Old Projects

When going back to look at playground projects such as this, we like to reassure customers that not all interlocking rubber tiles perform the same.

This particular playground was completed for NYC Parks Department in conjunction with the DOT as part of a road and bridge expansion project in the Bronx.

This bridal images was taken in 2013 to show customers that an installation which took place back in 2006, clearly shows no signs of separation, curling and peeling.  

3" thick Soft-Land was selected using pigmented Blue and Tan as part of the theme for this particular park project. 

Playground Safety Surfacing Showing no Signs of Separation Curling and or Peeling

We like to go back and look at several of our projects to see how they are holding up over time.

Here is a NYC park playground that has installed our rubber play tiles as part of the GW Bridge expansion project back in 2006. 3" Soft-Land Series was selected using pigmented Terra Cotta Red and Black to offset the theme of the park and playground itself.

We were pleased to show this images of the slide exit that clearly shows there is no wear and tear after 10 years. 

Of course every playground and every situation is different. However, we feel if it could last this long in NYC............it could last just as long on your playground as well. 

UNITY Playground Flooring Showing No Signs of Wear Since 2006

We are showing this image because we see the value in using our old rubber pavers………even after you get your rooftop re-roofed with a new membrane. We would like to share the customers comments below:

WE PURCHASED 8 PAVERS FROM YOU (WELL THE DISTRIBUTOR) LAST WEEK. THEY WERE GREEN ONES AND WE HAD OLD ONES FROM 15 YEARS AGO.  WE ENDED UP BEING CREATIVE IN THE WAY THAT WE PUT THEM TOGETHER TO MAKE EVERYTHING WORK (OLD WITH NEW)..............JUST IN TIME FOR THE SUMMER MONTHS.

WE WANTED TO SAY THANKS AND SHOW YOU HOW GREAT IT TURNED OUT.  IF YOU’RE IN PARK SLOPE, LET US KNOW AND WE’LL GIVE YOU A TOUR AS IT WOULD BE GREAT TO SHOW OTHERS! HAPPY SUMMER!

Jim van Putten & Susan Fox
July 2015

Most municipalities we have spoken too across the globe, both past and present, have indicated that regardless of the type of product that was used, the problems they have experienced typically starts at the ramp area and/or in the common/active areas of the playground.


With that in mind, we tried to find the worst playground in the worst neighborhood to see just how our transitional ramps held up when installed in conjunction with our rubber tiles/mats/blocks/pavers without any gaps.


They say a picture is worth a thousand words……….we feel it will get a thousand “Likes” as the proof (after 20+ years) is in the pudding. The Slide Exit image is also noted herein as well.

With competing vendors claiming that there products are “durable” over the long haul in common/active areas, such as this one under the swings - installed over 13+ years ago, we felt it was necessary to show you just how durable.


They say a picture is worth a thousand words……….we feel it will get a thousand “Likes” as the proof (after 13+ years) is in the pudding, as it clearly shows that little to no maintenance is performed at this playground what-so-ever.


If this does not convince you…………perhaps you should check out our testimonials and references under the “References section of our website.
 

The slide exists of this playground area, designed for 5-12 year olds is hitting its 15+ year mark. Here, the architect selected Black rubber tiles for the active/common areas as they were worried about the top layer wearing off over time.

After a recent inspection of the site, we were pleasantly surprised, not because the tiles did not breakdown over time…………based on 30 years of experience, we kind of knew they wouldn’t.


However, what we were surprised at, is, if you look closely, in the background our pigmented tiles have retained its terra cotta Red color.

We have been hearing how rubber tiles separate, curl and/or peeling from several sources. Well, this image should put your mind at ease.


This playground installation, which took place in the Northeast USA, has been here for 20+ years using the blend of Black and Splash Design tiles. You may notice the sand that has built up in the joints/seams of all the tiles as a bad thing……..we see it as a good thing…….a very good thing.


It truly shows that when our products are properly installed, you shouldn’t have any product-to-product separation, curling and peeling issues what-so-ever. A true test that our self-interlocking products do work……..and work over the long haul.

With billions of taxpayer money being spent on revitalizing community parks and playgrounds after a natural disaster, we set out to find installations that were directly affected by these so called “super-storms”.


With that, we present to you a park playground in Hoboken, NJ., where our safety surfacing, flooring and paver products not only survived the wrath of Hurricane Sandy, but the after math of having 3-5 feet of salt water and debris on top for several days.


This picture was taken in the Fall of that same year. This image truly sets that standards by with all others should be measured........as there are no issues to report.

We wanted to show you folks a playground project that we recently visited which is approximately 10-years old...if not older, in this North-East inner city. A couple of positive things to notice when looking at this photograph:

1st.) Debris at the seams = This clearly shows that our self-interlocking tiles remain tightly together and do not separate.

2nd.) Child in red shorts stepping on seam = Clearly showing that our products show no signs of curling and/or pealing over time.

3rd.) Active, “common” areas = Here you can see that our system does no prematurely breakdown where it is needed most.

4th.) The edges, look where our safety surfacing meets the edging = As you can see (both on the left and far right) our products remain tight against the boarding system. We invite you to look at safety surfacing systems that are 10-20 years old and see how they are holding up.

After constant repairs of the PIP (Pour-In-Place) system, this municipality in Chicago decided to give our tiles a try in the active ‘common” areas as seen here. With the help of our technical department, we advised the maintenance team to take two tiles……….upside-down, interlock them, then slide them into place over the damaged PIP section (where they want them) and trace out the area in question. Once that was complete, cut out the traced area………flip the tiles over (right-side up) and install them in the cut out area. 

We strongly advised to glue the interlocking joints……….which they did. Additionally, it is important to match the thickness of the PIP system with the thickness of the tiles in order to insure a proper installation that is first class.

If you are having trouble addressing PIP repairs in your playground area. Take a look at our tile system. A system that your own maintenance department can install without relying on PIP contactors to do the repairs