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" and 3.75" 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), 3.75” thick, (10 foot fall height rating).
Weight – 2.5” thick tiles weigh 28 pounds each, 3.5” thick tiles weigh 33.25 pounds each, and 3.75” tiles weigh 35.75 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 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 the 3.75" thick safe play tiles, an adhesive and/or seam sealer is required to properly keep the tiles in place.
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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.