Outdoor flooring shouldn’t feel slippery underfoot. For a secure grip, lay decking tiles on a flat surface to transform a balcony, garage floor, patio, or deck into an inviting non-slip surface, whether wet or dry.
Made from composite materials such as bamboo, hardwood, and plastics, most non-slip floor tiles are interlocking and can be installed in an afternoon. Here are 10 of our favorite choices for non-slip tiles to pave outdoor spaces:
Above: Measuring 11.75 inches square, Ikea’s gray Runnen floor decking tiles are made of polypropylene and can be laid directly atop hard surfaces such as concrete, stone, and wood; $2.29 per square foot. Above: A 12-by-12-inch interlocking StayLock Tile Bump Top Black Tile can be laid dry on top of concrete and is suitable for use as a garage floor; $3.19 per tile from GreatMats. Above: With a mesh pattern, Perforated Interlocking Floor Tiles made of polypropylene are designed to support heavy weights, making them suitable for balcony or garage floor installation; $102.60 for a case of 30 12-inch-square tiles from Block Tile. Above: A case of 26 StayLock Perforated Black Interlocking Outdoor Floor Tiles (each tile is 12 inches square) made of PVC plastic is available in six colors including black as shown and is $154.11 at Home Depot. Above: Gray Bamboo Composite Deck Tiles measuring 12 by 12 inches apiece are resistant to weather and insect damage; $6.54 per square foot from Wayfair. Above: Made of polyethylene, Loose Lay/Interlocking Deck Tiles in shadow gray are sold in sets of 16; $133.49 per set from Wayfair. Above: A box of 10 Four Slat Classic Composite Deck Tiles made of a mix of wood fibers and polypropylene is $59.99 from Garden Winds. Above: Composite slip-resistant wood interlocking deck tiles snap together; ResiDeck Simulated Wood Tiles are available in three colors (taupe, coffee, and tobacco) at $7.35 apiece from Handy Deck. Above: Available in two colors, six-slat Helios Deck Tiles are made of a bamboo and glue composite; $38.39 for an 11-tile case from Rubber Flooring. N.B.: For more easy outdoor flooring options, see: Above: Made of 60 percent recycled bamboo fibers and 40 percent recycled HDPE plastic, Slate Composite Deck Tiles are $5.83 per square foot from Cali Bamboo.