PlaySmart’s Trademarked Rubber Grass Mats Installation Guarantee

Grass mats are a must-have for any playground. They provide fall protection, ground stability, and wheelchair accessibility to your play area. PlaySmart’s approach to our rubber grass mats sets us apart from other play surfacing companies. We take special care and pride in our innovative materials, product design, and trademarked grass mat installation specifications.

Are you looking for a deeper overview of our grass mat materials and uses? Why not have a look at our Guide to Grass Mats?

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Our Innovative Grass Mats
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Our basic grass mat option reflects our principles of sustainability and innovation. Made from recycled rubber, these thick rubber mats are eco-friendly and durable with bulkier designs that last.

EcoSmart heavy-duty rubber matting (13.5kg per mat) creates a shock-absorbent, soft landing. These are suitable for critical fall heights of up to 2.m, in line with API guidance. Therefore, EcoSmart is a much more effective safety solution than plastic tiles or lighter matting provided by other suppliers. They are the ideal grass mats for any play space.


PlaySmart’s original fire proof mat solution provides an added assurance to protect against fire hazards. They have achieved an accredited self-extinguishing performance to British Standard 7044.

This makes FireSmart the best protective floor mat for fires. This is particularly important for areas prone to vandalism or around wooden playground equipment or the treeline.

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A unique innovation of our grass mat system is our SmartPlay system. We apply this patented ground-reinforcement mesh layer underneath a rubber mat as a safety pad. SmartPlay is also available as a protective shockpad underlay for artificial grass on request.

When applied properly, the interlocking floor mats increase critical fall heights to 3m, even when tested on a rigid base. Aside from being an amazing impact mat, the rubber SmartPlay layer can also decrease risks of mat subsidence or sinking. This is because SmartPlay disperses weight across more layers, decreasing pressure on the ground below.

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Grass mat under wooden playground equipment with grass grown through
EcoSmart Grass Mat Installation Specification

Here at PlaySmart, we take our responsibilities as top surface installers very seriously. Therefore ensuring that all our installations are completed to a strict standard. Also, training our team on our trademarked installation process is a priority from when they start working with us.

Firstly, our team surveys the area to identify any uneven ground and issues. Any gaps are then filled with topsoil (and grass seeds if necessary), compacted to create level ground. Once the site is flat, we measure the planned area and place the mats flush to one another. Additionally, we cut the rubber mats to fit around obstacles.

The next stage is to join and fix the mats to the ground using crossed cable ties. We evenly space these to our exact specifications with the ends trimmed to avoid sharp edges. Once connected, our team fixes the joined mats in place along a dug recess in the soil and turf by black plastic ground pegs at specified distances. These plastic pegs are firmly pushed into the ground to provide added security. This also removes the tripping hazard loose pegs can cause with less professional installation jobs.

Finally, we wedge the dug turf back into the recess at the side of the mats. The soil is watered and compacted to create a smooth, non-trip edge to the mats. We then survey the completed installation, cleaned the area, and inspected to ensure all hazards have been removed and the area is flat and secure to the ground.

Our Promise to You

Our installation process is a lot more standardised and careful than a lot of other manufacturers. Poor installation can lead to needless hazards, and decrease the lifespan of the mats, increasing long-term costs to the site.

PlaySmart has been able to provide play areas across the country with top-quality, long-lasting rubber playground flooring. Therefore, we have won a lot of trust and reputation in the play industry. We are truly the Smart Choice for your surfacing requirements.


We independently test our safety surfacing to ensure compliance with critical fall height and other British and European standards. Read our guide to our playground safety standards for more information on the safety guarantees we provide you.


Our post-installation sign-off process is just as rigorous as our initial surveys and the installation itself! Our experts inspect all projects to be subsequently countersigned by the client so that our job can be fully finished.


Our safety surfacing comes with a ten-year product and a five-year installation guarantee when installed by our team. This means that the product will last for up to a decade. Also, the original installation is certified to last for at least five years with minimal maintenance and upkeep, after which some repairs may be required. This is a very high standard of product and installation guarantee for the industry, proving how our surfacing really does go above and beyond!

EcoSmart playground grass mats underneath Playground Equipment in Playground
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