Creative Play’s Variety Of Playground Surfaces

Playing is a crucial part of a child’s life. The physical activities involved in playing allow children to work their muscles, building muscle strength, strengthening their hand-eye condition, and improving their overall well-being. However, the playground environment in which the kids play should first and foremost be safe for the kids to be in and play.

Despite the playing having significant benefits for kids, if their environment is not safe, the benefits are usually negated. In fact, the playground might end up being a hazard to the kids’ health instead of yielding positive influence.

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This is a consideration that we keep in mind during our product development. Whilst we are mandated to meet the regulations governing the production and installation of playground surfaces (for instance, the BSEN 1176 and 1177), we feel that it is our duty to produce products are safe for kids. Thus, regulation notwithstanding, we feel that the onus is on us to produce playground surfaces that make every playground a safe haven for kids to enjoy playing.

To this end, we have developed a wide variety of products, each suiting a unique environment but nonetheless, yielding a safe surface for kids to play. Some of our playground surfaces include:

#1. Grass Mats: Grass mats are designed to absorb the shock of kids playing around, thus protecting them of risky blows. The mats are laid onto a playground with existing grass. It has ring-holes that allow the grass to grow naturally, hiding the mat under the grass.

#2. Wetpour Safety Surface: This particular surface is designed to absorb the shock of falling onto hard, abrasive surfaces, such as tarmac. It thus offers incredible impact cushioning, negates slipping, and reduces the risk of abrasion. It comprises of 2-6 mm of base material – Styrene-Butadiene-Rubber (SBR), and a wearing surface layer of Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer better known as EPDM rubber.

#3. Playsafe Surfacing:This particular product is best for playgrounds where kids crawl. It has the least abrasive surface on any of our products. Importantly, it has is ideal for preventing soil erosion.

#4. Rubber Mulch Safety Surface :The Rubber Mulch product is made from recycled rubber, manufactured to resemble wood chips. It offers excellent cushioning at an affordable price point, making ideal for playgrounds with a lot of kids.

#5. Artificial Grass Safety Surface : This is a tufted non-filled artificial grass carpet that is made of PP monofilament curled and PE monofilament yarns. It is perfect for playgrounds that require a grass surface but nonetheless need a less abrasive surface.

#6. Bespoke Playground Safety Surfaces: We also provide bespoke safety surface. Not all playgrounds have the same design. Importantly, every playground is designed to meets a unique set of needs. As such, the perfect safety surface for each playground is unique. With this in mind, we offer bespoke safety surfaces that meet the regulations but also function our clients and customer desire them to. Included in this variety of surface is the possibility to have a unique design and bespoke markings.

While all these surfaces offer ample safety for kids, choosing the perfect safety surface is usually a daunting task. It is not lost on us that our clients and customers need help in choosing a safety surface. As such, we offer professional consultation, design, and playground design with a particular interest in helping you determine the right kind of safety surface based on your colour preference, design requirements, budget, and critical fall height.

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