Expanded polypropylene (EPP) is one of the most efficient material to optimize athletes’ performances when used for sport fields design, or to make playgrounds safer where children might fall.

When using EPP subfloor boards in sports fields, the floor is softer on ankles, knees, and heels, allowing athletes to perform better. This additional layer increases comfort and reduces the risk of injuries in sports such as football, soccer, tennis, baseball, and others. Due to its shock absorption feature, EPP subfloor boards used in playgrounds can help reduce the risk of short and long-term injuries resulting from a child falling down while playing. This application is often used in schools and day care services.