Safety Surfacing

Safety Surfacing

Colorful play structures, climbers, and swings may get most of the attention when designing a playground, but it is just as important to consider what safety surfacing should be selected for the playground in order to prevent injuries and provide parents with peace of mind.

Recreation Plus is committed to providing both a fun and safe play experience for children, which cannot be possible without protective surface material. 60% of all playground injuries are due to falls, so a safe and forgiving surface is of critical importance. There are many options to choose from when deciding on surfacing, including engineered wood fiber, rubber mulch, poured in place rubber, rubber tiles, and synthetic turf. We carry products from the leaders in the industry, including Little Tikes Commercial, Fibar, DuraPlay, and IMC Outdoor Living.

Each choice has its advantages, and we can help you to determine which is the best option for your playground. Wood fiber is the all-natural, affordable choice, however it requires continual upkeep. Rubber mulch is easy to install and virtually maintenance-free. Poured in place rubber surfaces allow for seamless designs in a variety of colors. Rubber tiles provide a durable and functional addition to any playground. Synthetic turf brings a natural grass-like appearance with none of the associated maintenance.

All of these surfaces are available in varying degrees of thickness, which provide increasing levels of protection against falls. To determine the thickness required for your playground, the “fall height” must be determined by using the tallest piece of playground equipment as a benchmark.

When planning your playground, don’t forget to look down – what you’re standing on plays a key role in determining how safe your playground will be. And the consultants at Recreation Plus can help you decide which choice is best for you. We specialize in commercial playground equipment for schools, parks, and churches, along with playground installation in Denver, Colorado and surrounding areas. Call us today to learn how we can help you!