The Beach FloorBlind

in Product Design held by Mark G
Contest Ended, Winner(s) have been selected.
Problem - Going to the beach and trying to eat and fix lunches or snacks without getting sand in your food and drinks is a never ending challenge for beachgoers. And when you put kids in the mix, it doubles and triples your chances of a sand-filled experience. There are currently no products on the market today that mimic a solid foundation.
* Either you are dragging a fold up table or laying down a towel or trying to do it all on top of your cooler lid.
* You cannot sit your chairs on your towels or a tarp as they end up pushing sand onto the towel/tarp and or tearing them.

Solution - A foldable hard surface that can be carried by one person
*Would need to fit to a standard 10x10 pop up tent and include some type of loops or straps for connecting to the legs (If a tent is larger, that is fine as the weight should keep it from blowing away. Or, could include 4 stakes)

*Would want a way that it unfolds to have a whole in the center that would be large enough to allow for a Beach Umbrella Anchor to fit through it. (Example: .

*By doing this, you allow for a customer to use it either with an umbrella, a tent or with no shade cover.

*Should include a nice bag carrying cover with handles.

Material considerations:
* This should be made of a hard plastic like material. Metal will be too heavy and cloth-like material found on tumbling mats will potentially tear unless we could source something that has proven durability and will not cave with weight.

*The material should be considered for printing of logos or branding (Sports teams, Company logos/names, etc.)
Evaluation Criteria:
We will consider a winning design based on achieving the goals of solving the basic problem as stated above.

We will look for designs that add any new ideas that improve on the experience for the consumer.

We will look for the design to be clean and simple to assemble with minimal steps.

Anything that has a complex process for a consumer beyond four steps will not be considered.

Consideration for costs to mass produce will be a factor, but will be more of a bonus vs the other criteria stated above.

The winner of the design project will be selected for follow on work such as 3D animation for marketing, actual CAD specific documents for manufacturing, etc.
Don't Wants:
I don't need full scale CAD drawings for commercial use yet. If you want to, you can, but looking for design concepts at this point for use in Proof of Concept with consumers. Winner will be given the follow on work to design the final materials.


