Playground Mats

Playground Mats
Playground Swing Mats

Playground mats are commonly used beneath swing sets and at the bases of slides to prevent erosion and provide cushion for kids. Rubber playground mats are available for commercial playgrounds as well as homes, daycares, preschools, schools, churches, park playground locations, and outdoor play areas. Use interlocking playground mats underneath primary playground equipment where large areas need to be covered.

Playground Mats at base of slides
Playground Slide Mats

Playground Mats

Playground mats come in tiles and mat forms, including straight edge and interlocking tiles. The right playground mat will be based on equipment height, match the appropriate mat thickness to its corresponding fall height requirement. These rubber playground mats and tiles are excellent for any outdoor children’s play area.

Outdoor Playground Mats for Under Swings & Slides

Playground Mats help prevent base material from being worn away and creating pits in heavy traffic areas. They also offer cushion in areas where kids may experience impact, such as the base of slides. Rubber mats are durable, with most lasting for around 20 years. They reduce upkeep labor, saving both money and time. Rubber mats are easy to keep clean – including prevention and removal of mold and debris.

Interlocking playground mats can be used under swings as a way to added a variety of natural and bright colors. Mix and match interlocking rubber playground mats meet specific design needs.

Replace wood chips and rubber crumb material with playground swing mats for a longer lasting surface.

Choosing the Right Playground Mat

Greatmats is proud to stock a variety of rubber playground mats for under swings and slides as well as climbing equipment. Contact a Greatmats flooring expert with questions including finding the perfect product for your project, product samples and shipping information.

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Bounce Back Rubber Playground Mats

Greatmats Bounce Back Rubber Playground TilesBounce Back Rubber Playground Mats are available as 2x 2 ft. tiles, with various thickness options including 1.75-, 2.25-, 2.5-, 3.5- and 4-inch. These rubber playground tiles feature ASTM and IPEMA fall height ratings up to 10 ft. This mat surface option is popular, dependable and can be found in playgrounds across the country. It provides long-term rubber mat surfacing while offering ADA accessibility when used the ADA border ramp edging.

This product is a great option for west coast customers, and ships from the Pacific Northwest.

Unlike other surfacing options, such as wood chips or loose-fill sand or gravel, these tiles do not have to be continually raked to maintain a safe surface for your playground. The solid design of these playground surface tiles makes it impossible for foreign objects to hide. This provides a safer environment for children. Also, unlike poured-in-place rubber surfacing, you don’t have to replace your entire surface if some areas begin to wear down. You can simply replace that tile or group of tiles.

Safety

Greatmats Bounce Back Rubber Playground Tiles red and greenNo other playground surfacing material offers the degree of safety assurance that rubber tiles can provide. Wood and rubber mulch products are easily displaced, resulting in inadequate thickness/protection in large areas of the playground. They also present an undesirable and dangerous material that children can swallow, throw or kick. Poured-in-place products are subject to climatic variation during installation, which makes the durability and lifespan of the material unpredictable. Bounce Back Tiles eliminate these problems and offer the assurance of safe surfacing for children’s play areas.

Greatmats 2.5 Inch Bounce Back Playground Rubber TileBounce Back Playground Tiles are designed to meet federally-mandated Critical Fall Height requirements for playground equipment up to 10-feet tall. These rubber playground tiles have been certified to comply with these requirements by IPEMA through TUV/SUD, which is a third-party, independent testing/certification laboratory. Additionally, the manufacturer conducts regular, in-house Critical Fall Height testing as part of their Quality Control plan.

The fall height protection for each thickness measurement of bounce back rubber playground mats is:

  • 6 feet rating for 2.5-inch thickness
  • 8 feet rating for 3.5-inch thickness
  • 10 feet rating for 4-inch thickness

Color Options

Bounce Back tiles are available in two color options: EPDM and Color Topped. The first is a surface wear layer of colored EPDM rubber granules. With this option, you can choose from green, tan or blue colors.

A second color option is a surface layer of colored tire crumb rubber. This economical option includes Black, Red, Blue, Green and Brown. Tiles with these colors can used in combination to create very appealing playground designs.

Installation Ease

Greatmats Bounce Back Playground Rubber Tile installedBounce Back tiles can be easily and economically installed over a variety sub-surfaces. Once an installation sub-surface has been properly prepared, the tiles can usually be installed by the customer’s maintenance crew. This cannot be said of poured-in-place surfacing, which requires expensive contractors and specialized equipment to effectively install.

Maintenance Ease

Bounce Back Tiles are virtually maintenance free. Most cleaning simply involves a broom, garden hose or leaf blower. Replacing damaged tiles is as easy as removing the tile and installing a new one. This is not the case with other playground options which require costly and unattractive poured-in-place surface repairs.

Moisture Permeability

Greatmats Bounce Back Playground Rubber MatsBounce Back tiles are designed to allow rainwater to flow through the tile surface and away from the playground, as opposed to forming puddles on the surface. This allows children to resume play after bad weather sooner than they could on other surfaces such as poured-in-place.

Environmental

Bounce Back Playground Tiles are made from 100% recycled rubber and a specially-engineered polymer binder. Because of the high level of recycled material in each tile, these products meet and exceed the requirements set forth in U.S Executive Order 13101, Greening the Government, and they can be a contributing factor towards LEED Green Building certification.

American Made Quality

We are proud to state that these Bounce Back Tiles are made in the USA. These playground safety tiles are covered by the manufacturer’s industry leading 10 Year Limited Warranty.

Border and Corner Edges

Bounce Back Playground Tiles have border ramps available including ADA Accessible ramps. They also have inside and outside corner edges available to give your playground a finished look.

 

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