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Safe Playground Flooring Materials

Every day, thousands of children head outside to exercise and explore the world through play on a playground in a residential or commercial space. While the playground is meant to be a place to play and have fun, countless dangers can present themselves to children. Falling, bruising, and abrasions are all potential threats to children who are out playing on jungle gyms and other playground equipment. For this and many other reasons, having the proper playground flooring in place is of the utmost importance.

Affordable Playground Surfaces offers many options in safe, affordable playground surfacing, including:

  • Foam drainage triangles
  • Rubber mats
  • Geotextile fabric
  • Rubber mulch nuggets
  • Synthetic turf
  • Engineered wood fiber

A playground’s foundation should always be covered with playground rubber mulch or another type of soft, safe material.

What Is the Best Playground Surface Material?

The best playground flooring material for your space will vary depending on factors including the size of the area, the equipment layout, and your budget. One particularly popular surfacing material these days is rubber mulch. Recent developments in technology have allowed for rubber to be shredded up and recycled as rubber mulch; playground rubber mulch is a safer type of outdoor playground flooring compared to more traditional mulches that can break into splinters and pierce the skin. offers low prices on this recycled, permeable material, which provides a safe play surface for children without taking away from the aesthetic appearance of the playground. But this material is not only suitable as a rubber playground surface: Recycled rubber mulch available for sale from for playground safety surfacing is also environmentally friendly and can be used around plants, trees, and other shrubbery.

In addition to rubber mulch, we also carry wood fiber, another form of safe playground flooring. This type of surface is also highly economical. Not only does this playground surfacing material provide a safe surface for children to play on, but it is also slip-resistant and less expensive than some other surface alternatives. When installed properly, playground surfaces made of wood fiber make playgrounds accessible to those who are in wheelchairs or those who are pushing strollers. Installing a wood fiber play surface from will make your playground a safe and family-friendly environment for all to come and enjoy!

Should you be in the market to make your existing playground safer but not interested in loose-fill surfacing such as wood mulch, we suggest you consider one of our rubber playground mats. When you install one of these playground mats at the base of a slide, for example, you provide a nice cushion for the kids that helps break their fall. You can order one or more of these playground mats in a number of different sizes to help improve your school or park playground. Because of their versatility, these outdoor rubber tiles are a top choice for many of our customers.

Playground surfaces such as engineered wood fiber and rubber mulch are affordable and readily available nationwide through our distribution programs, but other popular soft surfaces, such as poured-in-place playground rubber flooring, are offered through our in-house installation crews. For the ultimate in low-maintenance safety surfacing, call or email us for a free quote on these high-quality poured surfaces. is proud to offer high-quality, durable playground safety surface material that is backed by a customer satisfaction guarantee. Call today to buy your new, environmentally friendly playground surface or rubber playground mats from our catalog. You can even place your order online right now for fast shipping and delivery of your rubber playground tiles or other playground structures or items.