From fitness facilities, community centres, airports, and shopping malls to fast-food restaurants and private homes, indoor playgrounds are quickly gaining popularity. Community playgrounds are a great place to host birthday parties and family-friendly events where children can keep busy, have fun, and improve developmental and motor skills. If you’re building an indoor play area, the most important factor to consider is the flooring. The indoor playground mats you choose must meet the recommended safety guidelines in accordance with the equipment that will be installed. A safe surface is one that will decrease the risk of injuries and follows the proper fall height requirements. Experts on flooring like Perfect Surfaces can help you make the right choice for your equipment and budget. Here are some of our recommended indoor playground mats for a safe and sustainable play area.

Rubber

One of the best options for both indoor and outdoor playgrounds are rubber mats for children’s play area from Perfect Surfaces. Rubber is durable, easy to clean, and simple to maintain with its waterproof and antimicrobial surface. Rubber mats are made of shock-absorbent material that provides ideal cushioning for higher fall heights of up to 10 feet. It’s also the most sustainable option, made of 100% recyclable material. When choosing rubber for your indoor playground mats, Perfect Surfaces recommends going with the low odour option intended for indoor use.

Foam

Easy to install, portable, and reversible, foam is known for being one of the most affordable options for indoor playground mats. With a fall height rating of 4 feet, foam provides a soft and cushioned surface that is waterproof, non-absorbent, and a tatami top texture that prevents surface burns. Foam tiles are also versatile with multiple colour and pattern options. One thing to consider when choosing a foam surface is that it can easily be indented by heavy playground equipment.

Artificial Turf

Artificial turf is another indoor playground mat option that is becoming increasingly popular in commercial and indoor settings. Turf flooring like Perfect Surface’s new PlaySafe Turf provides an appealing component to an indoor playground as it mimics the outdoors. Not only does it offer a fun, outdoor element, but artificial turf has also added cushioning for safety and to reduce the risk of injury. At Perfect Surfaces, our biggest priority when choosing indoor playground mats is the safety of the children playing on or around the equipment. One of the most important factors of a safe play environment is the proper installation of a high-quality surface that is shock-absorbent and meets current safety guidelines. To help keep children safe, the knowledgable team at Perfect Surfaces can help you choose the best option for your indoor play area. Call or visit us today to receive the best in custom flooring.