Common loose materials used for playground surfaces, like mulch or sand, tend to shift easily. With regular play, especially in busy zones, these materials often scatter across the play area. This scattering can lead to an uneven surface, compromising the intended impact absorption. Less filled areas might not offer the expected level of safety. To maintain consistent safety, these materials need to be regularly raked back into place. In contrast, synthetic turf is laid over shock-absorbing padding. Positioned underneath the turf, this padding remains stable and cannot be displaced. This arrangement ensures a dependable level of shock absorption consistently across the play area.
Artificial grass offers a cushioned solution that ensures a gentle landing. Its polypropylene blades are smooth, non-irritating, and less prone to causing scratches on little knees and hands.
You can easily rinse the turf with water since it doesn’t absorb moisture. This means that water from rinsing or accidental spills like drinks can simply drain through the turf system. Furthermore, the turf is chemically inert, meaning it won’t react when exposed to things like spilled snacks, sunscreen, or road salt. If necessary, a turf playground can be spot cleaned using mild detergents.