Rubber Playground Tiles are an excellent way to beautify any playground area while providing certified, fall protection for children while playing on slides, swings and other playground equipment.
• QuadBlock interlocking connectors are the perfect alternative to labor intensive pour-in-place and glue-down systems. QuadBlock modular connectors feature precisely located openings that lock into the bottom corner of each tile to securely fasten these playground tiles together. The connectors are quick and easy to use and they allow the removal or replacement of individual tiles with minimal disruption and labor, especially on rooftops, where water drainage is necessary. A QuadBlock per tile is used to securely connect playground tiles together.
• Our certified FallSafe(R) rubber playground flooring is both CPSC Compliant as well as ASTMF1292-04 compliant.
• With over twenty colors and two thicknesses available, these rubber playground tiles are able to visually enhance any playground area while increasing safety for all children.
• These 2' x 2', heavy-duty rubber playground tiles are made from recycled rubber tires and carry a 15 year warranty.
• Beveled Edging (4" deep for 1" thick tiles and 8" deep for 2.5" thick tiles), inside and outside corners and ADA ramps are also available to finish off any playground flooring installation.
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When properly installed, these rubber playground tiles can safely be used on top of compacted dirt and/or gravel without fear of separation or damage.
Certainly - rubber playground flooring would be a great surface for a number of reasons: these tiles are easy to install and will provide immediate safety cushioning should the children slip or fall, helping to lessen the impact. Even if these rubber tiles get wet, there's still sufficient traction with their shoes (or even bare feet). Beveled safety edges can be added for a more gradual transition on and off the playground matting. Because the tiles come in a variety of colors, you can mix and match and spruce up the space as compared to a grey, concrete floor.
Yes, water can work its way through the seams between the playground tiles to drain down to the ground, helping to keep the surface safe and allowing it to dry quicker.
Rubber Playground Tiles are manufactured here in the US with American-sourced raw components so that we can control the composition of these tiles. No toxic chemicals or other harmful components are included in the production of these rubber tiles. Although it's possible for there to be a slight 'new car' smell after the rubber is made, it would quickly dissipate and would not pose any serious health concerns.
Rubber Playground Tiles can be cut on site in a few different ways. The simplest way is to use a utility (razor) knife with a fresh blade and a straight edge for a clean cut. It'll take a few strokes of the knife due to the thickness of these rubber tiles but it will not take an overwhelming effort to cut them. They can also be trimmed down using a tile (flooring) cutter or a chop saw / band saw with a fine-tooth blade. (Another option is the use a serrated knife but this could leave you with a slightly rough edge, which may be fine if butting up against a timber, fence, etc.)
For playground tiles to be installed over grass, the ground should be flat and free of any yard debris. Though probably unnecessary, weed fabric will prevent any grass from potentially growing underneath the tiles. Please be sure to connect the tiles using the proper accessories.
In a hot climate/in the summer, anything outside can get a little warm. These tiles will stay cooler than traditional asphalt or concrete surfaces (and many other manmade surfaces as well). Also, colors other than black would reflect more heat and stay cooler. Barefoot children should not have a problem walking over the tiles, even on warmer days.
Rubber Playground Tiles are designed to protect children when playing in and around elevated equipment, including playgrounds. These rubber tiles help cushion the impact during a fall to reduce injuries that could be sustained when compared to falling on a hard surface. The 2.5" thick rubber tiles meet the CPSC's guidelines for heights up to 6'. These tiles also meet the requirements of ASTM F1292 for critical drop height.
Rubber Playground tiles can safely and securely be placed directly on top of concrete without the need for a secondary layer or underlayment product.
Rubber Playground Tiles are safe to leave outdoors all winter long, even in harsh climates. The rubber may contract a little during the cold but this would not affect the durability, longevity or performance of the tiles.
The QuadBlock Connectors are very simple to install - the corner of each tile snaps into one corner of each connector. Thus, for every tile you need one quadblock (and thus a 1 to 1 ratio of tiles to connectors). The Quad Blocks are included in the price for the 1" tiles but must be purchased separately for the 2.5" thick rubber tiles.
Though these rubber playground tiles can be installed on a number of surfaces - asphalt, concrete, compacted crushed stone/gravel and even compacted dirt/grass, the best scenario is to install the tiles over a flat, solid surface to help ensure that the tiles perform to their maximum capacity. Having some tiles on one type of surface and other tiles on a different surface isn't an issue as long as the ground is still solid and even.
Playground tiles are made of premium, commercial-grade rubber and are mold and mild-resistant. Rain and snow can easily drain off/through the tiles and, since they're not air tight, any moisture would be able to evaporate accordingly.
Rubber Playground Tiles come with a 15 year warranty against any manufacturing defects. Should you need a copy of the full warranty, just send us a message with your email and we'll send it right over to you!
The rubber employed in these tiles is slip-resistant and, even when fully wet, has a high coefficient of friction to help prevent slips and falls.
Placing heavy equipment and/or furniture on top of these rubber playground tiles will not damaged or negatively affect the performance or useful life in any way.
Rubber Playground Tiles can safely be used around a pool area - they'll provide a safe, slip-resistant surface and hold up to the elements (rain, snow, sun, wind) as well as the pool water. Lighter colors (really anything other than black) may be preferred since they reflect more heat and would feel best under bare feet.
No, unfortunately, the 1" tiles do not / would not safely connect with the 2.5" tiles and would need to be set up separately.
Vacuuming should remove just about all of the day-to-day dirt, dust and debris. For tougher spills and stains, warm water and a little liquid soap / mild detergent should do the trick. (Just be sure to avoid a petroleum based cleaner, as they could, eventually, break down the rubber).
These rubber playground tiles meet the class A requirements for ASTM E108 flame spread rating.
Yes, these heavy-duty rubber tiles can certainly be used for roof pavers - they'll easily be able to handle heavier objects, disperse weight evenly and hold up to the sun, rain and snow.
A wheelchair can easily and safely roll across the playground tiles without getting caught in anything. ADA-compliant safety ramps are beveled (sloped) so that they provide a gradual transition on and off the tiles for everyone.
Yes, when properly installed, the tiles are strong enough to support the weight of a car, truck, van, SUV, etc. driving over top of them.
Sure, you can safely paint the tiles with acrylic-based paint so that it holds firmly to the tile and also holds up to the elements.
Yes, these 2.5" thick heavy-duty rubber tiles are certified safe according to the IPEMA guidelines.
A polyurethane adhesive is recommended to glue down the rubber playground tiles.
Animal nails / pet claws running around on the tiles will not damage or negatively impact them.
All of our rubber playground tiles are manufactured here in the US from American-sourced raw components to ensure a high-quality, safe and long-lasting playground flooring solution. The premium, commercial-grade rubber used in these tiles is thoroughly cleaned and impurities are filtered out so as not to contain toxins, heavy metals (like lead, mercury and arsenic) and no fillers or plastics like BPA, are ever added to the rubber.