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Rubber Playground Mats and Flooring, Fall Rated Surfaces

When it comes to playground flooring tiles and mats, you won't find a better selection than the one offered by Greatmats. From to rubber playground tiles, we have a wide variety of flooring options to suit virtually any project.


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When it comes to playground flooring tiles and mats, you won't find a better selection than the one offered by Greatmats. From to rubber playground tiles, we have a wide variety of flooring options to suit virtually any project.


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Consider using rubber playground flooring for:
- Parks
- Schools
- Churches
- Daycares
- Restaurants
- Airports
- And anywhere else where you need a safe, forgiving surface

Most of the playground flooring options that we offer are resistant to water, sun and extreme temperature variations, ensuring you get a durable, long-lasting surface. If you're looking for flooring for use in an indoor playground setting, we offer low-odor flooring suitable for these situations. For your convenience, we have also included American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) fall height ratings with each product, so you can choose a safe and practical flooring option for your use.

You will find playground mats and tiles in different materials, sizes, thicknesses, fall height protection ratings and colors. The many options that Greatmats offers are outlined below.

Playground Flooring Fall Height Protection and Thickness


Playground flooring is designed to be safe, and choosing the right playground floor surface is essential to creating a safe play space. When creating a public or commercial playground, you will likely face regulations and requirements for the surface that you choose. This is particularly common in areas where swings, slides, and other high equipment are to be located.

A surface's fall height protection is determined by several factors, including the material's density, thickness and construction. Materials are rated for different fall heights based on tests that have deemed that a person falling from a particular height likely won't receive a catastrophic head injury. However, it's important to realize that this doesn't mean that a child won't be hurt or injured from a fall of that height.

Generally speaking, the thicker the flooring material that you use, the greater the fall protection it will offer. However, the material used also factors into the equation, with some materials offering greater protection than others.

Rubber playground tiles offer the greatest range of critical fall height protection:
Bounce Back Tiles range from 1.75 inches to 4 inches thick, and offer fall ratings of 3 to 10 feet. These tiles come with a 10-year warranty.

Sterling Playground Tiles range from 2 to 5.25 inches thick. The 2-inch-thick tiles are rated for a 3-foot fall height. If you need more protection, a 5.25-inch-thick tile offers critical fall height protection of 12 feet. These tiles also carry a 10-year warranty.

Blue Sky Interlocking Playground Tiles are between 1.5 and 3.75 inches thick. The thickest tile carries a 10-foot fall height rating. These tiles come with a 6-year limited warranty.

Our 1 5/8 inch thick EVA Foam Tiles offer a 4-foot ASTM critical fall height rating.

If you're looking for PVC tiles, both the Staylock Perforated Tiles and Ergo Matta Perforated Outdoor Tiles are 9/16-inch thick and offer a 20-inch critical fall height rating. They both include 5-year warranties.

When choosing rubber playground mats for your project, it is best to first determine the fall height protection that you need. This single factor can help you to select the products which may be appropriate for your project.

Rubber Playground Flooring Materials


Rubber playground tiles are a popular option for outdoor play spaces. These tiles are made from recycled rubber, usually from used car and truck tires. Rubber flooring is highly durable and most rubber flooring tiles carry warranties of 5 years or more. The life expectancy of rubber tiles is closer to 20 years, making rubber flooring a worthwhile investment.

There are many advantages to using rubber playground flooring. Rubber playground tiles don't absorb water, so they won't freeze or crack in the winter. Rubber tiles are slip resistant, even when wet, which helps to create a safe play area.

Rubber mats and rubber tiles come in several bright colors, but there are also more subdued tones available for a more natural appearance. Terra cotta, red and forest green are the most popular playground mat colors, but we have so many options that you can let your creativity shine. Our premium color mixtures mean that you can often design your playground using branding, school or sports team colors.

PVC Plastic Flooring Materials


PVC playground tiles are versatile and are popular for both indoor and outdoor playgrounds. These tiles are available in different hardness levels, and the softer tiles are flexible and provide excellent cushion.

Because these tiles give off much less odor than many rubber flooring options, they're a favorite choice for many indoor installations, though PVC tiles are also suitable for outdoor use. PVC playground tiles for indoor use are often made of a solid surface and have an added texture for improved slip resistance.

PVC playground tiles are waterproof and feature a raised base. Some PVC playground tiles are UV treated, while others are UV stable for 7 years without treatment. Tiles intended for outdoor use are usually perforated, so water doesn't pool up on the surface. The perforation, paired with the raised base, allows plenty of air circulation and helps to prevent the growth of mold and mildew for a healthier play environment. These perforated tiles are also a great choice for use in basements or garages when condensation may develop on the concrete floors.

Some models of playground flooring are made of recycled materials. This flooring can contribute to LEED points for green buildings.

The Ergo Matta Perforated Outdoor PVC Tiles come in eight different colors, including white and black. These tiles are made from recycled materials and are suitable for temperatures ranging from 22 degrees Fahrenheit to 194 degrees Fahrenheit.

Closed Cell Foam Playground Flooring Materials


For indoor installations, our foam interlocking playground tiles are a popular option. These tiles are made of a closed-cell EVA foam which helps to keep moisture, bacteria, and other impurities from penetrating the foam. The foam is the softest indoor playground material that Greatmats offers, and thanks to its soft texture and resistance to bacteria and moisture, it's an ideal choice for spaces for infants and toddlers.

