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Playmats - 24 x 24 inch

Set of 4 extra thick 3/4" (1.9 cm) play mats create 16 square feet (1.47 square meters) of cushioned surface for on-the-floor activities. Made in China.

  • Lightweight and durable
  • Easy to wipe clean
  • 24" x 24" (61 cm x 61 cm) mats lock together easily
  • Dimensions shown are for one mat
  • Not recommended for use on wood floors or for use outdoors
  • NOTE: 24" playmats do not interlock with our 23" playmats
Recommended Age: 3 and up
Product Number: 726105
Dimensions: 0.75 H 24.50 W 24.50 D
Weight: 1.50 lbs
Warning: Choking hazard - small parts.  Not for children under 3 yrs.
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Step2Playmats - 24 x 24 inch
 
4.7

(based on 152 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (109)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (40)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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99%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (136)
  • Easy to assemble (46)
  • Lots of fun (32)
  • Interactive (17)
  • Safe (16)

Cons

  • Not enough colors (4)

Best Uses

  • Indoor (116)
  • Young children (109)
  • Older children (31)
  • Outdoors (30)
  • Entertainment (23)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • First time parent (60), Parent of two or more children (50), Stay at home parent (39), Working parent (38), Education oriented (21)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (30)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

perfect for a basement

We got these playmats to make a play area in the unfinished section of our basement (after an explosion of new Christmas toys). This was a great find because it fit the area...Read complete review

We got these playmats to make a play area in the unfinished section of our basement (after an explosion of new Christmas toys). This was a great find because it fit the area we wanted to cover exactly. I had done a lot of online searching through the mats available out there, and these definitely seemed the best: much thicker than the standard 3/8 inch or even the "upgraded" 5/8 inch; 24 inches square versus 18 or 12 for less seams; and without the punch out pieces to get lost or let dirt it. The price of this 20 pack is by far the best buy also.

We love our new play area, these mats keep the cold from the basement floor away amazingly well, they feel warm if you sit on them. And the thickness is perfect, they are soft enough to protect little ones if they fall, but still firm enough to make a great play area for cars, trains, games, puzzles, etc. Much better than playing on carpeting. In fact, after we finished laying them down in the basement, we came up and ordered another set to expand the play area.

The only bad thing is, they can be a little slippery. I think they even leave a little bit of slippery residue on your socks after you walk on them. Coming off of the mats onto the cement floor, I have almost slid once or twice. Also, they are not meant to be used on wood floors, it says they can discolor them, which is not an issue for us, but I don't remember seeing that mentioned in the product description. I have seen different reviews saying these are both too soft and too hard, I don't agree with either, I think they are just right. Our one year old plays on them, and I don't think a fall on these is any worse than on a carpeted floor, much better than on hard wood.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Oh that's all

These are v. useful mats. I bought them for hardwood floors for my baby who is learning to crawl right now. They are great, but not unlike the ABC mats. I think...Read complete review

These are v. useful mats. I bought them for hardwood floors for my baby who is learning to crawl right now. They are great, but not unlike the ABC mats. I think I am disappointed because I was expecting something different. The only difference is that it is one piece and does not have the pull out letter/numbers. I thought these were going to be firm but cushy. My mistake. Still useful and until there is another product out there, good for what you need.

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5.0

Great Product

By 

from CA

About Me First Time Parent

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy to Assemble
  • Easy to Clean

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Step2 Playmats - 24 x 24 inch:

      We use this product to prevent my 18 months old bumping her head on the ground. Great product and easy to clean when food spills.

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      5.0

      Great play surface

      By 

      from Lake Stevens, WA

      About Me Grandparent

      Verified Buyer
      new-bee

      Pros

      • Easy to Assemble
      • Easy to Clean
      • Nice Cushioning

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Playtime

        Comments about Step2 Playmats - 24 x 24 inch:

        We bought these to put under other Step 2 play products. My daughter has a very small yard and these took the place of grass. After flattening out a large area we installed the mats; they have worked beautifully!

