Play Matta

Play Matta

Play Matta™ is an innovative, world-leading safety flooring solution for use in playgrounds, exercise areas, wet areas, and more.

These highly recyclable surfaces are manufactured in New Zealand by Matta™ Products, and are made with a minimum of 90% recycled materials.

As a robust alternative to rubber or bark soft fall, landscape architects, gyms, schools, councils, and early learning centres everywhere are increasingly turning to Play Matta™ – not just in Australia, but across New Zealand, North America, and Europe!

Key Features

  • Compliant Impact Protection
  • ASTM, ADA & UFAS Accessibility & Safety Standards
  • Made From Safe & Durable Recycled & Recyclable Materials
  • Low Maintenance
  • Weatherproof and Free Draining
  • UV & Fire Resistant
  • Easy to Clean
  • Welded Seams = Strong Unitary Surface
  • ISO Certified Quality & Safety Assurance
  • Certified & Guaranteed Installation
  • 6-Year Full Product Warranty

Why Play Matta?

Play Matta™ is a more environmentally friendly alternative to poured rubber that offers higher standards of quality.

Departing from all existing playground surfacing solutions, Matta™ Products pioneered a new manufacturing process in 1992 at its plant in Otaki.

With strong roots in recycling, they perfected the technique of turning waste rubber and PVC into a two-layered playground surfacing system consisting of impact-absorbing rubber shock pads overlaid by durable and visually attractive PVC modular tiles.

Poured rubber soft fall often breaks down into small particles towards the end of its life. These particles can then enter our waterways, be consumed by wildlife, and contaminate the environment. Not so for Play Matta™!

It’s also far more durable under severe weather conditions, and a remarkably long-lasting product that requires very little maintenance. The longevity of Play Matta™ allows us to offer a six year manufacturer guarantee to our customers.

Additionally, this non-slip safety surfacing material is self-draining, completely waterproof, and fully compliant with standards for use in Australian playgrounds. It’s no surprise that Play Matta™ has become the obvious choice for playground projects everywhere!

Creative Playground Surfaces are proud to be the sole distributors and installers for Play Matta™ in Queensland. If you have any queries or require further information about Play Matta™, please do not hesitate to Contact Us. We would be delighted to chat over the phone or meet in person to supply you with a sample of our surface.


Play Matta Original

Play Matta™ Original is a two-layered surfacing solution that couples the cushioning of rubber with the exceptional durability of safe, flexible PVC.

This surface has been designed with children in mind; encouraging free child-initiated play and empowering kids to explore their abilities on a surface created for them. Play Matta™ Original is capable of providing years of play without creating any trouble for kids, parents or play space operators alike.

Thanks to its hard-wearing and low-maintenance qualities, Play Matta™ Original is the perfect choice for protecting your playground long into the future. Play Matta™ tile compositions offer up to 4.5 metres of fully compliant impact protection to keep the kids who enjoy the play area out of harm’s way.

As a fully compliant, high quality and durable product, the benefits of Play Matta™ Original extend well beyond the surface.

Play Matta Original Colours

Play Matta Re-Cover

Play Matta™ Re-Cover is a unique, cost-effective playground resurfacing solution that quickly transforms cracked, crumbling, shrinking and worn-out surfaces.

Safety compliance is a major concern with surfaces as they wear, shrink, and disintegrate. Expensive patching and repairs are usually only a temporary fix, and do not restore critical fall height performance.

By re-covering your tired poured-in-place (PiP) surfacing with Play Matta™ Re-Cover, you’re guaranteed long lasting quality and performance for years to come.

You’ll also be saving PiP from landfill! Here at Creative Playground Services, repurposing waste is what we do.


Play Matta Rebound

The Play Matta™ Rebound is a robust indoor tile, suited for areas where play safety, hygiene and ease of cleaning is important – such as gyms, indoor playgrounds, and indoor public spaces.

The Smooth top finish is both hygienic and easy to clean. It also provides good traction under foot, and excellent indoor sound control. 

*Alternative colour options can be made available for large orders.

Play Matta Safety

Play Matta™ Safety offers the benefits of Matta™ with the unbeatable feel of grass.

Play Matta™ Safety surfacing promotes grass growth and retention while ensuring compliant impact protection – combining the safety and durability of synthetic surfacing with the feel of grass underfoot.

Closed and open surface options are available. Play Matta™ Safety is perfect for environments such as childcare facilities, where hygiene is a priority and children’s hands may be in direct contact with the floor.

Play Matta™ Safety surfacing is self-draining and ideal for any grassed environment where heavy use causes degradation, or where surface water and mud are problems.

The surface provides fall height attenuation, extra traction, and grass protection for areas such as walking tracks, slopes, flying foxes or public access trails.

Healthy soil, a good initial seed sowing process, light, and water will ensure good grass growth up and through the Play Matta™ Safety tiles. These tiles can be regularly mowed thereafter – so long as you ensure the rotary blades do not connect with the product (this may cause damage).

Play Matta™ Safety Colours

*Alternative colour options can be made available for large orders.

Play Matta™ Scuff Pads

While loose fill soft fall surfacing solutions can be satisfactory at installation, repetitive playground use can cause problematic scuffing of fall zones.

That’s where Play Matta™ Scuff Pads come in. They integrate seamlessly with surrounding loose fill surfacing to provide years of compliant, low maintenance performance in high use areas, such as under swings and slides on playgrounds.
Closed and open surface options available, perfect for environments such as childcare facilities, where hygiene is a priority and children’s hands may be in direct contact with the floor.


Matta™ is proud to have pioneered recycling in New Zealand. 

Since 1992, they’ve turned over 60 million kilograms of trash otherwise destined for landfill – including tyres, cables, road cones and even gumboots – into highly durable, recyclable, and safe surfacing products.

Today, their recycled products are made from up to 90% recycled materials.

While Matta™ safety surface tiles are heavy-duty and hardwearing, they aim to have the lightest possible impact on the environment. 

Technical Specifications

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