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Outdoor Flooring Ideas to Transform Your Lawn

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Why would you want to lay temporary flooring over grass in your backyard? Party! If you’re looking to have an outdoor living space for entertaining guests, you need to consider flooring materials to lay over the grass because too much traffic in your backyard can damage the grass.

There are several flooring options you can lay over grass. Interlocking patio and deck tiles being the most popular. Large rugs or carpet would be the next choice. Whichever you choose will depend on the look you’re going for, purpose of the party and your budget.

If you’re wondering what type of outdoor flooring you can lay over grass, this blog post is for you. We’ll take a look at some of the most popular flooring options and what you need to know before making your purchase. So, let’s jump right in. 

Interlocking Patio and Deck Tiles

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These are one of the most popular types of outdoor flooring because they’re easy to install and can be used on almost any surface. Not to mention, they come in various styles, which means you can find the perfect set to match your d├ęcor or the theme of any party you’re planning.

And that’s not all. Interlocking patio and deck tiles are effortless to clean. So whether a guest spilled a drink or a dog decided to use your set as a bathroom, all you have to do is spray the tiles with some water and let them dry. And for those who don’t love chores – that’s music to our ears.

The interlocking tiles that look like wood are great; some are made with Ipe for many years. It’s like having a deck in your yard without all the digging for posts and laying large wood framing. If I had to choose something for my own backyard, I would get these, since I love the look of wood decks.

The downside to any of the flooring listed as options is that you must have a relatively level grass surface.

Artificial Grass and Grass Looking Rugs

artificial grass

Artificial grass is a great option. If you want to maintain a natural look for your yard but don’t want the hassle of maintaining a lawn.

This type of flooring is made to look and feel like natural grass, but it doesn’t require any water or sunlight.

It’s also resistant to stains and pet hair, so it’s perfect for households with pets. Furthermore, it’s perfect for guests or relatives who have grass allergies and keeps insects at bay.

An even easier option is large rugs that look like grass. Lay several together and you have a nice area for entertaining guests. This is a great option if your backyard is full of dirt and you don’t want it tracked inside the house. It’s also the best option if your yard is not very level.

Rug or Carpet Over Plywood

You’ve probably not thought of putting a carpet outdoors. But with carpeted plywood, you can have beautiful outdoor flooring without all of the hassles. The plywood gives you a stable base over your grass, add as many as necessary for the floor space you need.

The carpet can be stapled to the plywood to make it secure. If using a rug, lay it over the plywood but you may need to use a nonslip pad underneath, depending on the type of rug used.

This is a great way to transform your backyard into a beautiful-looking party or wedding venue ready for dancing. This DIY method will save you lots of money without hiring a pricey contractor.

Rubber Tiles

rubber tiles

If you’re in a splurging mood, you might want to consider rubber tiles. They’re more expensive than the average outdoor carpet, but they offer many benefits. Rubber is weather-resistant and can handle high traffic quite well. It’s also non-slip, so it’s perfect for areas where people will be walking around in shoes or bare feet.

Installation is relatively easy, and you can usually do it yourself. You can find rubber tiles in a variety of colors and styles, so you’re sure to find something that fits your aesthetic. Plus, they’re pretty durable and will last for years with proper care.

Time to Revamp Your Yard

For a temporary option to lay over your grass for outdoor parties, consider using the outdoor flooring options we’ve listed in this article.

While this list isn’t a reflection of all the possible flooring materials available on the market, it will give you a good idea of what’s out there and what might work best for your needs.

If none of these items speak to you, building a ground level deck might be a good choice for you.

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