Our interlocking playground tiles are specially designed to be suitable for young children. Many of the EVA foam tiles feature a no-burn surface that will not leave friction-caused skin burns. You won't have to worry about resulting burns when a child crawls or falls on the foam.

Additionally, these playground tiles are easy to disinfect. With regular cleaning, you can create a safe crawl and play space for even young children.

Greatmats Indoor Playground Foam Tiles are available in three double-sided, double-colored options. These tiles feature one color on one side, and another color on the opposite side. You can create eye-catching patterns and truly exercise your creativity with these foam tiles.

Artificial Turf Playground Flooring Materials


Artificial turf and grass tiles create a more natural looking appearance for a play area. These options create a lush surface which is comfortable on bare feet, and make for a space that is excellent for running or jumping.

It's important to note that while artificial turf offers a wonderful aesthetic, it does not offer any fall height protection ratings and is not intended for play areas where climbing equipment is present.

Playground Flooring Colors


Greatmats offers a huge selection of playground flooring materials, and you will find that there are nearly endless color options and design possibilities. The exact colors available depend on the particular product that you're looking for.

When choosing the colors for your playground, consider incorporating your branding, school or sports team's colors for a distinctive, coordinated appearance.

Playground Flooring Sizing and Installation


Greatmats offers playground mats and tiles, rather than focusing on poured or loose fill surfaces. Our decision to offer mats and tiles is because of their easier installation and repair when compared to poured surfaces. If a tile or mat gets damaged, you can repair that single piece, rather than having to repair or replace the entire flooring surface.

An additional benefit to mats and tiles is that they do not require the ongoing maintenance that loose-fill materials such as sand, wood chips, or rubber crumbs require. Mat and tile style playground flooring will not hide hazards, like broken glass or other sharp objects. It is also far easier to maintain, meaning less time and financial investment on your part.

As you shop for rubber playground mats and tiles, you'll find that they are available in different sizes. Most playground tiles are square and interlock together, while most mats are rectangular and are designed to either stand alone or butt up to another mat for greater surface coverage.

Most of the rubber playground tiles that we offer measure 2 feet by 2 feet. We have found this to be the ideal size, since it allows for easy installation and transportation. In many cases, you will want to use both the interlocking mechanism built into the tiles, as well as adhesives to ensure a secure installation.

If you are installing rubber interlocking playground tiles, we do recommend hiring a professional landscape contractor to ensure proper safety and longevity of your flooring. However, the 2 foot by 2 foot tiles do make it possible for knowledgeable do-it-yourselfers to save money on installation costs by tackling the task themselves.

Some of our flooring tiles are held together with an aluminum clip installation system, while others have interlocking tabs that are glued together. Neither of these options require a full glue-down installation, which saves you both time and labor.

Swing and slide mats are designed with a different function in mind than your typical rubber playground tiles are. These mats are designed to prevent ground erosion, limiting the maintenance required in these high-traffic playground areas. The mats aren't intended to provide a safe, soft, cushiony play surface. Swing mats tend to be much heavier than slide mats or playground tiles.

PVC playground tiles are much more DIY friendly than rubber tiles, especially when they're being installed over a hard, flat indoor surface. These tiles are mostly 1 foot by 1 foot square, and they include tab and loop connectors. We also offer PVC tiles for playground floors which are 1.67x.83-foot rectangles.

PVC playground flooring tiles do not require any adhesives for their installation. If you will be installing the flooring over an irregular surface like sand, grass, or dirt, PVC tiles are your best option for a clean, quality finished surface.

Foam playground tiles are available in both 3.3x3.3 foot and 2x2 foot squares, though the larger squares have proven to be the more popular option. These tiles connect together like puzzle pieces, and once connected, they hold together tightly. Depending on environmental conditions, though, foam does expand and contract. These tiles require no adhesive, and since many of the tiles are reversible, it is recommended that you do not use adhesives during the installation.

When installing outdoor playground flooring, we recommend starting with a hard, flat sub-surface such as a compacted and leveled crushed stone base. Concrete or asphalt can also work well. Foam playground tiles shouldn't be installed over rough surfaces, as they can damage the foam.

If you are using rubber playground flooring, laying rubber tiles over sand, dirt, or grass will work... at first. However, it's not a long-term solution, since the ground beneath the tiles begins to erode and the play surface will become uneven. As some tiles sink, others will not, creating tripping hazards and low lying areas. Water will pool in these low-lying areas, accelerating the erosion, and the problem will get worse. To avoid this problem, start with a subfloor of compacted gravel or concrete. You will face much less work and maintenance over time if you start with the right type of subfloor.

For indoor installations, you just need a hard, flat surface.

The modular nature of playground tiles allows for installations of nearly any size or shape. Additionally, you can expand your playground area at any time without having to redo the entire surface. Nearly all of our playground tiles have ramped borders (available separately) for a smooth, safe transition both on and off the play area.

Greatmats provides installation instructions and phone assistance for all of our playground mats and tiles.

Commitment to Customers


At Greatmats, we want you to be happy with your product and with your shopping experience. That's why we offer a price match guarantee, and we operate our business with the Golden Rule model - treat others as you want others to treat you. Because we ensure that our customers are satisfied with every order, we have earned an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau. You can buy from us with confidence, knowing that your satisfaction is our priority.

You can feel good about buying from Greatmats. We give back to the community by donating 5 percent of our annual profits to local non-profit organizations.

Do you have questions about these products? Would you like a quote or a sample of one of these flooring options? Please contact our customer service team at 877-822-6622. We would be delighted to help you choose the right flooring for your next project.

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