Safety Surfacing

Safety Surfacing

We can help you protect your playground or court with many different safety surfacing options. Our commercial staff will help you find the best surface option for your project at competitive material and installation prices. Safety surfacing for parks and playgrounds include: synthetic turf, rubber mulch, featherwood mulch, rubber tiles, poured-in-place rubber surface, and bonded PermaMulch.

Synthetic Turf

Synthetic turf surfacing has the look of real grass but does not require mowing. Provides a more natural look and feel than rubber tiles, or pour in place or mulch. It doesn’t migrate like mulch or pea gravel and is more cost effective than pour-in-place surfacing.

Poured In Place

Poured in place safety surfaces is the best surface of choice for public and private schools, parks, and daycare centers. Our poured in place rubber safety surface can be customized to the colors, designs and shapes that best fit you! Choose your school or town colors, mascots, or any other design you would like to see.

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Rubber Tiles

Rubber interlocking tiles offer great shock absorption, low maintenance, long wear and excellent accessibility. Soft tiles are great for high traffic areas.

Wood Mulch

Soft-step playground mulch is a superior quality wood-fiber material. Wood Mulch is the most common playground surfacing solution because of the reduced initial costs. Soft-step meets ASTM F1292-99, HIC and G-MA Requirements. Soft-step playground mulch is non-toxic, has no contaminants, or heavy metals.

Rubber Mulch

Playsafer™ Rubber Mulch cushions falls and minimizes dangerous playground impacts. Eliminates the need for annual mulching, since rubber doesn’t break down as wood does. It’s heavy enough to stay put, and you can use less of it to control weeds – you need about 6 inches of rubber mulch compared with about 9 inches of wood mulch. Playsafer™ Rubber Mulch is made from 100% recycled car tires – vulcanized rubber, offering a lifetime guarantee against breakdown.

SnapSports® Flooring

SnapSports makes great portable basketball and sports courts! The multi-play features two different surfaces: solid and grid. Both share the secure fit and stable playing surface needed for any kind of sport. The grid system can also be used indoors or outside.
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Borders & Access Ramps

Safety borders keep loose-fill surfacing in and maintain your surfacing through intensive weather and traffic.

Recreation Unlimited provides installations on hundreds of playgrounds for daycares, schools and homeowners every year, including the Indianapolis Public School System. The material that we most commonly use is called Soft-Step Playground Mulch. Playground mulch meets and exceeds ASTM standards set by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (ASTM F1292) and exceeds the requirements of the American Disabilities Act (ADA) for wheelchair accessibility testing (ASTM F1951).