Playsafer Classic Tile
Playsafer Classic Tile is a cost effective unitary surfacing solution that is vibrant, durable, has excellent fall protection, and requires no daily maintenance.
highly shock absorbent
Maintenance free. Each tile measures 20” x 20 x 1”.
Playsafer Classic Tile is a bi-layer tile system. Made from a shock-absorbing resilient rubber formula, Playsafer Classic Tile has been designed as a cost-effective solution for all playground applications. Our interconnecting dowel system makes installation quick and simple over hard surfaces or a prepared stone base. Playsafer Tile looks great, provides excellent fall protection, is extremely durable, and requires no daily maintenance. Rubber Playground Tiles ensure a safe and fun time at the playground.
safety performance up to 4'
thicker top layer
frequently asked questions
How is shock-absorption determined?
Is there any steel content in Playsafer™ Classic Tile?
Will Playsafer™ Classic Tile crumble, disintegrate, or decompose?
Is Playsafer™ Classic Tile ever dusty or slippery?
How does Playsafer™ Classic Tile compare with shredded sneakers?
Does Playsafer™ Classic Tile blow or wash away?
No. Playsafer™ Classic Tile chips are too heavy to be significantly affected by normal high winds or heavy rains.
How durable is colored Playsafer™ Classic Tile?
The chips are no less durable than black Playsafer™ Classic Tile. As leaders in the recycled rubber industry, we have developed a non-toxic, highly durable paint for the rubber. The end result is that the colored Playsafer™ Classic Tile should not fade any faster than that of good quality house paint, and may very well last much longer.
How should the play area be prepared?
We recommend the area be prepared ahead of time by clearing the ground of rocks, stumps and other debris, then calculate an area that surrounds the play equipment of 6-8 feet (commonly referred to as the “use” or “fall zone”). We also recommend the use of 6″ railroad ties around the entire play area, which will contain the Playsafer, and a filter fabric beneath the rubber to prevent weed growth into the play area. Where Playsafer is replacing some other surface material, it is best to remove the old surfacing material completely. Sand or pebbles, for example, will only work their way to the surface and minimize Playsafer shock-absorption values, and reintroduce abrasiveness to the play area. Wood mulch or chips will continue to attract insects, etc. under the surface and will eventually decompose there as well.
How is Playsafer™ Classic Tile delivered?
Playsafer is delivered in either 30 pound bags, 2,000 pound superstack bags or bulk.
What type of maintenance is required?
Is Playsafer™ Classic Tile toxic?
No. Playsafer™ Classic Tile is non-toxic (and in the case of colored surfacing chips, only non-toxic paints are used). The chips has no taste appeal, but if they should be accidentally swallowed, test reports show that the chips will simply pass through the digestive tracts of both humans and animals. (Maryland Environmental Services, 1994).
Will Playsafer™ Classic Tile stain clothing or the area where it is installed?
No. Unlike wood mulch or chips which can bleed when wet, Playsafer™ Classic Tile does not stain.
Do Playsafer™ Classic Tile chips smell?
No. Some odor may be present at the time of installation, but, similar to installing a new shower curtain, any odor will soon disappear.
Will the DEP (Department of Environmental Protection) bother property owners where Playsafer™ Classic Tile is installed?
Will chips that find their way into clothing end up melting in a clothes dryer?
No. Tire rubber melts at approximately 500 degrees F. Clothes dryers operate at less than 100 degrees F.
What happens to leaves or branches that fall or blow onto Playsafer™ Classic Tile surfaces?
Those that are not removed by lightly raking the surface will simply drain through the chips and decompose over time.
How does the cost of Playsafer™ Classic Tile compare to other products?
Initially, Playsafer™ Classic Tile may cost a little more than some other surfaces, however, Playsafer™ Classic Tile only needs to be installed once. No annual upgrading or replacement is required. Furthermore, in comparison to wood mulch, Playsafer™ Classic Tilerequires a maximum of six inches in depth, versus 12 inches for wood mulch.