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      Playground Safety Surfacing:
      Ground Cover, Borders
      Engineered Wood Fiber, EWF, Rubber Mulch, Poured in Place

      We would love to help you with your playground safety surfacing and ground cover.  We can help with poured-in-place, engineered wood fiber, EWF, plastic borders, and rubber mulch.  Safety is our number one concern! All our materials have superior testing and verification and complies with all relevant ASTM standards.

      Contact us at 512-826-8800!  Check out our Playground Financing and Leasing available with most playground equipment.

      Engineered Wood Fiber (EWF) - Playground Safety Surface

      It’s no accident that over 50,000 playgrounds in the U.S. and Canada are surfaced with Fibar Engineered Wood Fiber (EWF) playground chips. This wood fiber playground mulch is designed and tested to be a superior product with long-term, trouble-free performance:

      Superior raw material. Fibar EWF is made from 100% virgin wood fiber, not used wood, which may contain things you don’t want in your playground.
      Superior testing and verification. Fibar EWF is tested regularly to make sure it complies with all relevant ASTM standards: F1292 for impact absorption, F2075 for material purity, and F1951 for wheelchair access. In addition, the testing is independently verified by the International Play Equipment Manufacturers Association (IPEMA).
      Superior performance. Unlike some other brands, Fibar EWF is carefully controlled as to type and size of wood fibers. This means that the fibers knit together to provide a surface springy enough to cushion falls, yet firm enough for wheelchairs. Another advantage: Rain water passes through Fibar playground mulch, so kids can play right after it rains. Finally, it simply looks good. The varied colors of natural wood please the eye and blend in with any kind of setting.

      Superior support. Over the past 25 years, Fibar has become the world leader in playground surfacing. We’ve learned the ins and outs of how to produce and deliver Engineered Wood Fiber in a way that means peace of mind for specifiers and buyers alike. We stand ready to assure your complete satisfaction with every delivery.

      Poured-in-Place (PIP) - Playground Safety Surface

      A Poured-in-Place seamless EPDM rubber top surface laminated to a shock absorbing rubber cushion. FibarPIP playground surfacing complies with the new ADA LAW. This Fibar playground surfacing is available in a broad range of custom colors and can be used to create distinctive designs that coordinate with playground equipment and surrounding scenery.

      Poured-in-Place is a 2-layer system consisting of a basemat of 100% post-consumer recycled SBR (Styrene Butadiene Rubber) and polyurethane and a top surface consisting of recycled post-industrial EPDM (Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer) rubber and polyurethane. Easily customized to meet the safety, design and aesthetic requirements of any playground.

      Because the rubber and urethane components are mixed and applied on site, having school colors, logos, games and/or geometric shapes permanently incorporated into the surface are practical options. Thicknesses can be modified on site to meet varying critical fall heights within playgrounds, and colors can be mixed and varied to complement playground equipment and playground settings.

      Contact us at 512-826-8800!  Check out our Playground Financing and Leasing available with most playground equipment.

      Rubber Mulch - Playground Safety Surface

      GroundSmart™ Playground Rubber Mulch helps improve playground and play area safety for children of all ages. GroundSmart™ Playground Rubber Mulch is uniquely designed and manufactured to not only meet, but exceed today’s playground safety standards and guidelines.

      Nearly 114,000 children in the US go to emergency rooms every year due to falls onto the play surface at public playgrounds. Even more alarming is that nearly 5,500 children under the age of four suffer a traumatic brain injury on a playground. Additionally, playground related injuries among children fourteen and younger cost an estimated $1.2 billion annually.

      When compared with other playground safety surfaces, GroundSmart™ Playground Rubber Mulch cushions a child’s fall and provides up to 2.5 times more fall height protection than grass, dirt, sand, pea gravel, wood mulch, engineered wood fiber (EWF), rubber tiles or poured in place surfaces. The Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) recommends the use of Rubber Mulch as a playground safety surface.

      Playground Rubber Mulch Features and Benefits

      *Creates safer playgrounds
      *Reduces injuries from falls
      *IPEMA certified for critical fall height protection (ASTM F1292-13)
      *Recommended by the Consumer Product Safety Commission “CPSC” for use as a playground safety surface
      *Meets Americans with Disabilities Act “ADA” accessibility standards as playground safety surface (ASTM F1951-99)
      *Up to 60% savings versus engineered wood fiber (EWF) or wood mulch in playground or play area applications
      *12 year Color-Lock guarantee
      *Inhibits growth of mold and fungi, reducing allergy risk
      *Saves time and money by eliminating annual mulching
      *Requires up to 50% less material than engineered wood fiber (EWF) or wood mulch
      *Helps prevent weeds
      *Does not attract termites, carpenter ants or other harmful wood destroying insects
      *Resists rodent infestation
      *Does not float, absorb water, erode or blow away with heavy wind or rain
      *Will not rot unlike engineered wood fiber (EWF) or wood mulch
      *100% Recycled Rubber
      *99.9% Wire Free

      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.

      Plastic Borders

      When it comes to children playing, playground border edging is serious business. From schools to parks to playgrounds, and daycare facilities, keeping children safe at play is always a priority. That's why you need to partner with a company that specializes in the highest quality, heavy duty commercial plastic playground border timber edging in the industry, and that's Playground Borders Direct.

      Playground edging around your playground will contain your safety surfacing wood fiber mulch chips quickly and easily, and with their rounded edges, our playground plastic timbers are always a safe and attractive alternative to wood borders. Our playground border comes with high quality galvanized spikes for easy installation. ADA Ramps easily attach to our interlocking border system.

      If you're looking for quality at a price you can afford, you'll find it here. Our playground borders are durable and virtually maintenance-free, and come with a ten year manufacturer's warranty and all at discounted prices, and, we offer quick shipping.


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