Indoor Playground Foam Tiles 1-5/8 Inch
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Top Features for Indoor Playground Foam Tiles 1-5/8 Inch
- 4 ft fall height ASTM rated
- Lead free and latex free, no rug burns tatami top texture
- Material density: 103 kgs/m3, hardness: 35 Shore C
- Waterproof and non absorbent, easy to clean
- Each tile includes 4 border strips
- Easy to assemble, no adhesive required
- Reversible and removable for portability
- Safe for kids, Easy to clean, Waterproof
Indoor Playground Floors, Playground Safety Surfacing, Indoor Play Floors
City recreational departments, churches, schools, small businesses, and youth organizations all can make use of indoor playground flooring, as can households that have a large playroom area.
Parents always want their kids to have a fun and safe time playing outdoors. It's great to exercise in the fresh air.
But for those times when the weather doesn't allow the kids to make it outside, having the option of an indoor playground works great. Such playgrounds require a safe type of flooring material for the kids, to protect against falls from short heights and to prevent floor burns.
When you're ready to install indoor playground flooring, Greatmats offers 1-5/8-inch foam tiles that work well in this type of use case. Interlocking seams fit tightly and virtually disappear.
The mats provide a safe and comfortable surface with unsurpassed durability. These play area flooring indoor mats consist of EVA foam material in 40-by-40-inch interlocking tiles. The mats will last for many years and are completely waterproof.
Our indoor playground floor tiles feature an ASTM fall height rating of 4 feet, meaning the interlocking foam tiles add a layer of protection against head injuries.
We've compiled a list of the best seven features of our safety mats for indoor play areas, explaining each of the features in detail.
1. 4-foot Fall Height ASTM Rated
It's important to select an indoor playground flooring surface that meets recommended fall heights for any equipment you'll be installing in the area. If you have climbing equipment in use at the indoor playground, for example, fall height is extremely important. (Fall height is defined as the distance between the flooring and the highest step or platform on the equipment.)
The American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM) rates playground surfaces in terms of fall height. Our Greatmats play area flooring indoor tiles have an ASTM rating up to 4 feet of fall height. When using a surface with the proper fall height to match the equipment in use, you'll reduce the severity of injuries for any children using the equipment who fall, particularly reducing the severity of dangerous head injuries.
In addition to being critically fall height rated by the ASTM for falls of up to 4 feet, the Greatmats indoor playground mats passed a raw egg drop test of 68 feet. Not only did the egg not break, but it actually bounced. Take a look at the video of the Greatmats Indoor Playground Tiles Egg Drop Test on this page or Greatmats YouTube channel.
2. Safe for Kids
Our EVA foam tiles contain no latex or lead. (EVA is short for ethylene-vinyl acetate.) This type of foam flooring consists of elasticized closed cells, which provide the foam play area flooring indoor mats with their softness and flexibility. This type of construction also offers a shock absorbing quality, which is great in an area where kids will be running and jumping... and potentially falling.
Although the indoor playground flooring tiles have a softness, the closed cells design also provides just the right amount of firmness to ensure children won't sink too far into the tile and potentially suffer a twisted ankle injury.
This mix of softness and firmness also gives the childrens indoor play area flooring an anti-fatigue capability, which allows people to exercise or play on these Greatmats mats for a longer period of time without suffering muscle fatigue versus a hard floor surface, such as cement.
The foam indoor tiles each provide a thickness measurement of 1-5/8 inches (with tolerances of plus/minus 1 mm in thickness).
The mats offer a surface tatami texture with a glossy appearance on the surface. The tatami surface texture works great for childrens indoor play area flooring because of its unique no-burn tatami surface, which prevents the possibility of skin burns after falls. For example, foam tiles with a more textured surface would stand up to hard shoe foot traffic better than the tatami tiles, but the textured surface could rough up the child's skin during a fall.
3. Material Density
The material hardness and density measurements for these Greatmats indoor playground flooring foam tiles are Shore C 35-40 and 103 kilograms per cubic meter.
We measure the hardness of foam indoor playground flooring mats in terms of Shore C, which specifies how hard the surface of the tiles feel to the touch using a hardness measurement tool. The hardest types of foam tiles have measurements of 60-65 Shore C. The softest types of foam tiles measure 30-35 Shore C.
Density and hardness are two different measurements. The density measurement relates the amount of weight the material can support over a given area, which is 103 kilograms per cubic meter for our Greatmats 1-5/8-inch thick foam tiles.
