Aida Layana February 1, 2021 home playground
Many schools and other facilities with playgrounds have long realized the many advantages of using playground rubber flooring. As one of the top recycled rubber products, playground rubber is an excellent solution for areas where children are entertained. Rubber tiles are easy to install, and will keep kids safe while they are playing on the jungle gym, spinners, Merry Go Round, spring riders, swing sets, and other playground equipment.
Younger kids love to play in the dirt, but you may not really want to accumulate all that extra laundry. A built in sand pit makes for a perfect alternative. A good landscaping contractor can help here, creating a permanent pit that just needs a lid placed over it when not in use and the occasional topping up or replacement of the play sand.
You should consider the surfacing material you want to include under your kids playground as well. Rubber mulch is a newly popular material over sand, rocks and wood chips. Children will fall, there is no avoiding it. What you can do is avoid a serious injury by utilizing a beneficial surfacing material. The grass you have in your backyard may seem like a good enough cushion, but erosion over time will wear it away. As always talk to the playground builder and ask for their professional expertise on how to go about building a safe backyard playground.
Never forget that your child’s safety is your sole responsibility when your home becomes the playground. There is loads of fun to be had, but do your most to make sure every day ends with a smile by doing your due diligence.
Grass is not thick enough to provide the padding needed, and the soil underneath poses just as many problems as raw soil. As the grass wears away where the most running occurs, it might as well be raw dirt anyhow.
We should also set up swings, seesaws, and those playground equipment with moving parts in an area separate from the rest of the play structures. When we set up swings, they should be at least 24 inches apart and 30 inches between a swing and the support frame.