About SafeLandings®

Each year, over 200,000 young children in the United States are injured in playground falls. Many of these injuries are serious enough to warrant a trip to the emergency room and some can even be fatal. Preventing these injuries must be the highest priority for all who care about the safety of our young children.


In 1997, Ray D. Kanter, longtime floorcovering industry executive and business owner and a co-founder of the International Certified FloorCovering Installers Association, a 48,000+ worldwide member organization that identifies the skill level of top floorcovering installers, invented and developed the first indoor fully compliant protective fall rated safety flooring: SafeLandings®. After rigorous testing, each flooring product fully complies with all Federal, State and local standards relating to infants and young children’s falls from indoor playground equipment: Before Kanter's inventions, there were no compliant indoor safety flooring systems in the United States or elsewhere.


SafeLandings® Systems

SafeLandings Systems deliver the most advanced technology in protective indoor playground surfacing available today. Designed primarily for early childhood play areas, SafeLandings can be used anywhere an indoor fall hazard or fall concern may exist. SafeLandings Systems are specially engineered Patented safety flooring systems that provide IMPACT ATTENUATION, as an impact absorbing product line. 


Our unique Shock Absorbing Carpet and Flooring Systems combine custom water-resistant or waterproof carpet, rubber or specialty sheet vinyl with SafePad and together with our LEED Green Label Adhesives, cushions falls under and around play equipment from two (2) to six (6) foot critical fall heights according to ASTM standards F-1292 and F-2373.


For over 20 years, these impact absorbing safety flooring systems have provided superior protection for infants, babies, toddlers, and young children. Safelandings is the perfect solution for indoor playgrounds , special needs centers, child development centers, fast food restaurant play areas, children's museums, religious and community center play spaces, schools, shopping mall play areas, and other indoor play environments, or anywhere children play or where fall safety is a concern.


Outstanding Impact Safety

SafeLandings patented systems are the ONLY indoor impact absorbing safety flooring products that meet all Federal, State and local standards and guidelines pertaining to life threatening or debilitating injuries resulting from a fall.  All SafeLandings Systems meet the requirements and standards of ASTM, the indoor playground guidelines set by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the compliance criteria of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), the National Program for Playground Safety (NPPS), and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Architectural Barriers Act (ABA) for accessibility. 


 Children's safety is our primary concern!


Superior Hygienic Properties

The flooring cushion or material that meets the floor must not allow any moisture to harvest bacteria which turns into mold and mildew - unhealthy for any human.

In play areas designated for young children who are not toilet trained and have immature digestive systems, guarding against disease, infection, and odor is an ongoing problem with OTHER surfacing products. 

These products include recycled rubber playground mats, recycled rubber cushions and recycled tiles or any product manufactured with recycled materials as the cushion.

Because of SafeLandings Systems' unique Patented design and construction, all SafeLandings products are manufactured with LiquidBarrier, a proprietary moisture barrier that is virtually water proof and impervious to fluids, which prevents children's accidents and liquid spills from seeping below the topcoat level, making cleaning quick, easy and thorough every time.  The benefit is the exclusion of bacteria and odors. 


SafeLandings Systems are considered by industry leaders to be the most healthy and hygienic safety flooring products available on the market today!


Installation Versatility

SafeLandings® Systems are available in a wide range of standard and custom sizes, critical fall heights, and topcoat colors and patterns designed to meet the needs of any facility. Our unique fall protection products can be installed wall-to-wall, against one or two walls or as an island adjacent to or under any play equipment area to accommodate a climbing gym, loft, or any type of "play" area "play" equipment.


SafeLandings® compliant flooring products have a long 20 year history of proven performance as the most durable highest quality fall-rated fully compliant playground surface. All SafeLandings cushion floors provide the ultimate combination of safety and comfort as a shock absorbing flooring system.  Further, our Systems provide the best "sitting" surface available for children and is the preferred safety flooring by early education school teachers , especially during reading/circle time. 


SafeLandings® Systems’ Benefits

  • Outstanding Impact Safety:  Meets ASTM Standards F1918, F1951, F1487, F1292 & F2373 at 2, 4, 5 and 6 foot critical fall heights
  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Architectural Barriers Act (ABA) wheelchair accessible and meets the 2010 Federal ADA Law
  • Superior Water Resistance and Hygienic Properties:  Water-resistant or waterproof, minimizes penetration from spills and children’s  accidents, each system product is antimicrobial treated throughout each System, including the topcoat, SafePad and Adhesives
  • Nonporous:  prevents bacterial growth, mold and mildew, unlike all other products
  • Proven Durability:  Products are successfully performing under heavy daily foot traffic use in many types of facilities worldwide
  • Unlimited Design :  Topcoat choices,colors, patterns and custom print patterns to make your facility unique 
  • Installation Versatility:  SafeLandings Carpet system can be easily removed and re installed at another location

In summary, SafeLandings Systems are developed for long term performance with long term appearance and wear properties - unmatched.


The product is subject to exacting manufacturing controls to match the quality standards set by SafeLandings Worldwide LLC.

SafeLandings® Shock Absorbing Flooring Systems are manufactured under United States and Canadian Patents and Patents Pending. SafeLandings® is a registered U.S. Trademark of Ray David Kanter.