Playground equipment can be fun for the whole family and can turn a residential or commercial area into a fun zone for children. When choosing equipment for playgrounds do you consider the surfacing material? The surfacing for playground equipment can add curb appeal and make the outdoor play area more vibrant while providing a safer, durable and better play experience.
Playcrete PlaySurface Artificial Grass is a durable play surface for playground equipment that is built to last and comes in a variety of vibrant colors including blue and red. The Playcrete PlaySurface Artificial Grass is designed just for playgrounds and is more weather friendly because there is no dirt and no mud. It is a clean and safe surface for playing on all year round and requires no maintenance. There is a fee for installation and supply for those choosing the medium for their playgrounds but the Playcrete PlaySurface Artificial Grass can transform the look of an outdoor area to give it a stunning beauty that will not fade. It keeps playgounds looking fresh, clean and natural. This playground surface is an innovation in the industry and provides durability and curb-side appeal.
Its durability, vibrant colors, competitive market pricing and options for installation with all season padding make it a good consideration. These benefits may appeal to many people interested in surfacing their residential or commercial playground with Playcrete PlaySurface Artificial Grass. The option to choose different colors allows people to personalize their playground to a greater extent and make it more interesting. Color options may also help homeowners looking for residential playground equipment match the surface area better with other outdoor décor or their home.
Some other surfacing materials include Playcrete Wood Fibre, Peastone, Metering stone and Poured in Place Rubber. These surfacing materials may be good options that suit the diverse needs of consumers.
Playcrete Wood Fibre is an engineered wood fibre product which forms a dense mat after a week or so and then requires little maintenance. It comes with life time poly surround which is 5″ wide and 12″ tall to contain the wood fibre. The material has excellent CSA ratings and only requires topping up when it wears down to 6″ or so which some people may find good benefits. A bonus for some people is that cats and animals tend not to like it. It’s generally priced at around $5.25 per square foot.
Peastone is a good long lasting surfacing material and will move so requires some maintenance at slides etc to keep level. It will form hardpan and requires roto tilling to loosen up. It requires surround to keep in place or berm. It is generally priced at around $4 per square foot.
Metering stone is similar to peastone but does not form hard pan as often. It is generally considered cleaner, able to provide better cushioning from falls, and is a bit more expensive being generally priced at around $4.75 per square foot.
Poured in Place Rubber requires a prepared base. This means that grass and dirt must be removed then granular mix added and compacted. This surfacing lasts a long time and requires virtually no maintenance. It gets hot in summer and children can get friction burns when falling. It also has initial rubber smell which some may not desire or find unappealing. A more expensive option is manmade rubber top. It does not have such a strong smell and the color is more permanent. This surfacing comes in different thicknesses to allow for play structure heights. Generally priced from about $10 to $16 per square foot.
When considering playground equipment considering the surfacing is a good idea since it is an essential piece and may make the area more vibrant, safe and attractive. Playcrete PlaySurface Artificial Grass with its many vibrant colors, softer surface, durability and all season appeal may be a good consideration for many looking for an attractive surfacing for their playgrounds and outdoor play areas.