Playgrounds

Natural Grass Playground Soil Surface

Pros & Cons: Natural Grass or Soil for Playground Surfaces

Should You Choose Natural Surface for Your Playground? It may seem like the ground surface options for your playground area are endless, with options ranging from natural grass and dirt to poured-in place (PIP) rubber. Each option has its own maintenance needs, expected longevity, accessibility ratings, and installation requirements. Naturally, we think your best option […] Read More +

Pros & Cons: Synthetic Turf for Playground Surfacing

When you’re evaluating surface options like synthetic turf or artificial grass for a playground or play area, there’s a lot to consider. You want something robust to withstand heavy use yet safe and accessible to accommodate everyone at play. We’ve compiled a comprehensive overview of synthetic turf, weighing all the critical factors. While we may […] Read More +

Playground Safety Week 2021: 10 Playground Safety Tips From the Experts (with Infographic)

April 26-30, 2021 is National Playground Safety Week in the United States. As warmer weather and more outside playtime begins, now is a great time to review playground safety and prepare playgrounds and our kids for summer fun! We asked experts from various organizations for their best playground safety tip. We narrowed down their recommendations […] Read More +

How much does a poured rubber playground cost?

Safety surfaces are a great for play areas, but what does a poured rubber playground cost in 2021? Rubber safety surfaces are popping up all over: Schools playgrounds, daycare centers, recreation facilities, and even places like pool decks, dog parks, theme parks, water parks, and senior centers. Rubberized surfaces (also called “wet pour rubber” or […] Read More +

Pros & Cons: Bonded Rubber Mulch for Playground Surfacing

Bonded rubber mulch (sometimes called bonded rubber bark or resin bound rubber mulch) looks like traditional wood chips (such as landscaping mulch). But upon closer inspection, you’ll quickly realize that it’s different. What is bonded rubber mulch? Bonded rubber mulch is an artificial playground surface made of shredded pieces of rubber that are stuck together to form […] Read More +

Pros & Cons: Rubber Mulch for Playground Surfacing

When playground administrators have chosen to install loose-fill material, they often find themselves comparing either rubber mulch (also called shredded rubber mulch, tire mulch, rubber nuggets, rubber pellets, recycled rubber mulch, rubber chips, or loose fill rubber), wood chips (such as landscape mulch), or engineered wood fiber mulch (EWF). All of those are considered loose-fill materials. […] Read More +
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Pros & Cons: Poured Rubber Surfacing for Playgrounds

Being tasked with choosing the materials for a playground surface that will experience millions of footsteps (particularly those of children) is harrowing – especially if you don’t have a construction background! If you’re in charge of selecting a flooring surface for a playground – we often talk to daycare directors, early childhood center administrators, church […] Read More +