Do you have a backyard playground or playset?
Do you worry about your little ones falling off of it?
Are you looking for a way to protect your kids from playground falls?
Below, we’ve put together a list of five great playground tile products that can help you protect your kids and keep them playing safely and happily.
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There are several reasons why it’s important to have the right padding under swing set structures in your backyard:
Check out our product list below to help you find the right tiles for your needs!
Do you need to stock up on a lot of affordable playground tiles? If so, this Rubber Cal Eco-Sport Interlocking Tile Pack of 5 may be the way to go. This set offers plenty of easy-to-lay rubber playground tiles that are sure to keep your kids safe and happy even if they fall while playing outdoors.
When you need a couple of smaller mats that will work well beneath a swing or two, check out this Gorilla Playset Accessories Protective Rubber Mat in Green - Set of 2 listing. This product is a heavy and thick mat that is sure to keep your kids safe and secure when they jump out of their swing (or if they take an accidental tumble out of it instead). These mats are heavy enough to stay in place during inclement weather but still light enough that a single person can lay them with no trouble.
Choose these IncStores Playground Swing Mats when you’re looking for smaller mat sizes that are available in several color options. This mat is 32 inches by 54” inches in diameter and is 2 inches thick, making it a very sturdy solution for placing under swings or at the foot of a slide. Choose this mat when you’re not looking to cover a whole playground but do want to give your kids some cushioning for certain parts of your play areas.
This KIDWISE Swing Set Playground Rubber Mulch is a great alternative to some of the other types of playground padding out there. This is a loose type of rubber playground fill that absorbs more impact than traditional rubber tiles and can protect your kids from a higher fall height than some of the other items listed here. This surfacing functions much like wood chips but without the risk for cutting up your kids’ hands or giving them splinters when they fall.
If you have a large space you want to cover in durable playground mats, look no further than this PlayFall Playground Safety Surfacing Pallet of 40 Tiles. This set comes with enough 1.75-inch thick tiles to cover 160 square feet of playground space, making this more than large enough for many backyard play areas. All of these tiles meet or exceed playground safety standards and are sure to keep your kids well protected and keep you worry-free when they play outside, too.
Did you find the right tiles for your needs, or are you still unsure about whether or not you really need them at all? Are there really serious things that can happen when there aren’t the right types of safety measures in place in a playground? It’s possible that your kids could fall while playing and be injured when they hit the ground. They’re more likely to get a splinter or skinned knee from gravel or wood chips, and cuts and scrapes may be more easily infected on other types of covering besides playground tiles.
While it’s impossible to keep your kids from ever getting a scratch or a bruise, playground mats can help.