1st Winner
#27 Concept 2 by KatyaKorolyova
Hi! I attached my second concept. Full description in pdf file. Have a nice day!
Jan 31, 2020 15:56
#35 The Bag Concept 2 by KatyaKorolyova
Hi! I`m sending you my second concept of the bag. I hope you will like it!)
Feb 2, 2020 19:06
#8 Design development in beach floor. by Abid Yusuf
please do find the attached pdf file, I have tried to explain the design progression step by step keeping in mind your queries. looking forward for your feedback to move further with the design.
Warm Regards
Abid Yusuf
Jan 10, 2020 15:49
#17 Updating the portable floor project by Bruno quinto
Jan 18, 2020 18:23
#19 Final Beach Floor by Abid Yusuf
I have attached the final beach floor assembly and the bag design, Waiting for your feedback.
Jan 20, 2020 11:13
#7 Beach Table by DesignLab
Please review thanks.
Jan 7, 2020 16:10
#15 Nomad Table by Design And More
This folding proposition is easy to carry and instal on the floor. It's great for beach's lunch and any natural trip.
You can use it anywhere, with sunshade or not, on sand or towel... Hope this pleased to you !
Jan 18, 2020 12:57
#6 High Density foam beach floor by Dan Bright
My design uses interlocking high density foam mats to establish a rigid surface. Users need only to level the surface below the mat and interlock the pieces. These mats are already being produced for other uses but not the beach setting. With a little re branding and minor modification of holes for umbrellas and stakes, This design is light weight and infinitely expandable.
Jan 5, 2020 19:25
#22 Beach floor mat by Aruneshwaran
I have attached my concept of beach mat. This can be easily converted to different sizes like 8X8, 6X6.... The clip is used to tighten the separate 2X2 boxes to join comfortably. In further development ribs to the plastic mats can be designed.
Jan 27, 2020 13:22
#18 beach floor with umbrella stand by kunal asawara593
its a beach floor made by plastic and the lower side is made by rubber the dimensions of the floor, handle, stand and all the other parts is not practical they are only used for a reference you can change it according to the requirement so I mainly focused on the design part
there is an umbrella stand at the center of this floor
the floor can be foldable into 1/4 of its total area so it can be easily Convertable and there is also some area for loops or straps I didn't add loops or straps into it because it is not possible to make anything like loops or straps in Solidworks so it can be easily added I left some space for it
Jan 18, 2020 20:29
#24 New bag as per discussion. by Abid Yusuf
A nylon fabric bag that can be easily rolled up and kept aside after use.
Jan 29, 2020 17:07
#25 First Design Attempt by ahmadnazree
Hi Contest Holder, please find the attached design for your review. Thank you very much.
Jan 30, 2020 10:14
#26 Puzzles by KatyaKorolyova
Hi! I attached my concept. I`m indusrtrial designer and visualizer. If I will work on this project I will do good bag design. I hope you will like design)
Jan 31, 2020 15:49
#28 Concept 3 by KatyaKorolyova
Hi! I attached my third conept. Full description in the pdf file. Thanks for watching!
Jan 31, 2020 15:59
#29 Beach Floor Assembly by Kevin Chamberlain
My design comprises of only four parts that can be easily assembled on the beach. These four parts can be packed away into a carry bag that is less than 20mm thick. The size, shape, design features and color of the product can easily be finalised before production takes place by making simple changes to the design drawings.
The size of my product is 1200 x 1200mm.
Jan 31, 2020 20:23
#32 beach mate by Rahul7k
We can easily assemble and disassemble this product. We can put parts in a bag.
I haven't designed bag yet but can design if required.
For mat we can use hard rubber which is generally used for making mats and for other parts we can use wood.
Feb 2, 2020 10:49
#33 Uploads, The Bag by KatyaKorolyova
Hi! Send you the renders of the bag concept! Will be waiting for feadback!)
Feb 2, 2020 17:35
#34 The bag updates by KatyaKorolyova
Send you updates in the bag concept!
Feb 2, 2020 17:48
#21 BEACH FOLDABLE FLOOR by Artificer-kbg
The design provided here is a thick sheet of plastic that can be dismantled and packed into a 3 ft. by 3 ft. bag.
there are total of 11 components which together builds a strong and rigid floor that can easily be carried along by a person. we haven't added a hole for umbrella in the middle which can be added later also the 4 corner parts can be attached to a 10*10 Pop-up tent by using attachments. if you want further idea of this design we can provide you an animation for the assembly of this floor.
Jan 27, 2020 13:19
#1 beach table by Manikandarajan
this type of design makes the table portable by a single human. also this is supported by a sigle leg which looks unique and simple.
the screws at the leg provides a better grip in beach sand, use the
Dec 29, 2019 13:55
#16 Beach Floor by DABShepherd
Good Day
My design in a very simple fold out table that can be scales to suit any side required for production via injection molding. The table can ether be unfolded completely to create a suitable table for preparing food or drink without the risk of getting sand in everything or if you simply keep the legs folded, the surface can be used to place a chair or blanket onto.
The design can very easily be adjusted to have a hole in the middle for an umbrella stand to be placed into. If you are interested in having something to weigh down the table, it is possible to ass small "sand bags" to the bottom of the legs which will then have a zip at the bottom in order to easily release the sand when you want to leave.
The hinges I have made larger on this concept in order to show how the connections will be made, in reality the hinges will be much smaller, making the design light and easy to fold and pack into the accompanying sleeve.
Injection molding is an affordable production process as well as the plastic being light for any person to be able to carry it onto the beach with ease.
Thank you for this opportunity.
Jan 18, 2020 14:51
#13 Portable floor by Bruno quinto
hello, my project for your contest is a portable floor that can be rolled in one direction having its dimension of 1500mm closed and when open is 1500x2000 mm has 4 mini walls that prevents the sand from invading the space.
The floor connects with others, thus allowing various sizes according to the user's need, each floor has a hole in the center to insert the parasol and 4 holes in its lathes to be used when mounted with other floors.
I hope you enjoy the design.
Jan 15, 2020 14:51
The Hexabeach Floor is a very simple and easy use floor with hexagonal shape that can be arrange by unlimited floor configuration. It’s made by very light and friendly environment material, so it will be save if it contact to child, food and beverages. It uses magnet as a connector with key and lock shape , so i has a strong grip but very easy to handle or unattache.

