A swing set can keep the little ones in your home entertained for hours on end. However, swings go pretty high, slides are very slippery, and little feet can slip off ladders quite easily. Therefore, it is imperative that you install some type of cushioning beneath the swing set to prevent injuries and give children a soft place to land should they fall. There are several options available to choose from when it comes to cushioning beneath a swing set, from foam tiles and natural bark chips to rubber mats. A professional swing set dealer should be able to tell you about your options and help you have the cushioning installed in your backyard.