Unitary surfaces are becoming more popular on the playground. Materials are secured with a binder that is poured in place and cured onsite to create a unitary, shock absorbing surface. There are several great advantages to having poured in place rubber surfacing. Poured in place rubber surfacing is totally customizable, highly shock absorbent and requires minimal maintenance over time.

Poured in place rubber surfacing is totally customizable.

The ability to customize surfacing takes playground planning to a whole new level. Custom design surfacing can be created and installed to complement any play theme.

This playground surfacing project combined the use of decorative poured in place rubber playground surfacing along with artificial turf. Our team of experts was able to create a one-of-a-kind piece of art located in the heart of Tampa at JBL Riverfront Park. The artistic design and utilization of turf inlay complements the park’s modern equipment and downtown atmosphere.

Poured in place rubber surfacing is highly shock absorbent.

The installation of safety surfacing has been shown to greatly reduce the risk of head injury in children on the playground. ASTM and CPSC playground safety standards provide guidelines on flooring materials and impact absorbency. Appropriate materials have been tested to ASTM standard F1292 to ensure optimal safety.

The CPSC list of approved playground flooring materials includes:

  • Unitary surfaces
  • Engineered wood fiber
  • Pea gravel
  • Sand
  • Shredded/recycled rubber mulch
  • Wood mulch (not CCA-treated)
  • Wood chips

Poured in place rubber surfacing maintenance is minimal over time.

The initial installation of poured in place rubber surfacing is better done by a professional. Projects require permitting and appropriate engineering to ensure surfacing is compliant with state building codes and wind load requirements. However, once the installation is complete, maintenance is minimal over time.

Loose fill surfacing of both artificial and natural materials may be more cost efficient initially. However, these types of surfacing require additional maintenance over time. The depth of loose fill materials shifts from play traffic, wind and other conditions. To ensure these materials comply with ASTM and CPSC safety standards, continual efforts must be made to keep materials at the minimum required depth level.

Pro Playgrounds offers a wide variety of surfacing options that are safe and reliable, along with professional installation.