoor projects:


Patios and Outdoor Lounge Spaces
These patio floor tiles are a great choice for a patio, outdoor lounge, or other outdoor entertainment space. Flexible and comfortable, Patio Outdoor Tiles create a great space for guests to congregate. Though the tiles are flexible, they are strong enough to withstand the weight of patio and deck furniture without being damaged.

Slip resistance and safety is an important factor in any outdoor area, and these patio floor tiles are an excellent way to prioritize safety in your patio or lounge. With a slip-resistant texture and a water drain-through system, Patio Outdoor Tiles offer a safe surface in all sorts of weather. Because water drains through the tiles, you won’t be left with the hazard of standing water. The tops of the tiles stay dry, meaning you can enjoy the patio again soon after the rain has let up.

If you’re looking for a low-maintenance flooring option for your outdoor areas, Patio Outdoor Tiles are the perfect solution. They are UV stable, so they’ll continue to look great even if they’re in direct sunlight. Plus, the tiles are easy to clean – just damp mop them with a common household cleaner.


Wet Areas Around Showers, Pools and Hot Tubs
These outdoor patio tiles are an excellent flooring choice for wet areas around showers, pools, and hot tubs. Their slip-resistant texture provides an important safety measure in naturally slick wet areas. Additionally, the 265 pegs adorning the bottom of each tile ensure that the footing stays in place, even when the ground is saturated. Consider using these tiles as your main flooring around your pool or sauna, or adding them to places where you need extra slip-resistance, such as around diving boards or pool slides.

These patio tiles are designed with a unique perforated structure which allows water to freely flow through them. The generously-sized perforations are capable of quickly draining away even large amounts of water, such as what would result from splashing in a pool or when someone gets out of a hot tub. The design means that you will never have to deal with dangerous standing water on top of your flooring.

Additionally, these tiles are elevated, so water can flow out of them for improved drainage. Such drain-through technology keeps the tops of the tiles consistently dry, while also helping to avoid the growth of mold and mildew because of standing water beneath the tiles.

The tiles themselves are non-absorbent, meaning that they provide a durable surface even in wet areas surrounding pools and other water.


Basketball and Tennis Court Flooring
These versatile interlocking patio tiles create great flooring for basketball and tennis courts, too. The tiles are easy to install and feature a unique interlocking connecting system. Once connected, the tiles are securely locked together, so the flooring won’t shift or separate no matter how intense your basketball game or tennis match gets.

Available in three eye-catching colors, these tiles create a professional looking court. The PVC material provides just enough cushioning to be comfortable to stand on, but is not so soft that it would impede your game.

With the tiles’ drain-through technology, even the weather won’t keep you down. Water quickly flows through the tiles so that the tops of the tiles dry out quickly, meaning you can get right back to your game instead of having to wait for puddles to dry.


Boat Flooring
Many of our customers have used these interlocking outdoor tiles as flooring for their boat decks. It makes perfect sense, since these tiles allow water to drain right through them and provide a waterproof, slip-resistant surface.

These tiles can be cut to fit a wall-to-wall installation, so they’re easy to install in the unusually shaped boat decks. They’ll add an eye-catching yet professional finish to any boat, and are a great way to provide yourself with some extra traction while preserving your boat’s original flooring. Because the tiles are UV stable, you don’t have to worry about exposing them to the intense sun rays while out on the ocean, lake or river. When you’re done with your trip, you can damp mop the tiles with a common household cleaner to keep them looking great.

Installation
Installing these tiles is easy, thanks to their unique hook and loop connection system. Simply line up the tiles so that the hooks on one tile are aligned over the loops on the other and push down.

When installing the tiles in an enclosed area, start in one corner and work your way out. You can cut the tiles with a utility knife for any wall-to-wall installation.

These tiles should not be installed on top of a membrane roof, as the underside of the tiles could damage the membrane.

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Carpet Tiles Raised Squares

Greatmats own Carpet Tiles Raised Squares are made in the USA and easy to install over a hard flat surface such as a concrete basement floor. Carpet Tiles Raised Squares for basements are waterproof and will not absorb any moisture. If the concrete sub-floor does get wet, these raised carpet tiles allow for airflow beneath the modular tile and can be disassembled and re-installed as needed.

You’ll love these raised basement carpet tiles for installation in any area where carpeting is needed. And because these individual tiles are easy to assemble and disassemble, you can use our snap carpet tiles as a temporary type of flooring where you’ll need to return the room to the original flooring after an event.

