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) F3351
- 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
Our rubber mulch nuggets are ASTM D2859 certified – Fire-test-response standard test method for the determination of the flammability of finished floor covering materials.
Our rubber mulch nuggets are ASTM F1951-21(ADA) certified – Standard Specification for Determination of Accessibility of Surface Systems Under and Around Playground Equipment, at depths of 4” compacted to 3.5” and 7” compacted to 6”.