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        5.0

        Excellent product

        Pros

        • Dog Nails Do Not Damage
        • Easy to Assemble
        • Easy to Clean
        • Excellent Cushioning

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Dog Agility Cushioning

          Comments about Step2 Playmats - 24 x 24 inch:

          Use to create cushioned surface for dog agility over brick terrace. Cover with indoor/outdoor carpeting, works well

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          5.0

          Am buying this product again

          Pros

          • Easy to Assemble
          • Easy to Clean

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Step2 Playmats - 24 x 24 inch:

              I use product to create cushioned area to practice dog agility. Have large brick area, slowly acquiring enough mats to cover 50 x 50 area. Some mats have been there for three years, still as soft as new.

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              5.0

              PLAYMATS GREAT

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              from PENN PA

              About Me Parent Of Multiples (Twins etc)

              Verified Buyer
              new-bee

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Interactive
              • Lots of Fun

              Cons

              • Heavy

              Best Uses

              • Indoor

              Comments about Step2 Playmats - 24 x 24 inch:

              MATS WERE USED FOR PLAY AREA GIVE ALOT OF CUSHION FOR THERE KNEES ALSO LEARING TO WALK CHILDREN REALLY CAN NOT TAKE THEM APART

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              • Yes

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              Playmats - 20 piece set
              Already Asked: 12 Questions, 34 Answers
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              Step2.com Store asked: Why did you choose this?
              Timothy S: I've had 4 sets of these for 8 years and they're still perfect condition. So I'm expanding. Jan 23, 2015
              helen c: already have a bunch of these in playroom and wanted to add more. I have two boys and they like to play rough at time so I these provide for good cushion! Dec 18, 2014
              margot e: need it for circle time Dec 4, 2014
              Ruby G: I have read all of the "comments" on this product, and the majority of them are very positive, therefore, I believe I can buy this item with confidence! Also, the shipping is great, .99 cents..l.can't beat that. Aug 10, 2014
              Renee R: ALready have a set of 16 and love them. Want them for the backyard area to cover a concrete area. Jun 10, 2014
              Lisa K: I have a special needs child and it looks comfortable for siting and playing on. the basketball hoop is good for teaching him hand and eye coordination Mar 24, 2014
              Shane S: The thickness and the reviews on the durability of the product. This will be used outside and wanted something that would handle the elements. Mar 20, 2014
              Jason H: Best price for 3/4 foam mats Feb 19, 2014
              Maria D: I have had these for my childcare. They are
              awesome and worth every penny. Easy to clean and manage in different areas of my classroom
              Feb 14, 2014
              Venita J: enlarging the playpen area and were pleased with first set of mats Dec 27, 2013
              Kelly H: playroom floor Sep 13, 2013
              PRATAP S: Playmats are very good surface to play on for kids May 21, 2013
              christine m: My 9 month old loves to crawl around my living room. I have hardwood floors so any mishap results with him crying. Since I've had these mats he doesn't get hurt and I am at ease while he moves around. I am ordering more to cover my front room. Apr 14, 2013
              A shopper asked: Is this formamide-free? Jun 19, 2013
              Answer this · Send to friends Good question? Yes (1) No (0)
              Andrew R: Question for Step2 Staff: Have these playmats been tested for Formamide, Acetophenone, and 2-Phenyl 2-Propanol? If so, what are the test results? Jul 5, 2014
              Reply to Andrew Good answer? Yes (0) No (0)
              Step2Staff: These playmats are made of EVA (ethyl vinyl acetate) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ethylene-vinyl_acetate Jun 20, 2013
              Reply to Step2 Good answer? Yes (0) No (5)
              Frederick N asked: Is the product rated for a fall height? Sep 12, 2013
              Answer this · Send to friends Good question? Yes (1) No (0)
              nichole h: Hmm. not sure what your intentions are with this mat....they are thick enough to help soften the fall of a child learning to walk...but not much more than that. We have hard wood floors, so I covered our play room with these mats for a soften place to sit and play etc....they work out very nicely for this purpose! Sep 12, 2013
              Reply to nichole Good answer? Yes (1) No (0)
              A shopper asked: I was wondering how this works with furniture on it, since I plan to cover the whole playroom. Does furniture leave indentations? Will I be able to move and rearrange pieces on it? Jul 21, 2014
              Answer this · Send to friends Good question? Yes (0) No (0)
              Adelita G O: I have my living room floor covered with the playmats, but I placed them AROUND the sofas and armoire so that I could cover a larger space. I have a slide, activity cube, and other big toys on the mats and I can easily move them around with no problems. Walking with high heels on the mats leaves indentations, so i'm sure that heavy furniture would do the same. These mats are fabulous. I've used them for over 2 years with twins. Very durable! Easy to clean and have helped cushion lots of falls!! Jul 21, 2014
              Reply to Adelita G Good answer? Yes (0) No (0)
              Chrystal B: Yes, anything that weighs much more than a couple of lbs will leave indents in the foam. You can rearrange furniture as you like but if you aren't covering the same areas and don't want to see them, you'll have to flip the affected pieces over. Unfilortunately, that probably means you'll have to flip the entire series of mats because of the way they puzzle together. Jul 21, 2014
              Reply to Chrystal Good answer? Yes (0) No (0)
              Samantha P: Yes, furniture will leave indentations. The surface is not smooth so you would need to pick up furniture to move it. These are really nice mats. My 2 girls fall on the mats constantly and they just stand right up and go back to whatever they were doing. Jul 22, 2014
              Reply to Samantha Good answer? Yes (0) No (0)
              Harold L: It depends on how heavy is the furniture you're trying to put on it and for how long. It will surely make an indention, but if it's a light-weight item and not for long time, it will have a mark but not that deep... Jul 21, 2014
              Reply to Harold Good answer? Yes (0) No (0)
              Nicole Z: It does leave indentations, it holds together well but once you place furniture you probably will have to leave as is. We have it in 1/2 our garage, put lawn chairs on it and they cut through a bit from chair legs. Jul 21, 2014
              Reply to Nicole Good answer? Yes (0) No (0)
              A shopper asked: According to the description, these mats are not recommended for hardwood floors...why? Jul 23, 2013
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              Christian M: Hi, I don't know the exact answer to that, but I'm guessing that you would risk some moisture buildup under the mats that could cause discoloration of the floor. I don't think this is specific to these mats but rather to covering a wood floor with rubber or plastic that doesn't let the floor breathe for an extended period of time.