Construction of the Basement Carpet Tiles

Our modular snap together carpet tiles feature a durable plastic polypropylene base with a recycled content carpeted top. This type of design gives these click carpet tiles a durable build quality that will last a long time. Yet the surface on the top of the basement carpet tiles gives you all of the benefits of carpeting, including softness not achieved by hard flooring options.


Each carton contains tiles with both a vertical orientation and a horizontal orientation. The cartons have half of each type of orientation. You can install the raised carpet tiles in alternating orientations to make a checkerboard pattern. This is a common type of installation with snap together carpet tiles, as the grain of the carpet varies over the run. Rather than installing the tiles with the orientation matching throughout the room, which would make these variations in grain more noticeable, alternating orientation is the preferred method of installation.

Easy Installation Methods

Carpet Tiles Raised Squares install very easily, providing a raised flooring carpeted surface that is ideal for cold basement floors.

Each Greatmats Basement Carpet Tile Raised Square contains a loop and tab type of design. This type of construction serves two purposes. The tiles will stay together tightly after the installation, so no adhesive is required to put them together. Additionally, these tiles can be installed quickly and disassembled if needed. So you can use these carpet tiles for a type of installation where you need the floor to be temporary, which gives them a lot of versatility.


The individual raised carpet tiles will have female loops on two sides of the square and tabs on the underside of the other two sides of the square. This layout makes the snap together carpet tiles easy to install.

When you’re ready to put these tiles together, start in one corner of the area, whether you’re doing a wall-to-wall installation or an island installation. Place the first tile in the corner with the two sides with female loops in the direction where you’ll want to lay additional tiles. Then lay the tab portion of one tile over the loop portion of the adjacent tile, make sure the two tiles are aligned, and gently step on the seam between the two tiles to interlock them together.


If you’re having trouble locking the two raised carpet tiles into place, make sure that the two tiles are perfectly aligned, where the tabs are directly over the opening in the loops on the adjacent tile. Even the first time you install the snap together carpet tiles, it takes little extra force to push the tabs through the loops.

You won’t have to worry about tabs breaking off or becoming too loose under normal use and installation methods. The plastic pieces on the underside of the tiles are very durable, ensuring that our snap together carpet tiles will not pull apart once they’re installed, no matter how many times you assemble and disassemble the tiles. Our tiles carry a 1-year manufacturer’s warranty, which reflects their tough construction quality.

Special Installation Ideas

If you’re using our basement carpet tiles with an island installation – meaning you’re connecting these tiles in the middle of the room away from the walls – you may want to install border edging on these tiles. Each tile measures 9/16 inches in thickness, which means there is a slight lip on the edge of the tiles when creating an island installation. This could end up creating a tripping hazard for people as they step from the sub-floor onto the carpet tile island installation.

Greatmats offers border edging, which will create a ramped edge on the island installation of the raised carpet tiles. This gradual ramp up to the surface of the Basement Carpet Tile Raised Squares eliminates the tripping hazard. Just contact our Greatmats customer service team to learn more about how to order border pieces that use the same peg and loop installation system for an easy connection to the snap-together carpet tiles. Greatmats also offers products with the same style of raised plastic base that allows you to transition seamlessly from carpet to vinyl or plastic court or garage flooring.


If you’re creating a wall-to-wall installation of the basement carpet tiles, you may need to cut some pieces to fit tightly against the wall. When cutting the tiles to fit, use a sharp utility knife and a straight edge. Measure the space carefully where the cut tile will fit and mark it on the tile you will cut. Then cut the top side of the carpet first. Flip the tile over and cut into the plastic base tray. Once you have deeply scored both sides of the tile, bend the tile open along the score lines and break it apart. Power saws also work well in cutting this material.

Portable Installation Options

Unlike many types of carpet tiles, the Greatmats tiles will not absorb water. This really gives the tiles some interesting use cases. You do have to use the carpet tiles indoors, as they are not UV treated, meaning they would fade with sun exposure. But here are some ideas for making use of these tiles indoors to create a portable flooring option.

Events: If you have a warehouse setting or another building that contains a cold, hard floor, our carpet tiles are appropriate for creating a warmer atmosphere for the event. Just lay out the tiles in the area where people will be gathering, and you’ll have a flooring option that looks great. You can place tables and chairs on top of the carpet tiles, and this Made-in-the-USA product will hold up to the weight.

Create a Walkway: For events like graduation and awards ceremonies, you may want to create a special walkway that will draw attention to the people being honored. Just lay out these tiles in a pattern for the walkway that the people involved can follow toward a stage. Not only does this walkway look great, but the carpeted tile surface may be safer to walk on than a slick hard floor surface.

