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Kid Kushion Playground Tiles

Playground Safety Surfacing Tile

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Kids play hard, Kid Kushion keeps play safe

Kid Kushion is our durable, resilient playground tile that is the ideal safety surface for cushioning your playgrounds, daycare centers, community centers and schools.

Keep children safe and protected from falls with our durable and resilient safety playground tiles. IPEMA certified up to 10 foot fall heights, our safety tiles are a clean and safe alternative to sand, wood, grass and playground rubber mulch. 

Playground Surfacing

Whether you are designing a safe and attractive play space for school, public park, community center, daycare center or backyard playground, Kid Kushion Playground Safety Tile is the right choice for your protective surfacing needs.

Recycled Playground Tiles

Kid Kushion Playground Safety Tiles are manufactured from durable and resilient recycled rubber making them the preferred choice for commercial playground professionals and yet the unique design and ease of installation makes them easy to install in a backyard playground.

Our playground safety tiles are available in a variety of solid, speckled and EPDM colors to meet the needs of the most discerning designers and to provide a fun and attractive play space.

Safe Play Surface

Recommended Uses - Kid Kushion Playground Safety Surface Tiles are the ideal playground safety surfacing to protect children from catastrophic head injury that may result from falls under and around playground equipment.  The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recommends all playground safety surfacing be tested and certified to meet the requirments of ASTM F1292.  Kid Kushion Playground Safety Tiles are independently certified by IPEMA to meet this requirement. 

Use Kid Kushion Playground Safety Tiles under and around playground structures in parks, schools, backyards, daycare centers or anywhere head injury risk from falls is a concern.

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  • IPEMA Certified:  Independent Verification of Safety Performance
  • Professional Grade:  Made in America to last
  • ADA Compliant:  Unitary surface for easy access
  • Reduced Maintenance:  Less maintenance than loose surfacing products
  • Made from Recycled Materials:  Environmentally friendly
  • Modular design for easy installation
  • Skid resistant  - wet and dry
  • Water permeable for better drainage and fast drying
  • Easy to maintain
  • Molded from 100% post-consumer scrap tires
  • ADA compliant
  • Meets ASTM and CPSC requirements
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Where to use Playground Safety Surfacing:

Commercial playgrounds, backyard playgrounds, daycare playgrounds, public playgrounds, church playgrounds, park playgrounds, school playgrounds or any other place you need fall protection from your safety surfacing flooring material.  Can be installed using SureLOCK Clip interlocking rubber tile system or fully adhered in a glue down installation using SureSTICK adhesive.

Playground Safety Tile Rubber Mats

Kid Kushion Playground Safety Tile recycled rubber tiles are the ideal safety surface under and around playground equipment for schools, churches, daycares, backyards and parks.  The tiles are independently certified by the International Playground Equipment Manufacturers  Association (IPEMA) to meet the stringent requirements of ASTM F1292 for fall safety protection with a rating of up to 10 foot critical fall heights.

Play is an integral part of child development both mentally and physically.  Providing a challenging play environment with the appropriate safety precautions is critical to proper child development.  Choosing the right safety surfacing not only protects kids from catastrophic injury, it also contributes to the long-term appeal and performance of the play area.

These rubber playground surfacing tiles are manufactured to 24” x 24” nominal width and are available in a thickness of 2.50”, 3.50” or 3.75” to meet the widest range of needs for playground safety surface fall protection.  The thickness of the playground tile selected determines the critical fall height rating of the tile. 

  • 6 foot critical fall height rating for 2.50” playground tile,
  • 8 foot critical fall height rating for 3.50” playground tile,
  • 10 foot critical fall height rating for 3.75” playground tile

To determine the thickness needed for your playground, measure the distance from the highest accessible playground equipment deck that is designed for kids to stand on down to the ground.  This measurement determines the recommended fall height rating of the playground surfacing as defined by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) Public Playground Safety Handbook.

Our rubber playground surfacing can be used both as an indoor playground safety tile or an outdoor playground safety tile.  When used outdoors the recycled rubber tiles will be exposed to direct ultra-violet light.  Recycled playground tiles have a low relative reflectivity (heat reflection) and a high emissivity (heat absorption) which can cause the tiles to get hot to the touch.  Outdoor playground design should take these physical properties into consideration to provide adequate shading whenever possible to reduce the effects of sun exposure.

Playground Tile Safety Surfacing Installation

Kid Kushion rubber playground tiles can be installed over any hard, stable surface such as concrete, asphalt, compacted stone base or other similar substrates.  The type of substrate may affect the quality of the finished installation as well as the look of the tiles.  Playground safety surfacing substrate should drain freely and should have a smooth plane.  Any variations in the substrate plane in excess of 1/4” across a span of 10 (ten) feet should be corrected prior to installing the rubber tiles.

