What is Safety Surfacing?
Safety Surfacing is a shock-absorbing material installed under your playset, providing some cushion in case of a fall.
Safety Surfacing For Residential Use
You may think of rubber tiles or the poured rubber surfaces that you see at your local playground. Some may consider covering an area with artificial turf. These are very common in a commercial setting (public park/school playground) but not as common at home, simply because of the cost. More popular options for the backyard are Engineered Wood Fiber Playground Mulch and Rubber Playground Mulch
In addition to safety, surfacing options can make it easier to maintain your grass/yard and protect your playset from damage caused by a mower, weed whacker, etc.
Common Residential Safety Surface Options
Engineered Wood Fiber Playground Mulch
Do not confuse Engineered Wood Fiber (EWF) Playground Mulch with landscaping mulch. They are NOT the same! EWF is IPEMA certified and meets ASTM guidelines. It is designed to ensure a safe environment for children. It is all-natural, does not include any chemicals or dyes, and it is screened for harmful materials.
Rubber Nugget Playground Mulch
Rubber Playground Mulch is the most resilient and longest-lasting, loose-fill safety surface you can find. Our rubber mulch is IPEMA certified and meets ASTM guidelines. This rubber has been in the process of being perfected over the past 20 years in order to ensure a clean and safe play surface. Made in the USA from 100% recycled rubber.