Safe-Play Tiles

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$4.79 sqft
$19.16 tile
reg: $6.39 sqft
tile: $25.55

Proudly made in the USA
Ships within 7 - 14 business days
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Terra Cotta

2' x 2' tile
Accessories for Safe-Play Tiles
Use dowels to connect 1" tiles together.
6 Dowels per tile (For 1" tiles)
$0.56 $0.75 Weight: 0.05lbs
1" Ramp
4" x 48"
$32.99 $43.99 Weight: 5.00lbs

Description - Safe-Play rubber playground tiles are designed to keep children safe. Safe-Play tiles are the perfect surface for jungle gyms, swing sets and other playground equipment. Since safety is the number one priority for playground tiles, Safe-Play rubber tiles are available in many different thicknesses to ensure the safety of children from different possible fall heights. Another feature of the playground tiles are that they are very versatile, they can be used indoors and out. When used outdoors, the tiles provide proper drainage when installed correctly. The rubber tiles are available in an array of different surface colors. ADA approved ramps are also available for children with disabilities. Please contact our customer service professionals for more information on ADA approved ramps and aprons.
Material – Recycled crumb rubber, colored EPDM virgin rubber flecks, and paint are the primary materials. Standard painted solid colors (blue, gray, terra cotta, and green) can fade in the sunlight overtime like any rubber product however these colors are designed to provide the most attractive and durable outdoor painted tile surface available. The designer series Safe-Play tiles use a ¼” thick top surface of EPDM virgin rubber flecks to ensure the greatest life expectancy available.
Size – Tiles are 24” x 24”, Ramps are 8" x 48" for 2.5" thick tile options and 12" x 48" for 3.5" tile options, Inside corners are 12" x 12" and outside corners are 16" x 16" for all thicknesses.
Thickness – 2.5” thick (6 foot fall height rating), 3.5” thick (8 foot fall height rating).
Weight – 2.5” thick tiles weigh 28 pounds each, and 3.5” thick tiles weigh 33.25 pounds each.
Recommended Uses – Safe play tiles have been used successfully in many different settings: school, park and community playgrounds, skateboard parks, as decks and patios, on rooftops, in daycare centers, outdoor walkways and paths along with other surface areas where a fall absorbing playground or general rubber surface would be beneficial.

  • Safe-Play outdoor rubber tiles are made to order and typically ship within 7-14 business days. For large orders (>200 playground tiles), please call ahead to confirm lead times.
  • Note: Safe-Play outdoor rubber tiles normally ship in 7-14 business days through out the year. However, due to the large increase in demand, lead times will be extended during the summer months.
  • An email is automatically sent to you with your tracking information as soon as your playground flooring ships and tracking information becomes available.

Safe-Play tiles are virtually maintenance free. If you do feel the need to clean the playground surface, normal recommended cleaning instructions include:
  • Sweeping or blowing off the rubber playground tiles to remove any loose crumbs, dirt, dust, sticks, leaves, or other debris from the surface when necessary.
  • If something wet or sticky is spilled on the tile surfaces such as drinks, ice cream, etc, it is best to clean up the area with a water hose or else damp cloth.
  • Occasional damp mopping of the playground rubber tiles with a mild soap and water solution and disinfecting of the tiles with a bleach and water or alcohol and water solution can be useful to help prevent the transmission of colds if kids are sick. A few recommended soaps are Dawn dish detergent or Tide laundry detergent.
Note: Do not use any solvent or oil style cleaners such as Pinesol, Lysol, Murphy’s Oil Soap, WD40, paint thinner, etc. since these types of cleaners will break down the outdoor playground rubber surface over time.

  • For 1" thick Safe Play tiles, dowels are used to connect adjacent tiles. We recommend purchasing 6 dowels per tile for a good estimate.
  • For 2.5" and 3.5" thick tiles, we recommend purchasing connector clips in a ratio of 3.6 clips per tile
  • For complete installation instructions, please Click Here.
If you would like further explanation or help determining exactly what you will need to complete your installation, please call one of our friendly customer service staff members at 800-613-0996.


  • Helps keep kids safe when playing outdoors.
  • Ships from West Coast.
  • Available in a wide variety of colors.
  • Raw materials are safe and lead free.
  • ADA ramps are available for disabled children. Call for pricing.
  • Fall height certified.
  • For our east coast customers take a look at our Jamboree Tiles.
  • 5 year warranty.

How To Install Rubber Playground Tiles

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    I'd like to install this on the floor of our garage, underneath some playground equipment to be hung from the rafters. When not in use, however, we'd still like to park the cars in there. Can this flooring handle the weight of a car?


    Our Safe-Play Tiles can handle the weight of a car. Since these are composed of rubber, oil from your vehicle can break down the flooring over time.

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    Can 2.5" thick Safe Play tiles be installed on level compact dirt. The play area would be surrounded by curbing but not adhered with glue to any under surface.


    Our Safe-Play tiles are recommended to be installed over Concrete, Asphalt and Wood sub surfaces. Since these tiles are porous, any heavy rain may cause the dirt underneath to become compromised and cause your flooring to buckle.

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Customer Reviews

Great for a Backyard Playground
5/5 Safe-Play Tiles
Eric from Denver, CO
We bought a house a few years ago that already had a nice playground installed in the backyard. When our child was old enough to use it, we realized that the rubber chips used for the surface were difficult to keep clean with the leaves and pine needles falling on the playground, plus the chips were becoming substandard as the landscape fabric was starting to show below. So we needed to figure out a way to clean the chips, buy more chips, or replace the surface.