Recycled rubber playground safety tiles can be installed using a polyurethane based adhesive for a non-floating application or our SureLOCK Clip system for a floating application.  The perimeter must contain the installed tiles to prevent them from moving during normal expansion and contraction that will occur.  Permanent perimeter containment made from concrete or asphalt make an excellent border especially when the play area is recessed to provide a smooth transition to the surrounding grade.  For installation over an existing hard substrate (such as concrete or asphalt), factory molded transition pieces are available.  Factory transition pieces must be glued to the substrate to create a    permanent border.

Recycled Rubber Playground Safety Tile Expansion and Contraction

Recycled rubber playground tiles are made from crumb rubber.  The natural and beneficial properties of crumb rubber that make it an excellent and proven raw material for playground tiles (resilience and durability), also contribute to tile expansion and contraction with changes to exposure to the sun and changes in temperature.  As the playground surfacing tiles absorb heat they will naturally expand and get larger.  As the heat dissipates when the exposure to the sun is removed and as the temperature drops the tiles will naturally contract.  This normal and to be expected expansion and contraction may result in gaps between the tiles during cold weather with lower UV intensity.

The best way to minimize “gapping” between playground tiles from occurring is to condition the rubber tiles prior to their installation and to provide as much shade (natural or man made) as possible in the playground design.  Conditioning the rubber playground tiles is done by spreading all of the tiles out in an area that does not have direct sun exposure and allowing them to relax to their natural size.  Installations in high  heat, high UV exposure conditions (Summer) will be more difficult to achieve proper conditioning and may result in the need to make adjustments to the playground tile installation the following Spring.

Playground Tile Safety Surfacing Benefits

Kid Kushion Playground Safety Tiles are an excellent choice for creating a safe and ADA accessible protective surfacing under and around playground equipment.  The rubber playground tiles are made from recycled tire crumb rubber that is:

  • Highly resilient to provide excellent head impact protection under falls in hot or cold temperatures,
  • Extremely durable to provide lasting performance under extreme outdoor conditions,
  • Proven safe through extensive in-the-field as well as in the laboratory testing,
  • Naturally slip and skid resistant in wet or dry conditions,

Recycled rubber tiles and rubber mats made from recycled tire crumb rubber have a proven history of performance  dating back more than 25 years.  Kid Kushion Playground Safety Tiles have been available to the public since 1996 and during the past 18 years have been installed on thousands of playgrounds around the world including in public and private schools, city and community parks, backyards and residential community playgrounds, military base housing playgrounds, fast food restaurants, daycare center play areas, church playgrounds and in many commercial and retail business offering play areas for children.

For a safe, reliable, low maintenance and easy to install playground safety surfacing, choose Kid Kushion Playground Safety Tile and create an inviting play area that kids will enjoy for years to come.

 

Kid Kushion Playground Safety Tile Safety Surfacing

Our recycled rubber tiles are made from the highest quality raw materials  to provide our customers with a safe, reliable, low maintenance and easy to install playground safety surfacing to be used under and around playground equipment in public and private applications.

Playground Tile Features:

  • Warranty: 5 Year Diamond Pledge Limited Material
  • Contains no hazardous materials
  • Pigment and polyurethane binder contain no lead
  • 100% recycled tire crumb rubber (all pigmented color options)
  • EPDM color options include a wear layer made from 100% virgin EPDM rubber
  • IPEMA Certified for independent verification of compliance with ASTM F1292-13 standards

Rubber Tile Characteristics:

  • Eco-friendly high Recycled Content
  • Non Slip and Non Skid surface whether wet or dry
  • Anti-Fatigue and High Resilience for a comfortable surface
  • Waterproof
  • Made in USA and Canada
  • Adhesive free floating or full glue down application
  • Outdoor and UV Resistant for extremely high durability

Components, Sizes and Dimensions:

2.50” Thick Playground Tile

  • Center Tiles: 24” wide x 24” long nominal dimensions
  • Transition Ramp Edge Tiles: 8” wide x 48” long Inches
  • Outside Corner Tiles: 16” wide x 16” long with a rounded 90° angle
  • Inside Corner Tiles: 12” wide x 12” long with a rounded 90° angle
  • ADA Ramp Tiles: 24” wide x 27” long (2 pieces required per assembly)
  • ADA Apron Tiles: 8” wide x 27” long (sold as a set: left/right)

3.50” Thick Playground Tile

  • Center Tiles: 24” wide x 24” long nominal dimensions
  • Transition Ramp Edge Tiles: 12” wide x 48” long Inches
  • Outside Corner Tiles: 12” wide x 48” long (Sold individually:  Need 1 left and 1 right piece for a complete corner)
  • Inside Corner Tiles: 12” wide x 48” long (Sold individually:  Need 1 left and 1 right piece for a complete corner)
  • ADA Ramp Tiles: 24” wide x 39” long (2 pieces required per assembly)
  • ADA Apron Tiles: 12” wide x 39” long (sold as a set: left/right)

