What Are The Advantages Of Rubber Tiles?

Rubber floor tiles are a great addition to any park or playground. They offer safety advantages above and beyond what other flooring can, can be made from recycled rubber from old tires, and are extremely soft and forgiving. 

 
These rubber playground tiles are cheap and easy to install. Some of them have interlocking rubber tabs that connect to each other, while others have pegs that are insertedinto the side of the tiles. Then a rubber mallet is used to tap the tiles together.
 
They can be used in professional, industrial, residential and commercial applications. They're widely used in parks and playgrounds lately and this is perhaps their best use. They're also great for pools, home gyms, offices, and more.
 
The rubber interlocking foor mats can be assembled very quickly. There's no need to glue them down to the floor, but they can be glued together so that no one can tear them up. However, unless it's used outdoors where kids or perhaps vandals could get at them it's not something that needs to be worried about.
 
They can last for a long time, decades even. When a single rubber tiles or a group of tiles gets worn out (as is usually the case, a single high traffic area might wear out more quickly than another area) you can just sub out that tile or section of tiles. 
 
Rubber mulch is a nice alernative but doesn't offer as much safety advantage as tiles. The mulch can get spread around too thin or even tracked away and would need replenished. Rubber mulch doesn't need to be installed, so you save time and money initially, but in the long run you're probably better off with tiles.
 
Rubber tiles are very damage resistant. They're also slip resistant which is nice for play areas and around pools. Also, water doesn't pool up on them and will dry up quickly.
 
You can get them in many different colors and even have designs printed on them. For instance you can get your company logo, big block letters for kids, or even fairy tale characters. Or you could build your own designs by using different colors of tiles creatively, perhaps spelling things out or having lines of different colors leading people to certain sections of a playground (i.e. follow the yellow brick road). 
 
The biggest factor though come sdown to safety, at least when it comes to kids playing. Backyard playgrounds alone have more than 50,000 injuries per year, 60% of which are related to not having proper cushioning and landing on a hard surface. A fall from as short a height as 30 inches can lead to lacerations of broken bones. Most of those can be prevented by having the proper rubber tile flooring installed. You can find out more about this sort of playground safety here. 
 
As you can see there's a lot to rubber tiles and many reasons for you to research them more!