Party Tent Event Flooring Needs

Ground and Cable Protection

There are many types of outdoor events that call for party tents.

A few examples that typically require tents include engagement parties, weddings and wedding receptions, milestone birthday parties, graduation soirees, warm-weather holiday parties, car shows, festivals and more.

Having a tent can save you and your guests from the rain and give you shade from the bright sun. They create a space and protect your food from outdoor temperatures and pesky flies. One other good reason to put up a tent is simply for an enhanced atmosphere and mood. Tents inject a bit of the indoors into the outdoors and make everything a bit cozier, not to mention making the sound quality of conversations and music enhanced.

However, there are several variables to consider with temporary flooring in terms of safety and protecting the environment.

Temporary Outdoor Flooring Over Grass

If you put up a party tent for your outdoor event, you are essentially delineating a specific area for the event or at least a focal point.

It’s where your event attendees will spend most of their time and where tables and chairs are typically set up.

People sitting, standing, and walking over the same area calls for some sort of temporary outdoor flooring over the grass to protect the ground from being trampled too much and also provide a better more stable floor than grass, especially if the ground is wet from rain or dew. It will prevent slips, trips and falls, especially if guests aren't wearing the proper footwear.

Checkers Safety™ offers a full line of ground protection mats for your outdoor needs, whether you're planning on utilziing heavy equipment or expecting light foot traffic only.

a large party tent event

Event Floor Coverings for Wires, Cords & Cables

When deciding on wedding tent flooring or tent flooring for other events, it’s important to think about how your audio-visual setups are going to be placed within the space.


The VersaMat® from Checkers Safety is a ground protection mat designed as an ideal solution that essentially creates temporary walkways that can be used for pedestrian wedding tent party guest access and walking space for any tented event.

You want to make sure all exposed cables that must be placed on or near walkways are covered properly to avoid becoming a tripping hazard, as well as to protect your cables.

Equipment for a Tent Business Plan

Don’t just think about the basics when you go about obtaining proper event floor covering or wedding tent flooring if there’s a happy couple involved. Tents with modular flooring will make your event far more comfortable and safe, and if you have durable cable covers in place you will not need to worry about cable protection.

However, if cable protectors are needed, Checkers Safety offers a versatile line ranging from heavy- to light-duty options. 


Party Tent Setup Checklist

Ensure you have everything you need for your next gathering.



Here are a few pieces of equipment you will probably need in some combination for a successful wedding tent setups or other outdoor party tent event:

  • Tenting
  • Ground Protection Matting
  • Cable and Cord Protectors
  • Tent Stakes
  • Cords
  • Weights
  • Safety Markers
  • Reflective Tags
  • Storage Carts
  • Tarps
  • Sandbags
  • Tables & Chairs
  • Decorations
  • Display Easels for Photos
  • Monitors for Videos
  • Sound Systems