The Best Floor Options for Home Play & Gaming Spaces

Play is such a vital part of a child’s development. Creating a safe play space for children is crucial to easing parents’ worries and reducing the risk of injuries. A play or gaming area can inspire children and help them to learn through play experiences and have a dedicated space for them to enjoy gaming time. With the correct flooring solution, you can create a play space at home for all the family to enjoy.

In this article we look at the following:-

  • Main Factors to Consider when choosing a Playroom Floor
  • 5 Flooring Options for your Home Play/Gaming Space

Main Things to Consider 

These days, play areas are not just about a few toys and play mats.  More and more homeowners are creating dedicated leisure spaces for educational play, toddlers soft playrooms and gaming zones for families to share in interactive activities together. 

For these areas to be functional and comfortable, the correct flooring is essential.  It is important to think about what activities are involved in your play space, what age groups will use the area and the safety aspects your floor needs to provide.

The main aspects of the floor should be:-

  • Non-Slip Surface
  • Shock absorbency
  • Durability
  • Easy Maintenance
  • Comfortable/Soft Texture

Play and Gaming zones often involve interactive activity like dancing, exercise, jumping and bouncing with equipment and toys or feature comfortable seating for platform game activities.  The flooring therefore requires an element of shock absorption to protect from injury, a non-slip surface to prevent trips and falls and high durability to withstand repeated impact and movement.  For play spaces, you want to have a soft surface for maximum comfort but is easy to clean.

4 Flooring Options for Play/Gaming Rooms

If you’re considering creating a children’s play or gaming area, here are options to consider for a suitable floor.

Eva Foam Tiles 

Our EVA dual colour reversible foam tiles come in red and blue and grey and black. It’s a perfect solution for kids soft play area as it features a non-slip and non-antibacterial surface. You don’t need to use any adhesive at all. The mats easily slot together and can either be loose or fixed, depending on your preference.

Indoor/Outdoor Rubber Floor Tiles

Rubber tiles that are designed for both indoors and outdoors do the same job of supporting kids play while protecting your child and environment for injury or damage.  Our Play Tiles available in 30mm or 40mm thickness have a built in drainage channel for outdoor use under play equipment but are ideal for creating a kids gym, play space or gaming section at home.


 

Interlocking Puzzle Mats

Puzzle tiles are a great floor format for play areas as the interlocking design means simple installation and stability.  The tiles come in two different sizes, thickness of 6mm and 8mm and offer a light and soft protective surface for various activities.

 

TPE Top Coloured Tiles

Colour is important in a child's space to enhance imagination and create a fun, relaxed envirnoment.  Our TPE topped premium coloured rubber tiles have an ultra smooth, non-slip surface with a rubber base for shock absorption and resilience.


 

Creating rich and exciting play areas is important for learning and development.  A play area might be on the edge of the living room or dining area and does not need to be large and expensive. By sourcing the correct floor surface for a kids play or gaming area you can create zones, bring colour and add a layer of comfort as well as safety.

October 11, 2021 — Katie McKay