Recreational safety surfaces are installed with play equipment to prevent injuries when kids are running and climbing during play times and lessons.
EPDM wetpour surfacing is a very popular outdoor play area specification as it is installed with a shockpad layer to give extra impact absorption against trips and falls.
Bonded mulch surfacing is a rubber playground specification which is installed to protect kids when using different types of play equipment and schools, nurseries and public areas.
Play area safety surfacing is installed beneath playground equipment to meet the BSEN 1177 standards to make sure the area passes safety requirements needed for children. The safe surfaces that are available include wetpour playground surfacing, rubber mulch surfaces and grass mat flooring; they are all designed to keep children safe.
Wet pour surfacing is the most popular safety surfacing used and it is normally found in parks, nurseries and playgrounds. Wet pour safety surfacing should be created using a two tier system. This includes the shock pad layer which is made up of 2-6mm rubber granules mixed with a polyurethane resin and laid on site. This is the layer that usually varies in depth to meet up with the Critical Fall Height (CFH) which is governed by the height of any play equipment on the site, for examples swings, climbing frames and slides.
Play area safety surfacing is the key to preventing injuries in children on a playground. Rubber mulch surfacing is a premium grade safety surface, which is ideally suited to play space issues, for example muddy playgrounds in schools and around existing timber trim trail equipment and this NBS specification can also be known as bonded bark. If you have a muddy area in your space which often becomes unusable in wet conditions, these areas can easily be converted with minimal preparation works. Grass mats are often installed as play ground surfacing to grassy areas which want to keep the natural appearance. These grass mats are made of rubber 23mm thick and are supplied in small squares which lock together. The honeycomb shapes are designed to let natural grass grow through, therefore covering up the appearance of the rubber. These surface types are often used as more natural looking alternatives to wetpour EPDM flooring http://www.playareaflooring.co.uk/rubber-area/wetpour/ Feel free to speak to one of our experts about the costs of installing playground safe surfaces by completing our simple contact form.
Wetpour play ground surfacing is not just limited to parks, nurseries and playgrounds some people may choose to have their gardens decorated in the rubberised flooring in a range of different colours. As well as the bright blues, reds, greens and purple colours that are used in playgrounds, there are a number of natural colours available including green, brown, earth yellow and beige. If you don’t know what colour you want, then you can install multiple colours giving your area a unique design. Mulch play-area flooring has been fully tested to meet the requirements of BS EN 1177 standards. This is a natural looking product; our most popular colours are green, brown or a mix of both greens and browns together, though other colours are available.
Rubber mulch can be laid over most surface types with minimal preparation for example an existing grass surface. Bonded mulch floorings do not need to be laid up to an edge, instead the edges are graded down to give the flooring a more natural appearance. Playground grass matting http://www.playareaflooring.co.uk/rubber-area/rubber-matting/ offers an interlocking design meaning there are no specialist tools required for installation as well as boasting the benefit of not requiring any ground or sub base preparation. The non-slip structure offers excellent durability along with a shock absorber which also absorbs noise pollution. There are other benefits which include being wheel chair and push chair friendly along with being suitable for all weather conditions.
Playground resurfacing is a common repair that we undertake for clients. We usually complete a resurface after a poor maintenance strategy has been followed and a big repair has been needed. However, many schools near me also resurface to re-engage the pupils with a new game because they have become bored with their current games designs. A resurface will make the play-area design look vibrant and bright so resurfacing will repair any old, previous faded designs. Resurfacing is also a good alternative to removing surface designs because the facility is provided with a fresh new look.
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