Posts Tagged ‘rubber playground surfaces’

Recycled Rubber Door Mats

Posted on: May 13th, 2010 by

door matsRecycled rubber door mats are a gift.   How so?   The face of not only American society is changing, but also the worlds. Recycling of goods is prominent in the consciousness of just about everyone around.

Most larger, U.S. municipalities require residents to recycle recyclable goods—plastics, Styrofoam, glass, cans, etc—and even charge penalties for violators who throw away recyclable items.  So how are 100% recycled rubber door mats a gift?  Because these gorgeous entryway mats don’t look like anything you would imagine recycled door mats to look like, that’s why!

What a marvelous thing, don’t you think?  To reuse resources and turn them into things of beauty…only to do so all over again when those things wear out!   Now that’s a gift.   And this remarkable trend has bled over into broader areas, such as recycled rubber playground surfaces.  Easy to clean…durable…beautiful.  Why not give one to each family member for the holidays?  Or even just to promote green living?

Rubber Playground Surfaces

Posted on: May 8th, 2010 by

rubber flooring and exercise matsCousin to exercise mats are rubber playground surfaces.  It used to be the playground, in elementary school or even daycare facilities was a place children could injured fairly easily; imagine having to tell kids to “slow down” or “not run” on a playground!   The dangers of kids climbing on the “monkey bars” held potential for youngsters to fall and get seriously hurt.  The fleeting thrill does not justify the potential hazards.

Fortunately, playgrounds of today are mostly rubberized.  Rubber playground surfaces are similar in concept to many adult exercise facilities, which have installed rubber tiles for weight room flooring to absorb shock and reduce pain as well as fatigue on joints while exercising; so why should children, who are far more likely to be careless and have lesser developed balance, be any less deserving of what is not a luxury but a necessity?   The truth is: “safety first” should have been the catch phrase it is today forty years ago.