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Playsafer Elevate Tile

This revolutionary unitary surfacing features a vibrant, brightly colored EPDM particulate blend that stays colorfast for years.

  • Ultra vibrant colors

  • 5-year warranty

  • Highly shock-absorbent

  • Maintenance-free

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Facilitate a safer play environment for children with the installation of the superior safety-rated Playsafer Rubber Playground Tile. The perfect alternative to cement or asphalt grounding, these supportive yet durable playground tiles are engineered from sustainable and resilient recycled rubber for exceptional shock-absorption and comfort, keeping kids safer and minimizing the impact of common playground bumps, slips, and falls. Parent-approved design features a supportive underfoot and impressive traction, offering a cushioned grounding while still delivering outstanding traction, keeping kids on their feet while they run, jump, and play.







safety performance up to 12'


attractive colors


long wearing
thicker top layer


vibrant fade resistant EPDM material



slip-resistant finish




abrasion resistant


installation guide

frequently asked questions

How is shock-absorption determined?

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, the U.S. Testing Company, and the State of Illinois, among numerous state and federal agencies, independent laboratories and licensed testing companies have conducted various tests designed to measure the shock-absorption of various surface materials as they relate to falling objects. Tire rubber chips have been shown to consistently absorb more shock impact than any other standard surface material. This is particularly important because more than 200,000 playground injuries end up in the emergency room every year. That is more than 500 visits per day. The majority of those injuries are attributed to falls. Therefore you can’t afford to have anything less than the world’s safest playground surface: Playsafer™

Is there any steel content in Playsafer™ Elevate Tile?

No. Playsafer Elevate tile is guaranteed to be 100% steel-free.

Will Playsafer™ Elevate Tile crumble, disintegrate, or decompose?

No. Playsafer™ Elevate Tile chips are made from 100% tire rubber. All tires are made of vulcanized rubber. the vulcanizing process makes the rubber literally indestructible.

Is Playsafer™ ElevateTile ever dusty or slippery?

No. In addition to promoting almost instantaneous drainage, Playsafer™ ElevateTile retains small amounts of moisture, which is just enough to prevent the accumulation of dust and slipperiness.

How does Playsafer™ ElevateTile compare with shredded sneakers?

Shredded sneakers contain pieces of leather, which become slippery when wet, and eventually rot and break down.

Does Playsafer™ Elevate Tile blow or wash away?

No. Playsafer™ Elevate Tile chips are too heavy to be significantly affected by normal high winds or heavy rains.

How durable is colored Playsafer™ Elevate Tile?

The chips are no less durable than black Playsafer™ Elevate 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™ Elevate 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™ Elevate Tile delivered?

Playsafer is delivered in either 30 pound bags, 2,000 pound superstack bags or bulk.

What type of maintenance is required?

Occasional raking.

Is Playsafer™ Elevate Tile toxic?

No. Playsafer™ Elevate 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™ Elevate Tile stain clothing or the area where it is installed?

No. Unlike wood mulch or chips which can bleed when wet, Playsafer™ Elevate Tile does not stain.

Do Playsafer™ Elevate 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™ Elevate Tile is installed?

No. The DEP “strongly promotes the use of recycled products since it is essential to the long-term success of local and national recycling programs.” In fact, the DEP visited the Playsafer™ Elevate Tile manufacturing plant in Lakewood, NJ, and has expressed enthusiasm for the company’s eorts to rid the environment of hazardous tire disposal sites by creating a positive environmental use. Playsafer recycled tire chips are not subject to DEP regulation and there are no special removal requirements associated with the closing of a play area that has used them.

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™ Elevate 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™ Elevate Tile compare to other products?

Initially, Playsafer™ Elevate Tile may cost a little more than some other surfaces, however, Playsafer™ Elevate Tile only needs to be installed once. No annual upgrading or replacement is required. Furthermore, in comparison to wood mulch, Playsafer™ Elevate Tilerequires a maximum of six inches in depth, versus 12 inches for wood mulch.

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