8 outdoor flooring options for style & comfort . however there are foam tiles specifically designed for outdoor use particularly near pools and water play areas.* soft durable slip-resistant and waterproof these non-porous tiles will make your pool deck safe fun and stylish. pros of foam tiles outdoors. safety: outdoor foam tiles are soft cushiony and slip-resistant. they’re great next to the pool to keep kiddos from slipping and falling on the harder surface.