Entryway: For businesses that primarily operate out of a warehouse with a cement floor, you can use our Greatmats carpet tiles to create a welcoming area for customers for a couple of days of business meetings. Once the meetings are over, just pull up the carpet tiles and return to the efficient cement floor.


Once your special use for these tiles is completed, just disassemble the tiles and place them in storage until the next time you need them.

Adding Underlayment

When installing these modular tiles over concrete floors, we recommend using a 2 mm to 6 mm rubber underlayment to provide shock absorption, to increase comfort, and to muffle sound. The use of rubber underlayment for home installations over concrete also may reduce the potential for a clicking noise occurring when people walk on them.

The Greatmats home underlayment options feature the 2 mm EZ Floor or the 3 mm rubber underlayment. If you are installing tiles in an area where leaks or condensation may occur, however, then we do not recommend using an underlayment.

Ordering Ideas

The Greatmats Basement Carpet Tile Raised Squares do not have any loss of coverage space for the interlocking edges of the tiles, as you might receive with a puzzle style of tile. Each square tile measures 1.01 by 1.01 feet and will cover 1.02 square feet of floor space.

Should you want to create a checkerboard design or an island design by using more than one color of basement carpet tiles, we have you covered. Greatmats offers both gray and tan tiles, and you can order both colors. Because the snap together design of our tiles will allow you to connect different colors of carpet tiles together, you can create any kind of pattern in the tiles you want without having to worry about the tiles fitting together properly.

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If you have ordered our snap together carpet tiles in the past, you may know it under its previous name of Carpet Tile Home ClickBase. Should you have any questions regarding this product or should you want some advice with figuring out how many tiles to order to achieve the coverage space you want, please contact the Greatmats customer service team for all of the help you’ll need.

Transition Free Flooring
If you are looking to create an area where your carpet tiles will butt up against a vinyl floor, court floor or garage floor, we have a large selection of products in the same family that allow to skip over the process of installing transition strips and the tiles simply click together in a same manner as the basement carpet tiles. This could allow you to have a vinyl entryway, hallway, or kitchen in your home that can easily and effortlessly connect to a carpeted family room. Use this click base family of tiles to create a kid’s playroom or multipurpose garage floor with carpeted walkways and rugged and stylish garage floor tiles.

L.E. Phillips Senior Center – Aerobic Fitness and Dance Floor

Seniors Stay in Motion at Eau Claire Senior Center

Max Tile Aerobic and Dance Flooring at L.E. Phillips Senior Center in Eau Claire, Wisconsin

By Brett Hart

LE Phillips Senior Center close up Greatmats Max Tile Aerobic Dance FloorWhat better way is there to maintain or regain your youthful vigor than to keep your body moving? The folks at L.E. Phillips Senior Center in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, have fully adopted that philosophy. Among the numerous activities for its more than 2,000 members ages ”50 and better,” are approximately a dozen fitness classes which take place on Walnut patterned Max Tile Raised Floor Tiles. The not-for-profit senior center, now in its 18th year at its current location on Bellinger Street, purchased the vinyl wood laminate flooring tiles from Milltown, Wisconsin-based specialty flooring company Greatmats in December of 2010. Four and a half years later, Executive Director Mary Pica-Anderson is still thrilled with the decision.

Greatmats Max Tile Aerobic Dance Floor at LE Phillips Senior Center”The floor was easy to put together,” Mary said. ”My husband and I did it. It cleans exceptionally well and has held up to all kinds of usage (five classes per day plus large group lectures as needed) and still looks great!”

Underneath the modular, interlocking raised tiles is a 3mm rubber floor underlayment, also acquired from Greatmats. The rubber underlayment adds much-needed cushion and sound buffering qualities, that make it a perfect multipurpose fit for the center.

Greatmats Max Tile Jazzercise Dance Floor at LE Phillips Senior CenterAmong the fitness classes offered at L.E. Phillips Senior Center are Chair Yoga, Circuit Training, Jazzercise, Pilates, Reflexology, Walking, Strength Training and Tai Chi. Through quality programs and flooring, this Wisconsin facility is set to meet the needs of its community for years to come.

 

LE Phillips Senior Center Aerobics Class using Greatmats Max Tile Aerobic Dance Floor

Mary Pica-Anderson
L.E. Phillips Senior Center
Eau Claire WI 54703
For more on this topic please review our Aerobic Mats and Flooring product page.

Customer Review-MaxTiles

If you happen to find yourself in Coralville, IA, be sure to stop in at New Moon Fitness.


Teresa H. has installed our MaxTile modular tiles as the flooring for their commercial gym facility. 

