Playground Rubber Mulch Research

Health and Safety Considerations Associated with the Use of Recycled Waste Tires for Playground Surfacing 2013 Kansas Department of Health & Environment, Bureau of Waste Management. Review of the Human Health & Ecological Safety of Exposure to Recycled Tire Rubber found at Playgrounds and Synthetic Turf Fields August 2013, Prepared for Rubber Manufacturers Association by [...]

By |2019-04-26T10:50:37-05:00November 7th, 2017||

How many inches of rubber mulch is needed for a playground?

We recommend a 4″ to 6″ compacted layer of GroundSmart™ Rubber Mulch. A 4″ inch compacted layer is International Play Equipment Manufacturers Association (IPEMA) certified to provide up to 10 ft of critical fall height protection, a 5″ compacted layer will provide up to 12 ft and a 6″ compacted layer will provide up [...]

By |2019-07-03T15:47:54-05:00May 7th, 2017||

What makes GroundSmart better for my playground compared to other rubber mulches?

GroundSmart™ Rubber Mulch is produced to tight manufacturing specifications. This manufacturing process is certified by the International Play Equipment Manufacturers Association (IPEMA) to provide consistent head impact protection. The end product is 99.9% metal free, provides up to 16 ft of critical fall height protection and comes with a 12 year color warranty.

By |2019-04-26T10:50:37-05:00November 7th, 2017||

What are the financial benefits for rubber mulch in playgrounds?

GroundSmart™ Playground Rubber Mulch is the smart, economical solution in playground safety surfacing. GroundSmart™ Rubber Mulch provides up to a 59% savings versus wood mulch or engineered wood fiber (EWF) over a 12 year period. Products like wood mulch and engineered wood fiber (EWF) break down and decompose. As a result, the cost and maintenance of a [...]

By |2019-04-30T10:07:31-05:00November 7th, 2017||

How should the ground be prepared before I install rubber mulch in a playground?

The area where GroundSmart™ Rubber Mulch will be installed must be graded for proper drainage with a substrate that is compacted to provide a firm, even base. Installation of a commercial grade geotextile landscape fabric is recommended under GroundSmart™ Rubber Mulch. Seam overlap needs to be a minimum of three inches and all seams need [...]

By |2019-04-30T10:07:21-05:00November 7th, 2017||