Playground Rubber Safety Surfacing
Whether your playground is at the local park or your backyard jungle gym, safety is an important consideration. That is why it’s important to consider the type of surfacing that is going to be best for your specific needs and budget. There are two general types of playground surfacing: loose-fill and solid. Loose-fill surfacing is often wood mulch, pea gravel, sand, or sometimes even concrete, while solid surfacing is usually either bonded rubber, poured in place (PIP) rubber, synthetic turf, or interlocking resilient tiles.
Playground Rubber Safety Surfacing the up-front cost of unitary surfaces may be more than loose-fill, they typically have a much lower total cost of ownership due to their durability and ease of maintenance. They are also one of the safest surfacing materials available, especially when installed by a certified professional installer.
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When choosing a playground surfacing material for your park, it is important to remember that all surfacing should meet the CPSC and ADA requirements and have adequate shock absorption. Our most popular surfacing option is a poured in place rubber system that provides both a base and wear layer, typically with standard EPDM or TPV (Thermoplastic Vulcanizates) rubber granules. These granules are mixed and matched to meet your desired aesthetic and molded to the critical fall height of your playground equipment.
This surfacing is a safe, durable, and cost-effective option for all playgrounds and parks. It can be molded and shaped to fit the exact needs of your playground, is easy to install, and meets all the ADA and CPSC requirements.