Play Area Surfaces

The wide variety of play area surfaces that we specialise in can range between many different purposes for children of all ages at nurseries, schools and public recreational parks. One of the most common NBS surface specifications that is chosen by clients in the UK is wetpour rubber safety flooring. This is made using two layers of rubber: an SBR base layer which acts as a shockpad for safety, and an EPDM wearing course layer which gives the surfacing its colour. Many different design options are available with wet pour play-area surfaces and we can create bespoke colour schemes and graphics for each different project.


We can provide more information on play-area surfaces if necessary, so make certain to get in touch  and we will respond right away. We shall answer any questions about play area surfaces and can provide free quotations if required. 

Play Area Flooring Specialists

Some outdoor playgrounds which are situated in more rural areas with trees and natural grass can also have safety surfacing installed, but in different surface types which are in keeping with the natural environment. These can include rubber mats which are installed onto existing grass areas and allow the natural grass to grow through to disguise the look of rubber. Bonded mulch play-area surfaces can also be installed to these natural areas to cover up any muddy patches and create pathways around equipment like timber activity trails. Details of this specification could be found by clicking here. Each of these surfacing types will vary in price and is dependent on your chosen design, location and area size of the project. A member of staff will be happy to discuss a quote with you so please fill in our quick contact form to get in contact with our play area flooring specialsits.

Recreational Playground Surfacing

As well as providing a safe and impact resistant area for kids to play which meets BS EN 1177 safety standards, it’s important that recreational playground surfacing creates a fun and educational environment which encourages active learning outside the classroom. In order to do this, our play-area surfaces could be constructed with a range of different coloured graphic designs which gives children of all ages fun activities to take part in outside the classroom. The graphics that we install start with colourful cartoons and animals that nursery age children can interact with, and continue to number grids, maps and word games which older children can use to support the learning they do in lessons.

These bright and colourful designs can either be constructed within wetpour rubber surfacing or as thermoplastic markings that are heat applied onto an existing macadam play-area surface. The wetpour graphics are preformed and placed onto the playground during installation so that the main body of the surface may be applied around them. Many schools and nurseries choose to have coloured graphics installed onto a black wetpour background, however you can have the full recreational playground surfacing applied in one bright colour. Thermoplastic play markings are applied by laying out plastic which has been cut into the required shapes and then melting the plastic so it sticks onto the macadam. This creates a durable and long lasting surface design which is resistant against heavy use and UV exposure.

Playground Surface Options

There are a number of playground surface options available including wet pour, rubber mulch, artificial grass and needlepunch. If you’re looking for a bright vibrant play-area you may want to think about having wetpour or needlepunch surfacing laid. These could be installed in various colours to make a bright, enjoyable area for kids to play in. EPDM rubber can be installed in different depths to meet up to certain Critical Fall Heights. Similarly needlepunch can be laid over a shockpad to create similar impact absorbing qualities.

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If you are thinking about having a more natural looking surfacing laid, you may want to consider rubber mulch or synthetic turf. Shockpads could be put down beneath artificial grass for impact absorbing properties and mulch may be laid in different depths like wetpour. All of our surface options are permeable which means they may be used in all weather conditions. 

Play Area Surfacing Installation

If you are wondering about the play area surfacing installation process, we offer you the best services since we have years of experience in the industry and only make use of premium materials. The installation of play surfaces involves excavating the existing surface, laying a geotextile membrane and stoning up to the required depths. The geotextile membrane is made to prevent weeds from growing through the surface. 

After the sub base has been installed the surfacing of your choice can be laid. For rubber mulch and wet pour you will need to make sure that the correct levels are installed. For needlepunch and artificial grass, all that needs to be done is to simply lay the carpet. It totally depends on which kind of flooring you would like to have, but we can make sure we work around what you need.

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If you’re interested in having an outdoor area constructed with any of the play area surfaces mentioned here, please contact us. We can offer great value quotes for all of our services and the products we specialise in so don’t hesitate to fill in our contact form if you need a price or you’d like to ask us a question.

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