If you have a garden play area flooring area or plan on creating one, it’s important to choose the right flooring. It needs to be soft, durable and be able to withstand a lot of movement without damaging the surface underneath it. This is particularly true if you have children who love climbing frames and other outdoor play equipment.
There are many different surfacing options to consider, from mulch to artificial grass and more specialist surfaces such as rubber tiles. Many nurseries, preschools and early years organisations choose wet pour surfacing, which is made from EPDM rubber crumb and comes in a wide range of colours. It’s a much hygienic option than sand or mulch and can be easily cleaned with a blower or a hose.
Outdoor Soft Play Flooring: A Colorful and Cushy Playground Solution for Kids
Rubber tiles are soft and durable. They’re easy to install and can be laid in a variety of ways, including across the whole yard or in specific areas where children will play. They’re also suitable for a wide range of sports, from ball games to gymnastics and are designed with safety in mind. They have a high shock absorption capacity and help to minimise injury from falls or collisions.
The other big advantage of playground tile flooring is that it’s very easy to keep clean. This is especially beneficial if you have a garden with lots of trees or other obstacles that could potentially drop debris on your children as they play. Mulch and sand can be messy, and even harder to spot any foreign objects that might hurt your children, which is why we recommend choosing a more permanent surface such as this.