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
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.
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
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
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.
64% COST SAVINGS
Rubber Mulch vs Wood Mulch/Engineered Wood Fiber
Over 12 Year Period
How Much Rubber Mulch Do You Need?
Rubber Mulch Coverage Calculator for Your Landscape Project
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!