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How a Rubber Mulch Surface Can Improve Playground Safety

How a Rubber Mulch Surface Can Improve Playground Safety

Rubber Mulch and Playground Safety What’s the one word on every parent’s mind when their kids are playing at a playground? It’s “safety.” They want their kids to be safe. They don’t want to be rushing to the emergency room.

Indeed, it’s important to keep kids safe these days. We live in a world where lots of bad stuff happens. Therefore, a playground should be a sanctuary from all that’s wrong with the world. And it should be safe, comfortable and enjoyable for all– kids and parents alike.

Superior to Concrete

One of the more recent developments in modern day playgrounds is the use of rubber mulch as playground flooring. It’s better than concrete! What’s so good about rubber mulch? It’s soft enough to absorb impact, so if a child hits the ground (and they will, right?), he or she won’t get hurt. In general, playgrounds should have rubber mulch installed at least 6 inches deep in order to provide maximum support.

More Eco-Friendly

Rubber mulch is eco-friendly in the sense that it’s made from recycled rubber materials. While it’s soft upon impact (from falls) it’s also tough because it can withstand weather (rain/snow/ice) and last for years.

Extra Cushion for Falls

What does rubber mulch replace? Besides concrete surfaces, there are older playgrounds from the 1970s using sand as their flooring. Sand and other soil-based surfaces can become as hard as cement! When sand gets wet it can become compacted– and therefore it’s not going to easily absorb impact from falls.

Finally, know this: when the Center for Disease Control (CDC) conducted a test of playground surfacing materials, rubber mulch was determined to be the safest thanks to its ability to cushion a fall.

At Rubber Safe Playgrounds LLC, we supply customers with one-of-a-kind rubber mulch that’s easy to maintain and durable. We have different colors available if you want to match the color(s) of your playground equipment. You’ll find our quality rubber mulch at school playgrounds, as well as town playgrounds and in people’s backyards (residential homes). Concentrated in Indiana, Illinois and Michigan, our company also serves a wider area with our mulch being in playgrounds throughout many different states around the country. Contact us today at 630-330-6589 with your questions– we’ll be happy to answer them.

Comparing Rubber Mulch to Other Surface Materials Used on Playgrounds

Comparing Rubber Mulch to Other Surface Materials Used on Playgrounds

Are you looking for the perfect material to put down on your playground? You’ll have plenty of options, including pea gravel, sand, and wood chips. Nevertheless, your best option, hands down, is rubber mulch. There are myriad reasons that make rubber mulch the right choice for playgrounds. Here is how it stacks up to a… Continue Reading

Myths About Rubber Playground Mulch

Myths About Rubber Playground Mulch

For years, the majority mulch on playgrounds was of the wooden variety. Nevertheless, today, rubber playground mulch has become a lot more popular. You’ll find rubber mulch underneath of swing sets, monkey bars, jungle gyms, and so much more. However, despite this, there are still some myths out there that are holding some communities back… Continue Reading

Rubber Mulch Uses in Landscaping and Parks

Rubber Mulch Uses in Landscaping and Parks

Rubber mulch is often incorporated into outdoor playground areas where children play. It makes these areas safer and prevents kids from getting hurt when they accidentally fall off a piece of playground equipment. It provides the cushioning kids need and is a much better option than regular mulch or even sand. But rubber mulch isn’t… Continue Reading

Tips on Outdoor Winter Play for Children

Tips on Outdoor Winter Play for Children

Most researchers and doctors agree that kids should be playing outside and getting exercise for about 60 minutes each day. Unfortunately, this can be extremely difficult during the winter months – especially with the frigid temperatures we’ve been experiencing lately. Parents obviously don’t want their children playing outside in the cold, and as a result,… Continue Reading

From Raw to Rubber: The Vulcanization Process

From Raw to Rubber: The Vulcanization Process

Back in the early 1800s, natural rubber became very popular throughout the United States, but it wasn’t long before people started to realize the limitations of this versatile material. Specifically, rubber didn’t withstand temperature extremes very well. These earliest forms of rubber would melt when the temperature got too warm, and would freeze and crack… Continue Reading

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