Fire Retardant Grass Mat

FireSmart safety surfacing is the original and the best fire retardant grass mat in the UK.

FireSmart - Playground Safety Surfacing

Superior fire retardant grass mat, FireSmart has become the industry standard for fire retardant surfacing and has established PlaySmart as the market leader in grass matting. Made from rubber, our mats provide a softer landing than safety tiles with a harsh plastic finish. With our trademarked installation specification, 10-year product and 5-year installation guarantees, by specifying FireSmart, you’ll be choosing an environmentally friendly surfacing solution that is safe, durable and cost-effective.


Our rubber grass mats can be installed in a wide range of play areas, parks and public spaces and are even suitable for mounds and embankments.

Many customers are still using our high-quality rubber grass matting solution years after install – they are ideal for areas prone to vandalism and particularly popular with fashionable timber play equipment.

More Information

For more information, please download our brochure or visit our projects gallery. Alternatively, please contact us for samples or prices. We’ve also created a useful free guide to rubber grass mats that features FireSmart, EcoSmart and SmartPlay. To download the guide, please click the button at the bottom of the page.


FireSmart is slip and fall resistant to the British Standard. Our unique installation practice trained in-house ensures a safe, neat install every time. FireSmart achieved a 3m Critical Fall Height (CFH) when installed on a good grass base in independent field tests. It’s important to realise that performance may be affected by weather and soil or turf condition – for this reason, PlaySmart have led the way in recommending that the SmartPlay system is used above 2m CFH or in poor ground conditions. Flammability performance is accredited to British Standards (self-extinguishing within 60 seconds of ignition). Take a look at our SmartPlay Q&A for more information!

Key Benefits
  • extinguishes within 90 seconds
  • ideal for fire-risk areas or playgrounds with timber equipment
  • minimal ground work costs
  • low maintenance – simply mow over the mats
  • long lifespan due to hard wearing material properties
  • perfect for playgrounds where a natural look is required – promoting natural play 
  • suitable for areas prone to becoming wet/muddy
  • can be laid on to existing soil/grass surfaces
  • can be installed all year round in most weather conditions, on exiting grass surfaces, seeded topsoil or new turf
  • grass & land retention and erosion control
Example Uses of FireSmart
  • parks and recreation grounds
  • areas with timber equipment
  • children’s play areas
  • outdoor gyms
  • skate parks
  • vandal-risk and fire-risk areas