Polishing your Playground Surfacing for Summer

Posted by Hannah Rech on April 22, 2016

Following an uninspiring spell of winter weather here in Blighty, the sunshine of spring has made some pleasantly unexpected appearances lately. Peeping through tears in tempestuous clouds of grey, warm rays of light are streaming onto our parks and playgrounds; prompting us to consider essential groundworks before the arrival of heavy footfall.

Sometimes an existing play area might simply need a light refresh, rather than a complete overhaul; and surfacing is a great way to do just that. PlaySmart have recently undertaken such works on three Bristol-area parks, just in time for the arrival of the glorious summer sun.

PlaySmart’s playground surfacing

In the first instance, we used vibrant green JungleMulch to rejuvenate the existing wooden equipment – which looks great against a backdrop of street art.playground flooring by PlaySmart

In the second, we used our original rubber mulch blend to really lift an urban playground that gets a lot of use, providing a durable surface that will keep its bright colour for a long time.

playground surfacing by PlaySmart

In the last example, an uneven problem-area next to existing playground surfacing was transformed by incorporating a RubbaSmart slope into the existing surface. The detail in the colours disguised some existing marks and added a bold new look to the space.

The council were very pleased with the result of the overhaul stating that “Playsmart has worked with us to improve some challenging sites, and increase play value.”

If you’re considering similar groundworks on your site and would like to speak to an expert about your options; get in touch with the team here at PlaySmart!

You can contact us by phone on 01564 742 811, or you can head on over to the contact page, here.

We’ve also just published a comprehensive guide on the benefits of grass mats as playground flooring. It’s completely free and you can download it here.

EcoSmart Safety Surfacing is the environmentally friendly choice for grass mats. It’s recycled, long lasting and allows the grass to grow through for natural play…


FireSmart Safety Surfacing is the original and the best fire retardant grass mat safety surface in the UK…


The innovative SmartPlay shock pad can be combined with EcoSmart or FireSmart grass mats offering an enhanced safety surfacing system for natural play environments…


The highest quality bonded rubber mulch, available in a range of colours, making surfaces brighter and more vibrant for longer…


RubbaSmart wet pour is a smooth surface that can be used to brighten up any area whether you want to use solid colour or incorporate crazy designs…