Monday, October 22, 2012

SoftTiles Interlocking Foam Floor

My son Lucas is VERY mobile now.  I love my original hardwood floors, but with Lucas still a bit wobbly at times I am so scared about him really hurting himself.


We have baby proofed our TV stand, but we never really thought about baby proofing the floors.  After a couple of close calls with him slipping I told my husband enough is enough!  I searched the web for an answer, and I found one!


SoftTiles are interlocking foam flooring, that can be placed in your home or place of business when you need a soft padded floor. 


I came home from work to find a very large box on my doorstep.  I carefully opened the box and this is what was inside.


At first I felt a little overwhelmed with the contents of the box, so I started by separating the borders from the squares.  The borders are very unique, they are actually sloped to prevent tripping.    

The squares come in two different sizes, a 2x2 and a 1x1.  I was lucky enough to have a custom design made for Lucas for free as part of a this product review.  I explained to SoftTiles I did not want anything colorful.  I wanted to stick to a neutral set of colors since the tiles would be in my living room.  


The custom design also included SoftTile's new die-cut Safari Animal designs.  The Safari Animal designs come in a ton of different color possibilities!  

An 8 piece safari set in red, yellow, lime, and orange can be purchased on their site for $64 if you didn't want to customize your set.

If Safari Animals don't interest you, they also offer Dinosaurs, Circles, Alphabet, Flowers, and even Wood!


Now I ran into a little problem.  When my husband and I measured the area where we placed the tiles.  We didn't take into account the legs on the TV stand or the couch so the custom design specially made for us didn't fit. 


Looking on the bright side, I am happy the tiles "didn't fit" in the way they were designed because there was still so many "danger zones" uncovered!


Making a few adjustments I was able to cover more floor that I originally planned!  The original design did not cover the area by the door where he loves to sit and play with his toys.


We let him loose and he was very interested in touching the tiles to feel the bumps.  The bumps were not sharp, or rough on his little feet or mine.

My husband has even told me he feels so comfortable letting our son run around the living room now since we put the SoftTiles down.


There are so many incredible possibilities to customize your own space.  One luck winner will win a $75 Gift Certificate to http://www.softtiles.com.  
This would be a great gift for a family with little ones!

The contest will start on 10/22 and end on 11/1 at 12AM.  Winner will have 48hrs to respond. 

Enter below and good luck!!





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**I received SoftTiles for free as part of a product review.  I was not compensated for a positive review.

21 comments:

  1. I have 2 girls I like the Flower Mats

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  2. Flowers in Pink and Green, love these ! We have hardwood floors throughout too !

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  3. I would love pink and blue for my kids play room :) What an amazing review! I love the pictures!

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  4. I admit I first wanted the pink flowers but I like the wood look too.

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  5. Love the review, great job! I love how you were able to rework the tiles to fit after all, shows how easy they would be to work with! I don't have kids but would love these on the cold floor in my bedroom...gotta enter! :)

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  6. I love the black & white design they show with the circles, and the wood look

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  7. i think i would get the oak wood one for my kitchen.. all of my downstairs is concrete and with a 16 month old its hard to watch his every walk and fall lol! thanks for the giveaway! I hope i win!

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  8. I like the Safari Animals in Brown, Blue, and White, but that might change if I find out my brother is having a girl. I definitely want to have these for when I babysit!

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  9. Oh what a great idea, I've never heard of these before. Yours is so darn cute. I would love to have the SoftTiles Wood Foam design in my main kiddie area. Thank you for a super giveaway.

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  10. SoftTiles 2x2 Flower mats Lime Green, Pink, White & SoftTiles Interlocking Foam Mats 5/8 Inch Thick in Pink,Purple,Lime & white

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  11. The black and white checkers are wayyy wayyy wayyy cool.

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  12. The pink flowers! I would love these for my little girl's room. Really cool idea.

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  13. The brown white and pink flower mates are darling. Perfect for my little girl.

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  14. The wood looking ones! How do you clean them? willnt3@gmail.com

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  15. Those look so much nicer than the regular ones you find in any store. I'd love to get a set of these for my clumsy daughter.

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  16. Anything that has purple in it. I think just the basic 2x2 mats

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  17. I would love the pink & Purple, But I would love the Alphabet one as well!!

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  18. I love the black and white ones w/ animals on them.

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  19. I like the circles mats with the black grey and white colors!
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  20. What a great idea! My sister has all hardwoods in her apartment and her baby is just starting to get around, these would be perfect! Thanks for sharing!

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