Playground Rubber Safety Surfacing is one of the safest and most cost-effective playground surfaces available. It satisfies all the necessary CFH (critical fall height) and BS EN 1177 requirements, and also provides superior shock absorption for falls. It can be used indoors or outdoors, and is ADA-accessible as it doesn’t require a specific foundation underneath it. We provide a variety of colors and textures, and our ELEVATE surface is significantly safer than traditional playground surfacing products as it has the lowest head injury criterion rating on the market – click here to see a fun video that references the CPSC’s Head Injury Criterion testing.
Poured in place rubber (PIP) is a seamless and long-lasting option that can be customized to meet your design needs, such as a specific color to match a school or town logo. It features a base layer of impact-cushioning rubber that’s topped with a wear layer of standard or TPV (Thermoplastic Vulcanizate) rubber granules. The poured in place rubber is soft, durable, and doesn’t splinter, unlike popular playground materials like wood chips that can cause injuries to small children who trip or fall over the wood pieces.
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Another popular choice is engineered cedar fiber, which takes the natural feel of traditional wood mulch to a new level. This material is textured to reduce the risk of tripping, and a secondary tumbling process helps ensure each wood fiber is more consistent, which allows it to knit together. It meets all CPSC and IPEMA safety standards, and is available in a variety of colors.