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    Default Flooring ideas for kids play area

    I have wooden floorboards and have EVA foam mats where the kids play. I love the functionality of the mats being easy to clean and comfortable and provide a flat surface for the kids to play on eg train tracks, blocks etc. the problem however is that the kids have scribbled over the mats and they now look really awful and dirty. There is no way to get these marks off. Hence I am after some ideas of what other options are. My dh really hates rugs so that is a no. Could I try painting or spray painting over these mats? Are spray paints safe for kids? Any ideas appreciated!!

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    Because it is foam I am not sure paint will adhere to it , I use foam mats too but I just flipped them over when they became marked then when the other side was used I just got new ones. I think they were about $20 for a pack of 4 large mats.

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    Thanks lulu. Unfortunately they have been flipped over and both sides look horrible now. I got them online as they were thicker than the ones I have seen at the shops. They cost $25 each plus postage so if I were to replace them would be around $80. They are big 1m square each and 2cm thick.

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    You can get the big ABC foam jigsaw type pieces from Kmart for $15!!! They are the ones pictured here underneath my home made play kitchen ImageUploadedByThe Bub Hub1376257759.832306.jpg

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    Bunnings also sell the big foam mats, I paid $15 or $20 a few weeks ago for some.

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    I have wooden floors. .I bought a bubba mat. It's expensive but great.
    http://www.softmats.com.au/BubbaInAction.aspx

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    You can get the big foam mats at Bunnings, and camping stores too. They are less than $20 for a pack of 4 when they are on promotion, so even if the do get trashed it's not too bad!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JR03 View Post
    Bunnings also sell the big foam mats, I paid $15 or $20 a few weeks ago for some.
    I didn't read the whole thread before I replied....snap!

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    Thanks ladies. I spent quite a bit on my mats so reluctant to throw them out and get new ones... I have been googling and looks like they can be painted so I am going to give this a try - my new project heheh! Will load some pics if they turn out ok. If not I guess I will toss them out and get some new cheaper ones


 

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