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Safe-Play Tiles

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Sale price: $9.85 /sqft
Available For Order - Ships between Jul 1 - 15
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Product Highlights

  • Help keep kids safe when playing outdoors.
  • Ships from west coast.
  • Available in a wide variety of colors.


2.5" Ramp
2.5" Ramp
8" x 48"
Connect ramps with our seam sealer or polyurethane adhesive.
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$79.19 ea.
$79.19 ea.
2.5" Outside Corner
2.5" Outside Corner
16" x 16"
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$67.32 ea.
$67.32 ea.
2.5" Inside Corner
2.5" Inside Corner
8" x 8"
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$67.32 ea.
$67.32 ea.
Safe-Play ADA Ramp
Safe-Play ADA Ramp
2.5" ADA Ramp
24" W x 27" L
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$101.05 ea.
$101.05 ea.
Safe-Play 2.5" ADA Apron Set
Safe-Play 2.5" ADA Apron Set
2.5" Apron Set
2 Aprons 9" W x 27" L
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$85.05 ea.
$85.05 ea.
Playground Swing Mats
Playground Swing Mats
32" x 54" x 2-1/4" thick
32" x 54" x 2-1/4" thick mat
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$149.99 ea.
$149.99 ea.
  • Help 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. Call for pricing.
  • Fall height certified.
  • For our east coast customers take a look at our Jamboree Tiles.
  • 5-year warranty.
Description – Safe-Play rubber playground tiles are designed to keep children safe. 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. Safe-Play tiles are the perfect surface for jungle gyms, swing sets, and other playground equipment. Plus, these tiles are very versatile, they can be used indoors and outdoors as they provide proper drainage outside when installed correctly. Even better, these rubber tiles are available in an array of different surface colors. ADA-approved ramps are also available. 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 over time like any rubber product. However, our selection of colors is 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.
Tile Width 24”
Tile Length 24”
Thickness 1", 2.5" & 3.5"
Tile Weight 1" tiles: 16 Lbs., 2.5" tiles: 28lbs & 3.5" tiles: 33.35 Lbs.
Made in the USA Yes
Fall height certified Yes
Fall height rating 1" tiles: 1’5”, 2.5" tiles: 6’ & 3.5" tiles: 8’
Perforated for drainage Yes
Recycled rubber Yes
Shock absorbent Yes

Please note – 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 8" x 8" and outside corners are 16" x 16" for the 2.5" thickness, and inside and outside corners are 12" x 48" (2-pieces needed per corner) for the 3.5" thickness.
Recommended Uses – Safe play tiles have been used successfully in many different settings. In schools, parks, community playgrounds, skateboard parks, daycare centers, on decks and patios, rooftops, outdoor walkways, and wherever a fall absorbing playground or general rubber surface would be beneficial.
California Prop 65 Warning: This product contains chemicals known to the state of California to cause cancer, birth defects, or other reproductive harm.

