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Definition

Soft interlocking tiles, usually made of rubber, used as a safe flooring for children's playground areas.

Things you need to know

Playground tiles are available in different thicknesses, which should be selected according to the fall height of the playground.

Also known as

Interlocking Rubber Floor Tile, EPDM Playground Surface Tile, Playground Tile, Rubber Tile

Cost Considerations

Rubber tiles, at a cost about $8 to $12 per sq. ft., are the easiest type of solid playground surfacing to repair because it is possible to replace only the damaged tiles rather than replacing the entire surface. Poured-in-place rubber surfacing is also more expensive initially, costing about $11 to $17 per sq. ft.

Costs vary greatly by region (and even by zip code). To get free estimates from local contractors, please indicate yours.