The rapid urbanization of playgrounds ensured a safe way for children to have active leisure time. All elements on children’s playgrounds must comply with regulations and have appropriate quality certificates. They can be made of thermal wood, wood, plastic, metal, and rubber, and bearing structures are made of corrosion-resistant steel.
Requirements for materials installed on playgrounds:
- Safe for children and the environment.
- Not easily flammable.
- No toxic substances are released during combustion.
- Durable, wear-resistant, impact-resistant.
Equipment design requirements:
- It should be robust, stable, and rigid.
- Protected against corrosion and weather conditions.
- Surfaces and welds must be smooth and non-traumatic.
- All connections must have protection.
- Safe distances between all elements.
- Availability of railings and fences.
- Availability of adult access to tunnels, houses, etc.
High indicators of strength and practicality of materials
Certified trauma-safe covering for children’s playgrounds and sports grounds, training halls, covering the improvement of various recreation areas and industrial premises is very important. The coating should not heat up in the sun, be pleasant to the touch, and be soft when the child falls. When it rains, your play area and playground won’t get muddy.
A high-quality rubber coating allows you to make the playground safe; it is a practical solution that is specially designed to protect children from injuries. The layer has a flat front surface and an inner relief surface, thanks to which moisture absorption by the surface increases and a shock-absorbing effect is created. The recommended thickness of the covering for children’s playgrounds is from 30 to 50 mm, which makes it possible to cushion a child’s fall from a height of up to 1.5 meters.
Withstands temperature conditions from -30 to +50 degrees. The high-quality coating remains non-slip, elastic, and shock-absorbing in all weather conditions.
Laying rubber tiles
Rubber tiles are laid on a flat surface; you need a pour in place playground surface, preferably concrete or small crushed stone. It is not worth spreading the exterior in soft soil. Otherwise, the tile may “sink” into the ground over time and not correctly fulfill its purpose.
The plates are connected with connecting plastic bushings when laying the children’s playground cover. Bushings during the laying and operation of the coating prevent the leaves from shifting relative to each other and ensure the possibility of laying without special preparation. The basis for covering the children’s playground can be cement-concrete screed, a coating made of polymer materials, asphalt, or a ground base of sand, soil, etc. The rubber coating is the optimal solution for use in almost all spheres of human activity—one of the best offers in its segment. The 40 mm thick tile was initially developed for use on children’s playgrounds, i.e., in places with an increased likelihood of injuries. However, thanks to their brilliant functions, rubber tiles have proven themselves well in other sites; in particular, rubber flooring is nowadays actively used in recreation areas near swimming pools. Today, rubber coating has found its application on various surfaces; it is equally successfully used outdoors and indoors.
Polyurethane rubber tiles demonstrate high strength and practicality. The surface repels dirt and water, so it does not require expensive maintenance. This high-quality material is often used in the arrangement of outdoor play areas. Universal rubber tiles for children’s playgrounds have a wide range, safety certificates, manufacturer’s warranty, and low cost.
An ideal option for spending time with children is a specially equipped playground. The gradual development of infrastructure involves using reliable materials and structures to construct such complexes. Of course, the garden must be safe. Children’s playgrounds must be built according to previously developed and recognized technologies to fulfill this task. Professional construction of a children’s playground begins with the construction of the foundation. The specialist will level the floor and remove stones and various irregularities. If necessary, the top layer of soil is removed. Such work should create an even and smooth place without pits on the surface.
Then, after the first rain, the masters carry out drainage work. The complete construction of a playground requires using the necessary specialized equipment, including preparing a prepared base. The next important step is to create a playground cover. The playground price also depends on the type of cover, so the choice of specific materials depends on the available space and budget. All structures must be made of safe materials that are not exposed to sunlight, precipitation, and other temperature influences. At the time of delivery, all metal parts are painted with powder paint in light shades. This treatment will help protect individual interests from corrosion.