RubbaGrass® – Rubber Grass Protection Matting
Our RubbaGrass® rubber grass protection matting is a high-quality, highly versatile matting solution. This product offers unmatched protection in terms of protecting the grass, the soil below, as well as anyone on the grass. RubbaGrass® is firm enough to create a sturdy and comfortable walking surface while being flexible enough to absorb impacts. We manufacture these mats from recycled rubber, ensuring that they are as environmentally friendly as possible. We supply RubbaGrass® in large 1m x 1.5m sized mats with a thickness of 22mm.
RubbaGrass® features an open aperture design, which consists of a series of equally spaced holes running throughout the matting. These holes enable grass to grow through the matting, which can eventually disguise it almost completely. This not only provides a more natural-looking safety matting option but also enables you to mow the grass without needing to remove the mats.
We regularly supply our RubbaGrass® matting for use in schools, outdoor gyms, and playgrounds all around the world. Many customers prefer the natural grassy appearance that our grass protection matting provides compared to other safety surfacing options. These mats do not require replacing as often as other surfaces. They are also much more cost-efficient than other standard surfacing products. The flexibility of RubbaGrass® makes them an ideal solution to protect against trips and falls from play equipment. We test these mats to meet the safety specification BS EN 1177: 2008 in excess of 3 metre critical fall height. This enables our mats to protect against serious injuries up to a height of 3 metres if installed on grass.
Aside from promoting grass growth and protecting users from damage, our RubbaGrass® mats can also help protect against soil erosion. This can be particularly important during winter months when rainfall is heavy and flooding is regular. Once soil erosion occurs it can prevent grass growth and affect the quality of the soil for years to come. Our grass protection matting creates a safe walkway, even during periods of heavy rain and frost. It also helps to reduce the soil erosion caused by frequent footfall.
We recommend installing RubbaGrass® using our plastic pegs; the barbed design ensures the mats remain in place, which is particularly important in times of adverse weather, or heavy foot traffic. You should use 4 to 8 pegs per mat, installed in the holes around the outer perimeter. For further protection against mat movement, we also recommend using our cable ties or rubber matting connectors to join the mats together. The cable ties are more suited to a permanent installation, whereas the connectors allow the mats to be taken up quickly and easily should the installation be temporary.
For increased ground strength and stability, RubbaGrass® can be installed over our Grasshield mesh. This is particularly useful where the ground is especially wet or prone to being boggy.
For full installation instructions, please consult our guide in the PDFs section.
- Playground grass matting
- To surround multi-function play frames
- Outdoor gyms
- Under swings
- Fitness & fun trails
- Pathways & gate entrance matting
- Rubber garden mats
- Golf courses
- Canal boats & marine uses
- Entrance matting
- Containing gravel
If this isn’t the product you are looking for, take a look at the rest of our range of playground safety surfacing products.