Playground Rubber Mulch

Delivering Safe & Stylish Solutions For Play Areas

Use Rubber Mulch for a Smarter & Safer Playground

GroundSmart® Rubber Mulch is an innovative & eco-friendly ground cover product

Playground Rubber Mulch Applications & Uses
  • Residential Playgrounds

  • HOA/Neighborhood Playgrounds

  • School Playgrounds

  • Daycare Playgrounds

  • Church Playgrounds

  • Commercial Playgrounds

Some of the best memories children have are made on the local playground as they run, jump, swing, climb, and imagine their way into new adventures. Sometimes, traumatic memories are made when a nasty fall onto the play surface leads to a broken bone, head injury, or painful scrape. A play surface material like rubber mulch can greatly reduce any injuries your child might sustain.

Unlike wood mulch/chips, pea gravel, and sand, rubber mulch does not turn into a compacted or hard surface with frequent use. It won’t blow away in high winds or float away during big rain storms either, and stays in place to keep your child safe. Rubber mulch has been evaluated by groups like the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) as an appropriate loose full surfacing material for residential and commercial playgrounds because it provides superior fall protection when compared to other materials.

Mocha Brown Rubber Mulch

Mocha Brown

Cedar Red Rubber Mulch

Cedar Red

Espresso Black Rubber Mulch

Espresso Black

Green Rubber Mulch


Blue Rubber Mulch


Keeping the “Play” in Playground

GroundSmart® is the nation’s leading provider of playground rubber mulch that exceeds today’s playground safety standards and guidelines and helps keeps millions of scrap tires and billions of pounds of scrap tire rubber out of landfills every year. We are dedicated to turning recycled tire rubber into new, innovative, eco-friendly, and sustainable rubber mulch products that keep playgrounds safe and improve the environment.

Get the Facts About Playground Rubber Mulch

And Other Surface Safety Standards

Rubber Mulch Meets All Safety Standards

GroundSmart® Playground Rubber Mulch meets the criteria required by the International Play Equipment Manufacturers Association (IPEMA) for certification as a playground or play area safety surface and wheelchair accessibility.

  • American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) F1292-19
  • American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) F3012
GroundSmart® Playground Rubber Mulch Certifications

Playground Rubber Mulch Benefits

  • Made from 100% recycled rubber

  • 12-Year color warranty

  • Beautifies landscapes and prevents weeds

  • Will not fade, rot, compress or lose its original beauty; even after years of exposure to the elements

  • IPEMA certified for playgrounds

  • Won’t attract termites, carpenter ants or other damaging insects

  • More than 2X the fall height rating of wood mulch

  • Non-toxic

Playground Rubber Mulch Cost Benefits

Products like wood mulch and engineered wood fiber (EWF) break down and decompose. As a result, the cost and maintenance of a playground using wood mulch or engineered wood fiber (EWF) significantly increases over time. Additionally, as these products break down and decompose the critical fall height protection they provide is reduced. GroundSmart® Rubber Mulch does not break down or decompose and helps create safer, smarter playgrounds that are ready for play 365 days a year, year after year.


Rubber Mulch vs Wood Mulch/Engineered Wood Fiber

Over 12 Year Period

GroundSmart® Playground Rubber Mulch saves you 59% compared to Wood Fiber/Wood Mulch

How Much Rubber Mulch Do You Need?

Rubber Mulch Coverage Calculator for Your Landscape Project

Calculator Directions

  • Select Your Planned Usage

  • Select your Installed Depth

  • Enter Your Dimensions

We’ve put together an easy to use rubber mulch coverage calculator so you can easily figure out how much rubber mulch you’ll need to cover your project. Simply input your dimensions and we’ll tell you how much you need!

Coverage Calculator

1 Select Product Use:

Select Desired Installed Mulch Depth:?

Please select your Product Use.
Depth in Inches:

Select the Calculation Unit of Measure:


Enter Site Dimensions:

Please Select Your Unit of Measure.
Length ft.
Width ft.
sq. ft.
cu. ft.
cu. yd

Total Volume: cu. ft.
0.8 cuft bag

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76.9 cuft bag


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38.5 cuft bag


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GroundSmart® Rubber Mulch products are available at major lawn & garden retailers, mass merchandisers, and garden centers

GroundSmart® Rubber Mulch is available at Walmart
GroundSmart® Rubber Mulch is available at Sam's Club
GroundSmart® Rubber Mulch is available at Costco