Kids Kushion Rubber Playground Tiles
Playground tile transition pieces, or "ramps," are available for this playground rubber tile in the different thicknesses to match the tile height along with specifically molded inside and outside corner pieces that will finish the rubber playground tile installation.
- Park Playgrounds
- School and Community Playground Tiles
- Rooftops Rubber Tiles
- Protective Playground Rubber Surfacing
- Home Playground Rubber Tiles
Because the Kids Kushion playground tile system provides a level and resilient surface, it also provides wheelchair accessibility with the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) Compliant Ramp (24"x 27") that has a 1:12 slope, which exceeds the ADA minimum 1:16 grade slope.
To determine which thickness of the Kids Kushion playground tile product line is suitable for your application, you must first determine what the "fall height" (or "drop height") of your playground area is. If you have playground equipment, you measure the height from the ground up to the highest platform the children would stand on (this is according to ASTM regulations). This distance is your "fall height" (or "drop height").
This playground tile should not be installed on top of dirt without the proper preparation. Kids Kiushion playground rubber tile does require a flat hard surface such as concrete, asphalt, decking or if you have dirt surface to start with, then a base of crushed stone that is compacted and leveled is required. Our only outdoor playground tile product for playgrounds that can be installed directly on top of grass and dirt is the Kids Ergo Matta, this product is a perforated outdoor soft plastic modular tile product.
1) Select the appropriate Thickness:
The 2.5" thickness is used most frequently, both indoors and outdoors. When installed over concrete or asphalt, it has a drop height rating of 6 ft.; the 3.5" thickness is used for an 8 ft. drop-height over concrete, and the 3.75" thickness is used for a 10 ft. drop-height.
2) Select your Color:
Black is the least expensive as no paint is added to the rubber's natural color, and it involves one less step in the manufacturing process.
Standard Solid Colors: Azure (blue), Gris (charcoal gray), Terra Cotta (burnt red), and Verde (bright green). These four colors have been carefully selected through various tests in terms of durability & longevity. All colored rubber will eventually fade, and these colors have been selected because they withstand the effects of UV sunshine the best. (See Color Chart)
3) Select your method of installation:
The preferred sub-surface for a Kid Kushion surface is concrete or asphalt, but it is acceptable to install our product on top of compacted dirt or crushed rock. The idea is to have a stable, solid surface with a grade to allow heavy rainfall (water) to drain in one direction away from the surface area. You do not want water to puddle beneath the surface for extended periods of time. Dips will form over time and the overall appearance of the surface will not be as pleasing.
Our single-component adhesive works especially well with our product because the same bonding agent present in this adhesive is used in the Kid Kushion tile itself. It will not ever give out - of course, you won't be able to remove the tile intact either once you've glued it in place. This is the most economical manner of installing our tiles, and of course most theft-proof.
b) Aluminum Metal Clips:
Must be used over dirt and any surface that is not permanent or completely smooth. The best advantage to the clips is that if you choose to remove your Kid Kushion Playground Tiles from its current location you can; then move them to be installed at a new address. Also, it makes maintenance easier. Often times one particular spot on a tile will take a continuous pounding by children's' feet (i.e. bottom of a slide, spot where kids scuff the surface as they "step up" onto a structure). This tile will wear out much earlier than any of the other tiles, and you'll want to replace that one tile. With the clip system, it is much easier to do.
c) Combination of Adhesive & Clips:
Often times the Aluminum Metal Clips are used to hold all the Center Tile pieces together while the entire perimeter areas is installed using the adhesive with both one row of Center Tile, and the "Ramps" (perimeter pieces). The result is a surface that is locked together and "sealed" tight by a glued down perimeter.
Adhesive coverage is figured at 60 sq.ft. per gallon; the Aluminum Metal Clips are figured at 3.6 clips per tile. These clips are to be used specifically with Kid Kushion Tiles only (2 1/2", 3 1/2", & 3 3/4" thickness), and cannot be used with any Ramp pieces. See Installations for more information.
IPEMA Playground Surface Reports:
IPEMA (International Playground Equipment Manufacturers Association) certifies playground surfacing for specific fall heights as per Federal ASTM-1292-99 testing (for Head Impact Attenuation). CPSC also uses this same test to determine the safety of the playground surfacing.
This product is shipped via freight delivery.
Please review our shipping disclaimer.
- Contains no hazardous materials
- Paint and binders are lead-free
- All the crumb rubber used is 100% recycled rubber
- The EPDM particles used for the top 1/4" of the special speckled colors are virgin rubber by definition
- Kid Kushion Tiles can be produced with a UL Class A or Class B fire rating, if required
- Recycled Content
- Non Slip
- Made in USA
- No Adhesive Required
- Outdoor and UV Resistant
Size and Dimensions:
- Tile Size: 24x24 Inches
- Ramp Edge Size: 8x48 Inches
- ADA Ramp Size: 27x24 Inches
Fall Height Rating per Thickness:
- 2.5 Inches - 6 FT Fall Height
- 3.5 Inches - 8 FT Fall Height
- 3.75 Inches - 10 FT Fall Height
|Estimate of Average Cost per Size|
|Thickness - Fall Rating||Black||Colors|
|2.5 Inch - 6 Ft Fall Height||$27.60 per - On Sale $25.00 per tile||$28.60 per - On Sale $26.00 per tile|
|3.5 Inch - 8 Ft Fall Height||$30.80 per - On Sale $28.00 per tile||$32.20 per - On Sale $29.20 per tile|
|3.75 Inch - 10 Ft Fall Height||$32.20 per - On Sale $29.20 per tile||$33.20 per - On Sale $30.20 per tile|
|2.5" Ramp Edge||$21.45 per||$23.10 per|
|3.5" Ramp Edge||$29.70 per||$34.65 per|
|3.75" Ramp Edge||$30.80 per||$35.20 per|
|2.5" ADA Ramps||$26.40 per||$33.55 per|
|2.5" Aprons for ADA Ramps||$14.85 per||$16.50 per|
|3.5" ADA Ramps||$38.50 per||$44.00 per|
|3.5" Aprons for ADA Ramps||$19.80 per||$22.00 per|
|Special Colors||Call for Pricing|
200 SF Minimum Order on this Product - for smaller projects please consider the - Kids Matta Tiles