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Brighterlife Fri 07-Jan-11 19:42:31

We are converting the garage into a playroom for my DS who has Cerebral palsy so its more of a physio room.
I am in need of ideas I thought about these for when he is crawling for the floor but we have heavey equipment which may leave dents, anyone else have these? what are they like for long term durability etc?

Brighterlife Fri 07-Jan-11 19:43:31

any ideas welcome!

herhonesty Fri 07-Jan-11 20:43:41

i think they are signifcantly cheaper than the alternative which i presumably the gym style maps so i would give them a try first?

happy decorating.

jollydiane Fri 07-Jan-11 20:54:51

We brought these, there were ok but you need a slip proof mate underneath if they are going on laminate flooring as we had. They looked ok for a while but I walked over them with high heels and the mat never recovered.

Brighterlife Fri 07-Jan-11 21:17:46

haha I don't own a pair of heals so no worry there!
I'm wondering if his chair (which I can't even lift) would damage them too much.

thanks for the input!

jollydiane Fri 07-Jan-11 21:24:25

not sure what chair you have, certainly a chair with rounded legs would be fine like this

jollydiane Fri 07-Jan-11 21:29:06

Also ask for a sample so you can do your own testing - explain that is is for a large area.

BuckingxmasFells Fri 07-Jan-11 21:32:03

hmm I saw an article about belgium banning these mats <rummages>

here

I had them btw- they collect grime an get sticky. we have hard floors everywhere and the slightest crumb adheres to them.

jollydiane Fri 07-Jan-11 22:34:50

I think I would agree with Buking that they are not that easy to keep clean (I thought it was just my DC who was very messy).

Fizzylemonade Sat 08-Jan-11 09:51:22

We had them from ELC and they do dent very easily, plus on laminate they slide.

They are also textured and get grubby on the top but also everything sticks to them underneath too.

We have had ours about 3 years, my two boys are 7 and 4.

Brighterlife Sat 08-Jan-11 10:46:35

Probably not the best then?
Will think of something else.

and how scary is that article?

Pannacotta Sat 08-Jan-11 10:50:14

WHy dont you put in a rubber or lino floor?
Its good over a hard surface and soft for playing on.

Brighterlife Sat 08-Jan-11 11:45:25

that sounds like a good idea, will look into it.
we have no funiture or colour scheme as yet, ds is into night garden so will probably go down that route.

Deux Sat 08-Jan-11 14:47:12

I'm looking at rubber flooring for my bathroom and think it would do well in your room. Have a look at dalsouple and the rubber flooring company.

Brighterlife Sat 08-Jan-11 17:14:59

oh thanks deux, I will

twosoups Sun 09-Jan-11 21:19:43

Can I recommend yo buy some judo mats?

We have a ceramic floor in our family room (fitted before we had kids...) and when DD1 reached the toddling stage, I was really worried about her hitting her head. I wanted to buy those jigsaw mats but they were too hideous to cover the whole floor with so we bought some heavy duty judo mats instead.

They fit together in a similar jigsaw way.

Horrendous colour (green) but has saved two children's heads on many occasion!

We got them on line, BTW.

Brighterlife Mon 10-Jan-11 19:24:56

thats great 2soups will look into that x

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