Varieties Of Playground Surfacing
Select An Appropriate Playground Surfacing For Ultimate Safety
MVP Playgrounds — Keeping Kids Safe On And Off The Playground
Not only does MVP Playgrounds retail the leading commercial playgrounds to facilities such as churches, daycares, parks and rec, HOAs, apartment complexes, and schools, but we also provide a large variety of playground surfacing materials that provide a good aesthetic and great overall safety to the kids who play there.
Learn more about the varieties of playground surfacing materials MVP PLaygrounds carry!
Build Your Commercial Playground From The Ground Up — Starting With Playground Surfacing!
- Artificial Turf
- Grass Mats
- Pea Gravel
- Rubber Mulch
- Wood Chips
- Pour-In-Place Rubber
Enhance The Safety Of Your Playground With Playground Surfacing From MVP Playgrounds
Playground surfacing is what surrounds your playground, and without a doubt, cushions any falls or accidents that are uncommon, but do happen. There are many varieties of playground surfacing, and it’s important to understand what they are and which one is right for your playground.
Once you have a better idea of a couple that may work for you,
connect with one of our consultants to better narrow down the decision!
Loose-Fill Playground Surfacing
Loose-fill playground surfacing is installed manually and by hand to create a level surface throughout the entirety of the playground area.
Advantages: Affordable and easy to install
Disadvantages: Frequent maintenance, safety hazards (shards of glass, hard debris, etc.), and difficult to stay ADA compliant
Loose-fill materials compress over time as a result of usage impact and weathering, and must be replaced and refilled to keep an adequate depth to buffer any falls. Twelve inches of loose-fill playground surfacing are recommended throughout the playground equipment area.
Pea gravel is what many think of when we talk about playground surfacing. It’s the small pebbles used to fill a playground.
Rubber mulch is a soft and durable playground surfacing material that is superb in its absorption characteristics.
Woods chips provide a nice aesthetic and are great for impact reduction.
Non-Loose-Fill Playground Surfacing
Non-loose-fill or unitary playground surfacing is typically applied and installed with a binder that must be poured at the commercial playground site.
Advantages: Low maintenance, high durability, and longevity
Disadvantages: Higher initial up-front costs
Artificial turf gives the effect of a beautiful lush, green lawn without the upkeep! This playground surfacing material is very little maintenance and an underpad can be added to create a safer playground area.
Grass mats are tiles with grass growing within them — they look nice and natural, but require the upkeep of traditional grass. Keep in mind if not cared for properly, the grass can die and look aesthetically unappealing, but can also impact the cushion it provides.
Pour-in-place rubber comes in a variety of colors and design options and is easily maintained with regular sweepings or vacuum cleanings. This playground surfacing material is a popular choice because of its safety and longevity.
MVP Playgrounds — The Playground Surfacing Experts
MVP Playgrounds prioritizes playground safety and are committed to retailing high-quality commercial playgrounds and playground surfacing. From the materials we use on each playground component to the ground kids run, hop, and skip on — it’s an experience where the details matter to us.
Play is vital to the growth and development of children, so we’re always looking for ways to improve how they experience our commercial playgrounds. We’re trailblazers when it comes to the playgrounds we retail, so accessibility and safety are at the forefront with MVP Playgrounds.
For more playground resources, check out the following:
- Commercial Playground Equipment Planning Guide: Choosing The Location Of your Playground
- Commercial Playground Equipment Planning Guide: Budget And Playground Essentials
- The Ultimate Guide To Playground Components
- Choosing A Playground Retailer
For more information about our financing options or playground packages, contact MVP Playgrounds today