The ideal surface for playgrounds is rubber matting.
Rubber flooring is a great playground surface because of its impact-absorbing qualities.
Rubber flooring is hands down the ideal surface for playgrounds.
When considering the ideal surface for playgrounds, the degree of safety of a given material is usually the first thought that comes to mind. Flooring options like concrete or grass should be immediately eliminated from the prospective list of playground surfacing options. Next, one might consider the cost of the flooring: “Is this flooring option efficient, keeping in mind my budget?” The final factor that may determine which flooring solution to use for playgrounds would be the difficult issue of maintenance.
Safety from falls: Rubber flooring is a great playground surface because of its impact-absorbing qualities that safeguard children in the event of a fall. Rubber mulch, sand, and wood chips offer similar impact-absorbing qualities; however, these products shift and move as kids play on them. The more travelled a path, the more probable that loose-fill material has moved from the area. This limits the effectiveness of rubber mulch or wood chips.
So, why opt for rubber playground mats? Loose-fill playground materials, like sand or wood chips, also pose a choking threat to children who, in their curiosity, may try to ingest the materials. Such loose-fill materials are also prone to concealing harmful objects within its layers of filler. Rubber mats stay put under their weight and won’t move around so children won’t be able to lift them up and they will not become ineffective like a loose-fill material. The mats also make it easier to spot foreign objects that may threaten the well-being of children.
Cost-efficient: On top of being competitively priced, playground mats are a DIY installation project, which means you don’t have to shell out change for professional installers or messy adhesives. An ingenious design of interlocking pins makes it easy for anyone to assemble the tiles. This same design enables you to disassemble the mat to be used elsewhere for whatever the reason may be. You would be hard pressed to try to transport a whole sandbox full of loose-fill material!
DIY : For the residential consumer these tiles can be installed by even those that shudder at the thought of the words “Home Improvement.” We offer videos on our website (from TV shows) that show you how easy the interlocking features on our tiles are!
Ease of maintenance : Playground rubber matting trumps other playground flooring options because it is a clean and flat surface that to frolic on. The non-porous surface of the mats makes it possible to simply sweep up extraneous debris or mop the area with water for a more thorough job.
Rubber flooring is hands down the ideal surface for playgrounds. The degree of safety rubber offers is an invaluable quality that certainly won’t burn a hole in your wallet. Maintaining the playground mats is a cinch and, as the cherry on top, they’re pretty easy on the eyes!