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 solid rubber surface consists of 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. We can create bespoke colour schemes and graphics for each playground surfacing project.
Play Area Flooring Specialists
Some outdoor play areas in more rural areas with trees and natural grass can also have safety surfacing. These can come in different surface types which are in keeping with the natural environment. These can include rubber mats that fit onto existing grass areas and allow the natural grass to grow through. This, therefore, disguises the look of rubber and keeps a natural appearance.
A rubber mulch safety surface can also be installed in natural areas to cover up any muddy patches and create pathways around playground equipment like timber activity trails. We can install this product for a garden playground surface as well. Details of this specification could be found by clicking here.
Each of these surfacing types will vary in price and is dependent on the 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 specialists.
We can provide more information on the best safety surface for playground safety surfacing if necessary, so make certain to get in touch and we will respond right away. We shall also answer any questions about play area surfaces and can provide free quotations.
Recreational Playground Surfacing
It’s important to provide a safe and impact resistant area for kids to play which meets BS EN 1177 safety standards. You should also ensure that recreational playground surfacing creates a fun and educational environment. This will then encourage children’s active learning outside the classroom. In order to do this, our play-area surfaces are available with a range of different coloured graphic designs. These give children of all ages fun activities to take part in outside the classroom.
The graphics that we install for these rubber play area surface designs start with colourful cartoons and animals that nursery age small children can interact with. They also include number grids, maps and word games which older children can use to support their education.
These bright and colourful designs can go within wetpour rubber surfacing or as thermoplastic markings. The thermoplastic is heat applied onto an existing macadam play-area surface. The wet pour graphics are preformed and placed onto the playground during installation.
Therefore we can apply the main body of the playground surface around them. Many schools and nurseries choose to install colourful graphics onto a black wet pour background. However, you can have the full recreational playground surfacing in one bright colour.
Thermoplastic play markings are applied by laying out plastic that 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 surfacing options available including wet pour, rubber mulch, artificial grass and needlepunch. If you’re looking for a bright vibrant playground you may want to think about having wetpour or needlepunch activity surfacing laid. We can install these in various colours to make a bright, enjoyable area for kids to play in.
We could lay the EPDM rubber surface in different depths to meet up to a certain Critical Fall Height to ensure your play equipment has the correct fall protection. Similarly, we can lay needlepunch over a shockpad to create similar impact-absorbing qualities.
If you are thinking about having a more natural look for your playground surfacing, you may want to consider rubber mulch or synthetic turf. We can apply shockpads beneath artificial grass to add an impact absorbing properties. We can also lay recycled rubber mulch in different depths like wet pour. All of our surface options are permeable which means they are suitable in all weather conditions.
Play Area Surfacing Installation
If you are wondering about the play area surfacing installation process, we offer you the best surface installations. This is because we have years of experience in the industry and also 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. We use the geotextile membrane to prevent weeds from growing through the surface.
After the sub base has been installed the surfacing of your choice can be laid. For a solid rubber surface, you will need to make sure you install the correct levels. For needlepunch and artificial grass, all that needs to be done is to simply lay the carpet. It totally depends on which kind of playground flooring you would like to have. Nevertheless, we can make sure we work around what you need.
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If you would like to find out more about installing outdoor play area surfaces, please contact us. We can offer great value quotes for all of our services and the products we specialise in. Don’t hesitate to fill in our contact form if you need a price or you’d like to ask us a question.