The safety of children is an integral part of playground development, and with ‘play’ providing an intricate part of child’s education it is imperative that the outdoor and to some extent indoor surfaces in which they play upon provides the utmost safety with no compromise. Why choose an artificial surface for an outdoor playground? Historically […]
The safety of children is an integral part of playground development, and with 'play' providing an intricate part of child's education it is imperative that the outdoor and to some extent indoor surfaces in which they play upon provides the utmost safety with no compromise.
Why choose an artificial surface for an outdoor playground?
Historically tarmacadam surfaces were specified as a popular playground surface for schools and nurseries, as it was a durable, cost effective surface that could be utilised all year round.
However this type of surface often contributes to a wide variety of injuries, as tarmacadam surfaces do not provide any protection to pupils when they fall or trip and often over time the surfaces can become uneven and be costly to replace compared to rubber surfaces or resin bound solutions.
Artificial grass solutions are an increasingly popular alternative playground surfacing option for schools and nurseries looking to be able to access outdoor spaces more frequently, whilst keeping little ones safe.
With our range of play area surface solutions, children of all age groups can enjoy playing on a surface with different levels of softness without compromising safety. Soft surfaces are easier on the feet and safer for trip and falls thus reducing the risk of injuries . All of our playground surfaces are durable and easy to maintain all year round.
Why choose of Matchplay 2
Our very own Matchplay 2 artificial grass surface is by far our most popular playground surface, designed to be used within schools and other educational settings due to its vast versatility. Also with its low sand content, it allows for use in most weather conditions making it ideal for all year round use.
We carried out comparative player/surface interaction tests on our Matchplay 2 and a tarmacadam surface, to determine their level of player/surface interaction capability in relation to falls & injury risk.
Tests proved that our Matchplay 2 playground surfaces have higher levels of shock absorption, slip resistance, impact attenuation and rotation resistance compared to Tarmac.
With a range of 14 bright, fantastic colours to choose from, it is simple to combine colours and designs to create limitless options. Manufactured with impact absorbing materials our playground surfaces are vandal-resistant and low maintenance and meet BSEN1177 AND BS7188 standards.
Our surfaces are all UK manufactured and come with a minimum 5 year warranty, because we have confidence in our surfacing and truly believe it is the best it can possibly be for you to use.
Contact us today to find out more.