Proper surfacing under and around your playground equipment is imperative for safe play. Learn why below.
Serious head and bodily injuries can be avoided when using the right surfacing materials under and around your play structure. Surfacing like rubber mulch, engineered wood fibers, etc. help to absorb the shock from a fall.
Remember that some injuries from falls can occur, no matter which surfacing material is used.
Your surfacing choices are typically dependent upon your budget.
The amount of safety surface needed depends on the fall height and use zone of the structure. The greater the fall height, the greater the need for safety surfacing. On average, a playground needs between 9-12 inches of engineered wood fiber or 6-9 inches of rubber mulch.