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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”.