Our playground flooring innovation, SmartPlay, has been patented!

Posted by PlaySmart on July 31, 2018

We at PlaySmart are proud to share the news that our SmartPlay safety system has been patented for use in the UK and parts of Europe. SmartPlay is an exclusive playground flooring innovation that can be used alongside our EcoSmart and FireSmart grass mats to provide an enhanced safety surface.

Initially, we created SmartPlay to improve safety when using rubber grass mats for fall height protection. The absorbent shock pads help to eliminate concerns about the safety of grass mats at ground conditions and weather. As well as providing that ‘added layer of safety’, SmartPlay also reduces maintenance and improves the look of a playground by stopping the grass mats from sinking whilst encouraging grass to grow. SmartPlay can be used for a range of applications alongside grass mats and can even help alleviate grass erosion problems.

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    Before installation of our grass mats and SmartPlay

Anthony, Managing Director at PlaySmart UK, shared his thoughts on our playground flooring innovation patent…

After all our hard work over recent years, I am excited to announce our newly awarded patent for the SmartPlay system. With the patent also extending to France, Germany, the Netherlands, Denmark, Italy, Switzerland, Ireland and Belgium, it gives us a foundation to, not only grow as a business, but to also create new opportunities to move PlaySmart’s safety surfacing into Europe.

PlaySmart has always prided itself on its innovative and forward thinking approach to safety surfacing solutions and now with our exclusive UK and European patent we feel that SmartPlay will really help us cement our position as a leader in the UK playground market.


For more information on our product range, why not take a look at our brand new product brochure? The brochure contains information about SmartPlay, as well as our full product range. To download, please click below.

playground surfacing brochure

EcoSmart Safety Surfacing is the environmentally friendly choice for grass mats. It’s recycled, long lasting and allows the grass to grow through for natural play…


FireSmart Safety Surfacing is the original and the best fire retardant grass mat safety surface in the UK…


The innovative SmartPlay shock pad can be combined with EcoSmart or FireSmart grass mats offering an enhanced safety surfacing system for natural play environments…


The highest quality bonded rubber mulch, available in a range of colours, making surfaces brighter and more vibrant for longer…


RubbaSmart wet pour is a smooth surface that can be used to brighten up any area whether you want to use solid colour or incorporate crazy designs…