Spotlight on Playsmart’s EcoSmart Development

As carbon neutrality and a greener future is on the horizon, innovation is key. Playsmart is effectively contributing to this change of direction with our playground mats. Introducing EcoSmart as the best surface for children play area products.

But First, What is EcoSmart?

EcoSmart are high-quality rubber grass playground mats from PlaySmart, the market leader in safety surfacing.

Made from recycled rubber, our mats provide a softer landing than safety tiles with a harsh plastic finish. EcoSmart is available with a 10-year product and a 5-year installation guarantee, as well as trademarked installation specifications.

By choosing EcoSmart, you’ll be choosing an environmentally friendly surfacing solution that is safe, durable, and cost-effective.

Now let’s dive in and discover the actual environment-friendly products.

SmartPlay- Under Surface Safety Impact Pads

Smartplay surfaces utilise a blend of recycled, reclaimed and natural rubber. Therefore they are an eco-friendly option, removing the need for padding or metal fibres in the mat. Also, we often couple SmartPlay with either fireproof mats or EcoSmart for the ultimate full-coverage safety surfaces.

Primarily, PlaySmart designed SmartPlay flooring to improve safety when using rubber grass mats for fall height protection. With a built in shock pad, it offers an enhanced safety surfacing system for natural play environments.

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EcoSmart Grass Matting is at the forefront of our product range of Playground Safety Surfaces, the highest standards of quality and meeting the needs of our customers throughout the globe.

Our EcoSmart Grass mats are a more durable, better quality and heavier mat, compared to most generic grass matting on the market today. It is an environmentally friendly choice for grass mats, with recycled, long-lasting materials that allow the grass to grow through for natural play.


Grass matting is a great versatile solution. We can install these over an existing grass base without the need for digging out the current surface. When choosing this method, the current grass can grow through the matting to still have a natural looking surface for your playground. Additionally these add the most important safety element, to factor in the Critical Fall Height from set pieces of equipment.

EcoSmart grass mats create a completely natural play area. Due to the honeycomb structure of our grass matting, 10 – 60 days after installation, the grass will have grown back through the mat. This creates a play area that looks completely natural, as though there isn’t any safety surfacing underneath. All while ensuring the safety of the users all year round.

3. Combining EcoSmart and SmartPlay

If you’ve got Critical Fall Height concerns, EcoSmart grass mats are an ideal choice. They are certified for fall heights up to 2.25m. However, alongside our shock pad underlay in our SmartPlay System, the Fall Height coverage increases to 3m on a good grass base. It is possible to install shock pad directly on top of existing ground.

With Playsmart providing a longer life span for playgrounds and a surface that is bound to last, it’s a no brainer that you have SmartPlay installed alongside EcoSmart. If SmartPlay flooring was ever damaged or needed to be changed, consequently it is very easy to quickly replace. This safety surface most importantly adheres to British Standards BS EN 1177 ensuring the highest level of safety for children. This therefore makes the the playground an enabling environment for buggies and wheelchair uses,

Uses of EcoSmart Playground Mats:

  • Parks and recreation grounds
  • Areas with equipment
  • Children’s play areas
  • Outdoor gyms

Hybrid GrassSmart is a leading supplier of high-quality hybrid grass in Europe. This innovative product combines the best of both worlds of natural and artificial grass. This is because it offers a solution that provides long durability and the best cosmetic result for sporting areas, playgrounds, gardens and more.

Their eco-friendly mission means that Green Hybrid has been designed with biodegradable materials.

PlaySmart offers the full range of Green Hybrid grass solutions including their safety certified Fall Protection Pad. So wherever and whatever your project is, we can supply the most suitable solution for your project!


Proven in the US for many years, JungleMulch rubber mulch is now available in the UK exclusively through PlaySmart. Made from shredded recycled tyres, meaning it is environmentally friendly, it is a water permeable safety surface with the look of natural bark. Rubber Mulch is available in a range of vibrant colour blends that stay bright because of our unique organic colouring process.

Suitable for many uses, JungleMulch can remove the costly groundworks typically associated with wet pour. Also, it is a cost-effective alternative to loose fill- more durable and lower-maintenance.

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We continue to innovate and promote only the best products, ensuring quality and safety, while also being environmentally friendly.

If you require a complete solution and trust in quality, then EcoSmart Playground Mats from PlaySmart UK is the answer.

Get in touch today and of our advisors will be more than happy to help.

To learn more about our products here or please give us a call on 01564 721811

Best wishes, the PlaySmart team!

PlaySmart UK is a family run business with a focus on excellent customer service. We are dedicated to providing the best experience and recommending the right solution for your play area.

Are you interested in surfaces with SmartPlay? Check out our website for more details or contact our team today.

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