Frequently Asked Questions:

What is the difference between a PVC mat and a PE mat?

All Parklon and LG Hausys play mats serve the same primary function of providing a safe and padded play area for your child, making it an ideal space for tummy time, crawling, laying down and learning to walk.

The PVC mat is formulated with a specially refined, environmentally friendly plasticizer, making it highly flexible and resilient. It is heavier with more cushioning than the PE mat and also features brighter and clearer colors. The Parklon Soft Mat, LG Hausys Prime Mat and the Dream Cushion Mat are made of PVC.

The PE mat is our lightest mat. These lightweight mats come either rolled or folded, providing more flexibility for storage, travel or moving. The Parklon Well-Being Mat and the Parklon Portable Folding Mat are made of PE.

What is PU?

PU, or Polyurethane, is an extremely durable and flexible synthetic material. Our PU mats have a soft and easy to clean surface. Parklon’s Space Folder Mat and Bumper House are made of nontoxic PU and nontoxic PE foam.

Are the mats safe?

Parklon produces all products after passing through SGS testing. No toxic materials, such as heavy metals, phthalates and formaldehyde have been detected in any of the mats. The PVC mats are made using only non-phthalate plasticizers. PE, or polyethylene, is considered the safest, most nontoxic plastic available. You can view the SGS certificates here.

Why are some mats priced higher than others?

The mats are priced based on material, size and thickness. Please see each mat's measurements and material on the individual product page.

Who can use the mats?

All Parklon play mats are safe for babies 0 months and up (unless stated otherwise on the product page) and can be enjoyed by the whole family. They are ideal for infants and toddlers who are just learning to sit up, crawl or walk.

How long do the mats last?

Our PVC mats can last 5 years or longer. Our PE mats can last 3 years or longer.

What is the difference between an LG Hausys Prime Mat and a Parklon Soft Mat? 

The LG Hausys Prime Mat uses a higher grade PVC, resulting in a firmer and more durable mat. Colors may also appear brighter and more vibrant on the LG mats. 

Do the mats smell?

Upon opening the box, you may notice a new mat smell. Once the mat has been laid out on the floor, the smell should dissipate within three days.

My mat arrived with noticeable creases in it. What can I do to eliminate them?

Some mats, such as the Parklon Bubble Mat, may have creases in them from being folded up inside the box. We recommend laying the mat out on the floor and rubbing out the creases with your hands. You may need to do this several times. Walking on the mat and using the mat will also help break it in and flatten out. 

My mat arrived with a powdery residue on the surface. What is it? 

It is used to prevent fading and wrinkling of the mats while inside packaging. We recommend wiping the mat with a damp cloth before use. 

Does Parklon America ship outside of the U.S.?

Yes, however shipping charges will be paid by the buyer.  Please email us the item(s) of interest and the postal code and we will obtain a shipping quote for you.  Please note, the buyer will be responsible for any applicable duties/taxes.

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