Falls are the leading cause of all playground injuries which makes safety surfacing a crucial component to all play spaces! We all know children can be clumsy and as a child grows, they must relearn their body position and center of gravity. As children learn through play they take risks and as we all know, accidents happen. Our safety surfacing not only prevents serious injuries, but it also enables children of all abilities to easily navigate the play area.  At Playground Specialists, we understand the significance of choosing the right playground surfacing and our range of options are designed to not only enhance safety, but also to provide a visually appealing and engaging play environment. 

Playground Specialists offers a large selection of safety surfacing options. Woodfiber, Rainbow Rubber, Corkeen Surfacing, PIP Rubber, Artificial Turf, and Combination Surfacing. Each surfacing option has its own unique characteristics that allow you to choose the solution that best suits your aesthetic preferences, safety requirements and budget constraints. Listed below are the descriptions and benefits of each surfacing product. 

Engineered Wood Fiber (EWF) – Engineered Wood Fiber is a natural and affordable option for your playground surfacing. It is often chosen for its natural appearance and low cost. 

Advantages: 

  • Natural appearance 
  • Cost-effective 
  • Locally produced 

PlaySpec Rainbow Rubber – This is our most popular unitary surfacing option! Our Rainbow Rubber has a natural appearance and excellent shock-absorbing properties and creates a soft surface that is accessible for mobility devices and strollers.  

Advantages: 

  • Seamless poured in place rubber 
  •  One thickness pour 
  • Natural look 
  • 7-year warranty 

Corkeen Surfacing – Corkeen is an innovative and sustainable option for playgrounds. Made from recycled cork, it provides a safe and sustainable option. It’s an eco-friendly choice that combines aesthetics with excellent impact absorption.  

Advantages: 

  • Unitary surfacing 
  • Made of cork (a 100% natural raw material) 
  • Sustainable and recyclable 
  • 5-year warranty 

PlaySpec PIP rubber – PIP rubber is a two-part surface made by mixing rubber granules with a binding agent on-site. This results in a smooth, non-slip surface that is accessible for children of all abilities. PIP rubber offers customizable designs, allowing you to create vibrant and visually stimulating play areas.  

Advantages: 

  • Choose from 8 vibrant colors with 30+ color combinations 
  • Graphic and design options 
  • 5-year warranty 

Artificial Turf – Artificial Turf has gained popularity for its appearance and durability. It is especially suitable for play areas (or courtyards, dog parks and other spaces) where a grassy look is desired without the associated upkeep. 

Advantages: 

  • Various turf options available 
  • Slip resistant 
  • Natural look 
  • Great for play mounds 

Combination Surfacing – Mix any of our surfacing options together to create an aesthetically pleasing, safe play space.  

           Playground Specialists is thrilled to announce that after 25 years of operation, we have reached a major milestone! Throughout our history we’ve installed 2,264,960 sq ft of rubber surfacing (equivalent to 38 football fields) and 14,553,000 sq ft of woodcarpet (equivalent to 335 acres at 12” depth)! All done by hand by our wonderful installers!  

Our team of experts have worked tirelessly to ensure that every installation is of the highest quality while always being innovative and maintaining all safety standards! Elevate your playground to new heights with surfacing that prioritizes both safety and fun! Contact us today to discuss how we can tailor our offerings to meet your unique needs and create a secure space where children can learn, play, and grow!