Hope this full fill your requirements
Jan 13, 2020 9:14
#11 Hard Surface for Beach Floor by Aj Designs
This is a 10'x10' model for the beach floor. The assembly of this model consists of four steps. The model can be disassembled to a size of 5'x1.25'x1.4'. There is a hole in the center for a beach umbrella. Furthermore, at the corners, there is an option for supporting a canopy and to provide support to the beach floor by inserting portable locks.
Jan 13, 2020 9:07
TRANSFORM BEACH FLOOR is a very simple beach floor that can be fold to become one single stick. The middle of the stick can be match with the umbrella pole.
The material of the TRANSFORM BEACH FLOOR can be decide by customer for affordable production and use.
Jan 13, 2020 7:58
#5 beach floor with collapsable hinges. by Abid Yusuf
Hi, So this is a raw concept that I wanted to put in front of you. I would request a feedback from your side in regard to the direction I have taken towards the design of the beach floor. If you think that my concept is up to the mark then I can carry out the detailing and provide rendered images with more beach accessories. One thing more, what king of tent are you looking towards? A canopy tent or the ones which you nail down in the sand or do you want to incorporate a universal solution. Thank You, I will start working further as soon as I get your feedback.
Jan 5, 2020 10:14
#3 Beach table by Al Olsen
this is my design of a beach table that can be assembled with 4 parts that snap on
Dec 29, 2019 21:11
#2 beach table by Manikandarajan
this type of design makes the table portable by a single human. also this is supported by a sigle leg which looks unique and simple.
the screws at the leg provides a better grip in beach sand, use the arm legs for more stability.
also this table can be splited and foldable which increase portability.
Dec 29, 2019 14:02


Bruno quinto


Sat, 01 Feb 2020 15:46:20 +0000

Hello Mark G.
thanks for your feedback, i sent a new entry describing your product more clearly.
but already advance the customer will not need to assemble anything, the product will already be assembled from the factory, only need to unroll the product from the packaging.
thanks for listening.

Abid Yusuf


Sat, 01 Feb 2020 06:30:24 +0000
Awaiting feedback.

Mark G


Fri, 31 Jan 2020 18:37:20 +0000
Bruno, I am a bit confused on the PDF. It looks like several parts, but then the description says it would be one piece rolled up. Can you help me better understand this last revision?

Mark G


Mon, 27 Jan 2020 00:34:27 +0000
@rednom, I appreciate your feedback. But we have 18 designs that have been provided with great designs based off the direction in the scope. The focus is the floor. and of course sand will blow into things. It is a beach. This is about having something at the next level vs. a bunch of beach towels strung together. Thanks and you are welcome to submit your design for consideration.
Sat, 25 Jan 2020 21:25:20 +0000
*Sand into food
Sat, 25 Jan 2020 21:12:45 +0000
I have a question regarding the practicality of this hard surface. You say the purpose of it is to prevent sand from entering food and drinks. How does a hard surface prevent sand from entering food? Even with a hard surface, the wind still blows food into your food. You might say a tent solves the wind issue. But then, a tent by itself with a mat would do the trick. Please make the objective more clear. It makes more sense to design food and drink containers which prevent sand from entering (when open) as per your problem description. Or, if you are fixated on the hard surface design, it would make more sense to change the problem you are tackling (say, a stable area for a family picnic at the beach)

Mark G


Thu, 02 Jan 2020 17:33:45 +0000
@coldmonk, per the description, yes, it needs to be hard enough for someone to sit on it, put a potential chair or cooler on it and yes it needs to be able to fit a 10x10 beach tent with poles over it and somehow strap or be secured. so, maybe notched corners with straps or something like that.
Thu, 02 Jan 2020 10:57:27 +0000
Hey CH, so you want a hard, durable, portable floor,right? If so then how big, 10'*10' of some other dimension would do.

Mark G


Fri, 27 Dec 2019 02:14:49 +0000
Please see the attached image of the umbrella stand. Thanks and sorry all.
Fri, 27 Dec 2019 01:04:55 +0000
Please can I get the attachment? The link given above is closed

Mark G


Wed, 25 Dec 2019 15:08:06 +0000
Please see the following link for example from the description:
Wed, 25 Dec 2019 11:47:05 +0000
The attachment link has an appended closing bracket at the end, just remove it for a working link.
Wed, 25 Dec 2019 08:15:13 +0000
yes as srinjoy.B is telling the given attachment cannot be opened. Kindly upload a proper link
Wed, 25 Dec 2019 05:49:31 +0000
the given attachment cannot be opened. Kindly upload a proper link.

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