Rubber ADA Ramps

After installing thick rubber floors or other floors with a significant lip, it can be difficult for people in wheelchairs and people with walkers to navigate the lip safely. To alleviate this problem, consider adding a finishing tile with an ADA ramp to the edge of the flooring layout.

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After installing thick rubber floors or other floors with a significant lip, it can be difficult for people in wheelchairs and people with walkers to navigate the lip safely. To alleviate this problem, consider adding a finishing tile with an ADA ramp to the edge of the flooring layout.


The ramp connects securely to the overall layout of the floor or to an individual tile or paver, making the space more accessible. At Greatmats, we offer multiple ramps that are ADA compliant, allowing the playground space or gym space to be more inclusive.

Size and Shape Options


To select the proper ADA ramp, it is important to pick a model that will fit the size and shape of
flooring that’s installed.

When trying to eliminate the lip on the layout so that a wheelchair can easily ride up the slope of the ramp to reach the playing space, don’t create a new lip with the wrong thickness measurement in the ramp design.

In our ramps that match requirements for the ADA, or Americans with Disabilities Act, we offer a wide range of thicknesses. The ramps can match rubber tiles that have thicknesses from 1 inch to 4.25 inches.

Some of these ramps have multiple pieces that fit into each other. This allows them to match up to a thinner tile, such as 2 inches. Or the installer can add another section to create a 2.5-inch thick ramp or a second section for a 3-inch ramp.

Our rubber ADA ramp options range in width from 4 feet to 6 feet, which should accommodate most wheelchairs or people with walkers. Additionally, many of the ramps have raised edges along the left and right side that are a few inches thick to help keep the wheelchair from rolling over the edge inadvertently.

For ramps that will be connected to a thick tile layout, such as 4 inches, it’s helpful to have a longer ramp. The longer ramp cuts down on the sharpness of the angle on the ramp, allowing the person in the wheelchair to travel up the ramp with less effort required.

Ramp lengths can range from about 1 foot to 6 feet. A longer ramp will need extra free space around the flooring layout to accommodate the length. If you do not have much free space for the ramp, you may have to stick with a sharper angle and a shorter length in the ADA ramp.

Material Options


Because our Americans with Disabilities Act ramps primarily work with rubber floors, these ramps also consist of rubber. Typically, we source these ramps from a manufacturer in the United States, so our customers can trust the quality of the materials in use.


In fact, many of the ramps we offer at Greatmats have a design made specifically to fit certain models of rubber flooring tiles that we also offer. Those ramps then would consist of the same material as the model of rubber flooring, allowing them to match up well.

This is a high quality type of rubber, which ensures it will last a long time and continue to look like new, even when used in high traffic areas. Our rubber transition ramps are weather resistant and mildew resistant, making them ideal for use at an outdoor playground.

Pattern and Texture Options


Typically, our ADA transition ramps will not have a pattern or added texture on the surface. Rubber naturally will give people walking across it or rolling a wheelchair across it a bit of traction when moisture is present, so added texture is not necessary.


These ramps usually will be available in black only, regardless of the color of rubber tile to which the ramp connects.

Common Use Options


Commonly, people will install these ramps at indoor or outdoor playgrounds with rubber tile installations, making the playground area wheelchair friendly.

Although they are common at playgrounds, installers can place these ramps alongside any indoor or outdoor rubber tile flooring layout. The ramp will reduce the tripping hazard that a lip of the floor creates.

Installation Options


Installing an ADA ramp properly is vital to ensuring it will be safe to use for people with limited mobility and restricted movement. Without proper installation, the ramp could slide out of place during use, increasing the possibility of an injury.


Always follow the instructions that ship with the particular model of ramp that you select, as the installation steps will differ from model to model. Some people may want to hire a professional to guarantee the install process.

Cleaning and Maintenance Requirements


Cleaning your ADA ramp is important to remove debris and greasy spots that could cause someone walking across it or rolling a wheelchair across it to slip.


Start by removing any dry debris from the ramp, such as gravel, dust, fallen leaves, or sticks. Use a push broom, a traditional broom, or a leaf blower for ramps installed outdoors.

Some people may want to wash the tiles with a neutral pH cleaner and water to remove staining or slick spots. Apply the cleaning solution with a mop.