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 “bonded rubber stone”) are popular for good reason—they are durable, low-maintenance, long-lasting, comfortable to walk on (almost a spongy-like surface), and safe. Most of our customers don’t need convincing that poured rubber surfacing for playgrounds is a great option, but what they want to know is how much will it cost?
Poured Rubber Playground Cost (per Square Foot)
What makes poured in place rubber playground surfacing (also called rubber playground turf) an excellent choice for work and play areas of all sizes is the amount of material and depth of the surface can be completely customized. Each project estimate is based on the exact amount of surface material needed for each project, no matter the size. Depending on fall height requirements, color choices, the condition of the existing surface, location and a few other factors, the cost of your poured rubber surface for playgrounds 1000 sq. ft. or larger can range from $8 to $14 per sq. ft. installed. For smaller playgrounds, the cost per square foot can be more due to the minimum amount of raw material required, and can be cost-prohibitive as compared to using rubber playground safety tiles. Generally, for wet poured rubber flooring, you will want your surface area to be at least 1000 sq. ft. or more. We can install it for you (anywhere in the USA).
TIP: Be Careful When Choosing a Rubber Surface Installer
When deciding who should install the rubber surfacing (which feels kind of like soft rubber foam granules that are stuck together), you should know that a good poured in place surface installer will work with you early in your planning stages to help you determine things like the following details:
- What materials will work best for your specific play area or safety flooring area (ex. is recycled rubber okay to use?)
- What safety features and fall heights (including any ADA requirements) you will need to adhere to.
- What kind of budget you’ll need to plan for.
- How to save money on the project.
We recognize that every playground or safety surfacing project we do ultimately comes down to cost for our customers. At adventureTURF, we want you to have the best and safest poured rubber play surface—one that fits with your budget. So, even if you are in the early stages of researching playground surfacing options, contact us. We’re happy to help with ideas, give you options to consider, help you figure out prices, and even help design the best poured rubber surface for your exact situation.
If you aren’t sure about what kind of surface (ground cover/play matting) you would like to use for your commercial playground flooring, you may be interested in reading more about Playground Safety, Woodchips, and Proper Playground Maintenance. Poured-in-place rubber is a soft playground surface, yet it’s long-lasting (so you get your money’s worth).
If you are further along in your planning stages and need a free quote for your playground surfacing or other safety surface project, great! We can help with that too.
Use our handy Get a Quote form to tell us about your project and we’ll put together a quote just for you.