The Ultimate Guide to Buying a Playmat

Are you looking for a playmat, but not sure where to start? Wondering how to choose the perfect one for your needs?

Look no further! In this complete playmat buyers guide, we will walk you through everything you need to know to make an informed decision.

So, let's get started!

Choosing the perfect playmat can be overwhelming with so many options available. But fear not, we're here to simplify the process for you. Whether you're a parent looking for a safe and comfortable surface for your little one or you are looking for a gift, we've got you covered.


So, how do you choose a good playmat? It all starts with understanding your specific requirements. 

Are you looking for a playmat for educational purposes, or do you need one that offers durability and easy maintenance?

Determining your needs will help narrow down your options and make the decision making process much easier.

When it comes to playmats, there are a few key factors to consider. 



First and foremost, safety should be your top priority. Look for playmats that are made from non-toxic materials and have passed safety standards.

Grace & Maggie playmats are specifically designed using a high-quality, thick non-toxic TPU foam material. This material is chosen for its exceptional durability and safety features.

The use of TPU foam ensures that the playmat can withstand the wear and tear of daily use, providing long-lasting enjoyment for both children and parents.

The thickness of the TPU foam used in these playmats adds an extra layer of cushioning, ensuring a soft and comfortable surface for babies and toddlers to play on. This feature is especially important during the crucial stages of early development, as it helps to protect delicate joints and bones from potential impact and injuries.

Moreover, the non-toxic nature of the TPU foam guarantees that it is free from harmful chemicals such as BPA, phthalates, and lead. This makes Grace & Maggie playmats a safe and healthy choice for little ones, as they can freely explore and interact with their surroundings without any concerns about exposure to toxins. 



Consider the thickness and cushioning of the mat to ensure maximum comfort and protection.

All our playmats are 15mm thick, which means they provide a comfortable and cushioned surface for various activities. The 15mm thickness of our playmats ensures that children can play, crawl, and explore safely, minimizing the risk of injuries and bumps. 

The increased thickness offers excellent shock absorption, making these playmats ideal for use in playrooms, nurseries, and daycare centers. The cushioning effect provides a soft landing for little ones, enhancing their playtime experience and encouraging them to explore and engage in physical activities with confidence. 

Not only do our 15mm thick playmats promote safety, but they also offer insulation from cold floors, providing a warm and cozy environment for children to play on. This is particularly beneficial during colder months or in homes with tiled or hardwood floors, where the thicker playmat acts as a barrier against the chilly surface.



Durability is another crucial aspect to keep in mind. A good playmat should be able to withstand daily wear and tear without losing its quality. Look for mats that are easy to clean, care for and resistant to spills and stains.

Grace & Maggie Playmats are great for snack time and art activities, as they allow for effortless cleanup of spills or accidents, and maintaining the mat's pristine condition. 

When it comes to playmats, durability is so important. Choosing a playmat that can withstand daily wear and tear without compromising its quality is essential for ensuring its longevity.

An ideal playmat should be able to endure the rough and tumble of everyday play, maintaining its functionality and appearance over time.

To ensure durability, it is important to consider the material and construction of the playmat.

Opting for high-quality materials that are known for their durability, such as thick and sturdy vinyl or rubber, can provide a solid foundation for a long-lasting playmat. These materials are not only resistant to tears but also offer a level of protection against spills and stains.  



Design and aesthetics also play a significant role in choosing the right playmat. Whether you prefer vibrant colours or subtle patterns, there's a playmat out there that will match your style and preferences.

Maggie & Grace playmats are designed with a thoughtful approach to colour selection, utilising soft and calming tone. The carefully chosen colors aim to create a soothing and tranquil environment for both children and adults alike.

The playmats are not only visually appealing but also serve a practical purpose. What sets Maggie & Grace playmats apart is their versatile double-sided design. Each playmat features different patterns on each side, allowing for a seamless integration into various moods or room aesthetics.

By offering playmats with two distinct sides patterns, Maggie & Grace playmats cater to different tastes. This flexibility ensures that the playmat can be easily incorporated into any room decor or personal style. 



Playmats come in various shapes and sizes, and determining the right size is crucial to ensure an enjoyable and functional play experience. 

Consider the space where the playmat will be used. If you have a dedicated play area with ample room, you may opt for a larger playmat to maximize the playing surface. This allows for more freedom of movement and accommodates multiple players comfortably. 

If space is limited or you often play in smaller areas, a more compact playmat would be a suitable choice. A smaller playmat still provides a designated play area while allowing for easy storage and transportation.

Maggie & Grace have three different sizes of playmats

  • Round 140cm diameter
  • Small 140cm x 100cm
  • Large 200cm x 140cm


When looking for a playmat think about the features such as; size, material and design.

You’ll love how thick and soft our playmats feel, and how easy they are to keep clean.   When you choose one of our eco-friendly mats, you can rest assured that you have purchased a safe and environmentally friendly product for your family. 

Grace & Maggie playmats are;


Maggie & Grace playmats are convenient as they are lightweight and portable, making them easy to take along on outings or to different rooms in the house. This means that babies and toddlers can enjoy a safe and comfortable play area wherever they go.

The playmats are designed with a soft cushioning layer, providing a comfortable surface for little ones to sit, crawl, or play on. This cushioning also helps to protect them from bumps and falls, ensuring their safety during playtime.   


When it comes to purchasing a playmat, it is crucial to consider the investment involved. One need only glance at the numerous positive reviews we have received to understand the value our playmats provide. 

Investing in a high-quality playmat is not only a wise decision but also a long-term investment in the well-being and enjoyment of both children and parents alike.



When looking for a playmat, look for one that will last for years, and multiple uses. 

Playmats can be really versatile. Playmats are commonly used in early childhood development as a safe and comfortable surface for babies and toddlers to play on.

They provide a cushioned area for crawling, rolling, and exploring without the risk of injury.

Playmats often have educational elements such as numbers, letters, or pictures, helping to stimulate learning and cognitive development. Grace & Maggie playmats such as the Baby Driver have a road for children to play with. 


Have more questions about playmats? Check out our FAQs.


Do you have a question about your Grace & Maggie Playmat? Feel free to email us.


Written by Laura Agrimi, mother of 2 and owner of Grace & Maggie.

Grace & Maggie

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PO Box 2852, Cheltenham, VIC 3192

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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