Surfacing

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, every 3 out of 4 playground injuries result from falls. Knowing this, it’s easy to see how important proper fall protection is and that plenty of consideration should be given for what surfacing should be installed on your playground. American Playground Company offers a selection of six different playground surfacing options, ensuring we have the right option no matter the layout or functionality of your playground.

Continue reading for more information on each of our playground surfacing options

Engineered wood fiber

  • Designed and engineered per the ASTM standard
  • Periodic maintenance required to maintain the proper depth
  • Suggested to be used alongside wear mats and park timbers

Loose fill shredded rubber

  • Extremely durable playground surfacing option
  • Made from clean, shredded recycled rubber
  • Doesn’t decompose
  • Easy installation
  • Requires only periodic maintenance
  • Available in 4 colors

Poured in place rubber

  • These two-layered unitary surfacing
  • Resilient, nonskid surfacing
  • Great for accessibility
  • Choose from 1 solid color or multiple colors to create a pattern or graphic
  • Made of recycled materials
  • Superior surfaces designed to fit any budget

Recycled bonded rubber

  • Porous and impact absorbing
  • Great option for highly accessible paths within a play area and external walkway
  • One step pour system
  • Great for smaller budgets
  • Seamless surface installed at various depths to meet specific fall heights

Recycled Rubber Tile

  • Durable and resilient
  • Recycled rubber
  • Available in a variety of thicknesses
  • Easy replacement of small areas of surfacing
  • Premium multicolored tiles, custom edging options and ADA accessible ramp tiles available

Synthetic artificial play turf

  • Has the natural resemblance of green grass
  • Drains quickly
  • Fastest growing playground surfacing option
  • Great for commercial playgrounds