3.75” Thick Playground Tile

  • Center Tiles: 24” wide x 24” long nominal dimensions
  • Transition Ramp Edge Tiles: 12” wide x 48” long Inches
  • Outside Corner Tiles: 12” wide x 48” long (Sold individually:  Need 1 left and 1 right piece for a complete corner)
  • Inside Corner Tiles: 12” wide x 48” long (Sold individually:  Need 1 left and 1 right piece for a complete corner)

Fall Height Rating per Thickness:

  • 2.50 Inches - 6 FT Fall Height
  • 3.50 Inches - 8 FT Fall Height
  • 3.75 Inches - 10 FT Fall Height

 

 

Kid Kushion Playground Safety Tiles are available in a variety of standard colors and can be custom designed to meet the needs of the most discerning designer.  Color selection is categorized by the wear course material type (pigmented tire rubber or virgin EPDM) as well as the color family.  The categories are Black SBR, Solid SBR, Speckled SBR and EPDM. 

Playground Safety Tile Color Wear

The wear course material affects the color durability and UV resistance.  Pigmented tire rubber colors will not fade due to UV; however, the color will wear off over time under normal pedestrian traffic.  Higher traffic areas such as at the base of slides and climbers will wear more quickly than lower traffic areas such as open space away from the playground equipment.  

Extremely high traffic areas such as under swings and around spinning play equipment will not only lose color more quickly but may also exhibit rubber granule loss.  Wear in these areas is considered to be a maintenance item under the terms of the Diamond Pledge Limited Material Warranty.

EPDM color will not wear off under traffic; however, the color will fade due to UV exposure (similar to the way colored concrete fades over time).  Bright colors such as blues, purples and reds will fade more quickly and color fading will be more noticeable than lighter colors such as creams, beiges and yellows.  EPDM colors can be rejuvenated through maintenance with the application of a clear coat aliphatic binder after proper cleaning.

EPDM color tiles may also exhibit rubber granule loss and wear in extremely high traffic areas that is also considered to be a maintenance item under the terms of the Diamond Pledge Limited Material Warranty.

These color characteristics are inherent physical qualities of the type of wear course material selected and color loss or color fading is considered normal “wear and tear” and is NOT covered by the Diamond Pledge Limited  Material Warranty.

Custom Color Availability

Kid Kushion Rubber Tiles can be ordered in custom colors on large projects such as school or public park playgrounds or for commercial customers as part of a custom branding solution designed to provide differentiation from competitors.

Custom colors are subject to availability and may incur additional fees for set up.

 

  • Black

  • Blue

  • Gray

  • Green

  • Red

  • Blue Black

  • Gray Black

  • Green Black

  • Red Black

  • Tan Black

  • Earth

  • Confetti

  • Fiesta

  • Green Fields

  • Hawaiian Sand

  • Purple Mountain

  • Starburst

  • Earthtone

  • Garden Brown

  • Lava Sand

  • Muddy Water

  • Ice Cream

  • Beach sand

  • Shoreline

  • Sunset

Tiles & Transitions Black SBR Solid SBR Speckled SBR EPDM
         
2.50" Center Tile $28.13 $29.13 $30.48 $47.57
2.50" ADA Ramp $48.95 $58.84 $60.19 $85.23
2.50" Apron Set $41.25 $43.44 $44.79 $60.49
2.50" Inside Corner Cut Ramps Cut Ramps Cut Ramps Cut Ramps
2.50" Outside Corner $23.65 $25.85 $27.20 $41.06
2.50" Ramp $25.85 $27.49 $28.84 $47.30
         
3.50" Center Tile $31.73 $32.83 $34.17 $48.95
3.50" ADA Ramp $61.05 Use Black Use Black Use Black
3.50" Apron Set $43.44 Use Black Use Black Use Black
3.50" Inside Corner $35.15 Use Black Use Black Use Black
3.50" Outside Corner $35.15 Use Black Use Black Use Black
3.50" Ramp $35.75 Use Black Use Black Use Black
         
3.75" Center Tile $32.71 $33.30 $35.15 $50.59
3.75" Inside Corner Cut Ramps Cut Ramps Cut Ramps Cut Ramps
3.75" Outside Corner Cut Ramps Cut Ramps Cut Ramps Cut Ramps
3.75" Ramp $36.85 $39.04 $40.39 $74.24
         
SureLock Clips $0.89      
SureStick Adhesive 1 gallon $64.72      
SureStick Adhesive 5 gallon $258.39      
         
  • All colors are not available in all profiles or thickness.
  • Refer to the published color chart for availability of color by profile and thickness.
  • Custom color blends are available by request and are subject to price and availability.
  • Pricing is established based on F.O.B. from the factory, additional freight cost may apply.
  • EMC reserves the right to change, modify or discontinue any color, thickness, profile or accessory at any time.
    • Special orders are subject to Set Up Fees and Quantity Minimums:
      • Set Up Fee:  $350,
      • Minimum order Quantity:  250 tiles