Guide to Grass Mats

At PlaySmart UK, we’re often asked a lot of questions around the topic of grass mats and how they can be used to surface a playground. As one of our most popular products, we thought we ought to create a rubber grass mats guide to answer any questions relating to the installation and care of rubber grass mats.

They include:

  • What exactly are grass mats?
  • How safe are they?
  • Are there any standards that control the quality?
  • What makes them so popular?
  • How do you choose the right brand of grass mat?
  • Why should we buy our mats from PlaySmart?

So the team here at PlaySmart UK has put together this handy guide to help inform your decision about playground flooring, and ensure you choose the safest, most reliable grass mats available this year. The following pages cover everything from grass mat basics, to essential safety certification.

We’ve developed two different kinds of grass mats. EcoSmart is recycled, long lasting and allows grass to grow through. FireSmart is our fire retardant grass mat and self-extinguishes within 60 seconds of ignition. As well as both these grass mats, we’ve developed SmartPlay. Our SmartPlay system enhances the safety of EcoSmart and FireSmart.

Rubber grass mats ‘Buyers Checklist’

rubber grass mats guideThe Guide also includes what we hope will be a useful ‘Buyers Checklist’. This means that, if you are in the market for new mats, you have a ready-made list of questions to ask suppliers to ensure you get the best grass mat for the task in hand and the environment involved.

So if you are in the position of choosing quality grass mats for your project don’t be baffled by the number of different brands, suppliers and optional extras. Take a look at the grass mats guide now.


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