If you have heavy equipment to place in your indoor playground area, placing it atop the foam tiles can cause indention on the tiles. We recommend that you put the heavy equipment in place first and then install the play area flooring indoor tiles around the heavy equipment.
The indoor play area flooring foam tiles will last longer if children play on them with bare feet or soft shoes. Regularly using street shoes on the tiles could eventually cause scuffing of the tiles. (For tiles that will need to stand up to street shoes and hard sole shoes, one of Greatmats rubber playground flooring solutions may be a better option.)
4. Waterproof and Non-Absorbent
The closed cell foam will not soak up liquids, meaning spills are easy to clean up should they occur. You can use this waterproof capability to your advantage when cleaning the tiles, as you can use a damp mop to clean any stains on the mats without the cleaning liquid soaking into the tile.
Additionally, should you install these mats in an area where people will be exercising and sweating, you don't have to worry about the indoor playground flooring tiles absorbing sweat and odors.
For day to day cleaning of the tiles, you can run a beater brush-free vacuum over them. Because the seams of each mat fit together tightly, you won't have to worry about dirt and other debris becoming stuck in the seams.
In addition to the great surface quality of our 1-5/8-inch Greatmats tiles, they provide thermal insulation as well. If you install the play area flooring indoor puzzle tiles over a cement floor in a basement area, the cement naturally will be colder. However, if children are playing in bare feet on the foam tiles, they won't feel the cold of the cement subfloor because the surface of the foam tiles takes on the ambient temperature of the air.
And if you want to install the tiles over an area with in-floor heating, the EVA foam will not inhibit the heat from entering the room's air. Keep in mind, however, that heat and humidity can cause foam flooring to expand, so make sure to leave room for floor expansion.
5. Easy to Assemble, No Adhesive Required
As you're calculating your needed coverage area, understand that each tile has a size of 40-by-40 inches. However, when the interlocking pieces are squeezed together, each tile actually covers an area of 39.25-by-39.25 inches. That means each tile covers roughly 11 square feet.
Each tile weighs 9 pounds, meaning one person can perform the positioning and installation of the tiles.
The most common and successful installations of the childrens indoor play area flooring occur over hard floors, such as cement or hard tile. However, you can install these tiles over thin pile carpet. If you're concerned about the tiles slipping on the subflooring, you can use a double-sided tape to adhere the reversible tiles.
Although no adhesive is required in the installation of these interlocking tiles, you can use a contact cement type of glue if you want to make the installation more permanent.
6. Flat Edges With Four Border Strips
Each tile contains interlocking edges on all four sides of the square tile, almost looking like a puzzle piece. To create a flat edge against a wall or at the edge of an island installation, you'll use the included thin border strip, which fits into the interlocking pattern on the main tile. Ramped borders are sold separately.
Should you need to cut a tile to allow it to fit tightly against a wall or other object, you can use a simple utility knife and a straight edge to cut the tiles to fit, resulting in a straight cut.
7. Reversible and Removable
Because you don't need to use adhesive to install the play area flooring indoor tiles, you can move them to new rooms or locations as needed. Just pull apart the interlocking tiles to move them. This works great when you're using our Greatmats childrens indoor play area flooring inside a room that has multiple purposes, where the flooring needs to be different on different days.
Additionally, each tile has two different colors, one on each side. Because the tiles are reversible and still fit together tightly, you can create different patterns on the flooring. Our tiles are available in black/gray, red/blue, and green/gray color combinations. Keep in mind, when using the reverse side of the same tile, the grain of the tatami texture will run perpendicular to the original side.
Should one section of childrens indoor play area flooring become damaged, you can simply reverse the damaged tiles to give the flooring a new look.
Product can be damp mopped with common household floor cleaners, avoid bleach. Test your vacuum before use.Shipping
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SPECIFICATIONS⌃ Back to top
|SF per Item||10.80|
|Packaging||Shrink Wrapped on Pallets|
|Number of Pieces per Package Type||40|
|Interlock Loss||0.04 feet|
|Material Density||103 kgs/m3, 35 Shore C|
|Surface Design||Solid color, double sided, double color|
|Installation Method||Interlocking, dry lay|
|Border Strips Included||Yes|
|Manufacturer Warranty||1 year limited|
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can you install heavy indoor playground equipment on this foam tile
any issues with people wearing shoes on this and scuffing or causing problems for the product?
Can this product be glued down if we are concerned about corners coming up over time? What glue would we use?
Can these be laid over carpet?
Have these been tested for formamide levels, or other VOCs?