Lay-Z-Spa Floor Protector Review

Our Rating: 4.6

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This is our review of the Lay-Z-Spa floor protector (2022)

There seem to be divided opinions about whether you need a hot tub mat or not. In this Lay-Z-Spa floor protector review, we will try to answer the question.

We’ve researched plenty of spas over the years, and we believe a hot tub ground mat is a great investment. Bestway certainly agrees and has shown that by adding the Lay Z Spa Floor Protector to their already impressive product line.

They have two offerings a circular floor protector and a square one. Both ooze quality and bring plenty of really cool features to the table that will be discussed later in this article.

Key Features

  • The Lay Z Spa floor mat has a 0.6cm thick layer. This layer provides cushioning for extra comfort and insulation, which could help you save money on running costs.
  • You can choose between the square spa floor protector or a circular ground mat for round models.
  • The Lay Z Spa mat is suitable for every model in the Lay-Z-Spa range except the Maldives.
  • It comes in ten pieces that are very easy to put together with a separate section for the pump to sit on.
  • A neutral-looking ground cloth which will protect your spa while blending in nicely with most modern gardens

Cons

  • It is only 0.6cm thick and there are mats available which are double that thickness.
  • Some reviews mention that the sections come apart easily, although this could be down to placing the protector on uneven ground.

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Table of Contents

What is a Floor Protector

A floor protector is simply a foam base placed underneath your spa; usually made from interlocking tiles that slot together, they are a must-have accessory for Lay-Z-Spa owners.

Benefits of using a Bestway mat

There are three main benefits of using a protective ground sheet for your Lay-Z-Spa

  • Saves Money – These days, every penny counts, so saving cash is a big one. The extra insulation provided by a floor protector can result in a significant saving on your electricity bill.
  • Comfort – Most spas don’t include seating, so having a bit of cushioning under the base makes longer soaks more comfortable.
  • Barrier against damage – Although constructed from tough PVC, Inflatable spas are prone to damage and punctures, so using a protective mat can prevent expensive damage or deflating problems.

What Size is it?

Both floor protectors are a decent size and are compatible with most models from both Lay-Z-Spa and other popular brands.

The round hot tub mat

The circular spa protector is 2.1 m (83 Inches) in diameter, with an extra section of 40cm x 50cm to sit the pump on. This makes it ideal for all Lay-Z-Spas apart from the Maldives and most other brands too.

The square protector

The square inflatable hot tub floor protector comes in nine segments that slot together to form a large square for your spa to sit on and one part that measures 40cm x 50cm for the pump.

This square hot tub floor protection mat fits all Lay‑Z‑Spa® models except the Mauritius, and other branded tubs, up to 216cm x 216cm.

How to Set Up a Floor Protector

Both floor protectors are a decent size and are compatible with most models from both Lay-Z-Spa and other popular brands.

Detailed Review

So now you know what a floor protector is and why you need one, let’s delve a little deeper and see what makes the Lazy Spa floor protector stand out.

Design

The first thing that is obvious about the floor mat, apart from the colour grey and black Lay Z Spa logo, is the soft thermoplastic polyethene foam which is 0.6 centimetres thick. This is the same soft foam that can also be found in playgrounds and gyms because it is comfortable and soft.

Easy to set up

Piecing some products together can be time-consuming, stressful and frustrating. The good news is you will not be pulling your hair out trying to piece the Lay Z Spa floor mat together. Although it comes with nine pieces as well as an extra piece for the pump, it is very easy and straightforward as they easily slot into one another.

Durability

Bestway is known to make good quality and durable products for their customers, and their floor protector mat is no exception, made from robust non-slip polythene segments that will last as long as you place them on level ground.

Comparison

The Bestway floor protector gives you reliability and comfort for a reasonably affordable price. There are other alternatives and whichever you choose, they basically do the same job.

Some are made from different types of foam, whilst others have more or fewer segments. You could even choose foam play or gym tiles as long as they are suitable for outdoor use.

Price

The price will always be the defining factor in whether we buy something or not. The Lay-Z-Spa floor protector doesn’t cost the earth; however, if you are on a budget, there are cheaper alternatives.

Where to Buy

You can find the Lay Z Spa floor protector at most Lay Z Spa stockists and online, including:

  • Amazon
  • B & Q
  • Currys
  • Lay-Z-Spa website

Lay-Z-Spa Floor Protector Alternatives

There are many alternatives, and you don’t necessarily need to buy a mat specifically for hot tubs. You could get some interlocking foam tiles which may do the job just as well.

Below are some other floor protection mats

With a diameter of 210cm and thickness of 8mm (50% thicker than most hot tub ground mats), This high-density foam floor protector boasts anti-warp construction, so it doesn’t come apart easily and there are no unsightly logos.

Constructed from 21 jigsaw puzzle-style pieces, which can be easily slotted together to form a circular floor mat. This ground sheet comes in two thicknesses, 6 and 10mm and has a diameter of 205cm, making it suitable for the majority of models.

Although the diameter of this ground mat for hot tubs is slightly smaller than the Lay-Z-Spa floor protector at 196cm, it is double the thickness. 17 pieces slot together to form this circular base for underneath your hot tub

Ideal for smaller spas, these packs of 36 insulated organic PU Foam pads are ideal for 2-4 Person Hot Tubs with 150cm diameters. You can also buy the 50-pack for six-seater tubs from the brand’s official website.

FAQ’s

Do Lazy Spas need a floor protector?

Arguably one of the most convenient hacks for hot tub insulation, hot tub bases are simple to assemble and instrumental in optimising your spa temperature, so yes, in our opinion, you do need a floor protector for a Lay-Z-Spa.

Our Rating: 4.6

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Should You Buy the Lay-Z-Spa Floor Protector?

If you are lucky enough to own a Lay-Z-Spa, their hot tub floor protector is worth buying because it will help with the running costs and protect the lining from punctures that obviously lead to deflating problems. When you consider the cost of the tub, it makes a ground mat a very sensible purchase.

One thing for sure is you are getting a good quality and durable product from one of the biggest names in the industry. There are plenty of other inflatable hot tub bases out there, but none that come with the reputation or popularity of Lay Z Spa.

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