“We wanted a floor covering for a 1st floor cement slab,” she says.  “We laid down 3/8” rubber underlayment underneath.”

MaxTile is a wonderful all-around modular floor tile.  Its durability makes it one of our most popular and best-selling products.  The wood or stone-look vinyl top gives your floor a high-end appearance while still providing durability and toughness at a reasonable price point.  It is rugged enough for commercial applications like Teresa’s and waterproof so it can be used in a variety of different rooms like basements.  Many people even use the MaxTile as a portable dance floor. MaxTiles are made in the USA.

“We installed the floor in a few hours,” Teresa says.  “Rolled out a strip of underlayment, then snapped in a row of tiles and repeated the process across the floor.  Two rows of tiles had to be cut to fit around doors.  Cutting was easy with our table saw.”
Installing the MaxTile floor is simple.  You just lay the pieces together and snap them in place.  You need no glue so you can pull the floor up whenever you want and lay it down later.  The connection tabs are designed tough enough for repeated assemblies and disassemblies.

Teresa seems happy with the product.  We’ll let her tell you:
“Love this product.  Easy to install and tough.  I do slamball exercises with heavy medicine balls and drop dumbbells, and not a dent.  Even if one needed to be replaced, the snap in style of the tile will make it pretty easy to do.  We’ll be ordering more to fill out the office and closet when they’re finished.”

MaxTiles can be laid over any hard, flat surface and can even lay directly on concrete.  For applications like Teresa’s, we strongly suggest a rubber underlayment like she used.  This will provide an extra layer of cushion between the floor and the surface of the tiles.  It also helps with sound dampening.  These vinyl tiles come with a ten year residential warranty.

“We have already recommended it, “Teresa says.  “Including to several contractors who are doing some additional remodeling for us and had never seen the product before.”

Thank you, Teresa.  We’re sure you’ll be enjoying MaxTiles for years to come.

Call Greatmats at 877-822-6622.

Home Gym Flooring

When it comes to choosing the best flooring for your home gym, you have a few options.   Selecting the right type of flooring for your particular application is going to be critical.  Choose the wrong home gym flooring and you can have a real problem on your hands and one that’s not easily (or cheaply) replaced.  But how can you know that the flooring type you select is the right one?

The most important thing you can do is talk to flooring professionals.  At Greatmats, our customer service people have a solid handle on which products work best for which applications.   We strongly recommend you discuss your options with us prior to placing an order, especially if the room you’re looking to cover is large.   However, here are some basic pointers to get you started in the right direction.

The most popular product for most home gyms is rubber.  At Greatmats we offer both interlocking rubber tiles and rolled rubber in a variety of sizes, colors, and thicknesses.  Rubber is very effective for protecting both your equipment and your floors.  It offers sound dampening qualities and is rugged enough to withstand the abuse that comes from dropping heavy weights provided you purchase a thick enough product.  It is an excellent surface to use under equipment and weight benches/racks.

However, a common misconception about rubber flooring is that it’s soft and will provide fatigue relief for the athlete.  People also tend to assume rubber is waterproof and will hold up well in wet areas.  This is NOT the case.  If you’re looking for a soft, waterproof surface, you’re looking for foam.

Like our rubber tiles, foam mats are also available in various thicknesses, colors, and sizes.  Interlocking mats are easy to install, require no adhesive, and can be easily transported from room to room or house to house.  They are excellent for aerobic exercise and will give you a soft workout area for aerobic exercises like P90x, Jazzercise, or Zumba.  Foam is waterproof and also provides some sound dampening properties.

There are exceptions to these basic rules.  We do offer Plyometric rubber flooring that is soft and great for aerobic exercise.  It is less dense than standard rubber and specifically designed for running, jumping, bounding, etc.  We also provide Pebble Foam Mats that are tough enough to be used in weight rooms.  However, as a general rule, rubber is best for weight areas.  Foam mats are best for aerobic areas.

A final option is the modular floor tile.  This product is nice for areas where you’d like to create a multipurpose area that won’t be specifically used as a workout area all the time.  We have modular floor tiles that create a great looking room that can double as your aerobics area.  Tiles provide some fatigue relief though not as much as foam and also look fantastic when you’re using the room for other purposes.  Modular tiles are a great selection for aerobic activities but, like foam, aren’t great for weight room areas.

Hopefully, this provides you with some clarification and helps you when trying to decide what product to use for your home gym floor.  Again, we strongly recommend that you discuss your particular situation and needs with a customer service rep prior to buying product if you’re not sure what you need.  We are always happy to help you find the floor that you’ll be happy with for years to come.

Call Greatmats at 877-822-6622.