We decided to replace the chips with rubber tiles and are very happy with that decision. We used the 1" tiles since it was a fairly small playground set and used all black tiles. The area covered was a little over 300 square feet and we used about 84 tiles. Perhaps the hardest part of the project was just removing all the rubber chips and cleaning the site. Installing the tiles with the playground set in place already was simple as the tiles are easy to cut with a utility knife and they are easy to place around existing equipment, measuring with a 2-foot square ruler.

It took about 15 hours of work to install all the tiles over the course of two weekends, just doing it by myself. The dowels indeed were a little tricky to get all the tiles to match up well, but the slight grades in the surface also caused this. I think I got a good handle on installing the dowels after doing a few of them.

I've only had the tiles installed for about a week, but I can already tell this surface is much easier to clean than the previous rubber chips. The leaves and pine needles blow off easily with my electric sweeper/blower and it's also easy to wash everything off with the hose. Now the "scary" part of the playground in the corner, where it was most dirty and you didn't know what was growing/living back there, isn't scary anymore. The surface is very sturdy and comfortable. I like that it's much more even than the rubber chips and less likely to trip/slip on. Our 2-year old really seems to like it! And I look forward to getting many years of use out of the playground with these new tiles!

RubberFlooringInc- Customer
RubberFlooringInc- Customer
Did you install it yourself - Yes
Where did you install it - Backyard
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Playground Tiles
4/5 Safe-Play Tiles
Anonymous from Los Altos, CA
I bought the Safe-Play Rubber Tiles for an outdoor playground. I wanted to have an easy to maintain and safe area for a new playground in our backyard. The area was landscaped and countersunk 2.5" so the tiles would go flush up against a mow strip. It took about 2 days for 2 of us to lay the tiles out and the hardest part was cutting around the play structure. The end result looks great, we have had rave reviews from all the kids and parents that come over for play dates.
Did you install it yourself - Yes
Where did you install it - Backyard Playground
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Daycare playground
4/5 Safe-Play Tiles
Anonymous from Portland OR
I bought the 1" tiles for a playground I am building in my yard - they arrived really quickly after I ordered them and in good condition. The assembly was difficult with the dowels and I was not able to get them to fit so that the tiles were flush with one another. The end product looks really good though and it worked out well enough. I might recommend getting the thicker tiles to eliminate the need for dowels and ease installation and layout
Did you install it yourself - Yes
Where did you install it -
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Excellent product
5/5 Safe-Play Tiles
Anonymous from Texas
This flooring was installed in the outside baby area of our child care center. After we figured out the best way to install it the job went smoothly. We did use a little bit of Vaseline to help the pegs fit into the holes for attaching the tiles together. It all looks very nice and our little ones are very happy to be outside.
Did you install it yourself - No
Where did you install it - child care center playground
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Very nice!!
4/5 Safe-Play Tiles
Linda L. from Lincoln, NE
We purchased this for a Make-A-Wish wish child's wish. He is unable to navigate on dirt/grass, so we put this under a Rainbow play set (another part of his wish). It is wonderful! The only problem we had with it is - it is very hard to install. We hammered, pushed, maneuvered, etc. but were never able to get it to fit snugly together. We hope it doesn't separate more, but as it sets, our wish child's wheelchair and gate trainer navigate well across it. We tried to find a tutorial on how to install it but the closest we got was a you tube tutorial on installation of the Jamboree tiles. We are thankful we have it. Delivery was very quick. It appears to be very durable! We think it was a good choice!!
Did you install it yourself - Yes
Where did you install it - Wish child's backyard
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Very nice playground tiles
4/5 Safe-Play Tiles
Anonymous from Evanston, IL
The tiles are just what I expected. They look great and are easy to keep clean. They are easy to lay out, but they are a bit of a pain to connect together with the dowels. For now I just have them laid in place and I will gradually be adding the dowels. To prep the area we removed the grass, leveled and packed down the dirt, and laid down weed block fabric.

RubberFlooringInc- Customer
Did you install it yourself - Yes
Where did you install it - Yard under swingset
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Great tiles - rough installation
4/5 Safe-Play Tiles
Anonymous from Seattle, WA
The tiles are great and fit our needs perfectly. The blue is a very nice color, and the kids love it! Now they TRY to fall :) However, I do need to comment that the install with the connecting pegs was a bit tough, because they were hard to push together all the way - even with muscle! I guess I could have drilled the holes a bit bigger, but then you risk damaging the original hole and maybe making the connection too loose of a fit. A few of them did go together easily and were seamed perfectly, and those looked really good. As for cutting them - I tried using a jigsaw to cut the ones I needed to shape, but ended up doing it by hand with a box cutter and the serated bread knife as suggested. That was easy enough, but you'll definitely have a sore arm and sore knees after this project - but it's worth it to have such a nice ground covering over the cement area!
Did you install it yourself - Yes
Where did you install it - Childcare Center
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Safe-Play Tiles Review
5/5 Safe-Play Tiles
Linda L. from Lincoln, NE
Kim Davis helped us purchase some safe play tiles for a Make-A-Wish child and I just wanted to thank her. I would like to send a picture of a very happy little boy, but don`t see that is possible. Simon (wish child), at the age of 10 is able to learn to walk on his gait trainer because he now has a flat surface in his yard to move around. Thank you for helping us to make this little boy`s with come true!!
Did you install it yourself - No
Where did you install it - Playground
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Preschool Installation
4/5 Safe-Play Tiles
St. Thomas More from Spokane, WA
We ordered these tiles to upgrade our existing fall zone. We cut into existing lawn and poured a cement pad prior to installation. The sample we ordered before was great to ensure we dug and poured to the correct depth. We have had many people comment on the great look of this product. The only complaint I got was from our maintenance team installing the product, saying they were not quite square or all the same size so it was difficult at times to make sure the seams lined up. I'm excited for our students to use this product everyday.
Did you install it yourself - Yes
Where did you install it - Preschool Playgroud
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