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Why Play Matta™?

November 21, 2022
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Why Play Matta™?


The perforated surface of the Play Matta™ tiles allows for shock absorption by the intricate web of ‘bridges’ that flex under pressure to transmit the force of impact through the tile, to be absorbed by the shock pad system beneath.

The holes in the surface also mean the Play Matta™ system is self-draining and anti-slip. The surface allows rain and water to pass through the tile then through the shock pad layer to the ground, preventing pooling on the surface. Unlike sand or other loose-fill playgrounds which can become wet and dirty, children can safely enjoy playing on Play Matta™ playgrounds in most weather conditions.


Play Matta™ tiles are joined by PVC welding - our latest innovation that ensures our strongest seam ever. Using a PVC rod made of the same material as our tile, a hot air welder creates a superior finish and a hard wearing seal. In climates where extreme high and low temperatures are experienced, strain is put on the joining seams of Play Matta™ tiles, due to the expansion and contraction of the tiles in extreme weather. Our PVC weld means the installation expands and contracts as one, meaning the surface is snugly secured.


Interlocking Play Matta™ tiles are designed specifically for playgrounds; systems are very adaptable and can easily be installed directly onto most existing surfaces including concrete and wet-pour (poured-in-place). Little maintenance is required– sweeping, hosing or vacuuming to prevent debris build-up – to ensure many years of trouble-free service.

If tiles do get vandalised or damaged, the individual tiles can be replaced, rather than patching or a brand new surface being needed.


Play Matta™ allows less heat gain than other solid surfaces such as poured-in-place, rubber tiles and asphalt. The tile perforations decrease the surface area exposed to the sun while increasing the total surface area of each tile. This allows more efficient heat dissipation through air contact and air-flow through the play surface.