              Hope that helps!
              Jul 23, 2013
              Reply to Christian Good answer? Yes (1) No (0)
              nichole h: We've used them on our hardwood for almost 2 yrs now and all seems fine...great to have them in our play room covering our hard floors! The only problem is our house was new, so our floors have gotten darker, and when we removes the mats....the play room wooden floor will take a while to get as dark as the rest of the house. Sep 12, 2013
              Reply to nichole Good answer? Yes (1) No (0)
              Christie C: The chemicals on mats like this make the floors super slippery when removed. Dec 15, 2013
              Reply to Christie Good answer? Yes (0) No (1)
              Kelly I asked: I am looking for soft flooring to use as they base for our outdoor swingset. I have read reviews on these mats and have found that some people have used them outdoors and left them out all year round with no problem. I would be covering a 30' x 30' area. Do you think these will hold up? May 26, 2013
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              Maxine J: I double my mats because they cover a driveway and they are under two Step 2 climbing structures. I probably have over a hundred of them (some were used). The plain ones are slippery when wet. I do not have the newer ones with the holes but I would recommend those for under any place where there will be lots of water. Mine have been outside for 4-5 years. They are fine except where the neighbor cats use them for a scratching post. Some will put blue coloring on the kids clothes. Most will not. I haven't figured out why that is. It could be that the cats scratching the surface have removed some kind of protective surface.
              The edges of the mats will allow dirt and rocks to slide under. I just sweep under the edges of the mats and they are good for another year. (I live under oak trees). My tallest climbing structure is 4' and I think a fall from that height would have a soft enough landing. You'll have to judge based on what material is underneath your mats and how high a fall might be from a swing set. Hope this helps. (Child care provider.)
              May 27, 2013
              Reply to Maxine Good answer? Yes (0) No (0)
              Kelly I: Thank you so much for you response, Maxine. This helps a bunch. The mats will be over dirt and a fall of about 4' as well. Sounds like they will work perfectly! Thanks ~Kelly May 28, 2013
              Laura M: I purchased these mats for my grandchildren about 2 years ago. I used them by my pool deck under there outside toys. They have held up very well even with all the water by the pool. I highly recommend these. May 27, 2013
              Reply to Laura Good answer? Yes (0) No (0)
              Kelly I: Thank you for your response, Laura. Exactly the answer I was hoping for! ~Kelly May 28, 2013
              kbfBK asked: Do you sell edges for these mats? I am worried my daughter will trip and fall unless there is an edge that gives a bit of a ramp. Apr 9, 2013
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              Lizette M: No they don't, but I used them for daycare on vinyl flooring and the kids did great. The early walkers had trouble at first but then as they grew, they got used to the edge and didn't trip. Apr 9, 2013
              Reply to Lizette Good answer? Yes (0) No (0)
              Carrie M: I have these mats- I don't have any edges for them but it wasn't a problem with my daughter tripping. We used them probably from 6 months until a couple months ago (she is 2 now). Apr 10, 2013
              Reply to Carrie Good answer? Yes (0) No (0)
              Grace M asked: What are the levels of EVA for these playmats? Mar 28, 2013
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              GAY K: I have no idea what an EVA level is. Perhaps if I know what that is I can answer your question. We love the mats. We use them outdoor. They have held up amazingly well. They really protect our kids. Apr 1, 2013
              Reply to GAY Good answer? Yes (0) No (0)
              Step2Staff: These playmats are made of 100% EVA material Apr 1, 2013
              Reply to Step2 Good answer? Yes (0) No (0)
              Samantha S asked: Do the Step2 playmats contain Formaldehyde, Lead, Phthalates, BPO, or anything else toxic or harmful to humans? Jul 5, 2014
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              Step2Staff: These playmats are made of EVA (Ethyl Vinyl Acetate) and do not contain silicone nor flame retardants. Phthalates are plasticizers mainly used to soften and enhance the longevity and durability of plastics, typically PVC plastics. Current testing technology cannot defect zero levels of phthalates. When the level of phthalates falls below an independent test lab's ability to detect the presence of phthalates the lab issues a report stating that the phthalate levels are undetectable, or passes the CPSIA phthalate requirement. Many toy manufacturers use these reports to make the claim their products are "phthalate free". Step2 chooses to make the accurate statement that our products are compliant to the CPSIA phthalate requirements as independent, CPSIA test labs cannot and will not state a product is "phthalate free." The soft plastic materials used in our products are routinely tested and are compliant to the CPSIA phthalates standards.

