An increasing number of schools and public playgrounds are being surfaced with synthetic grass both as a means of providing a safe surface for children to play on as well as a surface that requires less watering and maintenance. Synthetic grass takes the place of more traditional playground materials such as wood chips which did not fully meet the safety requirements that were being sought.

Synthetic grass surfaces for playgrounds can be laid with the consideration of so-called fall zones which comprise special soft fall synthetic grass installation.

Soft fall/Safety Surfacing is a surface that provides an impact absorbing layer beneath the finish surface of your area. There are various levels of impact absorbing layers available, each of them offering a different fall height to meet individual needs. Soft fall surfaces are designed to absorb the impact of a fall with the aim to minimise the potential for head injury.

Soft fall surfaces can be made from a variety of materials including foam rubber with synthetic grass, wetpour rubber, or even specially prepared woodchip.

School yard synthetic grass surfaces means that the possibility of students coming back into class covered in mud or dirt has been removed. Similarly, with new technological advancements, the problem of the synthetic surface heating up too much on hot summer days has been dealt with and many synthetic grasses now soaking up the heat and dissipating it in the aerated base.

The key with playground synthetic grass is that it is going to take some hard knocks so not only does it have to be safe for children who are prone to trip, slip and fall, it is going to have to be durable enough to take the knocks that playing children will give it.

Thanks to this new technology playgrounds are more child friendly than ever.