Available For Order - Ships between Jul 1 - 15

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 is recommended. A few recommended soaps are Dawn dish detergent or Tide laundry detergent.
  • To disinfect dilute either bleach or alcohol with water and damp mop the tiles to help prevent the transmission of germs.
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.
Installing these playground tiles is very simple and usually done by the consumer. Typical installation of these tiles is as follows:
  • First, if applicable, clean your subfloor so it is free of all dirt, grease, or debris.
  • Start in one corner of the area with a corner tile and add border tiles outward along the adjacent walls.
  • Leave the other two edges of the room open and fill in the rest of the room, adding center, corner, and border tiles where you see fit.
  • After the open floor is covered, go back and cut in tiles along the opposite walls in the room. We recommend leaving a gap along the walls roughly the thickness of the tiles being used to account for expansion and contraction of the floor in varied temperature ranges.
  • Note: 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 complete installation instructions, please Click Here.
If you would like further explanation or help to determine exactly what you will need to complete your installation, please call one of our friendly customer service staff members at 800-613-0996.
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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.
My backyard is grass and not concrete. What is the safest way to apply on grass?
Our 1" Safe-Play Tiles are installed with dowels. Dowels are little pegs that hold the flooring together. Similar to the pegs used to put furniture together. Our 2.5" and 3.5" tiles are installed with glue. You would place the glue in between the tiles to hold the flooring together.
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.
Can you tell me if the tiles are rated to ASTM F3012? If so are they able to protect against impact when the temperatures drop well below freezing? We live in Alaska and the children use to playground until it's -15.
Our Safe Play Tiles are not rated ASTM F3012 because they are not loose-fill rubber. These tiles will protect against impact in below freezing temperatures.
What is the average expected lifespan of these rubber tiles if they are being used outdoors?
Our Safe-Play Tiles are made from high-quality rubber and can last for as long as you own the flooring. The warranty on these tiles is five years.
Can these tiles be glued down to a concrete surface?
Our Safe-Play Tiles can be glued to a concrete surface. We recommend using a Polyurethane adhesive for this.
We live in a part of California that reaches into the low 100 degrees frequently. I'm told when rubber matting bakes in the sun, they release something toxic, so we should get a cover/awning for to create shade. What are the risks of toxic chemicals with your product?
Our Safe-Play Tiles are very safe and do not release any harmful or hazardous chemicals when in the sun. These tiles are made from recycled tires and are cleaned before made into flooring to get rid of any chemical residues. These tiles have been installed over the U.S. and we have had no issues with any of our installations coming back as hazardous.
Do these tiles get very hot in the sun?
Our Safe-Play Tiles in direct sunlight can be hot to the touch but are cooler than concrete or asphalt. Black would be the hottest in the sun, with the other colors being much cooler. We recommend spraying water over the tiles during the day. Since these tiles are rubber, they are more slip resistant when wet, so they will still be safe for your children to play on.
Are these tiles suitable to be laid on concrete around an in-ground swimming pool?
Our Safe-Play Tiles are very suitable for installation around an in-ground pool. These tiles when wet, are more slip resistant than concrete and are also mold and mildew resistant. Since these tiles are water permeable, water will not pool on top of the flooring ensuring a safe surface for children of all ages to play on.
How soft is it? Is surface smooth?
Our Safe-Play Tiles are not soft; rather they have some spring in them to help deaden the impact of a fall. The top of our Safe-Play tiles are smooth and flat.
I was thinking of installing these under wall to wall carpeting in my indoor gym. Can anyone tell me if there is a very strong rubber smell to this item? I do not want it to stink up my house, but I think it would do a great job as padding for my gym area.
Our Safe-Play Tiles are made for outdoor use, so they will have a stronger rubber smell compared to our rubber products that are made for indoor use.
Are your Safe-Play Tiles non-slip - esp in the rain if it gets wet. Need something super safe for a toddler playground.
Our Safe-Play Tiles are very slip resistant and are more slip resistant when wet. These tiles would be perfect for a toddler's playground since they are very shock absorbent. These tiles are rated with a fall height rating which essentially means that your child can fall from a certain height without your child getting seriously hurt.
The Department of Children, Youth, and Families wanted to know if our playground using your Safe-Play tiles has ASTMF1292-certification. They are the 1-inch (1.5-foot fall) tiles installed in a playground for toddlers.
Gayle Horwitz
Our Safe-Play Tiles do have fall height certification under ASTM F1292-17a and are rated for 1.5' fall height for our 1" tiles. If you would like a copy of this testing, please feel free to reach out to one of our Flooring Heroes via phone, chat, or email.
Can these be installed over an existing wood deck?
Debbi McCurry
You can install our Safe-Play Tiles over any hard flat surface like concrete, asphalt, crushed granite, plywood, and the like, so yes our playground tiles can be installed over a wood deck.
Can you cut a curved border?
You can cut a curved border into our Safe-Play Tiles with a large, sharp bread knife. We would first suggest marking how you would like to cut the tiles and then cut them in the shape that you want.
The installation instructions for the 1" tiles (using dowels) requires that the tiles be adhered to the subfloor with adhesive. Can the tiles be assembled using just the dowels and laid on an outdoor balcony without adhesive?
You can use the dowels to install our Safe-Play Tiles. If you use dowels, we recommend orders 6 dowels for every tile ordered.
How many square feet of outdoor flooring tiles do you suggest go under a double stall handicapped swing?
Please use our flooring calculator on the product page to calculate the number of Safe-Play Tiles you would need for this purpose.
Do these tiles need to be glued down on concrete to prevent them from moving? I’d like to put them on stamped concrete walkway which is pretty smooth on the surface. I’d prefer to not glue them if it’s not necessary.
Our 1" Safe-Play Tiles are installed with dowels that hold the tiles together, so you wouldn't need glue to install these. However, our 2.5" and 3.5" tiles are installed with glue to hold the flooring together. You could use the 1" tiles for your walkway.
1. question can you cut the tiles to make it fit a smaller area? 2. due they get hot in the sunlights and will a dog tear up the tiles if they're running back and forth? I have a dog run with mulch but the mulch gets everywhere so I was thinking of putting them in the dog run. Please let me know it it would work.
You may cut our Safe-Play Tiles can be cut using a saw to fit your area. These tiles can be hot to the touch in direct sunlight but are cooler than concrete or asphalt. Black would be the hottest in the sun, with the other colors being much cooler. We recommend spraying water over the tiles during the day. These tiles are designed for the playground and hence are able to handle heavy traffic, so your dog running on them wouldn't damage them.
I plan to installed 480 sq.ft. of the 2.5" Play-Safe tiles around the play set on top of compacted road base. Will the installation work? Thanks, Albert
Albert Wong
You may install our Safe-Play tiles over compacted road base but these tiles are recommended to be installed over hard surfaces such as concrete, asphalt and wood. Since these tiles are porous, heavy rains may compromise the gravel underneath and cause your flooring to buckle.
Can the 1" tiles be installed over road base, pea gravel or decomposed granite?
Yes, these tiles can be installed on those surfaces.
can I put these tiles on a stone patio? we want to put a small play structure on our patio and have this underneath. Would we need glue to install?
Yes they can be installed on stone, as long as the surface is even. Any cracks should be filled out before installing. Our 1" Safe-Play Tiles are installed with dowels that hold the tiles together, so you wouldn't need glue to install these. However, our 2.5" and 3.5" tiles are installed with glue to hold the flooring together.
Can we mix the tile thicknesses together? We would like to put the 2.5 inch tile under the play structure and then (to save money) expand beyond the main fall area with the thinner tiles. Or, is this not recommended?
We would advise against this as it may create a tripping hazard where the two different thicknesses meet.
Does it meet ASTM 1292 test data ?
Yes, this product is IPEMA Certified for independent verification of compliance with ASTM F1292 standards.
It gets HOT here in Arizona ..someimes as hot as 120. Can this product withstand the heat? Is there a better option?
Yes it can! This product is made from recycled tires so it is extremely durable. These tiles will heat up in the sun, similar to the way a tire would, but can be rinsed with a hose to cool them down.
Does a basketball bounce on these. Can I put hoops on either end to play?
We do not recommend this type of flooring to be used for basketball.
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Eric from Denver, CO wrote...
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!
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  Very nice playground tiles
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Anonymous from Evanston, IL wrote...
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.
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  Playground Tiles
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Anonymous from Los Altos, CA wrote...
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.
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