|Playguard Playground Safety Surface
Durable and stable recycled rubber for toughness & shock absorption.
Size: Each tile is 24"
x 24" and
contains 4 sq. ft. per tile.
: Coming soon: call or e-mail for brochure.
Choosing color - Currently available in Black, Brick Red, Dark Gray and Forest Green, but more colors will be available soon.
Installation: Coming soon.
Pricing: Coming soon...
rubber playground products contain no
hazardous materials - our paint and binders are lead-free, and all the
crumb rubber used is 100% recycled rubber. Our EPDM
used for the top ¼" of the special "speckled" colors are virgin
rubber and they allow the use of bright colors which recycled rubber
are 24"x 24" square, designed to provide impact attenuation while
drainage during inclement weather. Kid Kushion Tiles can be produced
a UL Class A or Class B fire rating, if required. Transition pieces, or
"Ramps," are also available in the different thicknesses along with
molded inside and outside corner pieces.
• Because the rubber Playground
Tile system provides a level and resilient surface, it also provides
accessibility with the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) Compliant
Ramp (24"x 27") that has a 1:12 slope, which exceeds the ADA minimum
• Kid Kushion Tile meets the U.S. Consumer Products
Safety Commissions (CPSC) Standard for Impact Attenuation Under
and Around Playground Equipment ( ASTM F1292-04
Compliant ), and
became the first playground rubber-surfacing manufacturer to have its
products certified by IPEMA (International Playground Equipment
of the Kid Kushion product line is suitable for your application, you
first determine what the "Fall Height" (or "drop height") of your play
area is. If you have playground equipment, you measure the height from
the ground up to the highest platform the children would stand on (this
is according to ASTM regulations). This distance is your "Fall Height"
(or "drop height").
Select the appropriate
Thickness: (Click here to see detailed specifications) The 2
thickness is used most frequently, both indoors and outdoors. When
over concrete or asphalt, it has a drop height rating of 6 ft.; the
thickness is used for an 8 ft. drop-height over concrete, and the 3
thickness is used for a 10 ft. drop-height.
2) Select your Color:
• Standard Solid Colors: Forest Green, Dark Gray, Brick Red, Basic Black. All colored rubber will eventually
fade, and these colors have been selected because they withstand the
of UV sunshine the best.
Exciting new colors coming!!!
EPDM Colors: We are going to be offering wonderful, bright playground
colors to fit any color scheme and proference. Please stay tuned.
method of installation:
The preferred sub-surface for a PlayGuard rubber playground surface
is concrete or
but it is acceptable to install our product on top of compacted dirt or
crushed rock. Professional compacting, finished off with a geo-textile,
is strongly recommended. The idea is to have a stable, solid, flat
surface with a grade
to allow heavy rainfall (water) to drain away from the
surface area. You do not want water to puddle beneath the surface for
periods of time. Dips will form over time and will comprimise the
effectiveness of the cushioning and the overall appearance of
the surface will not be as pleasing.
Specific instructions with pictures and examples coming soon.
Difficulty level is in the
easy to intermediate
Adhesive may be applied to the
or installation may be accomplished
by means of our connection plates. These
plates hold the playground pavers securely but will allow for moving or
removing easily at a future date. They are called: Quad Blocs. Picture
system is suggested
to stagger the seams as if you were laying brick-work". This provides
a superior finish and attractive look and allows the entire surface of
the flooring to act as a unified interlocking system.
A utility knife or jig saw
can used for
cutting irregular shapes. To make your cuts accurately, measure twice,
cut once. Paper patterns are suggested for unusual shapes. A table saw
with a medium toothed blade is easiest for straight cuts. A trowel or
paintbrush is needed
gluing purposes. The glue is thick.
This flooring can be used
as a free floating system if you use the clips.
You may install rubber playground pavers directly
over concrete, asphalt or wood and related solid substrates. If you
over a loose surface such as crushed stones or recycled concrete, we
suggest compaction and an intermediate layer of landscaping mesh or
fabric for stability.
Ramps are available for all
The ramps have no connectors and are normally glued to the the ground.
If clips are preferred for a totally portable installation, a slot must
be cut in the edge ramp for the clip connection. The ADA Compliant
make wheelchair access very easy.
with Disabilities Act) Compliant
Ramp is 24" wide by 27" long and has a 1:12 slope, which exceeds
the ADA minimum 1:16 grade slope.
You can see what it looks like here! We
suggest using two for an extra margin of safety.
and ground preparation instruction. Click HERE!
|Reusable: Playground tiles are Recyclable. This safety
paver can be used in many different
over and over again. "Recyclable"
is defined as any product being used
more than once (i.e. reusable) as the same product.
harbor foreign objects,
such as glass and dirt, and do not attract nesting insects, dogs and
cats, a problem commonly found with loose filled materials. There are
retaining edges needed and is easily accessible to the handicapped. The
pavers are also water permeable and drains water away from the surface.
It is easy to install and is fully warranted.
1. Easiest method is to
simply use a hose
(with nozzle) across the surface.
2. For stubborn stains, use a
soap, and with a soft bristle brush scrub the affected area.
3. With clean water,
any area covered with soap residue.
4. Other option: use a
vacuum cleaner to remove loose particles from the seams.
1.Easiest method is to use
a strong (commercial)
vacuum cleaner to remove loose particles from the seams and general
2.Using a damp mop (dipped in
soap & water), run mop across surface until dirt is removed.
3.For stubborn stains, use a
soap, and with a soft bristle brush scrub the affected area.
4.With clean water, thoroughly
area covered with soap residue.
1. Keep area free of
that could "scar" or damage your rubber surface.
2. Give your playground
surface area a
thorough hosing-down at a minimum of once per month.
3. Keep seams free of loose
pebbles can accumulate and potentially cause harm to children.
4. Ensure your PlayGuard
Surfacing Mat system has a proper drainage system. Your substrate
have a slope which guides and prevents water from accumulating beneath
your mats for any length of time.
are also independently
laboratory tested exceeding ASTM (American Standard for
Material), CPSC (Consumer Product Safety
Commission) and ADA
(Americans with Disabilities Act) guidelines for:
• Fall Safety Heights
• Skid Resistance
• Fire Retardant Tests