Bounce Back Playground Flooring

Bounce Back playground surfacing tiles provide a clean and safe play area for kids to play on.  They are perfect for playgrounds with swings, slides, and other equipment from which a child could fall.  Playground surfacing is available in many thicknesses up to 4 inches that provides a 10-foot fall height rating. 
Bounce Back cushions meet and exceed the requirements as established by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Americans with Disability Act (ADA) and American Standard for Testing Materials (ASTM) methods. Testing of this product is done on a regular basis to maintain the highest quality standards available.  Bounce Back tiles provide long-term safety, while offering ADA accessibility when used with our special ADA border ramp edging.
In the past, harmful objects such as broken glass have been found mixed into wood chips or loose filled products like sand or gravel.  Our playground tiles eliminate this risk.  The solid construction of playground surface tiles does not allow foreign objects a place to hide on the playground.  Also, solid rubber playground safety tiles stay in one place and maintain a consistent fall height rating.  This is better than loose fill where continual raking is necessary to keep the surfacing in place.
These playground surface tiles are a shock-absorbing, resilient rubber that will perform all year round and in all weather conditions for years.  They are designed for continuous usage even during the rainy season.  Water will not puddle on the surface of the tiles but moves quickly through the surface and laterally through the legs of the cushions.  This makes the playground area dry and ready to use quickly after even heavy rains.
This product features colorful EPDM mixed color options that will enhance the appearance of any playground surfacing.  Seven popular colors are available to make your playground look fantastic.  
These playground surface tiles are easy to install.  Please request installation instructions.  No daily maintenance is required to maintain safety standards.  This means lower costs and fewer hassles. It looks and performs great!  
Please note:  These tiles are specifically designed to lay on a flat, hard surface such as concrete or a base of crushed and compacted stone.  They are NOT designed to lay directly on top of dirt.  If you’re looking for a playground safety surface that can lie on dirt, we recommend our Kids Ergo Matta.
Bounce Back rubber playground tiles are Earth friendly.  Each 24″ x 24″ safety tile is made from scrap tires that would otherwise be buried in a landfill.  Bounce Back rubber can be recycled again and again.   These tiles are made in the USA.
If you have questions, would like a sample, or are looking for a quote that includes shipping to your playground area, give us a call.  One of our friendly customer service reps would be happy to help you with any questions or concerns you might have.
Call Greatmats at 877-822-6622.

Kids Kushion Playground Tiles

Times have changed since the days when monkey bars and slides were placed directly over concrete.  Broken bones and lawsuits have changed the way schools and parks deal with playgrounds.  These days, wood chips and rubber crumb is all the rage for outdoor playground flooring.  But are those safety precautions effective?
The short answer is, “no”.  Wood mulch and rubber crumb needs to maintain a certain depth to provide fall height safety for kids plummeting from the top of a slide or leaping from a swing.  Unfortunately, kids don’t recognize this necessity and wood chips get thrown.  Rubber crumb gets moved and shifted under swings and slides.  Usually, the places where the need is the greatest are the places where the safety measures fall shortest.
A better solution is outdoor playground tile.  Excellent rubber playground tiles for school playgrounds and parks, our Kids Kushion also works great on rooftops or anyplace you need protective surfacing, indoors or out.  You can even use Kids Kushion in your warehouse for its anti-fatigue properties.
Kid Kushion rubber playground tiles are 24″ x 24″ and designed to provide constant fall protection while allowing for drainage during inclement weather.  They don’t require raking or leveling to ensure that they maintain safe protection for the kids.
To determine which thickness of Kid Kushion playground tiles is suitable for your application, you first determine the “Fall Height” (drop height) of your play area.   This sounds more intimidating than it is.  If you have playground equipment, measure the height from the ground to the highest platform children stand on.  This distance is your Fall Height.  Once you have this information, you can select which Kids Kushion playground tile you need.
The 2.5″ thickness is used most frequently in indoor and outdoor settings. When installed over concrete or asphalt, it provides a drop height rating of 6 ft.   The 3.5″ thickness is needed for an 8 ft. drop-height over concrete and the 3.75″ thickness is required for a 10 ft. drop-height.
Kids Kushion come in black, blue, charcoal gray, burnt red, and bright green.  These four colors (and black) have been carefully selected through various durability and longevity tests.  All colored rubber will eventually fade.  These colors have been selected because they withstand the effects of UV sunshine the best.
The preferred sub-surface for a Kid Kushion surface is concrete or asphalt but it is ok to install these playground tiles directly on top of compacted dirt or crushed rock. You will need a stable, solid surface with some grade to allow heavy rainfall to drain from the surface area. You do not want water to puddle beneath the tiles for extended periods of time as dips will form over time and the overall appearance of the surface will not be as pleasing.
Because the Kid Kushion Playground Tile system provides a level and resilient surface, it also provides wheelchair accessibility.  It features an ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) Compliant Ramp (24″x 27″) that has a 1:12 slope.  This exceeds the ADA minimum 1:16 grade slope. Transition pieces (ramps) are available in various thicknesses along with corner pieces.
Please note: this material CANNOT be installed directly on top of dirt. It requires a flat, hard surface such as concrete, asphalt, or decking.  If you have dirt, a base of crushed stone that is compacted and leveled is required. Our only outdoor product for playgrounds that can be installed directly on grass and dirt is, Kids Ergo Matta.

Contact Greatmats at http://www.greatmats.com – 877-822-6622.