PlayGuard Safety Surfacing, manufactured by ECORE International, announces the addition of a 1" thick tile to its existing collection of playground surfacing tiles. PlayGuard's 1" tile expands the Carnival Ultra and Safari Ultra product lines of 2-1/2" and 4-1/4" thick tiles. Low maintenance, wet and dry slip resistance, and high durability make these 1" tiles ideal for daycare applications, tumbling rooms, and tricycle paths.
The new PlayGuard 1" tile includes the standard eight Carnival Ultra and nine Safari Ultra wear-layer patterns over a recycled post consumer rubber molded tile. Durable, long-lasting, custom design capabilities range from playful designs with simple borders and inserts, to bold statements with logos, symbols, and shapes. Customization can be explored by creating a custom patterned wear layer or by playing with the standard colors in PlayGuard's line to create a checkerboard or hopscotch design.
The new line extension, like all of PlayGuard's products, is committed to safety and is IPEMA certified. The 1" tile meets 2 foot fall height requirements per ASTM F1292-04 specifications for impact attenuation for falls and is CPSC compliant. It also has the potential to contribute points to LEED and is FloorScore certified for indoor air quality. PlayGuard is also introducing recycled rubber wear mats in a 36" x 36" squares with a 1-1/2" height to their accessory line. The mats are made from the same recycled SBR that the other ECORE International products are made from and include up to 92% recycled rubber. The mats are loose lay and can easily be installed under swing sets and at the foot of sliding boards. These durable mats will help prevent the spread of wood mulch, pea gravel, or rubber crumb helping to assist in keeping children safe.
ECORE International has been at the forefront of recycling efforts since their inception in 1989. Twenty years ago, ECORE pioneered the recycled rubber flooring category. Today, as North America's largest user of recycled scrap tire rubber, ECORE processes more than 80 million pounds of scrap tire rubber each year, and helps to conserve more than one million barrels of oil in the process to convert pliable treads into durable product solutions for commercial, industrial, and architectural applications.Back to News Listing