              To check the Confirmation of Conformance on, you can visit our website at www.step2coc.com and type in the name of the product and it will give you specifics on testing.
              Jul 7, 2014
              Reply to Step2 Good answer? Yes (0) No (0)
              erinm asked: Why does it say there are small parts? What makes this dangerous for children under 3? Jul 30, 2013
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              Step2Staff: Although no small parts come with this playmat or are provided for assembly this product it has been age graded for children 3+. Normal use and abuse testing conducted suggests through biting, torque, and tension a small part of foam could possibly detach. That is the reason for this this warning. Jul 31, 2013
              Reply to Step2 Good answer? Yes (0) No (0)
              A shopper asked: can you order different colors or does it just come in blue? Apr 24, 2013
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              Step2Staff: We also carry a "designer" version of these playmats that are slightly smaller. They are 23 x 23 instead of 24 x 24. We are currently out of the 24 piece set (6 sets of four mats per set) but here is a link to the 4 piece set http://www.step2.com/p/Designer-Playmats-23-x-23 . If you would like to be notified when the 24 piece set is back in stock, please visit http://www.step2.com/p/Designer-Playmats-23-x-23-6-pk and select "Notify Me". Apr 25, 2013
              Reply to Step2 Good answer? Yes (0) No (0)
              A shopper asked: Is this product ASTM approved? Mar 28, 2013
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              Step2Staff: ASTM does not test and approve products. However the playmats are tested and comply with the ASTM F963 Children’s Toy Standard as well as CPSIA requirements for children’s products. Apr 1, 2013
              Reply to Step2 Good answer? Yes (0) No (0)
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