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How Playground Turf Florida Keeps Kids Safe in the Sunshine State

It may be tough for your kids to have the fun they’re supposed to be having on the playground if you’re worried they may get hurt. While the U.S Consumer Product Safety Commission doesn’t enforce a mandatory list of playground safety requirements, it does serve up a safety checklist parents can review to see if recommendations are met at the park or their own backyards.

One way to take care of a number of safety recommendations in a single move is with a super-safe playing surface. Playground turf Florida beats out concrete and asphalt, and even wood chips, small gravel and rubberized mats, for its ability to fulfill a number of recommendations in one fell swoop.

Guidelines recommend that protective surfacing around each piece of equipment goes at least 12 inches deep. They also say the protection should extend at least 6 feet in every direction from the equipment, with swing set protection reaching twice as wide as the swing set’s height. That’s a pretty deep surface with a wide reach from every slide, teeter-totter and swing set.

While the pile of chips, mulch, gravel or sand may start out deep enough and wide enough around the equipment, the materials are too easily moved by the wind, rain or frolicking pets and children. Rubberized mats can rip, erode or start to wear at the borders or edges. Tripping hazards are another area of concern in the guidelines, and that can certainly apply to scattered chips, gravel and mat edges or borders.

Playground turf Florida is instead designed to cover the entire playground, rather than just designated sections, eliminating tripping hazards and serving up a wide area for padded, protected play. Padding beneath the turf can be installed to a 12-inch depth, or go even deeper. The playground’s turf durability, easy maintenance and longevity also ensure the playground stays clean, free of mud and debris and safe for the long haul.

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