About Our 16mm Rubber Grass Mats
The 16mm rubber grass mat is our lighter grass mat variant and is most commonly used in gardens, equestrian areas and under small children’s play areas. They are a popular grass protection option for its durability, 1 metre critical fall height and wheelchair friendliness. The grass mats main purpose is to protect the root of the grass and help revive damaged areas of turf thrive as normal. In very muddy areas, rubber matting is installed (sometimes with the aid of GrassMesh underneath) to keep you and others above the mud with a supportive and cleaner path whilst also giving the grass below the protection needed to grow back and restore the areas natural appearance.
Whilst being effective, rubber grass mats are also quick and easy to install on both level and undulating ground using just cable ties and plastic fixing pegs. Not only is our range of rubber mats an efficient solution for many situations but they are also considered one of the most affordable and economical grass protection mats on the market. To see how we recommend rubber grass mats are installed, read our Installation Guide or click on the ‘Installation’ tab above which will guide you through the process of installing your own grass mats.
What Can A Rubber Grass Mat Be Used For?
The 16mm rubber mat is incredibly versatile and can be used for several applications due to their grass protection, non-slip, soft flooring and safety benefits. Here are some examples of how our rubber grass mats have been used:
Home, Garden & Landscaping
Grass mats primary function is to protect the root of grass, it prevents the grass from being killed and the ground below from becoming a churned up muddy mess. Thanks to the structure of outdoor rubber mats, the grass below can grow through the mat and preserve the natural green appearance of your garden. Once your turf has grown again, it can be cut and cared for as normal, simply adjust the blades of your lawnmower to a higher setting to ensure you do not damage your outdoor rubber matting.
Our grass mats are regularly used under play areas in gardens and more commercial areas, however due to the 16mm mats lower fall height, we recommend using them for low-level play only. The durability and soft nature of the mats give you a safety flooring where should any trips or falls occur, the chances of serious injury are greatly reduced.
Our rubber field mats are also used regularly as rubber matting for stables as well as in and around grazing areas and paddocks to create non-slip and grass protection flooring. Under the weight of horses in wetter weather, turfed areas can be heavily damaged and lead to a heavy, muddy area that cannot be used. Our rubber stable mats can help to prevent this if installed correctly to ensure that equestrian areas can be used almost all year round. It is recommended that the mats are installed prior to any bad weather arriving too.
Rubber floor mats are also a popular choice for event organisers who need a flooring solution over grass or potentially slippery surfaces. The grass mats are simple to install, remove and relocate which makes them so popular with events that are both touring or in a permanent place. The outdoor mat can protect the existing ground from heavy foot traffic whilst keeping the visitors to an event on a mud-free and non-slip surface that they may not even notice is there.
Anti mud mats are used regularly by golf clubs who use rubber matting to create paths and walkways around the golf courses so the constant the heavy foot and golf buggy traffic does not damage the grass they work so hard on maintaining. In winter, mud control mats become almost a necessity for courses as grass can become soft and lead to a muddy mess which is hard to repair. The muddy areas can then ruin the course, golfers shoes and clothes and even lead to mud being brought into the clubhouse.
Leisure Centres & Swimming Pools
Thanks to their open structure and non-slip surface, grass mats are used as a safety precaution in and around leisure centres and pools to ensure that usually wet and potentially dangerous surfaces do not lead to slips and injuries from pool users. Non-slip mats can be installed in changing rooms, as walkways around the centre and next to pools to create a safe flooring solution for all users.
If you require more information on our range of rubber mats or need some advice to help you decide which is the best product for your needs, please don’t hesitate to get in touch today. Leave us a message or live chat to a member of our staff now.
What are these mats suitable for?
They are suitable for paths, events, playarea flooring, equestrian areas, grass protection and much more. Please contact us on live chat if you are unsure.
Can Grass Mats be cut to size?
Yes, grass mats can be eaisly cut to size. This can be easily done a stanley knife.
Does this product come with pegs or cable ties?
No, this particular product does not come with either pins or cable ties. These can be purchased separately.
Can these be installed onto contoured surfaces?
Yes, these are versatile products that can be laid on both flat and contoured surfaces.
Where can I find installation instructions?
Install guides can be found on the ‘downloads’ tab. In addition, more information on installations can be found through our blogs and YouTube videos.
What’s the difference between the 16mm and 23mm mats?
The products are very similar but do vary in a few ways. The main difference being the critical fall height of the mats, 16mm has a CFH of 1 metre and 23mm has a CFH of 3.3 metres.
Where can I find installation instructions?
Install guides can be found on the ‘downloads’ tab. In addition, more information on installations can be found through our blogs.
How much is delivery?
The cost for delivery can be seen when you add your product to basket and at checkout.
How quick is shipping?
An expected delivery time will be displayed on the product page and clearly at checkout.
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To help our customers pick the right product and learn more about how our products can be used, we have compiled blogs which can be read by clicking the button below.
Rubber Grass Mats - A Safe Playground Surface
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Rubber Matting Installed Under Caledonia Play Swing Set
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Rubber Grass Mats Paths At Lancaster Golf Club
See how Mike and his team at Lancaster Golf Club used our rubber grass mats to create access paths around the courseread more ❯
How To Install Rubber Grass Mats
- To begin, measure and mark out the site where your rubber grass mats are going to be installed. Cut short the grass and be sure to remove all clippings and debris that could get stuck under the mats.
- Level out an uneven areas using a good quality sandy topsoil if you are wanting a flat surface. Then firm up the surface and either seed or turf the designated area.
- OPTIONAL STEP: Install A Structural Grass Mesh Layer. On sites where the grass surface is prone to becoming very wet and soft, the installation of an additional layer of lightweight plastic grass mesh under your rubber grass mat can be used to provide additional structural support. The grass mesh is secured with U-Pins around the perimeter at around 50cm intervals.
- Begin laying out the 16mm rubber grass mats in the proposed area and if required, cut the mats to fit around any play equipment or obstacles that may be within the installation area.
- Proceed around the area from one side butting the rubber grass mats firmly against each other. Then using cable ties, fasten all of the touching edges tightly together with 3 on the long side of the mats and 2 on the short sides of the mats. Trim the ends of the fixed cable ties off and ensure that the cut end of the ties are not creating a hazard by being sticking up and being exposed above the surface of the rubber grass mats.
- After fixing the cable ties to the edges of the rubber grass mats, secure the mats into the ground by using plastic fixing pegs – use one peg in each corner and one in the middle (5 in total).
- OPTIONAL STEP: Edge blending where a discreet grass to rubber interface is required.
- Using a spade or half-moon edging tool, cut a slit into the ground along the perimeter edge of every rubber grass mats and to a depth of approximately 75mm.
- Roll back the edge of the rubber grass mats. Using a spade, starting approximately 150mm from the slit and working away from the rolled back mat, cut a wedged shaped slice of turf leaving a wedge shaped exposed soil channel. Continue this operation around the perimeter of the rubber grass mats where edge blending is required.
- Roll the edge of the rubber grass mats back down into the exposed wedge shaped channel just created. Pin the edge of each mat into to the ground through the small holes in the mat with more plastic fixing pegs at intervals of 500mm.
- Refill the exposed ramped edge to its original ground level with topsoil, then trim a layer of soil from the retained turf to give it an appropriate thickness (approx 50mm). Then you can re-bed the turf over the filled rubber grass mats and compact it down into place to provide a discreet edge.
- Finally, the grass will grow through the mats and cover the apertures of the rubber grass mats within around 4-6 weeks. Once grown, the grass can be mowed as normal by simply increasing the height of your lawn mowers blade.