Playgrounds are the perfect place for children to have fun, grow and exercise, however, this experience can be hindered if the surface they play on is not appropriate to protect and prevent them from possible falls and bumps. Every year more than 200,000 children need to go to the hospital due to trips and falls […]
Playgrounds are the perfect place for children to have fun, grow and exercise, however, this experience can be hindered if the surface they play on is not appropriate to protect and prevent them from possible falls and bumps.
Every year more than 200,000 children need to go to the hospital due to trips and falls on the playground. Some of these incidents can result in traumatic injuries such as broken arms, legs or head injuries, so it is important when creating a safe space for children to have fun that any risk of injury is reduced where possible.
Playrite specialises in finding the perfect artificial grass surface for your client. In this article, you will find a guide which explores the different types of playground surfaces available and explains the benefits to provide you with some tips for making the right decisions.
The first step when considering the right surface for a play area will depend on the needs your client has. Consider who the client is and the location of the surface installation; If they are a school or nursery, do they require a surface that can accommodate a number of activities such as football or hockey? Or if they are in a nursery or preschool setting, do they require a surface that can protect little ones?
The second step would be to work with your contractor/installer and find a surface solution that fits within your budget. Costs will vary depending on the size of the project and the material you choose, however, you will also want to consider the following as well :
Taking into consideration the above-mentioned aspects, Playrite has the perfect playground surfaces for your client, ideal for creating playgrounds that are cleaner, safer, and more durable in the market. Combined with limitless design options and impact-absorbing materials that meet BSEN1777 and BS7188, Playrite’s has two main types of artificial surfaces ideally suited for outdoor areas; Playsafe and Matchplay2
The Playsafe range is ideally suited for smaller outdoor areas within the nursery and primary school settings as the five levels of critical fall height the range is available in will help to protect the little ones and reduce injuries.
The main product features of Playsafe are:
Needle punch surface and sand infill
Matchplay2 is ideal for schools looking for an outdoor sports surface that can be utilised all year round. Perfect for ball-based sports due to its consistent ball bounce and high porosity level which allows, all- weather usage maximising playing time. Matchplay2 has a life span of 10 years, withstands all temperatures, and is cheaper to maintain than natural grass.
The mains products feature of Matchplay2 are:
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