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Top 5 Pool Surround Tiles

Choose your Pool Surround Flooring based on Customer Reviews and more

By Julia Nass

Feb. 16, 2017 -- Pool surround flooring can be tricky to navigate. With so much exposure to water, swimming pool deck flooring faces some threats. The area surrounding pools is subject to becoming slippery, creating puddles of standing water, and even harboring mold and mildew. With so much subjection to the elements, pool deck tiles are often at risk of becoming damaged as well.

Despite all the challenges, Greatmats offers swimming pool deck flooring that will overcome. What follows is carefully chosen list of Greatmats' top 5 pool surround tiles. Each product is specifically designed to withstand the threats of a pool environment while providing long-lasting safety and comfort. At the same time, Greatmats has highlighted the all-star quality of each flooring option. Read on to learn more.

1. Most Popular By Customer Review - Patio Outdoor Tile

At Greatmats, you'll find that the Patio Outdoor Tile product has 59 five-star reviews and 20 four-star reviews. Every single one of them raves about the quality, effectiveness and comfort of these pool deck tiles. For example, Jo Ann from Georgia says, ''They are so great around the pool, not slippery and not as hot as the wood was with the Georgia sun. And the look is beautiful. I have gotten so many compliments. Best decision we made!''

What else do people love about the Patio Outdoor Tile? These pool deck tiles do not absorb moisture and let water drain all the way through, leaving a constantly dry, non-slip surface. Tiles snap together with a simple tab-and-loop connecting system that people find to be hassle-free. Patio Outdoor Tiles come in three different colors that you can match with your pool aesthetic. Check out more customer ratings and reviews at Greatmats.

2. Slip Resistance - Life Floor Super Grip Ripple Tiles

Traction and slip resistance is a primary safety factor with swimming pool deck flooring. Installing flooring with proper group is an easy way to prevent slips and falls. For this, Greatmats recommends Life Floor Super Grip Tiles. These pool deck tiles have the highest traction-when-wet rating of any other tile. With the grippy, ripple surface texture, these tiles can be trusted to remain non-slip at all times, even over years of use.

Other safety benefits include the fact these pool deck tiles are anti-fungal and anti-bacterial, which is important in any wet environment. Tiles are also non-toxic and UV-stable. Each tile is constructed of high-density foam, so when falls do happen they are well-cushioned. Plus, tiles are soft and comfortable on bare feet as well. Life Floor Super Grip Tiles should be installed with commercial grade contact cement for pool surrounds, or synthetic rubber adhesives for underwater installations.

3. Comfort - Outdoor Deck Turf Tile

For maximum lounge and luxury, choose Outdoor Deck Turf Tile. These tiles are Greatmats' most comfortable pool deck mats. The tile is 1.625 inches thick with a polypropylene plastic artificial grass surface over a wood slat base that will transform any concrete or cold, hard surface into an alluring haven. The artificial turf top yields both cushion and warmth to bodies and bare feet. Outdoor Deck Turf Tiles are especially great for outdoor areas for which is a comfy, natural aesthetic is desired.

Outdoor Turf pool deck tiles are flexible enough to contour to and lay flat across surface irregularities. Water drains right through tiles to prevent puddles and standing moisture. Tiles are durable and long-lasting. This swimming pool deck flooring can be installed with or without adhesives.

4. Style - GreatDeck Outdoor Hardwood Deck Tile

If you're on the hunt for a stylish and classy pool surround, GreatDeck Outdoor Hardwood Deck Tile is the choice for you. These tiles bring the timeless look and feel of wood to the pool area. Styles include cedar, dark hardwood and green wood.

Wood isn't usually an optimal choice for moisture-heavy areas because of the damage and rot that can occur, but you wont have to worry about that with GreatDeck Outdoor Hardwood Deck Tiles.These hardwood pool deck tiles feature thermo-treated wood that will not warp, shrink, expand or rot. Tiles stand up to even the harshest climates for year round usage. Further, tiles can flex and contour to surface irregularities. If you are wary of wood, you can also find these same tiles in different wood-grain styled plastic as well.

5. Lifespan - Sterling Roof Top Tiles

Sterling Roof Top Tiles (2 inch) take durability and longevity it to the next level. These high-quality rubber tiles are some of Greatmats' longest-lasting and toughest pool deck tiles. Each tile is resistant to stains, scratches, and wear-and-tear. They also hold up under any type of furniture, such as tables or lounge chairs. The extended life-span of Sterling Roof Top Tiles is proven by the limited lifetime warranty included with the product.

Tiles create a comfy, attractive pool surround option in a variety of colors including green, blue, grey, brown and terra cotta. At two by two feet and 24 pounds, these tiles are heavy duty. That being said, the seamless interlocking system makes easy work of a partial or full glue-down installation. Tiles are non-absorbent and quick drying as well.

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