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Great for a Backyard Playground
5/5 Safe-Play Tiles
Eric from Denver, CO
07/05/2014
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
01/08/2014
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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Great tiles - rough installation
4/5 Safe-Play Tiles
Anonymous from Seattle, WA
10/26/2012
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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Daycare playground
4/5 Safe-Play Tiles
Anonymous from Portland OR
07/10/2012
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
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