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Playground Mats

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Footfall is pleased to offer one of the largest selections of playground tiles and mats available anywhere. We offer playground flooring for parks, schools, churches, daycares, restaurants, airports and much more. Most are designed for outdoor playgrounds and are resistant to water, sun and extreme temperature variations.

A spacious backyard can be the perfect place for a home playground. Installing a swing set is the easy part – ensuring the safety and comfort of your children can be a lot trickier. Everyone knows that kids play rough. Any parent or teacher knows that a child is prone to scraping their knees or breaking a bone when running around. For outdoor playtime applications like these, Footfall Ltd offers a variety of rubber outdoor play mats that provide the best in safety, cost, and resilience for any backyard playground area.

Elastic-Rubber-Outdoor-Playground-Mats-Rubber-TileOur outside rubber matting for playgrounds is designed to be the best in safety and comfort. Kids are always falling off of swings and other playground equipment. It is very important for them to have a safe surface to land on. Concrete, dirt, and asphalt are common types of playground flooring but they are not elastic or forgiving. They are truly unacceptable choices for playground surfacing.

Rubber, on the other hand, is far more preferable precisely because of the elastic comfort that it brings to a play area. These thick rubber tiles contain elastic material that can flex to absorb shock and heavy vibration. This elasticity allows the outdoor playground matting to take in the shock of a fall. We offer outdoor play mats that range in thickness from 0.25 -inch to 2.5-inch. Depending on the nature of your play area you can choose a product to fit any variety of needs and budgets.

Our outdoor playground matting is extremely resilient and cost effective. This is thanks to the recycled rubber material used to make our products. One very useful trait in our recycled rubber outdoor play mats is their durability. This durability is inherited from the vehicle tires that make up our products. Just as tires can handle the extreme physical rigors of road travel, our outside rubber matting products can take abuse from repetitive foot traffic and heavy weights.


Footfall focusing on the future

Footfall Grand Opening 2017

Friday last saw the cutting of the ribbon on the Footfall new office at 55c Briarhill Business Park. There was a double celebration as it also marked the anniversary of our 11th year in business.

Our new premises are spacious and built to a high end contemporary design. The new office showcases the best of new workplace technology and ergonomics. Features such as Milliken carpet tiles which have sound absorbent acoustic backing neutralising sound within an open plan office space, stand up meeting room, optional stand up work stations and a cleverly designed office space (worth a visit by anyone in the A&D community), created by top interior designer, Lauraine Farley.

Our exciting new location at Briarhill Business Park gives Footfall the opportunity to focus on developing our fast growing business into the future.

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Slips, Trips And Falls By Far The Main Cause Of Public Liability

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According to figures released by the Injuries Board (July 2014), slips, trips and falls were by far the main cause of public liability accidents, with compensation totalling €44m awarded in 2013. Over 1,700 public liability awards were made during 2013.

The average public liability award rose year on year by almost 11% to €25,120. In addition, over a two year period, the number of awards of over €100,000 increased from 2 in 2011 to 18 in 2013. Over 40 awards were made for accidents which occurred in supermarkets, including injuries from trolleys and baskets, while almost 100 accidents occurred in leisure type facilities such as sports clubs/gyms, cinemas and hairdressers. 

Patricia Byron, Chief Executive of the Injuries Board said “We can see again from the findings that slips, trips and falls remain the main cause of public liability accidents, with very few complex, high value claims. I encourage all those with responsibility for public areas to invest in basic prevention. On the basis of our claims analysis, it is clear that by simply maintaining public pathways/floor surfaces and by carefully securing loose goods, furniture etc. many of these claims could be avoided or minimized. Prevention must become the key.”
The average award for a public liability claim was €25,120. The average award for men was €25,664, while women received an average award of €24,902 

Slips, trips and falls by far the main cause of publin liability, accounting for 67% of total public liability awards. 

Basic prevention is key in reducing your liability. Contact us today and we can advise you on fixed entrance matting to increase your level of threshold safety.

Footfall Rubber Photo Mats

Rubber Photo Mat

With our Rubber Photo Mats your high resolution image is printed onto thermo-plastic material which is then set into strong nitrile rubber. UV resistant so it will not diminish when exposed to sunlight. We recommend these mats be placed indoors. The nitrile rubber mat is slip resistant, and the texture helps to remove contaminants from passing feet. 


Sizes available:

75 x 85cm – maximum logo size 50 x 60cm 

85 x 150cm – maximum logo size 60 x 120cm

115 x 180cm – maximum logo size 90 x 125cm

Please note: that there is a tolerance of +/- 5cm on logo and design mats. 


Benefits of our logo mats

-         Superior quality logo mats from Footfall, a 100% Irish owned company based in Galway

-         Our logo mats are idea for branding, promoting and enhancing your business image

-         Suitable for restaurants, hotels, retail, events and commercial use

-         Can display any high resolution image 

-         3mm nitrile, non-slip rubber backing for added weight and safety

-         Anti-Fatigue benefits 

-         Our logo mats last for years – with no rental costs!

-         Made in 7-10 working days

-         No minimum order required

Footfall VIP Red Carpet Runners


Footfall VIP red carpet runners are replacing somewhat dowdy red carpet runners with carpets in new vibrant reds. These new runners really work to showcase your guests when staging an event at your hotel.  With nitrile rubber backing these runners are a step up when compared to generic carpet as they lie better and are safer in that they reduce the risk of trips and falls.  Nylon yarns are easily serviceable and outperform wool and wool mix carpets in terms of appearance and lifespan.